[mythtv-users] Motherboard Recommendation

Mache Creeger mache at creeger.com
Fri Sep 15 21:14:07 UTC 2006

Memory is set to autodetect.  I think the board is bad.  But, given 
that the machine has been down for a week, I am buy a replica of my 
old board and will play with this after I have a working system.

-- Mache Creeger

At 09:09 AM 9/15/2006, you wrote:
>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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