[mythtv-users] good mATX socket 754 mobo
yanfali at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 22:45:53 UTC 2005
On Apr 1, 2005 11:27 AM, Andrew Kreps <andrew.kreps at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 1, 2005 11:06 AM, Micah Wedemeyer <fanmail at micah-wedemeyer.net> wrote:
> > So, I'm thinking of moving to a mATX board with a Sempron. I want a good board
> > with S-Video out and oboard sound. I also want to stay away from a VIA chipset,
> > since the whole Epia thing has soured me towards VIA.
> Don't let the EPIA cause you to rule out VIA as a chipset altogether.
> They make some of the most solid AMD chipsets on the market. A
> KT600/KT800 or KM400 would be a nice choice, and most of the AMD
> compatible motherboards out there run on one of those.
I've run Nvidia NForce3 boards from MSI and they are rock solid under
Linux. The NForce3 250GB is the model to look for, earlier models had
some limitations with Hyper Transport speeds. If you have a bit more
money invest in a NForce3 Ultra to get Socket 939 compatiblity and
higher memory bandwidth. This will probably help if you upgrade to
HDTV. NForce4 is out now, but will force you to buy PCI Express video
cards today rather than later.
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