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    Jun 2006

    Default K8ngm2-fid

    got my new PC with this board for 3 weeks. Installed Ubuntu 6.06 on it. Everything works out the box:
    • video: onboard 6150 with DVI-out using nvidia-glx. 1280x720 XviD movies play very smoothly. Nvidia XvMC is awsome but only usable for MPEG2 (DVD).
    • sound: nice surround sound. I haven't tested the SP/DIF yet.
    • network: nice and fast.
    • USB2: very fast. much faster than USB2 on my old PC. Make sure to disable USB-legacy-support in the BIOS to avoid bootup problems caused by ACPI interrupts. The drawback for disabling BIOS' USB-legacy-support is that you wont be able to boot from USB anymore. The MSI MB provides a total of 8 USB connections!
    • SATA: got 67MB/s on my Seagate 7200.9 300G sata-II. The MSI MB provides a total of 4 SATA connections.
    • PATA: got 56MB/s on my Maxtor 120G. The MSI MB provides 2 PATA connections (4 devices.)
    • CPU: after enabling C'n'Q in the BIOS, powernowd start scaling my CPU freq up and down as needed. Very nice.
    • sensors: let the BIOS control the CPU fan based on CPU temp. The CPU temp and CPU fan can be monitored by lm_sensors. Sys Temp and Sys Fan can be monitored by BIOS/lm_sensors but there's no way to control Sys Fan. NB fan cannot be monitored at all.

    % sudo hddtemp SATA:/dev/sda PATA:/dev/hdb
    /dev/sda: ST3300622AS: 36?C
    /dev/hdb: Maxtor 6Y120P0: 26?C
    % sudo sensors
    Adapter: ISA adapter
    Case Fan:  756 RPM  (min = 1205 RPM, div = 8)
    CPU Fan:   874 RPM  (min = 1704 RPM, div = 8)
    fan3:        0 RPM  (min = 10546 RPM, div = 128)
    fan4:        0 RPM  (min = 10546 RPM, div = 128)
    Sys Temp:    +32?C  (high =   +45?C, hyst =   +40?C)  
    CPU Temp:  +31.0?C  (high = +45.0?C, hyst = +40.0?C)  
    temp3:     +40.5?C  (high = +80.0?C, hyst = +75.0?C)
    My PC
    • CPU: Athlon64 X2 4200+
    • RAM: OCZ 2x1G
    • MB: MSI k8ngm2-fid
    • HSF: Scythe Mine
    • Case: Silverstone TJ08
    • PSU: Seasonic S12 430W
    • HDD: Seagate 7200.9 300G sata-II
    • Monitor: Samsung 960P LCD.
    • Sound: onboard
    • Video: onboard (DVI out)
    • GigE: onboard
    • OS: Unbuntu 6.06
    Last edited by foobar; 06-23-2006 at 09:23 AM.

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