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Question: Who is your favorite motherboard manufacturer?
Abit - 0 (0%)
Asus - 3 (42.9%)
ASROCK - 1 (14.3%)
Biostar - 0 (0%)
ECS - 0 (0%)
Jetway - 0 (0%)
Gigabyte - 1 (14.3%)
MSI - 0 (0%)
other - 2 (28.6%)
Total Voters: 7

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« on: July 18, 2009, 12:26:49 pm »

If your fav isn't listed, please mention what you do like; use; or recommend.
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2009, 02:54:25 pm »

The last time I bought a motherboard was five years ago. It was a SOYO and is still in use in my 1.3 GHz Celeron. I couldn't be more satisfied. I wasn't looking for that specific brand, but it was the only one available that had everything I needed at the time (for example, I needed an ISA slot).

My other desktop has an OEM ASUS (HP version). It has been fine and easily accepted a major CPU upgrade (from a Sempron 3200 to an Athlon 64 X2 4200). The HP version did cripple the BIOS, though. For example, there is no option to boot from USB.

Both of these are Linux friendly. My computers don't have anything fancy like RAID.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 09:31:09 am »

it depends..my favourite motherboards are DFI (hardcore/overclocking motherboards) but there out there very good low price/cool features/good construction mobos..abit had ones..
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GrannyGeek
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 09:08:23 pm »

My other desktop has an OEM ASUS (HP version). It has been fine and easily accepted a major CPU upgrade (from a Sempron 3200 to an Athlon 64 X2 4200). The HP version did cripple the BIOS, though. For example, there is no option to boot from USB.

Correction:
I discovered that the computer can indeed boot from USB. Just put a bootable device in a USB port and hit Esc when you start the computer. This brings you to the boot menu and you can select the USB device. You will not get a USB boot option unless you have a bootable USB device plugged in. I don't know if the BIOS offers a permanent USB boot option. It certainly isn't there if a bootable USB device isn't plugged in. I didn't check to see if the bootable device shows up in BIOS if it's plugged in. Anyway, it's easy enough to boot through the boot menu.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2009, 06:44:11 pm »

I like Asus, they've always had good features, good price. Gigabit has done the same, but sometimes I've had hardware issues with them - could been circumstantial. Intel makes good boards, too. I haven't used any others enough to say yea or nay.
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