[CentOS] Best Motherboard

Thu May 15 19:39:24 UTC 2008
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

Juan C. Valido wrote:
> Well, I guess everyone's experience is different, I've got 2 GA-P35-DS3
> with Core 2 duos and a GA-MA770-GS3 with a Phenom 9600 and I love them.
> I've never had a problem with a Gigabyte Motherboard. Some people love
> Asus and I've had several go bad on me, you figure.
> On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 07:35 -0500, Ryan Nichols wrote:
>> Really? We bought that EXACT motherboard.. 10 to be exact and we've
>> had 9 fail and the 10th is on its way to major failure.. the odd thing
>> is that 10th one was the first one purchased and that was 6 months
>> ago.
>> On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 7:24 AM, Juan C. Valido
>> <jvalidolnx at juanyjosefina.com> wrote:
>>         Personally, I like Gigabyte motherboards a lot, the
>>         GA-P35-DS3L I use
>>         with Core 2 Duo (Quad) and DDR2. I though I was going to do
>>         better with
>>         the Intel DP35DP and guess what, I like the the Gigabyte
>>         Better
>>         (personally).
>>         On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 06:43 -0500, Ryan Nichols wrote:
>>         > To all..
>>         >
>>         > I was using a Gigabyte motherboard, and the board seems like
>>         a bad
>>         > choice.  What do you guys recommend for a decent server
>>         board that
>>         > would use a Dual Core processor and DDR2 ram.  I dont want
>>         to replace
>>         > the CPU and Mem i already have, just find a decent board
>>         that
>>         > supportsthe existing..
>>         >
>>         > Thanks,
>>         > Ryan Nichols
>>         >

I've been running a Gigabyte P35-DS4 with Intel Quad Core and 4GB ram 
for nearly a year and it's been solid as a rock with CentOS. The disk 
subsystem is well supported in AHCI mode, and decent drivers are now 
available for the onboard nic (there's a dkms-enabled driver in 
RPMForge). Being a server, I've not tested other onboard features such 
as sound etc. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.