[CentOS] CentOS 4 and Intel D965 motherboards

Thu Dec 7 16:22:08 UTC 2006
Drew Weaver <drew.weaver at thenap.com>

	We have roughly 1200 Intel motherboards in production at the
moment.. From the server line SE7500/SE7501/S2000/S3000, the desktop
line, 845GLC, 945GTP, various 865 and 915 boards, and I believe we have
had one single failure out of all of them including DOA, run failures,

YMMV but we used to use asus/tyan boards and we had a much higher
failure/DOA rate.


-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf Of Aleksandar Milivojevic
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 10:21 AM
To: centos at centos.org
Subject: Re: [CentOS] CentOS 4 and Intel D965 motherboards

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.

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