I know this thread is getting way OT, but I had to chime in.
I've had nothing but good luck with my Abit KT7A-RAID + Linux, but I
know friends have had trouble, so I've been lucky. Anyway, I'm in the
process of putting together a new workstation, and I'm going with the
Abit KT7E. It has the VIA 686B southbridge with ATA/100 support, 1 AGP/6
PCI/0 CNR slots (thank you Abit!), and can be had for pretty cheap
It looks like a great board, and you really can't get better
price/performance than with an Athlon system. If anyone's interested,
email me and I'll let you know its performance with XFS + Linux.
On Monday, June 11, 2001, at 08:31 PM, Juha Saarinen wrote:
:: Depends on the revision of the Tiger 133. Tyan is like the
:: Microsoft of the mainboard world. You gotta wait for revision C or
:: D before it's good. Late revisions of the Tiger 133 are quite
:: stable. But early revisions? Watch out!
Yeah, I managed to avoid that trap... got a revision F motherboard here.
:: I personally cannot stand people who say "this company sucks, or
:: that company sucks." It all comes down to specific parts and
:: models. E.g., the ViA 686A (Ultra66) southbridge has compatibility
:: and performance problems galore, but the newer ViA 686B (Ultra100)
:: bests the ICH2 (Ultra100) southbridge in most people's eyes (and has
:: a higher handwidth channel to the northbridge too).
I've got the Apollo Pro 133A set with the VT82c596B South Bridge. I can
honestly say that it doesn't work as well as an Intel 440BX solution.