[NBLUG/talk] Considerations for a new motherboard?

Lincoln Peters sampln at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jan 27 16:02:50 PST 2007

On Friday 26 January 2007 16:21, Jippen wrote:
> 64-bit is nice, because you can just install a 32bit os on it, and
> upgrade when it is better supported. Only real hitch with a 64 bit
> system so far is that heartbeat doesn't run unless its in a 32bit
> chroot

I don't use heartbeat, so that's not an issue.

> If you don't care about over/under clocking, try an EGS motherboard.
> My current one supports 4 IDE drives and 4 sata, with RAID 0/1/0+1/5
> onboard. The onboard sound on them is pretty nice as well. And it has
> onboard gigabit.

Sounds good; I don't really care about overclocking.

> PCI-Express and PCI-X are the same thing. 

OK.  So what's that really long variation on the PCI slot I occasionally see 
on high-end motherboards at LinuxWorld?  Is that some kind of a 64-bit PCI 

> Your main concern will be 
> loosing the AGP card if you go that way. If you don't need the
> graphics power, it may not be a big deal, but if you do, PCI-E is MUCH
> faster.

It sounds like if I could get a motherboard that's equipped like the EGS board 
you described earlier, *and* supported PCI-E, I would need to get a new video 
card, but all my other expansion cards would become unnecessary.

(I'm not going to assume that I can keep my current CPU and RAM, although I 
wouldn't mind being able to do so.)

> Performance Per Watt: Dual-cores are better then single-cores. AMD is
> better then Intel. Other then that, google is your friend.

I'll keep that in mind.  Thanks.

Lincoln Peters		<sampln at sbcglobal.net>

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