[mythtv-users] Motherboard Recommendation

Calvin Harrigan charriglists at bellsouth.net
Fri Sep 15 16:09:52 UTC 2006

Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> 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.

What exactly are the panic complaining about?  Did you set the asus 
board to use pc2100 memory, I could be set at pc2700 or even pc3200 as a 
default.  I would clear the cmos and restart from scratch and try the 
installations again.  I was going to suggest a chipset issue but you 
said it's crashing on a fresh install as well.  Sounds like it might be 
a memory problem.


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