[mythtv-users] New Motherboard, any thoughts

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I recently bought an AM2 board from Gigabyte with built in Nvidia  
graphics and such.  Very impressed with it.  I would go AM2, asus or  
gigabyte, Nvidia graphics, Gig RAM ( especially if using shared RAM  
built in video ) and sata.
Very stable and quick. The board was just above a hundred CDN as well  
so cheap.


Quoting Chad <masterclc at gmail.com>:

> On 9/8/06, John Pierce <john.j35 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello, I have MythTV 0.19 running OpenSuSE 10.1, which is sitting on
>> an AMD Athlon XP 1800 and an old Biostar motherboard with the VIA
>> chipset and a HopHog PVR 500MCE.  I have been bitten by the via
>> chipset problem of have the system reboot spontaneously for sometime.
>> I have under clocked this machine to the bare minimum and still random
>> reboots ranging from 5 to 30 minutes of live tv, and forget live tv
>> and record from the second tuner.
>> So, I am going to buy a new mother board and I have a couple of models
>> in mind, I was hoping that someone could give me some thoughts on
>> them.
>> First choice
>> <<
>> Gigabyte K8U ULi Socket 754 ATX Motherboard
>> Imagine what you'll be able to do when you you've got a system running
>> on the intimidating AMD Athlon 64 processor, DDR400 Memory, SATA hard
>> drive, powerful AGP8X video, sensational Realtek audio sound, high
>> speed USB 2.0 support and lots more? Games glittering with immersive
>> graphics. You bet! Professional applications for work - not a problem.
>> Just having fun with the computer.
>> - Chipset: ULi M1689
>> - Front Side Bus: 1600MHz
>> - Processor Interface: Socket 754
>> >>
>> Second choice
>> <<
>>  MSI RX480 Neo2-F ATI Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
>> MSI's remarkable RX480 Neo2-F. We just sealed a nice deal for this
>> phenomenal Socket 939 motherboard, and we're passing on the savings.
>> This is one high-flying motherboard, custom-crafted for AMD's amazing
>> 64-bit Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core, Athlon 64FX and Athlon 64 processors
>> with HyperTransport technology.
>> - Chipset: ATI Radeon Xpress200P/SB450
>> - Front Side Bus: 1000MHz
>> - Processor Interface: Socket 939
>> >>
>> Third choice
>> <<
>>   Biostar GeForce 6100-M7 NVIDIA Socket 754 MicroATX Motherboard
>> Be prepared to own a motherboard that exceeds the power of gravity.
>> Biostar's new Biostar GeForce 6100-M7 NVIDIA Socket 754 platform will
>> send your PC into a high-performance orbit that will hold you in
>> thrall for years to come
>> - Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6100/Nforce 410
>> - Front Side Bus: 800MHz
>> - Processor Interface: Socket 754
>> >>
>> I chose this order due to the number of expansion slots, I do not like
>> just one or two expansion slots.
>> I would any appreciate any thoughts or suggestions!
>> John
>> --
> Without reading any of the other specs on the systems, if you are
> buying a "new" motherboard right now, I'd stay away from Socket 754.
> Socket 939 is a better design, definitely more versatile, and slightly
> more 'future proof' than 754 (although now that AM2 is out, I don't
> know how 'future proof').
> -Chad
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