"LANPARTY UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G" Compatibility?

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"LANPARTY UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G" Compatibility?

Alejandro-15
Hi.

I saved money for a new pc and i would like buy this motherboard, but
i don't know about compatibily.

I read www.openbsd.org/amd64.html and i have doubts with the chipset,
audio and lan.

Audio:

- Realtek ALC885 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- 6 audio jacks


Lan:

- NVIDIA(r) MCP55PXE integrated with Gigabit MAC
(Media Access Control) technology
- Two Vitesse VSC8601 Gigabit Phy chips
- Fully compliant to IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T),802.3u (100BASE-TX)
and 802.3ab (1000BASE-T) standards


If the motherboard it is not good, which do you recommend me? (similar)
I would buy the motherboard in the next 2 weeks.

i need orientation please :S


Alejandro.

pd. My english is bad, sorry. i'm from Chile.

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Re: "LANPARTY UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G" Compatibility?

Stuart Henderson
On 2006/09/05 21:20, Alejandro wrote:
> I read www.openbsd.org/amd64.html and i have doubts with the chipset,
> audio and lan.

audio is probably azalia(4), lan is probably nfe(4) - MCP55
is listed (not MCP55PXE but I bet that just indicates there's a
BIOS module for network-booting). You might need a snapshot
(or 4.0 when it's available) and remember there's a choice
of i386 and amd64 kernels, as well as GENERIC/GENERIC.MP.

The best way is to buy the board somewhere that will allow you
to exchange it if it doesn't work with OpenBSD, otherwise it
would also be helpful if you could at least boot an install
CD on a machine with the same motherboard, but of course these
things aren't always possible.

Unless someone has tried this particular board you won't know
for sure whether it works, but in general: common motherboards
seem to work reasonably well, you're most likely to see problems
with specialist boards (server etc) or boards with parts that
aren't very common.

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Re: "LANPARTY UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G" Compatibility?

Alejandro-15
Ok. The audio worries me more than the lan.
I hope do not have many problems. There I will see.
Thanks for answering me, really :).