|Posted on Friday, November 10, 2000 - 4:58 pm: |
Ever studied all the spec's on lots of new motherboards, ordered your prized choice... only to find that the documentation that arrived with it was a "nightmare" of "blip_vert" chopped chenglish that Charlie Chan couldn't decipher! And, those system Disk with all that "autorun",
"autoinstall", autodo something besides tell me: "can't find Fugifug.ini file! And when you finally get the CD menu up, manually, it offers (3) selections with "different names" than those instructed in the mini-manual(???), and (2) more choices - maybe! but are you sure:~* that aren't even mentioned!!!
Most unstable or crippled motherboard performances can be traced back to an original "faulty setup" out of the box. Because of dumb mistakes setting them up?
NO! It's because of - BAD instructions- INCORRECT instructions- Poorly communicated instructions- CONFLICTING instructions.
Then comes the, (at least confusing)if not faulty setup CD's,(i.e. install engines), failing to correctly install critical files and Drivers in the right place, if at all.
What's this all about? Nothing.
I'm going to a computer show tomorrow. Might pick up a new motherboard. Thought I'd drop a line here and ask what's hot and what's not- (you don't just buy new mobo's every day).
I'm thinking... Just cus' a mobo has Hot spec's doesn't mean the outfit that puts it together makes it *setup friendly*, or that a board offers
*flexible tuning* options, clear documentation or good support.
So lets start a *thread*. You tell me what's nice and easy, (and what's not), and I'll tell you about the one I build, and before long, maybe we can help each other avoid those "appealing (commercial) reviews" that end up in your room turning into a setup-and-debugging horror story... that is, if you can ever be really sure that you've got it setup right. Ok.
I'm leaving at 9 in the morning. Sure would like to know - from experience - which 'makes and models' you found to be good or bad.
|Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2000 - 2:30 am: |
I have a Mitac motherboard I need to get the model number, manuals etc. its from a compaq system part number 136109-102