New Motherboard

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Thu Apr 17 21:56:13 BST 2008


Ioannis Vranos wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>   
>>         I have had no success with the motherboard I now have with lots 
>> of nVidia hardware. It has been prone to sudden crashes at just the 
>> wrong time. I asked and got plenty of Ubuntu guys tell me they have 
>> nVidia motherboards and they work fine! So it appears my board is 
>> somehow bad.
>>
>>         So I decided to get a whole new motherboard and wound up with a 
>> Gigibyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2 AMD ... that should let me put my current AMD 
>> CPU and 2 GB of Ram onto the new board. It is plenty fast for this old 
>> man and cost $100.00 at Newegg.
>>
>>         As it looks now I should find the Internet will come from the 
>> new board, with no changes. The sound should not take any work to be 
>> good. But the ATI video driver will be just like the nVidia hardware. 
>> You must have a proper driver or it will not work. I have 
>> "ati-driver-installer-8-3-x86.86_64.run" which I got from the ATI web 
>> page. It will be I think just like the nVidia GOOD driver that caused my 
>> computer to crash almost every time I turned on Firefox.
>>
>>         If the ATI motherboard has the same problem I will give up on 
>> computers :-)
>>     
>
>
> There is a company selling Linux workstations and servers. You can use
> their hardware specifications to build your own Linux compatible PC.
> Here's the link:
>
> http://www.aslab.com/
>
>   
    Well since this current computer cost $250.00 as a kit, for 
$5,000.00 starting cost I would be able to build a good work station too 
:-)


Karl


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