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ASRock N68C-S UCC AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I bought this board when my previous ASRock board went belly-up during a firmware upgrade. It's hybrid DDR2 DDR3 ability makes it an excellent choice for those on limited budgets who need to upgrade components one at a time, which is exactly what I did.

Updating the firmware using the Instant Flash in the BIOS worked flawlessly. v1.40 -> v1.60

Cons: The 7.1 surround sound does NOT work in any version of Ubuntu. Stereo output only. Mic Jack works.

Adaptec 29160N SCSI card does NOT work with this board. The board refuses to POST 99% of the time. The 1% works great, but this configuration is NOT reliable. I disabled serial ports, parallel ports, removed other cards and drives... nothing worked. I read that the AMI BIOS could be the culprit but even after updating the firmware to v1.60 the result was the same.

Other Thoughts: A SCSI card must work for my home business to run. Tape Drives are used for archiving data and HD's aren't as cheap to run as tape. Using an older Adaptec 2940UW has been acceptable, but the 29160 is a much faster card. The card not working correctly in this board is disappointing to say the least.

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TP-LINK TL-WN321G Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Works Perfectly in Ubuntu since 10.04.
Works in Windows when you have the driver installed.

Cons: May NOT work previous to Ubuntu 10.04. 8.04 Definitely did not work. 9.04 and 9.10 were both hit-n-miss with hardware.

Other Thoughts: Windows doesn't have the drivers in a CAB somewhere. If this is your only WiFi card, be prepared to transfer drivers.

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EDIMAX EW-7128G Wireless Card IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I've had this little card for 3 years and it has performed admirably until recently. The antennae was easy to place on my desk to get the best LOS to the router. All version of Ubuntu for the past 3 years recognized this card as RT61pci

Cons: Recently it has started dropping packets. Even DMESG has been complaining about it. Transfer times are erratic and some downloads are even missing chunks.

It's 3 years old and I've used the bajeezus out of it, but it seems that this gem is finally in need of replacement.

Other Thoughts: Don't use the included software in windows, it's rather worthless. Let windows do what it wants to do and it works really well.

Ubuntu 10.04 12.04 13.10 all work very well with this card. RT61pci

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Jeremiah C.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeremiah C.

Date Joined: 11/04/06

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 04/15/09
  • Last Review: 11/08/13
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