[svlug] motherboard recommendations

Jeff Frost jeff at frostconsultingllc.com
Tue Mar 21 22:56:25 PST 2006

On Tue, 21 Mar 2006, Lord Sauron wrote:

> For a database?  Heck, my old ATI FireGL 8MB AGP could keep you
> company for X11!!!  In my experience X tends to be really heavy on the
> CPU and almost totally ignores the GPU.

You're missing the point.  There don't seem to be any socket 939 boards that 
come with AGP anymore.  And I want a dual core Athlon 64.

>> What sort of numbers do you get from lmdd of an 8gig file (you are running
>> x86_64 right?).  I ask because some nforce boards are known for not so good
>> SATA performance, thus my surveying for real world results.
> That system isn't running Linux ATM...  video games (trying to kick
> the habit).  Tried Cedega but that didn't work so well : (

I'd be very interested in the lmdd numbers when you get back to Linux.  The 
problems with the nforce SATA controllers are only when running Linux (likely 
driver related and the nforce driver is still listed as beta on the linux 
sata status page), thus my interest.

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