[mythtv-users] Motherboard Recommendation

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Sep 15 01:16:48 UTC 2006

On Sep 14, 2006, at 5:33 PM, Mache Creeger wrote:

> My server died.  I went out and got a used Asus A7N8X-X Nforce2
> motherboard to match my existing AMD XP 2100+ processor and fired it
> up with my 7 PATA disks and DVDROM.  While it would POST (Power On
> Self Test), as Fedora Core 5 loaded, I would get o/s panics (messy
> crashes).  Efforts to do a new install or o/s upgrade directly from
> the CD also resulted in panics.
> While the Asus motherboard is used and could be defective, could
> anyone suggest a motherboard that they like that can support 8 PATA
> devices (7 ATA100 disks (1x40GB, 6x200GB) and 1 DVDROM), 2xPromise
> PCI IDE ATA100 controllers, an AMD XP 2100+, WinTV PVR 500, Nvidia
> 5200 video card, and PC2100 memory.
> My old motherboard was an Epox EP-8K7A which worked fine right up
> until it died.
> Comments and thoughts are welcome.
> -- Mache Creeger

I recommend the Epox EP-8K7A. I hear they work fine right up until  
they die. Sorry, was that too easy? I guess my question is - you  
seemed happy with what you had. Why not replace it with the same thing?

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