I don't know how many other people out there use this board, but apparently it was bundled with one of the ColoMachine models, and is pretty commonly in use. We have probably about 30 of them in service in various locations, and we've been using it with several other OS's without a problem (Windows 2003, FreeBSD). However, we recently started to try to use it with Linux, and apparently there is a documented issue related to using 1 GB or greater RAM with the board.
not sure how colomachine deals with the virtical audio IO ports?! all the 800fsb socket 478 Asus/MSI/Gigabyte boards come with virtical IO ports which need to be addressed (revised or removed) before you can put the board in 1U.
Well, this is the motherboard that I have in my home computer. When I tried CentOS on it a few months ago, everything worked fine (with 1GB ram) except the on-board lan. The kernel didn't have the correct drivers for it.
As I just needed to test something that didn't require an Internet connection, I didn't bother to fix it. Just letting you know my personal experience with it.
Originally posted by QuickPacket No, like I said above, we are only utilizing this configuration for FreeBSD and Windows 2003 servers currently. We've decided to use the Gigabyte motherboard mentioned above for future server configurations.
did the gigabyte board solve the RAM issue?
still like to know any solution for P4P800-VM because we just got in the Asus CT-479 CPU Adapter for Centrino (Pentium M), and P4P800-VM is one of only 2 boards on compatibility list.