[SATLUG] broken cpu pin fell off

Chris Lemire good_bye300 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 13 02:03:34 CDT 2008

It seems like a good solid design, but small and compact. Only three holes lined up with the screw holes in the mobo, still on there pretty good. It does have a few features that I've never seen or heard of such as an alarm clock in the bios that plays music from a cd/dvd drive and turning on by pushing the space bar, mouse movements, however you configure it. I saw the normal 3 audio jacks on it and was disappointed because I had planned to have true surround sound. My ECS board has a lot of components on it made by Nvidia, so I thought it must be pretty good especially full of features. It had 7 audio jacks. I was reading the manual for the ASUS mobo that I have, and some how, I can have surround sound without having 6+ audio jacks. I don't know how, but it's supposed to do 6 speakers or speaker channels if that means the same thing. 

--- On Sun, 6/8/08, Charles Hogan <cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com> wrote:
From: Charles Hogan <cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com>
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] broken cpu pin fell off
To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
Date: Sunday, June 8, 2008, 3:55 PM

I have to agree, I've never had problems with Asus motherboards.  I've 
seen quite a few dead MBs, but none of the one's I've seen or killed 
have been Asus.

Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> I sent this before, but I don't think it went through (at least I
> got it back ...):
> I've used Asus mobos for years (in several machines) and they
> let me down. Then again, I haven't really had a mobo die on me either,

> so that doesn't exactly equate to them actually being superior to
> brands -- just good, solid products from my experience.
> If you're looking for an economical solution to the memory question, 
> can't you just use a SINGLE 2gb stick and upgrade later as your needs 
> dictate?
> Al Lesmerises
> Chris Lemire wrote:
>> I've got 4 slots for ram, not 2. If I buy 2 sticks giving me a
>> of 4gb now, I can add 2 more sticks later to double that to 8gb. 8 gb 
>> is as future proof, at least for the near future, as I can get because

>> it is the most this board will take anyways. it would have been 
>> pointless to get 8 gb of ram for that computer back then to make you 
>> future proof. you are most likely using a faster different type of 
>> memory now.
>>   --- Al Castanoli <afcasta at satx.rr.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 21:47 -0700, Chris Lemire
>>> wrote:
>>>> Now I have to decide, do I want to buy 2 sticks of ddr2 2x 1gb
>>>> channel for 20~30 bucks, or do I want to pay 80~90 bucks for
2x 2gb 
>>>> sticks of ram and be future proof.
>>> If you think 4 GB of RAM is going to make you future proof,
>>> the original alamo.satlug.org was running Red Hat 3.0.3 with 48 
>>> megabytes of RAM.  It was a mailserver, web server, ftp server,
>>> occasionally a Quake server.  How far do you think you'd get
>>> with Fedora on 48 megabytes of RAM?
>>> Al Castanoli
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