mobo recommendations for Athlon X2 64 cpu?


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Beowulf

I want to build a PC using the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core CPU. Main
operating system will be (Mandriva) Linux. Anybody have advice on a
motherboard to pair with the X2 cpu? I do not mean to plug tigerdirect,
but here is a link to their mobo+cpu combos, anything look good or bad
there, or any other comments on a mobo to go with along with the X2 cpu?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...lc.asp?CatId=2019&Nav=|c:1619|&Sort=3&Recs=10
Any help or advice greatly appreciated; thank you in advance.
 
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Dave

Beowulf said:
I want to build a PC using the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core CPU. Main
operating system will be (Mandriva) Linux. Anybody have advice on a
motherboard to pair with the X2 cpu? I do not mean to plug tigerdirect,
but here is a link to their mobo+cpu combos, anything look good or bad
there, or any other comments on a mobo to go with along with the X2 cpu?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...lc.asp?CatId=2019&Nav=|c:1619|&Sort=3&Recs=10
Any help or advice greatly appreciated; thank you in advance.

If you buy from tigerdirect, go for DFI or Biostar. Everybody carries Asus
and Abit, but they both have undeserved good reps. If you buy somewhere
else (I'd suggest mwave myself), try an AOpen board. In any case, go for an
nvidia chipset. -Dave
 
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Beowulf

If you buy from tigerdirect, go for DFI or Biostar. Everybody carries Asus
and Abit, but they both have undeserved good reps. If you buy somewhere
else (I'd suggest mwave myself), try an AOpen board. In any case, go for an
nvidia chipset. -Dave

Why nvidia chipset-- is it because nvidia supports linux? (I know I
download and use nvidia driver for my nvidia graphics card for linux, I
think nvidia also has a downloadable driver for their mobo chipset).
 
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Dale Brisket

Beowulf said:
I want to build a PC using the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core CPU. Main
operating system will be (Mandriva) Linux. Anybody have advice on a
motherboard to pair with the X2 cpu? I do not mean to plug tigerdirect,
but here is a link to their mobo+cpu combos, anything look good or bad
there, or any other comments on a mobo to go with along with the X2 cpu?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...lc.asp?CatId=2019&Nav=|c:1619|&Sort=3&Recs=10
Any help or advice greatly appreciated; thank you in advance.
Don't use Linux, but I can recommend the Asus A8N-VM CSM. If you don't need
to overclock and are not a hardcore gamer, it's prolly the best all in one
solution out there.
 
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Dave

Don't use Linux, but I can recommend


Why not use linux? If you are not a gamer, linux is great. I have to run
windows to support certain office applications so I can work from home. But
until I started working from home, all my computers ran linux, including my
notebook. -Dave
 
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Mike T.

Beowulf said:
On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 20:59:40 +0000, Dave inscribed to the world:
..

Such as ?

Yeah, I know where this is leading. Yes, I'm aware that there is
open-source software that can deal with microsoft office files. The problem
is, microsoft office files keep changing. So for example, two different
versions of word might not be able to open each other's data files. When
you've got workers spread out all over the world and exchanging data through
office files, you need to KNOW in advance that the files you create will
open on everybody else's computer. The easiest way to do that
(unfortunately) is to make sure that everybody is running a relatively
recent version of Office, and not some office-"compatible" open source
solution.

I wish there was a better way, but I'm afraid that day won't be here until
everybody (and I mean EVERY DAMN BODY) is running linux as their ONLY
Operating System. I look forward to that day. But in the meantime, I've
got to deal with the present reality, which is that I have to be running
some kind of Microsoft OS to get my work done. -Dave
 
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Dale Brisket

Dave said:
Why not use linux? If you are not a gamer, linux is great. I have to run
windows to support certain office applications so I can work from home.
But until I started working from home, all my computers ran linux,
including my notebook. -Dave

I spent a good two months trying to get Mandrake and Red Hat to work for me
the way I *know* WinXP works, and finally threw in the towel. Linux is
simply not ready for primetime, and it has little or nothing to do with
issues such as driver support. It simply is too obtuse for your average user
(of which I am most certainly not), and will be largely embraced by only
those most persistent and technically adroit users. I enjoy a good
technical challenge as much as the next geek, but that experience was only
frustrating.
 

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