I recently bought a second hand central unit with this mobo, and I am having quite a harsh time trying to get it work correctly. It may not be related to linux though, maybe the card, the processor or the video card is/are just faulty. I have regular freezes on start up, even on a live cd Do you have any suggestions about specific bios settings?
I have kernel panics, non human readable MCE, etc. Usually, if I soft reset one two three times, it finally start, and it works fine then.
After updating the bios (from "built-in" to 1101 version), it does not freeze anymore when started on a IDE hard disk (only live cd).
If of any interest, I will give more thorough informations about these kernel messages. My config:
Power: ADVANCE Thermocontrol & noise killer model ATX 5000
RAM: corsair VSB 1GB 667D2 G (tried with new ram, did not do any better, and memtest says this one is fine)
AMD 64 ATHLON X2 3.6 GHZ
Nvidia 7600 GS
Ubuntu 10.10 kernel 220.127.116.11-generic
Thanks for any help !!!!!!!!