[mythtv-users] Jetway JNC62K

Sarah Katherine Hayes sarah at sarahhayes.is-a-geek.net
Fri Jun 27 02:30:45 UTC 2008

It looks good, however Jetway, ECS & Foxcon boards are to be avoided 
unless their is very little alternative.   I've had multiple boards from 
those providers all go bang or cause some entertaining faults.  I'm not 
suggesting this board is a bad un' I'm just saying that if you buy it go 
in to it with eyes open; expect oddities and a fight... if you don't get 
it... so much the better right? :)

Avoid SiS chipsets as well, again, the only time I've seen an APIC (40) 
error in dmesg (and the box fall over after dmesg was spammed a 
'zillion' times) was on this chipset with an AMD-Sempron.  Very weird 
little chipset.  Works 'ok' if you fiddle with it but... weird little 
chipsets ya know?

I'm not going to bash AMD or the various chipsets that support either 
CPU manufacturer, but to be really honest I have had zero issues, not 
drivers, not weird issues, not even the odd 'well that's too new' with 
Intel chipsets.  That's admitidly on three laptops not desktops, but 
hey, universal chipsets (give or take).   Curiously the only board to 
come close to that level of 'just works' is a Soltek 'shuttle-esque' 
machine with an old nForce 2 chipset; I couldn't tell you if this is 
true of more modern nvidia boards or not though.

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