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  • Coreboot Picks Up Support For Another Eight Year Old Intel Motherboard

    Phoronix: Coreboot Picks Up Support For Another Eight Year Old Intel Motherboard

    If by chance you happen to have an Intel DG41WV motherboard, it's now supported by mainline Coreboot so you can free the system down to the BIOS...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...G41WV-Coreboot

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    I still wonder where can I found list of supported MBs... List on their wiki is rather short.

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    • #3
      https://www.coreboot.org/Supported_Motherboards
      https://www.coreboot.org/Category:Tutorials

      and a bit more generic
      https://www.coreboot.org/Supported_Chipsets_and_Devices

      Some pages may have tabs for Coreboot major versions since some boards were dropped from support in newer versions (*sigh*).
      Well, it still is a rather small number compared to all available boards. Sometimes one might get lucky and have some very similar boards and Coreboot might just run, but ymmv I guess.

      on the main news:
      Still better add some old board than nothing at all, but I'd really wish we had more support (esp. also on the AMD side) for recent CPUs/APUs, boards and the likes - best would be preinstalled by the vendor.
      Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!

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      • #4
        DDR3? Unless my memory's gone really bad I'm pretty sure it was DDR2 back then…

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PluMGMK View Post
          DDR3? Unless my memory's gone really bad I'm pretty sure it was DDR2 back then…
          There are some socket 775 boards that used DDR3 too. Some even had dual sockets (2 DDR2 and 2 DDR3, you can use only one type of RAM at the same time for obvious reasons).

          This board is indeed using DDR3 https://ark.intel.com/products/48621...p-Board-DG41WV

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          • #6
            Hmm. Somehow I was under the impression that DDR3 was a post-LGA775 thing. Well, I'm glad I learned something new!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
              There are some socket 775 boards that used DDR3 too. Some even had dual sockets ...
              I still have a Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R LGA775 motherboard which has two DDR3 sockets and four DDR2 sockets.

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              • #8
                Not sure who using a crusty old desktop board like this anymore still. But I am very thankful for the Coreboot project. I have my chromebook flashed with Coreboot allowing it run Fedora 27 natively.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by torsionbar28 View Post
                  Not sure who using a crusty old desktop board like this anymore still. But I am very thankful for the Coreboot project. I have my chromebook flashed with Coreboot allowing it run Fedora 27 natively.
                  A Core 2 Quad is still a very decent CPU, and paired with even a SATA2 SSD and a small modern graphics card it makes for a very useful system.

                  I do understand your sentiment, I'm way more excited about modern Chromebooks or the HP Elitebook 8770w running Coreboot.

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