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Re: Linux friendly motherboard and CPU?
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2017, 02:52:13 am »
I think I will. Just created and tried a live USB. No improvement. It works on our laptop though - I'm typing this in it. So much for Novatech's testing..

Would you risk a direct replacement, or go for another board? If the latter, I'm back to square one (or worse, since I don't much feel like reassembling the PC around the old motherboard in the meantime).

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Re: Linux friendly motherboard and CPU?
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2017, 09:17:12 am »
This highlights why I hate giving hardware advice, when something goes wrong it's impossible to say where the fault lies.

IMHO the info I gathered from my initial searches still stands, but I have no way of being 100% sure without buying one myself .. I'm afraid at the end of the day that decision is yours my mate.

The chipset is "supposed" to work with Linux, but if you wanted you could look for the EXACT board that article mentioned:
GA-H110M-A
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H110M-A-rev-10#ov

with the same i3-7100 CPU

and the same DDR4 2400/2133 MHz RAM

But I can see no reason why that bundle shouldn't work.
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Re: Linux friendly motherboard and CPU?
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2017, 11:16:17 pm »
Just to round this thread off..

After a lot of swapping and changing (and crawling about under the desk), the culprit seems to have been a faulty PSU.

Ironic, as I always buy decent PSUs. Two hard drives and a wi-fi card paid the ultimate price.. Thankfully I had two surviving backups. In future I'm going to favour external drives over internal ones, as each has it's own dedicated power supply, so one failure shouldn't destroy the most important component of any PC - the data.

Thanks for your help.

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