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Recommended hardware

Last updated on 27 days ago
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deadwoodAROS Dev
Posted 27 days 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, 26 days ago
r-tear-teaNewbie
Posted 27 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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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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
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
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
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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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Jeff1138Junior Member
Posted 4 months ago
Hi,

In a new thread is ok or add it directly to the wiki but you would need to sign up if you do not want your ip showing for each entry?

https://en.wikibo...er_Account

I used a few shell'd apps to gauge performance fps

2d Doom Doom2 Duke
3d tunnel gearbox cube cube2 50 Quake3
Edited by Jeff1138 on 08-03-2024 00:10, 4 months ago
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 4 months ago
many years ago, kalamatee updated gallium, but nothing more was heard of this update, I remember that it was close to doing so on abiv0, but then it didn't, in any case, at the moment it's better to stay with cards that, although obsolete, don't cost so much and give a higher performance in terms of resolution
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deadwoodAROS Dev
Posted 4 months ago
Yup, open a new thread in this forum or contact Jeff1138 directly.
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 4 months ago
you can open a new thread if you want or discuss it here, the state of the nvidia drivers I know is still at a standstill technology I had a card with these features but I didn't go beyond 1024x768, now I have an old geforce 8400 GS and I have a resolution of 1920x1080, yes maybe it's better to open a new thread
KhadasKhadasJunior Member
Posted 4 months ago
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.
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StudenteerJunior Member
Posted 4 months ago
I was looking for additional hardware and was checking my Toshiba L300(D) at Ebay and was surprised by the amount of offers there. The AMD-Versions are definitly compactable (Sempriom / Athlon X2), but with Intel-Versions (Pentium T4400 / Celeron ?) I'm not sure about running with AROS. Both are Socket-based, so there is the possiblity to switch CPU if nessecary. Dissadvantage of this model is the fix bios-battery so you cannot switch it.

On this model, just Ethernet and Wireless not working, the rest works fine (Expresscard-modul not tested yet).

Before saying "candidate for adding into recommended hardware-list", I would welcome if someone can check if intel-version working fine.
Edited by Studenteer on 29-02-2024 17:55, 4 months ago
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 4 months ago
for new users, get help in making the best choice regarding hardware, even if you have to take but a couple of very inexpensive cards it's no big deal
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ericxjoJunior Member
Posted 4 months ago
EDIT: Whoops, meant to post in a new thread. Sorry!
Edited by ericxjo on 20-02-2024 17:35, 4 months ago
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 4 months ago
there is another thing to point out if gallium will not be updated it is pointless to think of the latest hardware possible i.e. without graphics acceleration in my opinion it is pointless at least for laptops
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 4 months ago
there is also achi support that will be fixed and then you will have sata support, i have taken my computers apart from laptops and netbooks always at random but i always refer to systems with features that have been outdated for years
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 4 months ago
in my experience, as far as fixed computers are concerned, many are compatible, but we're talking about computers from about ten years ago, but they're still very good, and not only for aros. then you can upgrade with a compatible video card, network card and maybe an SSD. roughly speaking, starting with the intel core 2 duo you can have a good workstation. i don't know which generation of i7 is compatible, maybe the third or fourth or even the fifth
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MethanoidNewbie
Posted 4 months ago
Again, from memory but didnt Deadwood himself add support for Fermi cards to AROS many years ago?
Edited by Methanoid on 20-02-2024 06:38, 4 months ago
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