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well i have a AMD SEMPRON 2800 and i want to know which MOBO supportI linux actually i don't know which one should i chose 1-ABIT NV8 2-GIGABYTE K8U 3-GIGABYTE ...
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    Buliding a low budget linux box.


    well i have a AMD SEMPRON 2800 and i want to know which MOBO supportI linux actually i don't know which one should i chose

    1-ABIT NV8
    2-GIGABYTE K8U
    3-GIGABYTE K8VM800M-RH

    well i think there is MSI too any way guys if any one know a motherboard that support linux and in same time socket 754 please tell me

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    It doesn't depend on the model of the motherboard, but what the main chipset is (brand-wise), the chipset of the onboard LAN etc.

    I have a Gigabyte motherboard, and it works well in Linux. I have heard a few bad things about motherboards with NVIDIA chipsets though.

    Could you list the main chipset of the motherboards, as it would give us all some idea of what the support would be like?

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    chipset

    well first of all thanks for replying

    MOBO chipest

    1-ABIT NV8
    chipset:- -NVIDIA NF4-4X single chip
    -integrated NVIDIA GIGABYTE Ethernet and NVIDIA Firewall
    -Supports NV radio.

    2-GIGABYTE GA-K8U

    chipset:- -ULIM1689 Chipset
    -Super I/O :SMSC lpc47m997-NR
    -integrated pheripherals
    1-Realtek 8100c ethernet controller
    2-Realtek ALC850 Audio AC'97 codec
    well that's it

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    Just by looking at the information you have presented me with, the intergrated peripherals on the Gigabyte motherboard are supported out of the box on most distros.

    I'm going to do a bit of googling on the Abit motherboard to see what comes up.

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    Googling for a bit tells me that they both should work, but the end choice is mearly whether you want AGP or PCI-E.

    The Gigabyte one has AGP, while the ABIT one has PCI-E.

    Interesting that they both are AMD boards. IMHO (in my humble opinion), a good choice!

    I hope this helped your decision,
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    thanks

    well thank you if both are ok i think i will go with gigabyte because of the firewall in abit is the reason for some errors i will google again to check it
    any way thanks again

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    Thanks, thats ok

    All in the name of lending a hand.

    It was quite interesting to look at the specs for those mboards. I love that kind of stuff.
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