MCP2 /Latest fixes and Intel D865GBF Mobo advice?

MCP2 /Latest fixes and Intel D865GBF Mobo advice?

Post by Mike Luthe » Sun, 16 May 2004 08:59:34


Has anyone tried the Intel ATX D865GBF Mobo with MCP2 latest and all the
fixes plus LAN and Audio drivers yet? Results and thoughts you are
willing to share here?



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MCP2 /Latest fixes and Intel D865GBF Mobo advice?

Post by Alex Smari » Sun, 16 May 2004 23:47:30

On Fri, 14 May 2004 23:59:34 UTC, Mike Luther < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >


Mike,

Have just replaced all my machines with Intel mobo-based ones,
including 2 with D865GBF mobos. So far, they work great. The only
problem I am having is with the gigabit lan drivers. They do not want
to run effectively at 1gb. Run fine at 100mb, but stall for some
reason at 1gb. Am still working on that. Hoped the latest drop,
dated 4/30, of the lan drivers would have had some impact, but no such
luck.

With the 100mb lan, mobo is very stable and drivers work well. Assume
you will be using the Dani drivers, tho. Always use them for my
machines.

Alex

 
 
 

MCP2 /Latest fixes and Intel D865GBF Mobo advice?

Post by Mike Luthe » Mon, 17 May 2004 01:35:55

Oh thank you Alex!





In this case, for quite a few boxes, too, all the video will be at least
Scitech's 2.1.7 graphics toolset or maybe the actual SNAP product
direct. Client has not said yet what the marching orders are on that.
Are you telling me that the 2.1.7 or earlier SDD handles this on-board
video OK as well, Alex?


The audio chipset on these boards is told to be Analog Devices AD1985
Codec stuff. Are you saying that IBM's universal audio or the external
Uniaudio drivers work with it? The Warp compatibility site lists
earlier ISA card AD codec boards as supported, but not this level.


Thanks also for the tip on the LAN NIC's. What drivers are for it and
where from as I can't see support info on that in the Warp compatibility
site lists either..


Part of the reason for wanting information on this particular MoBo is
that per the Intel oriented crew here at Microage, they are saying that
Intel guarantees both support and ** board availability ** for add-on
and piece-meal projects on this board through December 31, 2006. Per
their statement to me, on an incremental project like my client
proposes, that's one way to minimize the horrible time for test and
retest of all the on-going design shuffle we see for MoBo upward
movement. Per the crew there they also tell me that in August, Intel
will release the next phase MoBo corporate support level design board
and it will be guaranteed as to support and availability as an
integrated system level product for all through the CPU and board
attached component levels through December 31, 2007, as the next step
here.


Working integrated system level components for two to three years into
the future are attractive to larger project facing puppy dog!
Especially if they don't fail..


;)


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