[PD] nForce chipset

Malte Steiner steiner at block4.com
Sun Dec 14 15:46:34 CET 2003

Pixelcorrection at wmconnect.com wrote:

> how much video ram do those nForce, G-box, bare-bones PC's have? at 
> under $300 for a P4 they are the hottest deal on the market.

These barbones are for AMD cpus. As the name says, you have to throw in 
at least a CDRom, Harddisk, CPU and Memory. Preinstalled in the Shuttle 
SN41G2 is onboard sound,graphics, LAN, Firewire and USB (you see, these 
Barbones comes all from mainboard companys like Shuttle, Asus etc.). The 
grafics ,featuring a dual vga and one video output (mirroring on of the 
2 vgas), runs with shared memory. For intense 3d Gameplay it might suck 
but for video processing and GEM OpenGL it seems to be ok. I installed 
512mb and gave them 128mb.
Installing Windows was ok, Mandrake Linux 9.2 so far too. A bit of 
hassle was getting the onboard LAN to run but it can be done (you need 
to get the Kernel sources which are not on the downloadable Mandrake 
CDs, get NVidia drivers and just type 'make' and 'make install'.)

A cheaper solution is a modified XBox running Linux but this has to be 



Malte Steiner
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