[clug] Anyone got any experience with MSI's MEGA 180?

Wally wally at wic.net.au
Sun May 30 10:01:41 GMT 2004

I have had several MSI motherboards. They all have performed flawlessly.

A PII one that ran for several years 24/7 as a server without missing a beat
till I upgraded it several months ago.

The box I am on now, P4, that that is my main play thing. Has had a bunch of
cards installed and removed. Has always worked fine without any issues
despite the number of "accesories" pluged into it.

Maybe it is an issue with the newer boards? or perhaps their Athlon
implementation? (I always use Intel)

Anyway - I am very happy with mine.



-----Original Message-----
From: Darren Freeman [mailto:daz111 at rsphysse.anu.edu.au]
Sent: Sunday, 30 May 2004 4:57 PM
To: Andrew Pollock
Cc: linux at samba.org
Subject: Re: [clug] Anyone got any experience with MSI's MEGA 180?

Although I have no idea about your particular board, I have one general
recommendation as a multiple-motherboard-burns victim:


Not long ago I was building systems with MSI motherboards and the amount
of pain that junk has gotten me, combined with the amount of pain
suffered by my customers, caused me to swear never to buy an MSI again,
not even if a customer insisted on it. Even if they deserve their MSI
for asking about it, I don't deserve to have to service it, swap power
supplies, and explain to them why their system sucks. Also the
northbridge fan is unnecessary and won't survive 6 months.

Consider yourself warned.

Have fun,

On Sat, 2004-05-29 at 15:52, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm considering building a MythTV (or similiar Linux based PVR) using an
> MEGA 180 bare-bones system as the base.
> Does anyone have any experience with them, good or bad?
> Particularly trying to determine the chipset of the mini-PCI wireless card
> and if the optional TV tuner that MSI can provide is supported by V4L.
> regards
> Andrew

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