[mythtv-users] Motherboard Recommendation

Mache Creeger mache at creeger.com
Fri Sep 15 01:31:17 UTC 2006

At 06:16 PM 9/14/2006, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>I guess I deserved that.  But the Asus had a few features that I liked, Like

3rd memory slot
Integrated Ethernet
Better audio
Wider range of supported processors.
SPDIF optical out

I guess I wanted to take the opportunity to increase my options by 
upgrading the motherboard.  Sadly, it looks like I got burned in the process.

-- Mache

>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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