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Recommended hardware

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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 4 months ago

Khadas wrote:

@Khadas - Is there any official place where users can report hardware tested with AROS?

Also, what is the status of nvidia drivers? I can run 1280x1024@60Hz, so I assume these drivers are partially working?

I have a bunch of hardware to test over the weekend.


which graphics card you are using
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 4 months ago
I don't remember if it was a geforce gtx 470 however the resolution I could connect was very low 1280x1024 is not a bad resolution
KhadasKhadasJunior Member
Posted 4 months ago
Thanks.

Amiwell79

I don't remember if it was a geforce gtx 470 however the resolution I could connect was very low 1280x1024 is not a bad resolution


It is not a bad resolution, but since my monitor uses a 16:10 aspect ratio, 1280x1024 appears partially stretched and slightly blurry.
Also, how do you actually change the resolution? I already changed things in GRUB as well as in the monitor settings in AROS, but the viewport remains the same 1280x1024 while the resolution becomes bigger and the screen just scrolls when I move the mouse cursor towards the borders.

Amiwell79

which graphics card you are using


I am planning to do some testing with the next, as times allows me:

- GFX Cards:
・Nvidia 260GTX
・Nvidia 750Ti
・Nvidia GTS450
・Nvidia GTX650
・Nvidia 8600 GS
・I-O Data GA-RUSH6(*1)
・Nvidia Riva TNT2(*2)
(*1) Not sure if any of my PC/AT motherboards are compatible
(*2) It doesn't have a heatsink, so might not be able to test it. Also same as (*1)

- CPUs:
・Core 2 Duo E8400
・Core 2 Duo E3400
・Core 2 Quad Q9450
・Core i3 540
・Core i7 870
・Celeron G1840
Don't know if this is important anyway.

- Motherboards:
・Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3
・Acer Aspire M3910 (Desktop)
・Asus P7P55D
・Gigabyte GA-H81M-D3V

- Sound:
・Sound Blaster Audigy 2 (SB0350)

- Generic PCI cards:
・MODEM card F-1156IV/R3(*1)
・LAN card with RTL8139D(*2)
(*1) Is it even worth testing?
(*2) I don't know if RTL8139 and RTL8139D are the same or there are differences.

- Internal Drives:
・Various 3.5 and 5.25inch DD and HD disk drives. Don't have any compatible PC/AT that support these, so will be pending.

- Peripherals:
・Two Random chinese multicard readers, one with a reset button(?), another one without(*1)
・External 3.5 inch FDD SONY VAIO PCGA-UFD5(*2)
・External 3.5 inch FDD Logitech LFD-31UE.
・Inkjet Printer EPSON PX-047A (have no idea if it is compatible with post/ghostscript).
・A small thermal printer. Not sure if compatible with post/ghostscript.
・I would like to test Arduino, ESP32 and microcontroller programming, but still don't know how to do this with AROS.
(*1) Mostly interested in how AROS can handle various cards plugged simultaneously into the same reader. What happens if I disconnect the reader instead of each individual card?
(*2) Undocumented. but this is among the few modern USB FDDs that can format 720 and 640Kb disks. I am interested in knowing if/how AROS can handle that.

More to come in the future as well.
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 4 months ago
you should have no problem configuring a workstation perhaps in dual boot if you can favour us in detail the graphics cards supported
Edited by Amiwell79 on 09-03-2024 06:53, 4 months ago
r-tear-teaNewbie
Posted 2 months ago
@ deadwood

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Motherboard
ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 (2: retrofaza, deadwood)
MSI 760GM
ASRock 890FX
ASRock G31M-S
Gigabyte GA-G41MT D3
Gigabyte 73-pvm-s2h
ASUS AT3N7A-I
Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H
MSI H55M-E33


As for MSI 760GM motherboard. Which variant do you mean exactly? There are few: MSI 760GM-P21 (-P23) (-P33)
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deadwoodAROS Dev
Posted 2 months ago
@r-tea

The list in post #33 is not a list of recommended hardware. This was an initial list from which a narrow selection has been made.
r-tear-teaNewbie
Posted 2 months ago
@deadwood

But what is the point for that narrow selection? To make that mobos recomended ones in the future?

Btw. recently an MSI H61M-P20(G3) motherboard has fallen into my hands. I'll give it a try.
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deadwoodAROS Dev
Posted 2 months ago

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@r-tea

But what is the point for that narrow selection? To make that mobos recomended ones in the future?


The list in post #33 represented hardware that was "most likely" fully supported. After some tests and discussions, the recommended hardware was selected from that initial list:

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Aros/Platforms/x86_Complete_System_HCL#Recommended_hardware


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@r-tea
Btw. recently an MSI H61M-P20(G3) motherboard has fallen into my hands. I'll give it a try.


Great, let us know the results and we will update the complete HCL (https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Aros/Platforms/x86_Complete_System_HCL#Motherboard)
Edited by amigamia on 28-05-2024 06:54, 2 months ago
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 5 hours ago
Dell Optiplex 380 is a good choice graphics vesa initially but can accommodate a compatible graphics card and also lan, the cpu can be upgraded
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 5 hours ago
As other hardware, I have successfully tried these:

HP Z400
HP Z600
Acer Aspire 5630 laptop model with nvidia graphics card
samsung nc10 netbook
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 5 hours ago
in the HP Z400 and Z600 you can disable the cpu cores for aros you need one, the Z600 can accommodate two separate cpus, you can find systems with nvidia cuda nvs 290 graphics card perfectly compatible with aros but to be able to play all games you need 512 MB of ram minimum so you can think about upgrading with a compatible card I currently have an econoica 8400 GS, the lan is not supported you have to get a separate card
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