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Re: Anyone tried an Atom 330 with Dragonfly

From: "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <steve@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:55:51 +0000

On Sat, 30 Jan 2010 18:18:11 +0100
Jan Lentfer <Jan.Lentfer@web.de> wrote:

> Steve O'Hara-Smith schrieb:
> > 	Hi,
> >
> > 	One of my workstations died and I'm looking to replace it, since
> > the computing needs are not great I thought it might be nice to use
> > something low powered and the dual core Atom 330 looks like a good
> > option.
> >
> > 	I'm a little torn between two Asrock boards the A330GC with an
> > Intel chipset and the rather newer A330ION with it's faster memory and
> > all out more of everything and apparently lower power consumption than
> > the lesser Intel chipset.
> >
> > 	Question is has anyone run DFLY on either of these (or anything
> > with the same chipsets) or am would I be breaking new ground 
> One of my Dev boxes is a Atom 330, Foxconn mainboard with intel chipset.
> No problem running DF.

	Thanks guys.

	In the end I went for the A330GC over the newer D510 or the ION on
the grounds that the Intel chipset is fully supported by Xorg unlike the
ION (when the nouveau driver is abit more mature I suspect the ION will
be a very nice choice in the meantime there would be a lot of silicon
doing nothing and not even Xvideo support). Also the A330GC has dual channel
memory support which is perhaps faster than the single channel on the D510

	I'm happy to report that everything on the board works perfectly.
Currently I have hyperthreading enabled so it shows up as having four CPUs.

	It's a *lot* faster than the XP1700 it replaces :)

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