- NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI
- Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2
- DDR2 1066 with AM2+ CPU , and DDR2 800/667/533 with AM2 CPU
Not Linux hardware 11/09/2008
This review is from: ASRock K10N780SLIX3-WiFi AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
Well thought-out design. Socket AM2, full-size ATX, 3x PCIe, 2x PCI slots, space for 8 GB DDR2 ram. The AMI BIOS is easy to navigate, and user-friendly.
Tried to install openSUSE 11. After 6 or 7 attempts, this board was never stable. Crashed hard after about 5 weeks, and would not reboot.
I replaced it with an MSI K9N7 with similar features. That board is very stable and perfectly comfortable with Linux, although neither of the two recognizes the full compliment of 8GB of (my) memory.
I do not work in IT or as a computer engineer, so it doesn't benefit me how another consumer decides to spend his or her money; and I recommend tedious research before purchasing any motherboard.
I do not recommend ASRock's K10N780SLIX3
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