Which Mobo for Linux?

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  1. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    I am building a Linux box from several recycled PCs and I have a choice of motherboard:

    - 266MHz FSB with 512MB DDR PC2100
    - 133MHz FSB with 768MB PC133

    Other than that they are pretty much identical.

    Any opinions?
     
  2. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    I would go with the top one. Just looks that little bit faster even though you lose a little RAM.
     
  3. cube macrumors G5

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    DDR costs like 40% less than PC133 if you want to add some memory.
     
  4. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    Get the top one because it uses better and newer ram along with a faster FSB.
     
  5. flopticalcube thread starter macrumors G4

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    Thanks for the replies. I don't really want to add any more and couldn't if I wanted to as both RAM slots are taken up. I refuse to put any money into this project especially as the machines replacing these old PCs will be new iMacs and a mini. :D

    Thanks again, I will go with the DDR board.
     
  6. cube macrumors G5

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    Of course you should be able to add more memory if you wanted to. The DDR board should be able to take at least 512MiB DIMMs.
     

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