[mythtv-users] NForce2 Motherboards and MythTV (Linux)

Terrence Martin tmartin at physics.ucsd.edu
Mon Aug 9 13:49:59 EDT 2004

I was just looking into possible getting a new motherboard for my mythtv 
box. A couple of reasons for this. One I have a bum PCI slot in the one 
I have. The second is that I could either spend $50-$60 on a PCI slot 
based Promise TX4 SATA card when I upgrade my hard disks, using up a 
precious PCI slot in the process, or I can get a new MB with a SI 
chipset on board for almost the same price from what I can see.  2x Sata 
is fine, that is 400GB of disk, and 800GB if I decided down the road to 
go to 400GB disks.

Many of the newer boards seems to have the Nforce2 chipsets but I had 
heard there are some issues. How good is support for the NForce2 chipset 
in Linux/MythTV and what motherboards are recommended? If the onboard 
sound was decent it would be a bonus, but I still have my SBLive! 5.1.

The only other thing is making sure there is ample ZIF socket space for 
a *ZALMAN CNPS3100-Plus Copper CPU Cooler for Socket 462/ A/ 370* 
I have had a good experience with these heatsinks.



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