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#1 2004-08-26 14:14:17

Martillo1
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From: My kabila in Lavapiés
Registered: 2004-02-20
Posts: 66

Hw upgrade (new motherboard)

Hi, I am going to change my mobo from an ASUS CUSL2-C (815EP) to an ECS N2U400-A (nForce2) and of course a new processor and memory. I am planning to use the integrated network an sound cards:

- (old) SB Live Value -->> (new) C-Media CMI9739A 6-channel audio CODEC Compliant with AC'97 2.2 specification.

- (old) Realtek 8139?? -->> (new) VIA® VT6103L 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet PHY.
What modules do I have to load instead of the old ones? Are there other things to do?

BTW I am going to change the Arch hd from its 3rd position in the IDE interface to the 2nd position. Will it be sufficient to change fstab or should I do somthing else?

Rgrds

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#2 2004-08-26 16:17:13

tpowa
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From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,261

Re: Hw upgrade (new motherboard)

hm
for network and audio you can try the nforce drivers from staging
pacman -S nforce
or if you don't want to use the binary drivers try i810 audio and forcedeth for network or try to run hwd to get it right :-)

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#3 2004-09-10 23:22:29

Martillo1
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From: My kabila in Lavapiés
Registered: 2004-02-20
Posts: 66

Re: Hw upgrade (new motherboard)

Well, now that I have a whole new system (I changed motherboard, processor, memory, graphic card, sound card and PSU) I have to say that at  hardware level everything works fine with Arch. It only gave me a little headache the integrated MCP (not Soundstorm), but not the setup, it was the quality of the sound. So I went back to the SB Live and in the end got an new SB Audigy (Doom III owns my soul wink)

I have to say that Arch worked flawlessly just changing the mobo, however in Windoze2k I had an upsetting problem with some old graphics drivers that made my system reboot every OS load...

BTW, system specs:

ECS N2U400-A
Athlon XP 2600+ @ 2300 MHz (FSB 200)
512 MB RAM PC3200
SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS
Club-3D 6800
Sony SDM-HS73P (17")
Be Quiet! Titanium 520 W

And a wonderful mark of 55 f.p.s. in the timedemo demo1 at 1280x1024 @ High Quality smile

When will Carmack release the binaries for linux? I can't wait  :twisted:

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