[CentOS] New System Build

Mark Hull-Richter mhull-richter at datallegro.com
Thu Mar 15 00:23:30 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of nethub at gmail.com
> Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 4:11 PM
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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] New System Build
> I usually encourage people to stay away from ECS due to the high
> incidence of DOA and generally poor support for Linux.  You're
> going to run into problems running this board with Linux from looking
> the reviews of it on NewEgg.com.
I saw one good and one bad.  Looks like it's catch as catch can....

I've had pretty good luck with the ECS boards I've bought.  The only
sticky problem I had was with some cheap memory I bought in tandem with
one about three years ago.  Of course, this will be the first time I've
tried Linux on one, but the bad review said it just needed the APIC
disabled, so I'll see how it works and let everyone know.

> If you get the board up and running, I would try to test it thoroughly
> before you're outside of your return window.  Better motherboards are
> available for only slightly more money (about $20); it may be worth
> trying to return it if possible.
I plan to test it as thoroughly as I know how - can you (or anyone here)
recommend any good benchmarks that would exercise the system?

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