Intel G45 and Pci-e 2.0 hardware compatibility issue

I was going to buy a Intel G45 chipset when i found out that this chipset have problems with Pci-e 2.0 video cards.

One source among many possible:

http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?SLangu…page=1&count=14

If it is, as i suppose, just a windows compatibility issues that wouldn’t be such a big deal for me… still i would like to hear some feedback from the community… is anyone using a pci-e 2.0 card on a G45 chipset???

more compatibility issues:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=arti…l_x4500hd&num=1

i didn’t thought that choosing hardware could be this tricky…

Hi, I have just received a machine with an EVGA GTX 280 in a P5Q-EM motherboard and it works fine with driver 177.67 on 64-bit Ubuntu Linux 8.04.1.

GREAT INFO!

No prob :) Good luck!

FWIW, this is the significant other stuff in the box:

Antec EarthWatts 650W PSU

E8400 2core 3GHz CPU

SuperTalent 4GB kit

Samsung disk, 500GB

This was recommended as a nice point in the price/performance curve. Wasn’t hugely expensive, could have been cheaper but extreme sports bargain hunting wasn’t worth it this time.

I had a small problem with this config - the processor options have to be set correctly in the BIOS, and are different from the BIOS default. Toss a post here if you get kernel panics and I’ll dig out the settings if needed.

Kernel panic, eh? Any hope your bios will help on XPpro?