[CentOS] CentOS 4 and Intel D965 motherboards

Thu Dec 7 15:20:47 UTC 2006
Aleksandar Milivojevic <alex at milivojevic.org>

Quoting John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>:

>> If it's not too late, return the motherboard, get something else.
>> My personal experience with Intel's desktop motherboards is that they
>> work most of the time for most of the people.
> thats been the exact opposite of my experiences with Intel branded
> motherboards.   They've been consistently well engineered, and well
> built, have very good aftermarket support (BIOS upgrades and drivers
> are still available for nearly every board they've ever made, and they
> are MUCH better documented than the typical taiwan stuff).

Have you ever had to actually deal with Intel support.  Like, you have  
an issue, they resolve it?  I had to call them couple of times.  They  
did little or nothing.  The answer was always "it is not our problem  
that motherboard we made doesn't work".  Well engineered?  Motherboard  
that doesn't want to power on because you plugged a PCI card into it  
can hardly be called well engineered.  Thermal specs available on the  
web?  More or less useless to end users.

As I said.  They work most of the time.  When they do work, they work  
great.  When they don't work, good luck in getting any kind of support  
from Intel.  Been there, done that.  Ended up dissapointed big time.