Rick Moen wrote:
>Quoting Paul Reilly (paulr at maths.tcd.ie):
>>>>>Any recommendations on a socket 754 motherboard?
>>I'd ideally like one with dual (Gigabit) Ethernet.
>>>>I was thinking of the Gigabyte GA-K8VNXP board.
>>Does anyone what the support for these chipsets is?
>>>>VIA K8T800 Chipset
>>VIA VT8237 Chipset
>>>>http://www.xpcgear.com/gigak8vnxp.html>>>>>>Here's a useful page:
>http://pcburn.com/help-AMD_Athlon_64bit.php>>Some comments of my own:
>>VT8237 South Bridge: For the SATA functionality, you'll want your
>installation kernel to be either a _very_ recent 2.4.x kernel or
>(preferably) a 2.6.x one. See "Serial ATA" on
>http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Hardware . Ethernet chipset is
>Realtek 8110S, and appears to require a very, very recent version of the
>Linux r8169 driver.
>>>hmm.. I would prefer a board with no network card to one with a realtek
gigabit one.. Maybe the linux
drivers are better than the windows ones, but they're painful.. (83% CPU
usage to receive 657 megabit/s)
(the one in the review is a Realtek 8110S-32 NIC)
>K8T800 North Bridge: Seems as if there have been bouts of stability
>problems depending on your BIOS revision.
>>Me, I think I'd go with the ASUS K8V or Tyan S2875, but that's my bias
>>personally, I trust via as far as I can throw taiwan...
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