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  • Motherboad switch - any "Gotcha's"?

    The machine I'm using to run MythTV is dying. I believe it is a motherboard issue so I've found a replacement.

    The current motherboard is an ECS K7S5A (hey it has lasted me 5 years so I got lucky).
    The proc is an XP1800+
    I'm running FC5.
    I've got an Hauppauge PVR 350, Nvidia GF4 video, 2 harddrives (Seagate 150GB, 250GB, both PATA) and a Sony DVD burner that I plan on continuing to use.

    What sort of issues should I expect if I switch to a ASRock K7VM3?

    Since I'm using onboard sound, I'm guessing that may need some tweaking when I switch, but what else should I expect?

    Thank you for any advice you can give.

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    Seeing as the motherboard and Chipset are old, you really shouldn't have too many problems, though I don't believe I've ever personally used the board.
    Michael Larabel


    • #3


      Socket A boards aren't all that common anymore so it isn't like I have a lot of options without motherboard+proc and associated new install (which I'm trying to avoid with a couple hundred gigs on an LVM partition)