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Quality motherboards

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Here am I with a hardware question again. Smiling

I'm seeking recommendations for good quality motherboards that will work well with GNU/Linux. Which manufacturer would you recommend? If you happen to know any of the newer boards, which model or series would you recommend?

It should support Intel Core 2 Duo processor, not be a Nvidia or Xpress chipset (so I'm basically counting only Intel or alternatively VIA), have 1066 BUS, support at DDR2 667Mhz, have PCI-E for graphics and at least a couple of PCI ports plus all the usual, but good quality stuff (sound, IDE etc.).

Some names that ring well with me currently are MSI, Abit, Asus and maybe Gigabyte. Let me know if you think I should eliminate any of these form my list, or add any. Also, what do you think about going with the Intel motherboard with the Intel chipset for the Intel CPU? Smiling

EDIT: Btw, it would be good if MBO was made in an environment friendly and energy efficient way. That should be part of the definition of the word "quality" nowadays IMO.

Thank you

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I might be changing my

I might be changing my mind... I would take AMD compatible boards in consideration too. Smiling

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I'm not much of a hardware

I'm not much of a hardware techie myself, just a tinkerer. But I've run Ubuntu quite well in Asus and Intel motherboards. No problems, installs and recognizes everything. Actually, I've never encountered any hardware problem with Ubuntu and I started with Breezy.

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