[linux-audio-user] Re: Motherboard recommendations

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Sun Apr 9 12:50:47 EDT 2006

On 4/10/06, Stephen Hassard <steve at hassard.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 08 Apr 2006 19:22:11 -0700, Loki Davison <loki.davison at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I am also looking for another mobo of the crashing much less type.
> > Does anyone have a recommendation i.e model number of a known working
> > well for low latency board? What do people on here with amd64 use?
> > Asus nvidia based boards are easy to get here, though other brands
> > seem less common. Need pci-e and sata.
> Take a look at the Asus A8N-SLI Premium (*NOT* the Deluxe). The Premium is
> an nForce4 chipset (well supported these days) and includes passive
> cooling on the north and southbridges. Otherwise, I've had good luck with
> the ATI Xpress 3200 based Asus A8R32-MVP, but only with newer kernels. The
> ATI chipset runs much cooler than the nforce4 beast, and you might be able
> to get away with less noisy fans in the system.
> later,
> Steve

Is there a reason for going with an SLI board? I've got one nvidia
pci-e and it's okay for my needs. Would the  Asus A8N-E or A8N5X be
okay? Or even the A8N-SLI (not deluxe or premium)? The premium is a
whole lot more expensive.

What kernel is okay with the ati chipset? I'm running 2.6.12 with
daily hard lockups. Memory checks out fine in memtest and i've tried
it with a few graphics cards so i'm assuming it's the board.


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