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

Blammo[doh] blammo at dohboys.com
Mon Aug 9 16:03:38 EDT 2004

FWIW I've had GREAT luck with NFORCE2 motherboards. I have two A7N8X's, and
a AN35U, both of which are fully supported by KnoppMyth, which I'm running,
and worked 99% with no mods. I had to change a couple things to get SPDIF
out working, that's about it.

just my $0.02

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Terrence Martin" <tmartin at physics.ucsd.edu>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 10:49 AM
Subject: [mythtv-users] NForce2 Motherboards and MythTV (Linux)

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Terrence
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