[nSLUG] Atom based board
jim at on-site.ns.ca
Fri Apr 2 10:18:34 ADT 2010
I have had several inquiries off list about the ATOM board I mentioned.
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The full details are here.
It includes the CPU and NIC
It takes DDR2 RAM, up to 2 modules of 2 GB each.
It ONLY has 2 SATA drive connections not IDE aka PATA. So it needs a SATA HD
and SATA cd/DVD. Or 2 SATA HD and an external USB drive
It has ps/2 keyb and mouse jacks. It has audio built in.
If any nslug member wants them they are $99.00 plus 13% tax. or a total of
Note: the previous verision of this board the D945GCLF2 had linux support for
the chipset and one had to install the driver from the NIC chip maker Realtek.
I am sure of the status of this newer board regarding Linux drivers and
This link has some discussion about FreeBSD on this board
>From that and other reading I would surmise that it will be suitable for the
role I intend it and that is a low power low cost web server using the command
I currently use the predecessor the D945GCLF2 as my main desktop unit. I watch
Youtube videos etc and use Win XP Pro. I have it loaded to the max of 2 GB of
RAM. I have about 6 or 7 clients using these as their primary desktop for
office apps. It is NOT a gaming machine.
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