> Good morning,
> I've noticed a range of reports on this mainboard, having read opinions
> indicating extreme reliability to extreme flakiness.
> I'm curious how much of the flakiness might be due to the use of the ATA
> channels on the mainboard. In other words, if you run an all-SCSI system,
> will you notice any improvement in stability with this mainboard?
> Also, does the type of memory make a diffference? I generally run the best
> I can get my hands on (within economic reason :-). Does the SMP operation
> of the board necessitate ECC memory? I'm running non-ECC PC100 memory in
> my current setup that I'd like to recycle in a BP6, if it will work
> reliably with the board.
I don't have the Abit board yet. But I've been running two Asus
SMP boxes for a couple of years.
I found high quality memory works better. ECC is not
necessary, unless you want to go with more than 256MB.
Abit has also released its own Gentus-Linux 2.0 distro. It's
optimized for all Abit mobo, with native ata66 supports, soft
RAID, VIA chip sets, SMP, amongst other things.
You can download it for free. According to the Abit web site. A
CD-ROM version will comes with all Abit mobo later this month.
You can read about it and download the Gentus Linux
Quote:> I'd love to use this board for my next setup, but am very hesitant to just
> jump in with it because of some of the tragic experiences that I've read.
Yeah, especially now the Celeron 500 is dirt cheap.
Yes, I've read both good and bad things about this board as
well. Asus SMP boards are extremely nice, but a bit pricy,
especially for a toy box.
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