About MSI 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition...
For about 4 months, I am thinking of upgrading my 7'yrs old configuration.
- Linux 2.6.x compatibility with stable drivers
- Able to plug some old IDE drives
- No need for extra (Wifi, SLI, Crossfire, Firewire, etc), just OnBoard sound and Lan is ok.
- Not too expensive
After months of reading reviews, it seems to me that my new configuration will be:
Core 2 Duo E6600 on MSI 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition
This mobo seems to be pretty efficient, has extra PATA connectors thanks to a JMicron chip version supported early by Linux kernerl 2.6.x
But why this motherboard has no reviews using Linux ? No Linux forum posts ?
Does anyone have any feedbacks on this motherboard with Linux to confirm my opinion ?
Duron 650 Mhz
512 Mo SDRam
Welcome to the forums.
There have been no MSI 965X Platinum reviews at Phoronix since MSI isn't a current sponsor of Phoronix and thus we don't generally get any of their motherboards to test.
You can read our review of the Abit AW9D at http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=7818 which is another 975X based motherboard.
The 975X chipset should generally work with any newer Linux 2.6 distribution. What distribution do you plan on using?
I think we can say that this thread is officialy close
I went to my dealer this week-end and bought an Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard.... Yes even my dealer told me not to try the MSI board
ArchLinux 64bit wasn't well configured so I installed my Ubuntu livecd 7.04 and everything works out of the box.
Any idea for a good 64bit distro, with flash and java ?
Thx for your help, I am now an happy user.