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First post from Linux Mint 19.3 on a low cost Atermiter board
« on: October 11, 2020, 04:01:40 PM »
Finally finished the last big box and can now play with Xeon processors with the Chinese board. Will post photos later but plugged in the required bits, turned it on an it started immediately, could access the BIOS with no problems and then installed Linux Mint 19.3 (could not find the ISO for version 20 in a hurry) and everything works correctly.

The board came with 8 gig of DDR4, an 6 core Intel Xeon E5 2620v3 that runs at 2.4 gig with a turbo boost of about 3 gig and so far it runs just fine with Linux installed. There is no way I am going to fund another version of Win10 64.

The board actually looks good, 8 sata 3 ports, 4 rear USB3 ports, will accept an NVMe drive and while I have not played with it, it will accept a WIFI plugin on the board as well. Normal USB3 plug on the board for a couple of USB3 ports on the front of the case, single gigabit ethernet port at the rear and everything works the first time.

When I get some more money to waste, it could do with more memory as it is a 64 bit processor and I also have another Xeon, an 8 core E5 2540 v3 that I had tested on one of the other boards so a bit later I will test it on this board as well.

The all up cost of this setup of the board, 8 gig of memory and the Xeon E5 2620v3 processor was about $170 AUD, I already had enough stuff to test it out, an old hard disk, a DVD read/write, an Antec power supply and an air cooler but all up its a very low cost computer that looks like it works well.
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Re: First post from Linux Mint 19.3 on a low cost Atermiter board
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 05:26:39 PM »
I changed the processor to an 8 core 2.6 to 3.4 gig E5 2640v3 and it runs fine. I have to find out if the memory is server ECC DDR4 but apart from that all is well.
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Re: First post from Linux Mint 19.3 on a low cost Atermiter board
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 07:32:45 AM »
Here is a short video on the board memory and processor running Linux Mint 20. After the two big boxes, this is my "play" version. Shame it took so long to get here as I did most of my testing on the two big boxes but its a genuinely nice board and came at very low cost so its worth owning. If you wanted to throw money at it with memory and a decent video card you could end up with a decent fast machine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybDflQmzTHc
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