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LaptopsEdit

The following hardware has been tested with AROS and any issues have been noted. If you have encountered differently (i.e. problems, incompatibilities, faults, niggles, annoyances, environment, errors, review of setup etc) please update this information.


  • For the tiny carry anywhere, the first bunch of Acer Aspire netbooks - rough era 2008/2009
  • Dell Latitude D-series laptops - business class machines, good support in Aros, easy to replace wifi card 2006/2007
  • Better graphics - hp dv66** nvidia based notebooks

Please bear in mind that AROS has hardware driver developers that you could count on a one or two hands, whilst Linux counts in the tens and Windows in the hundreds. So support is patchy at times but shows some improvement after 2005/6 for a few years. So consequently, be aware that drivers support on native is usually a few years or more behind linux, MacOS(TM) and Windows(TM).

Taking a random laptop / notebook you can expect the following from a Native install of AROS

Date Overall Gfx VESA Gfx 2D Acceleration Gfx 3D Acceleration Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Comments
Before 2002 Poor to OK VESA 90% 2D 10% N/A Audio 10% 40% Wired 70% 2% Max RAM 512MB
2002-2005 OK VESA 95% 2D 10% Audio 30% 70% Wired 50% 4% Max RAM 1GB
2005-2010 Good VESA 95% 2D 60% 3D 40% Audio 60% 80% Wired 20% 20% Max RAM 2 / 4GB
2011-2017 Poor to OK VESA 95% 2D 4% 3D 0% Audio 10% 10% Wired 5% 0% Max RAM 8GB / 16GB
2018-202x Poor VESA 95% 2D 0% 3D 0% Audio 0% 0% Wired 5% 0% Max RAM 32GB
20xx-20xx Poor VESA 95% 2D 0% 3D 0% Audio 0% 0% Wired 0% 0% Max RAM 64GB


Try to avoid certain dedicated discrete graphics options from Nvidia or Ati as the BGA solder joints or the chipset flip-flop nature tends to fail sooner or later. The latest AMD socketed APU may resolve this.

3D tests now conducted with apps found in Demos/AROS/Mesa and run at default size (may need to View As -> Show All to see them.

Most vendor suppliers get OEM (original equipment manufacturers) to make their laptops. These brand name companies purchase their laptops from an ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) such as Quanta, Compal, Wistron, Inventec, Foxconn (Hon Hai), Flextronics and Asus (now Pegatron) with together 80% market share and MiTAC, FIC, Arima, Uniwill, ECS and Clevo (remaining 20%).


Acer/Gateway/EmachinesEdit

Order of build quality (Lowest to highest)

Packard Bell 
Aspire 
Extensa 
TimeLine
Travelmate 
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Travelmate 505 506 507 508 Series P2 Celeron 466Mhz boots use VESA NeoMagic Magic Graph 128XD (NM2160) AC97 Crystal CS 1998 minimal support but no audio etc - 506T, 506DX, 507T, 507DX, 508T
Travelmate 210 Series 212 213 Ali P3 use VESA Trident i1 integrated no Ali Trident 2000 32bit - Company founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 - 210T 210TER 210TEV 212T 212TE 212TXV 213T 213TXV
TravelMate 340 342 343 345 347 ALi M1621 with piii Trident Cyber 9525 ESS ES1969 Solo-1 Audiodrive 2 ALi OHCI USB 1.1 a few have Intel e100 N/A 2000 32bit - renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987 - 340T, 341T, 342T, 342TV, 343TV, 345T, 347TV
TravelMate 350 351 352 353 Ali with piii Yes N/A Trident CyberBlade DSTN/Ai1 ali5451 2 USB 1.1 Ali M5237 OHCI e100 Acer InviLink IEEE 802.11b 2001 32bit very limited support but no support for PCMCIA O2 Micro OZ6933 - 350T, 351TEV, 352TEV, 353TEV
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Travelmate 220 223 225 Pro 830M P3 Intel 830M Intel ICH AC97 with CRY52 Cirrus Logic CS4299 rev D codec Realtek 8139 2001 32bit - 223X 223XC 225X 225XC 225XV
TravelMate 610 series 611 612 613 614 815 P3 N/A Intel 82815 cgc AC97 USB 1.1 Intel e100 pro N/A 2001 32bit - 610TXVi 610T 611TXV 612TX 613TXC
Travelmate TM 630 631 632 633 634 635 637 M1671 Super P4 nVidia NV11 GeForce2 Go rev b2 AC97 ALi M5451 Realtek 8139 2002 32bit - 630LC 631LC 632LC 633LC 634LC 635LC 637LC
Acer Travelmate 540 Series 541 542 543 P4-M Ati Mobility Radeon 9200 Intel ICH AC97 with ALC202A Soundmax codec e100 intel 2100 2002 32bit - 540LCi, 540LMi, 541LCib, 541LMi, 541XCi, 541XV, 542LCi, 542LMi, 543LCi, 543LMi
Travelmate 650 653 654 655 Intel 815EM with Pentium4 M ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 AC97 4 USB2.0 Broadcom bcm4401 or nVidia MCP73 Intel 2200bg 650LC, 650XCi, 653LCi, 653XCi, 653XV, 654LCi, 654XCi, 654XV, 655LCi
TravelMate 660 661 662 663 Intel 815EM with Pentium4 M ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 AC97 4 USB2.0 Broadcom bcm4401 or nVidia MCP73 Intel 2200bg 660LCi, 660LMi, 661LCi, 661LMi, 661XCi, 661XVi, 662LCi, 662LMi, 662XCi, 663LCi, 663LMi
Travelmate 230 230XC 233 233XC 845GL 845 AC97 PCI Cirrus Logic CS4299 XQ Realtek 8139
Travelmate 240 250 series P4 Desktop + Intel 855 use VESA - Intel 855GM Cirrus Logic Crystal CS4610 Realtek 8139 Icaros F2 to get into BIOS - 242LC 242X 242XC 252 243LC 243X 243XC 253 244LC 244X 244XC 254 - CS4610 is paired with the ISA CS4239 (cs4232 or cs4236 driver
TravelMate 420 Series 422 426 427 with pentium m ATi Radeon LW AC97 Realtek ALC 4 USB2.0 intel e100 2003 32bit - 420DLC, 420LC, 422DLC, 422LC, 422XC, 426LC-PRO, 427LC
TravelMate Series 430, 432 433 434 435 with pentium m ATi Radeon LW AC97 ALC202 4 USB2.0 intel e100 2003 32bit - 432LCi, 433ELCi, 433ELM, 433LCi, 433LM, 434LCi, 435LCi, 435LMi
Travelmate 270 SIS 650 SIS AC97 ALC202 or SIS7012 SIS900 270X 270XV
Travelmate 800 Series Pentium M ATI Radeon 9000 Mobility AC97 4 USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM4401 Intel 2100 802LMib, 802XCi, 803LCib, 803LMib, 803XCi, 803XVi, 804LCib, 804LMib
Travelmate 2300 2350 141x 855 855GM AC97 ALC880 ALC880D Broadcom BCM4401 and later Realtek 8139 Linksys AirConn InPro Comm Inc. IPN 2220 (1410,1411,1414)
Travelmate 290 292 Pentium M 1.3 Ghz with 855GM or Radeon use VESA - Intel Extreme Graphics 2 AC97 Intel ICH4-M audio with ALC202 codec RTL 8139 8101L Intel ipw2200 Good for the 292LCi but no firewire VT6301S support - 290e 292LCI
Travelmate 6000 8000 (Quanta ZI6) series P-M 1.4Ghz with 855GM Intel or Radeon 9700 Intel AC97 with ALC202 codec Broadcom BCM5705 Intel (4220)
Aspire 3003LM SIS AMD 3000 1.8GHz Yes N/A SIS AGP M760GX (VESA only) AC97 SIS codec 3 usb 2.0 SIS900 Broadcom BCM4318 AirForce One 54g Icaros 1.2.4 2003 sempron
Travelmate 2310 Series ZL6 Intel Celeron M 360 1.4GHz with SiS 661MX Yes N/A SiS Mirage M661MX (VESA only) SIS SI7012 AC97 with realtek ALC203 codec speakers only SIS900 LM version has pci card slot but no antenna Icaros 2.1.1 2004 No USB boot option but boot from DVD - reports of wifi losing connection (isolate/remove the metallic grounding foil ends of the antennas) - 2312LM_L -
Aspire 1700 (Quanta DT1) 1705SMi P4 desktop chip with M650 Gefoce Go5600 SIS SIS900 2004 32bit -
ASPIRE 1300 1301 1302 1304 1306 VIA S3 Savage4 via AC97 with Coxenant cx 20468 codec VIA Rhine2 VT6102 1300DXV 1300XC 1300XV 1301XV 1302LC, 1302X, 1302XC 1304LC
aspire 1310 1312 1314 1315 S3 via AC97 with conexant cx 20468 21 codec via rhine 2 VT8233 VT8235 VT8237 - 1310lc 1310xc 1312lc 1312lm 1312xc 1314lc 1315lc 1315lm
aspire 3100 AMD K8 on ATi RS480 and SB400 ATi 200m 1100 ATi HD Audio with codec Reatek 8139 Broadcom BCM4318 firmware licencing prevents support - swap for Atheros 2004 32bit -
Packard Bell MIT-SABLE C SBCP0 EasyNote MV35-V-007 Intel Pentium M with ATI RS480 ATI Xpress 200M AC97 with Realtek codec 4 usb ports RT2571WF mini pcie Icaros 2.2 2004 single core 32bit - battery BP-8050 - large base panel for memory wifi - oval round touchpad - diamond view image quality -
Aspire 1520 1522 (WLMI WISTRON EGRET) WLMi VIA K8M800 nVidia NV36 GeForce FX Go5700 VIA (rev50) with codec Realtek 8169 Linksys INPRO COMM IPN 2220 2004 no support for Texas Instruments PCI7420 CardBus
Aspire 3000 3002LMi 3500 5000 AMD CPU W-with SIS M760 SIS 760 SIS SIS 900 Broadcom BCM4318 firmware licencing prevents support - swap for Atheros 2005
Aspire 5100 series Twin TL-50 or Mono MK-36 Radeon x1100 or Geforce2 GTS HD Audio via realtek alc Atheros AR8151 Broadcom firmware licencing prevents support - swap for Atheros 2005 S1 socket AMD so TL-64(2.2X2), TL-60(2.0X2) or TL-58(1.9X2)
Aspire 9300 series 9301 AWSMi Turion MK-36 MK-38 with nvidia c51 nvidia go 6100 HD Nvidia MCP51 Atheros 5005G 2005
Aspire 3050 5020 5050 AMD Single and Turion MK-36 Dual and RS480 Use VESA - RS482M Xpress 1100 or RS485M Xpress 1150 HD Audio Realtek ALC883 8139 Atheros 5006G or Broadcom BCM 4318 2005 MK36 gets very hot
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Aspire 1640 1640x 1640z 1650 1690 Intel 900 with P-M 725 intel 900 or ati x1300 (x model) HD Audio Intel ICH6 with ALC260 codec Realtek 8139 2005 32bit
TravelMate 2410 2420 2430 series 915GM Intel Mobile 915GMS 910GML Intel AC97 ICH6 with ALC203 codec 4 USB2.0 Realtek RTL-8139 Atheros 5005GS 2005 32bit 2428AWXMi -
Acer Aspire 3610 - WISTRON MORAR 3614WLMI Intel 915 Intel GMA 2D and 3D Yes RTL 8139 8139C+ Atheros AR5001X+ or AR5BMB5 or Broadcom 4318 Icaros 1.2.4 2005 32bit with good support wifi issues
Aspire 9500 (Compal LA-2781) 915GM ALC660 RTL-8169 Intel 2200
TravelMate 2480 series 2483 WXMi (HannStar J MV4 94V) 2483NWXCi Aspire 3680, 3690 940GML i943 with Celeron 430 1.77Ghz - 14.1" N/A 2D and 3D openGL 1.x - Tunnel 181 gearbox 104 scores HD Audio with ALC883 codec playback 3 USB 2.0 Marvell 88E8038 yukon sky2 Atheros AR5005G AR5BMB5 mini pci suspect laptop hardware issues Icaros 2.1.1 2006 Works well shame about the internet options - noisy fan - poor battery life - no boot option for TI based mass storage sd card - Max 2GB memory - LCD Inverter Board IV12090/T-LF -
TravelMate 2490 series 2492WXMi 940GML Intel 945 2D and 3D tunnel 164 gearbox 105 HD Audio Broadcom BCM4401 Atheros AR5005GS suspect laptop hardware issues Icaros 2.1.1 2006 32bit - 15inch screen - strange curved up at ends keyboard style - overall plastic construction - Atheros AR5005G(s) -
TravelMate 3260, 3270 945GM GMA ALC 883 Intel Intel 3945 or Atheros AR5007EG
Aspire 5680 5670 5630 3690 Core Duo 945 Geforce 7600Go G73 or GM950 HD Audio Broadcom 440x or BCM5787M Intel 3945 32bit
Aspire 5600 TravelMate 4220 4230 2480 (Quanta ZB2) Itel 945GM ALC883 Intel 3945abg
Aspire 5920 nvidia hd Broadcom BCM5787M Intel 3945ABG
Aspire 5220, 5520, 7220, 7520 - AMD (Compal LA-3581) 945G Broadcom BCM5787M Broadcom BCM94311 MCG licencing on firmware prevents support - swap for Atheros
Aspire 5310 series 5313 5314 5315 with Intel Celeron M 520 540 560 Intel GMA 950 AR5BXB63 or Broadcom
Gateway ML6227B MA7 Celeron M 520 1.6Ghz with 945GM N/A 945GM 2D and 3D tunnel 169 gearbox 132 HDA Intel with STAC9250 codec Marvell 88E8038 8187L but swap ath5k mini pcie Icaros 2.1.1 15.4 ultrabrite widescreen - Wifi Switch on side Fn/F2 -
TravelMate 5570, 5570z, 5580 5715z 945 945GN HD Audio ICH7 Marvell 88E8038 Atheros AR242x
TravelMate 4240 4420 4520 (WISTRON ORTA) nvidia 7000m nVidia MCP67 HD Audio with codec nvidia
Travelmate 4520 5520 AMD MCP67 N/A IDE legacy mode Nvidia 7000M or ATI X1200 (VESA only) HD Audio Yes Marvell 88E8071 Broadcom BCM4311 licencing on firmware prevents support - swap for Atheros nvidia 7000M or ATI bga issue - flashing power button black screen - laptop scrap
Aspire 9410 9420 7110 nvidia 7300 Realtek ALC 883 Realtek no Intel
  • 9410 32bit
  • 9420 64bit -
Aspire 9510 9520 9522WSMi TravelMate 6500 (Wistron Kirkini) Nvidia G71 with ICH-7 GeForce Go 7900
eMachines E510 series KAL10 Intel Celeron M 560 2.13Ghz with PM965 Intel x3100 Intel with codec Intel Broadcom BCM5906M Atheros G AR5BXB63 bios issue?? Icaros 2.1.1 2007 32bit very budget machine with InsydeH20 bios and F10 boot menu
Extensa 5620 5620z 5610 5110 Aspire 5110 5715 5515 965 x3100 HD Intel 3945ABG or Broadcom BCM4311 or Atheros AR500
965 HD Audio
Aspire 5930 5930G (Wistron Aiger) ICH9 NVIDIA 9600M GT 512MB DDR3 Intel 5100
Aspire 6930 6930G 6930Z 6930ZG (Quanta ZK2) ICH9 Nvidia 9600MGS
aspire 3410 - inventec sjm31 ALC269 Atheros l1 Atheros AR928X
Aspire 5332 - 5732 (Compal LA-5481P) Intel GMA Realtek Atheros 8132 Atheros AR928X
Acer Aspire 4251 4551, Emachines D440 D640 D640G, Wistron HM42-DN AMD Athlon II dual core P320 Ati Radeon HD4250
Ace Aspire 5336 N/A Intel HD Audio with codec Broadcom Corp NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Broadcom Corp BCM43225 802.11 b/g/n or Atheros AR9287 Not great - will not boot via usb - brightness issue gives a blank screen
A0521 Ao721 Athlon II Neo K125 + AMD M880G N/A Maybe ATI Radeon HD 4225 (VESA only) Conextant Maybe AR8152 l1c AR9285 ath9k AspireOS 1.7 64bit possible
Extensa 5630Z Intel GL40 Express N/A IDE mode Intel GMA 4500M HD (2D) HD Audio USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM 5764M RaLink RT2860
ACER ASPIRE TIMELINE 4810 4810tz 5810 - WISTRON JM41 JM51 945GSE Intel ALC269X atheros 8131 intel 5100 2009
TravelMate 8572 8572Z Quanta ZR9 Intel or NVidia GT330M HD realtek ALC Broadcom BCM57760 Broadcom BCM43227 2010 64bit
TimeLineX 5830T i3 + N/A IDE Legacy Intel or Nvidia Conexant or ALC892 codec NEC uPD 720200 USB 3.0 Atheros 1083 Atheros 9287 Icaros 1.5 2010 64bit -
Aspire 4745g TimelineX 4820T (Quanta ZQ1) Intel Realtek ALC271X Atheros 8151 Atheros AR9287
Aspire 4741Z 4741ZG 5741 5741G 5741Z 5741ZG (Compal LA-5891P) i3 or i5 Intel CGC or NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 320M or ATI Radeon™ HD 5470 Realtek ALC Broadcom NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Broadcom bcm43225 2010 64bit
Acer Aspire 5740 5740D 5340 - Packard Bell EasyNote TJ75 - WISTRON SJV50-CP i3 AMD HD HD5470 Realtek ALC272X-GR Broadcom BCM57780 Atheros AR928X
Aspire 5750 5755 P5WE0 (Compal LA-6901P) Sandy Bridge HD Audio with ALC271X codec Broadcom BCM57785 Broadcom 4358
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Intel HD 3000 4000 with nVidia optimus issues with Nvidia Intel hybrids unless bumblebee switching equivalent can be developed
Aspire 4750 (Wistron JE40-HR) 4750G 4750z Intel HD3000 and/or Nvidia GT540M HD Audio IDT codec Atheros AR9287 2011 64bit
Aspire S3 Intel Intel HD3000 HD Intel Wifi Link 5100
Aspire 5250 series 5253 BZ400 BZ602 E350 HD 6310 HD Audio Conexant CX20584 Atheros AR8151 Atheros AR5B97 2011 64bit
Aspire V5 V5-121 V5121 AO725 One 725 Slow AMD C-70 6290G Realtek ALC269 variant with coef() modified USB untested 2012 64bit
640M
Aspire 5560G S7560 AS7560 Gateway NV55S AMD A6 3400M 6520G
Aspire V5-122P C70 with M55 or A6 1450 with ??? N/A 8210 ATI Device 9840 FCH USB EHCI OHCI N/A Atheros AR9565 bios hacking needed for virtualisation
Acer Aspire V5-123 Slower C70 (2Gb or 4Gb) or Faster AMD E1 2100 (6Gb ram) HD8210
Aspire Aspire E1 421 521 531 AMD E1 1200 2100 HD Realtek ALC271X VB6-CG
Aspire V3-551 8887 Gateway Red NV52L23u FS1r2 socket A8-4500m
Packard Bell EasyNote TE69 TE69KB 522 E1-2500 Dual or A4-5000 Quad BGA769 (FT3) both soldered N/A Use IDE mode - boots if UEFI set to Legacy use VESA - ATI Radeon 8120 8240, 8320 or 8330 Both AMD Azalia HD Audio with ALC282 codec and HDMI OHCI and EHCI detected but not XHCI USB 3 Atheros AR8171 AR8175 or Broadcom BCM57780 Atheros AR9565 0x1969 0x10a1 Aspire OS Xenon 2013 basically big netbook core(s) at atom speeds. Boots after using F2 to enter EFI firmware Hudson-2 and setting AHCI to IDE mode - Lite-On Bluetooth detected but no support - Chicony HD Webcam detected but no driver-
Acer AC700 Chromebook GMA GMA Pineview HD Audio Atheros AR9300 2013 cannot boot usb
C7 Cromebook Celeron 847 + NM70 N/A Intel HD 2000 Atheros AR5B22 AR9462 2013 64bit cannot boot usb
R7 i7 3337U 3537U Intel HD 4000 with Nvidia GT 750M 3.0 3.1 gen 1 2014
Acer S3-391 3rd gen Intel Ivy Bridge 3.0 3.1 gen 1 no whitelists
Acer Helios Predator 300 quad i5 i7 7700 Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti or 1060 3.1 gen 2 2017 64bit - 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch Full HD IPS -
4-core 8-thread Ryzen Mobile CPU AMD’s new Vega Radeon graphics core 3.1 gen 2 2018


AppleEdit

...to the top

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
MacBookPro1,1 A1150 (EMC 2101) Core Duo L2400 T2400 1.83Ghz T2500 T2600 2Ghz Yonah MA255LL/A N/A Ati Radeon X1600 2006 32 bit - very fast and unusual hardware revision schedule with reports of whining, AirPort problems, flickering displays (esp. at maximum brightness), and excessive heat - max 2GB memory -
  • W8607/8, Rev. A.
  • W8609, Rev. B.
  • W8610, Rev. C.
  • W8611, Rev. D.
  • W8612, Rev. E.
MacBook1,1 A1181 Core Duo 1.83GHz T2400 T2500 2.0Ghz with GMA 900 N/A GMA 950 Intel HD Audio with Sigma Tel Codec Marvell Yukon Atheros 2006 early 32bit - 2GB memory max - battery lasted 3+ hours - polycarbonate and fiberglass case like the previous iBooks - determines the mode of operation on boot based on whether the system is booted in EFI mode or BIOS compatibility mode - grub setpci -d 8086:2828 90.b=40 -
MacBookPro1,2 A1151 (EMC 2102) MBP Core2 Duo T5600 2.16Ghz T7400 T7600 2.3Ghz N/A Ati Radeon X1600 2006 mid 64 bit - Add or remove a stick of RAM, cmd-alt-P-R (Command-Option-P-R) keys at boot, system will restart with the ‘bong' noise; allow it to do this 3 times. On the third ‘bong’ you can let go of the keys, this will now boot with a cleared password and reset PRAM/NVRAM -
MacBookPro2,1 A1212, MacBookPro2,2 A1211 (EMC 2120) Core2 Duo T7400 T7600 N/A Radeon X1600 SigmaTel IDT codec 2006 late 64bit - 17" and 15"
MacBook2,1 A1181 Core2 Duo T5600 T7200 N/A Intel 950 2 2.0 gigabit atheros n 2006 64 bit but firmware interface 32-bit UEFI - 13.3″ glossy 1280 x 800 18-bit 113 ppi color active matrix - PC5300 600Mhz max DDR2 4GB memory - MB061 (2.0 GHz White), MB062 (2.16 GHz, white), MB063 (2.16Ghz black) Merom - firewire 400 - 5.2 pounds (2.36 kg) - battery 55 Watt-hour - 60W MagSafe
MacBookPro3,1 15" 17" A1229 Core2 Duo 2.2Ghz or 2.4GHz Merom N/A Nvidia 8600M 256MB Marvell Atheros n May 2007 to September 2008 GPU having distorted or no video output issues - smc fan control -
MacBook3,1 A1181 Core2 Duo T7300 T7400 T7500 Santa Rosa with PM965 N/A Intel x3100 HD Audio with codec Marvell 88E8058 Broadcom BCM4321 2007 64 bit - LSI Corporation FW322/323 [TrueFire] 1394a - MB061 (2.0 GHz), MB062 (2.2 GHz, white), MB063 (black) -
MacBookPro4,1 A1260 (EMC 2198) MB402LL/A MB403LL/A MB404LL/A Core2 Duo T8300 T9300 T9500 N/A Nvidia 8600M GT later 512Mb Intel HD with SigmaTel codec Marvell Atheros 2008 early 64bit Penryn - diagonal widescreen glossy TFT wide display 15" 1280 x 800 or 17" widescreen 1680x1050 - last with the gray keyboard previously found on G4 PowerBooks - last macbookpro with exterior replaceable battery - firewire 800 and 400 port
MacBook4,1 A1181 A1181 (EMC 2242) Core2 Duo T8100 T8300 Penryn N/A Intel X3100 2008 early 64 bit - 13.3" polycarbonate case with widescreen 1280 by 800 screen and up to 6GB ram not dual channel though - 8X Combo Drive - MB402 (2.1 GHz), MB403 (2.4 GHz, white), MB404 (black) -
MacbookAir1,1 A1237 (EMC 2142) Core 2 Duo 1.6Ghz P7500 P7700 N/A X3100 Realtek ALC885 N/A Atheros 2008 early mid - 13.3" widescreen glossy 1280x800 thin (0.16-0.76 inch), three pound aluminum unibody case - angled MagSafe power connector on one side and the right side of the machine was home to three hidden connectors behind a fiddly cover, mini DisplayPort, USB and line out - runs very hot, the 1.8” HDD was very slow and unexpandable 2GB memory - only one with non glass trackpad - no backlit keyboard -
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
MacBookPro5,1 (15") A1286 (EMC 2255) MacBookPro5,2 (17") A1297 (EMC 2272) MacBookPro5,3 (15") Core2 P8600 T9400 T9500 T9550 T9800 T9900 N/A Nvidia 9400M with 9600M GT ALC889A Marvell Atheros 2008 early 2009 early mid 64bit - Unibody 15.4" Widescreen 1440x900 led backlit display or 17.0" Widescreen 1920x1200 (2009) - glass multi-touch touchpad with 4 finger gestures - late 2008 aluminum unibody introduced milled from a single piece - non-swappable battery - firewire 800 port mini display port - sd card slot added -
MacBookPro5,4 (15") A1286 (EMC 2324) MacBookPro5,5 (13") A1278 (EMC 2326) Core 2 P8700 P7550 N/A Nvidia 9400M ALC889A Marvell Atheros 2009 mid 64bit - 15.4" or 13.3" 1280x800 Unibody led backlit display - glass touchpad with 4 finger gestures and mini display port - sd card slot -
MacBook5,1 A1278 (EMC 2254) Core2 Duo P7350 P8600 Penryn 25W N/A Nvidia 9400M 2 2.0 2008 late 64 bit - 13-Inch Unibody Aluminum Black and Silver design glossy 1280 x 800 - PC6400 800Mhz DDR2 max 6GB memory - MB466 (2.0 GHz), MB467 (2.4 GHz) 25W CPUs - no firewire ports - 4.5 pounds (2.04 kg) battery 45 Watt-hour - 60W MagSafe -
MacBookAir2,1 A1304 (EMC 2253) A1304 (EMC 2334) Core2 Duo SL9300 SL9400 SL9600 N/A Nvidia 9400M 2008 late 2009 mid 64 bit - 13-Inch Unibody Aluminum Black and Silver design - lacks firewire ports - 2GB soldered but paid option of 4GB - no backlit keyboard -
MacBook5,2 A1181 (EMC 2300) Core2 Duo P7350 P7450 Penryn N/A Nvidia 9400M n 2009 early mid 64 bit - 13.3" white polycarbonate case with widescreen TFT glossy display of 1280x800 native resolution - last macbook with exterior replaceable battery - firewire 400 port - DDR2 ram memeory Samsung K4T?G27?QA TCE6 CL 5-5-5-15 -
MacBook6,1 A1342 (EMC 2350) Core2 Duo P7550 2.26 GHz N/A GeForce 9400M HD Audio Nvidia MCP79 with codec Broadcom BCM4360 BCM43224 2009 late 64 bit - 13" unibody aluminium with white covering - integrated battery - cover the membrane keyboard (fixed to bottom case) with waterproof silicone rubber to stop moisture ingress - upper case often cracks hinged - PC3-8500 DDR3 max GB - netinst usb key -
MacBookPro6,1 (17") A1297 (EMC 2352) MacBookPro6,2 (15") A1286 (EMC 2353) i5 520M 540M i7 620M 640M N/A Intel HD with Nvidia GT 330M Broadcom 2010 early late 64bit Arrandale - 17.0" widescreen glossy display (1920x1200) antiglare extra or 15.4" widescreen 1440x900 - some machines' capacitor for the video switching can't support the required voltage with Nvidia GPU -
MacBookPro7,1 A1278 (EMC 2351) Intel Core2 Duo P8600 P8800 N/A Nvidia 320M Broadcom 2010 mid 64bit - 13" Unibody - iSight -
MacBook7,1 A1342 (EMC 2395) Core2 Duo P8600 2.4Ghz N/A Nvidia 320M 2010 mid 64 bit - aluminum unibody with white covering - no Firewire ports - July 20 2011 MacBook was discontinued - original glued LCD can after a year and a half start freezing and fading to gray; a very common issue with several models of Macbook LCDs -
MacbookAir3,2 A1369 (EMC 2392) MacbookAir3,1 A1370 (EMC 2393) Core 2 Duo 1.86Ghz Ghz SL9400 SU9400 N/A Nvidia 320M discrete N/A Broadcom BCM943224 2010 late 64bit - 2GB or 4GB ram soldered - special five-point Torqx screws - second USB and SD card reader - 13.3" 1440 x 900 pixels to 11" 1368 x 768 -
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
MacbookAir4,1 4,2 i5 2557M N/A Intel HD 3000 usb 2.0 N/A Broadcom 2011 64bit 60W power - 11.6 13.3 inches -
MacBookPro8,1 Duo I5 2415M N/A Intel HD 3000 3.0 3.1 gen 1 BCM4331 2011 early late 64bit 13.3" widescreen LED-backlit TFT active-matrix "glossy" display with a 1280 by 800 - HD iSight included and thunderbolt optical (formerly Light Peak) 10Gbs transmissions - locked efi firmware password, newer Atmel 2011 chipped models this won't work go to Apple -
MacBookPro8,2 A1286 (EMC 2563) quad i7 2635QM 2720QM 2820QM 2675QM 2750QM 2860QM N/A Intel HD 3000 with AMD Radeon 6490M 6750M 6770M 3.0 3.1 gen 1 BCM4331 2011 early late 64bit - 15.4" widescreen TFT glossy display 1440x900 native or 1680x1050 and antiglare version - Facetime HD iSight included and thunderbolt optical 10Gbs - corruption issues with iGPUs arise again -
MacBookPro9,1 i7 3615QM 3720QM 3820QM N/A HD 4000 with Nvida GT 650M optimus Cirrus 4208-CRZ Two Channel HD Audio Codec 3.0 3.1 gen 1 Broadcom BCM4331 2012 64bit - 15.4" widescreen non retina TFT glossy display 1440x900 and last 17" - 720p FaceTime HD webcam - DVD drive 8x SuperDrive - SDXC card slot - thunderbolt and usb 3 ports - MagSafe 1 60W A1184 or 85W - firewire 800 port - multitouch trackpad not Force Touch -
MacBookPro9,2 MD101LL/A A1278 i5 3210M i7 3520M N/A HD 4000 Cirrus 4208 CRZ Two Channel HD Audio Codec 3.0 3.1 gen 1 Broadcom BCM4331 2012 early 64bit - 13.3-inch widescreen non retina TFT active-matrix "glossy" display 1440x900 - 720p FaceTime HD webcam - DVD drive 8x SuperDrive - SDXC card slot - thunderbolt and usb 3 ports - MagSafe 1 60W A1184 or 85W - firewire 800 port - multitouch trackpad not Force Touch -
MacBookPro10,1 i7 3615QM 3720QM 3820QM 3635QM 3640QM 3840QM N/A Intel HD 4000 with Nvidia GT 650M optimus HD Audio Cirrus Logic CS4206B 4206BCNZ C2LH1203 MAL codec usb 3.0 no Broadcom BCM57100 no Broadcom BCM94331 CSAX 2012 mid 64bit - 15.4" widescreen LED-backlit display 2880 by 1800 220 ppi - MagSafe 2 power connector - Intel Z213T010D L213TA57 DSL3510L daisy chain Thunderbolt controller - pentalobe case screws - battery glued in - proprietary solid state drive - RAM is soldered to the motherboard - excessive heat along the keyboard and on the aluminum directly under the screen - 650M lagging slow performance -
MacbookPro10,2 A1425 (EMC 2672) i5 3210M 3230M i7 3520M Intel HD 4000 2013 64bit - 13.3" color widescreen LED-backlit display IPS retina 2560 by 1600 227 ppi - Max 8GB non upgradable -
MacbookAir5,1 5,2 11.6 inch A1465 i5 dual 1.7Ghz ivy bridge N/A Intel HD 4000 Intel HD with Cirrus Logic 4208-CRZ codec 2 USB 3.0 N/A Broadcom 2012 thinner Mag Safe 2 - SDHC socket -
MacBookPro11,1 A1502 (EMC 2678) i5 4258U i7 4578U N/A Intel Iris 5100 AC 2013 Late 2014 mid Haswell - 13.3" widescreen LED-backlit IPS display 2560 by 1600 at 227 ppi (178-degree viewing angle) - 2 thunder bolt 2 ports - hdmi -
MacbookPro11,2 A1398 (EMC 2674) Core i7 4750HQ 4850HQ 4960HQ 4770HQ 4870HQ 4980HQ N/A Intel Iris Pro 5200 3.0 3.1 gen 1 2014 mid 2015 mid - 15.4" widescreen LED-backlit IPS display 2880 by 1800 with 220 ppi (178-degree viewing angle) -
MacbookPro11,3 A1398 (EMC 2745) Core i7 4850HQ 4960HQ 4870HQ 4980HQ N/A Intel Iris Pro 5200 with Nvidia GT 750M optimus 3.0 3.1 gen 1 2013 late 2014 mid - 15.4" glossy 2880 x 1800 screen - with continuing stain-gate or the dGPU failure lines began forming across the screen slowly -
MacbookPro11,4 A1398 (EMC 2909) Core i7 4770HQ 4870HQ 4980HQ N/A Intel Iris Pro 5200 3.0 3.1 gen 1 2015 mid - 15.4" widescreen LED-backlit IPS display 2880 by 1800 with 220 ppi (178-degree viewing angle) -
MacbookPro11,5 A1398 (EMC 2910) Quad Core i7 4870HQ 4980HQ N/A Intel Iris Pro 5200 with Radeon R9 M370X 3.0 3.1 gen 1 2015 mid - 15.4" gloss 2880 x 1800 screen - with staingate anti reflective coating chip away or peel off or the dGPU failure lines began forming across the screen slowly -
MacbookAir6,1 6,2 13 inches A1466 2013 i5 1.3Ghz haswell or i7 N/A Intel HD 5000 Intel HD audio CS4207 low power codec 2 usb 3.0 N/A Broadcom 1 Thunderbolt 2 20Gbs optical connection - dual mics - hd isight camera -
Macbook 12 inch Broadwell N/A Intel 5300 3.0 3.1 gen 1 ddr4 ram
MacbookPro12,1 A1502 (EMC 2835) Dual i5 5257U 5287U or Dual i7 5557U N/A Intel 6100 3.0 3.1 gen 1 2015 Early Broadwell - 13.3" widescreen 2560x1600 (227 ppi) -
MacbookPro13,1 A1708 (EMC 2978) i5 6360u to i7 6660U 6920HQ Intel Iris Graphics 540 HD Audio with codec 3.0 3.1 gen 1 2016 late 64bit Skylake - 13.3" widescreen 2560 by 1600 with brightness of 500 nits and a wide color gamut (P3) - USB-C is universal very small port that has DP 1.3 thunderbolt 3 and power all built in, does everything -
Macbook 12 inch Intel Core m3, m5, and m7 N/A Intel HD 515 3.0 3.1 gen 1 2016 early 64bit ddr4 ram
Macbook Pro 2017 i7 7820HQ Intel 630 and Radeon RX 460 555 560 HD Audio with codec 4 USB-c 3.1 gen 2? 8 to 10 hour average usage - thunderbolt -


AsusEdit

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Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
M1000 M1380 M8 series M8000 MP8300C, Logger Daltton DTN021 MN P3-M Silicon Motion 2001
ASmobile B1 series B1000 AMD and VIA MVP4 Apollo Super S3 savage Maybe VIA AC97 UHCI VT82C 586B 1.1 Davicom DEC Tulip clone 2001 32bit VT82C686
Asus L8400-K Medion MD9467 Intel desktop 850MHz S3 Savage MX ESS allegro 1988 Realtek 8139 2001 32bit
Axxx A1300 Series A1370D Intel SIS630 SIS900 2002 32bit
Asus L2000 L2400 L2D Series Medion 9675 Athlon 4 mobile use vesa sis630 sis7018 sis900 2002 32bit
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Ergo Ensis Asus L4500R Mobile Celeron M 310, 1200 MHz or Pentium M with IXP200 N/A AMD ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP (RS300M) AC97 AMD ATI SB200 IXP150 audio with Realtek? codec AMD OHCI EHCI Broadcom BCM4401 Broadcom BCM4303 b Icaros 2003 32bit only - PCI bridge Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] IXP200 3COM 3C920B Ethernet Controller wrongly identfied - RS300 ATI RC300M north SB200 south -
F5 system x51R X51RL Duo T2250 T2330 with RS480 N/A use VESA RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M] AC97 codec ear phones only no boot option but detect RTL-8139 Atheros AR5006EG AR5111 ath5k should work could be ATI Chipset?? Icaros 2.2 2003 32bit 15.4 WXGA -
2400N i855GM Intel i855GM AC97 Realtek 8139 Intel 2100 3B Mini PCI 2004 32bit
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Asus R2H Ultra Mobile PC UMPC Celeron 900Mhz 910GML GMA900 Ac97 ALC880 realtek 8169 8101e 2004 32bit boots
Asus A3 series A3F Ergo Ensis 211 RM P-M 1.6Ghz to Core Duo with 950 Intel 945 Ac97 ALC655 Realtek 8100CL 10/100 2004 32bit only
Z33 915 915GM HD Audio ALC880 Realtek 8139 Intel 2915ABG 2005 32bit Z33A Z33AE N5M N5A
Z70A Z70V Z70Va M6A z7000 z7000a i915 + ICH6 mobile 915GML ICH6 HD Audio USB2.0 Marvell 88E8001 Intel PRO 2200BG Fn / F2 Icaros 1.3 2005 32bit
W5F V6V V6000V V6800V W6 945GM Intel gma950 AC97 or HD Audio Realtek 8139 Intel 3945ABG 2005 32 bit
W3V W3000V W3030V 915PM ati x600 M24 HD Audio Marvel 88E8001 Intel 2200 2006 32bit
M6V M6000V Z71VA Z70VA M7/V M6VA Z71V RS880M ICH6 Ati X700 Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit Intel PRO 2915ABG 2006 32bit
F3JC F3Ja F3Sv nvidia go 7300 to 8600M Realtek Intel 4965AGN 2006 32 bit only - external monitor (Fn + F8 ) - Replace with shorter cable for monitor as some cables might have problems with signal weakening especially the VGA(D-SUB) -
A6jm A6JC 945GM IDE SATA nVidia GeForce Go 7600 G70 HD Audio USB RTL8111 8168B Intel 3945 ABG Icaros 1.2.4 2006 32bit only
A8J A8JC 945 nvidia go 7300 or 7600 HD Audio rtl8169 realtek 8111 8168b intel 3945ABG 32 bit
F5RL F5SL T2390 with Intel HD audio with Realtek or IDT codec Attansic-L2 Atheros G (GE780) or 9k (AW-NE771) or ?? (WL-170G) 64 bit possible but
X50GL F5GL T5800 with 965 N/A Maybe use VESA - Nvidia 8200M G84 runs hot HD Audio MCP79 with codec MCP79 Atheros AR5B91 AW-NE77 Icaros 2.2 2008 64bit not much support no display with nouveau
8400M 8600M GPU, which is one of the more prolific of the defective GPU's
G Series G1S G1Sn A1 B1 X1 Intel Merom Santa Rosa PM965 NVIDIA Geforce 9500M GS G84M works Intel 4965AGN 2007 32bit - NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver seems to be working... Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 T9300 / 2.5 GHz - WSXGA+ ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology Zero Bright Dot - started freezing at times and eventually had strange green lines and corruption appear on the screen -
Asus N10 Nvidia 9600M (G96M) a lot of 8x00 and 9x00 series chips dying with the thermal issue with G84, G86, G92, G94, and G96 -
Asus ASUS G50 & G51 series G50V G50Vt G51V G51VX G51J G51Jx G50VT X1 X5 ROG AMD64 with MCP71 N/A Yes nVidia GeForce 9800M GS (G94M) up to GT200 [GeForce GTX 260M] (G92M) Nvidia HD Audio with codec Atheros L1C atl1c Atheros G or Intel ICaros 2009 64bit not all GPUs are failing but a much higher % failing earlier than normally expected - g71v -
G Series G71Gx X2 Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 GHz Nvidia GTX 260M G92 2009 64bit - 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 -
Zenbook UX20 UX21 UX21A UX21E UX30 2009 64bit
UL20A Dual Core SU2300 with GS43 GS40 or Core 2 Duo SU7300 GS45 Intel GMA 4500M or HD version aka Intel Mobile 4 Series HD Audio Atheros AR8132M atl1c Realtek RTL 8191SE vA driven by rt8192SE 2010 64bit
UL30A GS45 Intel 4500MHD HD Audio with Realtek codec USB 2.0 Atheros AR8132 Intel WiMAX WiFi Link 1000 BGN 5150 or Atheros AR9285 2010 64bit
Series F9 F9E F9dc F9f F9j F9s 965GM Vesa HD Audio ALC660 playback works RTL8169 intel 3495 not working Icaros 1.41 64bit possible - small form factor sub notebook, compact and works well but no 3D graphics
X58L Intel 965 gMA965 HD Audio Realtek 8139 no AR928X ath9k
P52F SO006X i3-370M IDE SATA nVidia G92 [GeForce 9800 GT] (2D) Intel HD Audio 2 USB2.0 Atheros AR8121 AR8113 AR8114 (l1e) ? Icaros 1.3 2010 64bit
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
X401A i3 2350M N/A Intel HD 3000 IDT or Realtek ALC892 ALC898 Realtek Atheros 2011 64bit ultrabook form factor
Intel HD 3000 4000 with nVidia optimus issues with Nvidia Intel hybrids unless bumblebee switching equivalent can be developed
UX31 Zenbook ux31e i7 2677M Intel HD 3000 Fresco Logic FL1009 USB 3.0 Atheros AR9485 2011 64bit ultrabook
A53U XT2 A53Z K53B X53U E350 or A6 3400M (A43TA A53TA XE2 A73T) use VESA ATi 6310 or 6520 RTL8111 Icaros 2.1.2 2011 64bit -
U32U E-450 N/A AMD SB 7x0 AMD Radeon 6320 ALC270 2012 socket ft1
Zenbook UX32VD i7 3517U 1.9 GHz discrete nvidia gt 620M 1GB ram HD Audio with Realtek ALC269 codec 2013 64bit - aluminum lower case is held in place with twelve T5 Torx screws - 7.4 volt, 6520 mAh battery - 500 GB, 5400 RPM 2.5″ hard disk drive, in addition to 24 GB of onboard sandisk SSD storage - 2MP video camera and a Realtek 5828T webcam controller
X55U X401U X501U C60, C70 or E1 1200 E2 1800 6290G Realtek 8111 8169 Atheros AR9485 2013
K53U A1 K53TA E1 1200 A6 3300M 2013 Trinity AMD CPU
K55N AMD a6 4400M A8 4500M AMD 7640G HD Audio through ATi Trinity HDMI Atheros AR9485 2013 64bit
X102BA Llano E1 1200 Radeon HD 8180 RTL8101E RTL8102E Qualcomm Atheros AR9485
X452EA X552EA F552E K55N K75D AMD with use VESA for AMD ATI Sun XT Radeon HD 8330 8670A 8670M 8690M AMD FCH Azalia rev 02 with ALC898 codec Realtek RTL8111 8168 8411 but slow Atheros AR9485 2013 64BIT kabini trinity E1 2100 or A4 5000M A8 4500M A10 4600M
Zenbook Prime UX32A i3 3217U Intel HD 4000 HD Audio with ALC269 VB codec Intel 6235 2013 64bit -
Asus v55 i5 3210m N/A use VESA for HD 4000 gf 525m optimus issues rtl8169 AR9485 AzureWave Icaros 2.0 2013 64bit well okay with above average tinkering
Asus N56VB S4050H dual i5 3230M or quad i7 3630QM Intel HD 4009 with GT 740M optimus N 2230 2013 64bit
Vivobook U38N VLIW4 third gen (ax-5xxxm) Richland - fs1r2 or fs2 - ??? up to a10-5750m
GCN GPU Mantle and HSA 2014 Kaveri mobile APU A6-7000 (Dual) A8-7100 A10-7300 FX-7500 up to A8-7200P A10-7400P FX-7600P
Asus N550JV N750JV Intel HM86 Lynx Point with i7 4700MQ 4700HQ Intel Hd 4600 and Nvidia GT 750M HD Audi with codec 2 3.0 Realtek RTL8168 8111 Atheros AR9485 2014 64bit 15.6" or 17.3" matte 15.6-inch display with 1920x1080 pixels also HD display 1366x768 pixels
Asus X554la X555la X555ma Intel Haswell i7 4510U i5 4210U i3 4030U 4010U Intel 4400 mainly but some have Nvidia optim us Realtek 8169 Atheros AR9565 Broadcom BCM43142 Realtek 2015 15.6“ 16:9 HD (1366×768) Valleyview
asus zenbook UX32LN i7 4510U Intel HD 4400 Haswell ULT GT2 HD Audio with Conexant CX20751/2 codec Intel Lynx Point-LP PCH USB 3.0 xHCI Host atheros 2014 64bit
850M 860M Kepler 2014
840M 8x0M Maxwell 2014
Zenbook UX303 303LA 303LB 303LN 303UA i5 5200U N/A Intel 5500 (Nvidia optimus on LN) HD Audio with Conexant CX20751/2 codec Intel 3x USB 3.0 Intel AC 7265 2015 64bit
Nvidia 1050 1060 2016 -
Zenbook UX305 UX305FA UX305UA 6th gen i5 6500U HM170 Intel HD 520 5500 Intel AC 7265 2016 64bit skylake -
Zephyrus i7 Nvidia 1080 Max-Q 2017 64bit - 3hr battery life -


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Order of build quality (Lowest to highest)

Studio 
Inspiron 
Vostro 
XPS
Alienware  
Precision 
Latitude - good cases - electronics similar to everyone else as long as avoiding ATi Nvidia GPU BGA balled soldered graphics 
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Latitude CP CPi CPt Neo Magic Use VESA - Neomagic Magic Media 2160 2360 256ZX crystal pnp 4237b or magic media 256zx sound nm2360 USB 1.1 N/A N/A 1998 32bit Low-Density 16-chip 144p 144-pin 32Mx64 3.3V Non-parity CL2 SODIMM - CP 233GT, CPi d233xt d266xt D300XT a366xt, CPt S400GT S500GT S550GT S600GT S700ST, CPt C333GT C400GT/550
Dell Latitude C family CPx CPt Inspiron 5000 Intel 440BX with Pentium 3M (CPx) or Celeron (CPt) Use Vesa - ATi Rage Pro Mobility M1 ESS ES1978 Maestro 2E Canyon 3D 1 slot 1.1 only N/A NB May 2013 1998 32bit - used 2.5 to 3.5 ide adapter in desktop (as primary setting) - unique 3 pin PA-6 PA6 power adapter plug - CDROM DVD Cxxx family media bay accessories untested - C family PPX Ref Number 99080, CPx H450GT H500GT H Series, CPt V433GT V466GT V600
Latitude C500 C600 (Quanta TM6) Inspiron 4000 7500, CPx J Series 440BX ZX/DX Yes N/A ATI Rage 128Pro Mobility M3 (VESA only) ES1983S Maestro 3i USB 1.1 only some models had mini pci e100 a few came with internal antenna wiring square 3 pin charger PA9 PA-9 - C/Dock II untested - C/Port untested - Parallel to Floppy cable untested - CPx J600GT J650GT J700GT J750GT J800GT J850GT
C800 C810 PP01X Inspiron 8k1 8100 i8100 8000 precision m40 Intel 815 use nouveau if 16mb 32mb Geforce 2 Go or use VESA ati rage 128 M4 ESS Maestro 3i Cardbus PCMCIA 2001 32bit
Latitude C510 C610 Insprion 4100 PP01L 2600 i830 and 1Ghz+ P3-M Yes N/A use VESA - ATI Radeon Mobility M6 AC97 CS4205 Yes 3Com Etherlink internal antenna wiring for an Atheros mini pci card poor build quality - hard to find in good working order
Latitude C400 Intel 830 use VESA Intel 830 CGC ac97 Crystal 4205 3Com 3c905C TX/TX-M Slim for the time - no media bays so have cables sticking out of the machine unless have additional docking station -
Inspiron 5100 (Compal LA-1452)
Latitude C640 (Quanta TM8) C840 Inspiron 8k2 8200 i8200 precision m50 P4M with 845EP use VESA if ATi - use noveau if 64mb Nvidia Gforce 4 440 Go AC97 CS4205 3com 905c C640 had one fan so was noisy and hot - C840 had 2 fans and ran slightly cooler but fan noise louder
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Latitude D400 P-M 82845 82801 ide N/A VESA only AC97 Audio playback only USB 2.0 PRO 100 VM (KM) BCM4318 AirForce one 54g replace with atheros 5k mini pci Icaros 1.2.4 2003 32bit will boot from USB stick - won't boot from USB-DVD - no sd card slot - power plug style changed
Latitude D500 / D505 PP10L 855GME IDE but needs the Dell adapter for laptop end N/A 855GM Gfx (VESA only) Intel AC97 with IDT STAC 9750 codec playback speaker head phones only PRO 100 VE Broadcom BCM4306 but exchange with atheros g in panel on laptop bottom Icaros 2.1.1 some support - 14inch or 15 inch XGA 4:3 screen - plastic build - no sd card slot - boots from d modular bay optical media drive - common fault not powering on with ac adapter (or ac switching off laptop) is a mainboard fault of PC13 SMT 1206 ceramic cap shorting / failing / getting hot suggest 0.1uF 50V instead - pc2700 333Mhz ram 1Gb max -
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Latitude D505 (some) VIA VT8237 VX700 IDE ATI RV350 Radeon 9550 (VESA only) VIA AC97 VIA VT6102 Rhine-II Intel 2200g Calexico2 2003 32bit little support - diagnostics pressing holding the Fn key, press the Power ON button (do this with battery removed). Check the LEDs pattern - cmos battery behind flap in laptop battery slot -
Inspiron 1000 SIS N/A use VESA SIS AC97 SIS with AD1981B codec playback SIS 900 N/A Icaros 2.1 2004 32bit [boots James Kendall Celeron Amiga] and aremis using it
Inspiron 1100 845 N/A use VESA Intel 845G AC'97 playback Broadcom 4401 Icaros 1.5
Inspiron 8500 P4 855GM N/A Intel with Nvidia 5200 Go MCP AC97 with SigmaTel 9750 Broadcom 440x Broadcom 4306 rev 02
Latitude X300 PP04S small, slim and light metal case for the time 1.2 Ghz and later 1.4Ghz on 855GME IDE and will boot cd/dvd through media base dock N/A 855GM Gfx (VESA only) Intel AC97 with STAC 97xx codec but no audio out of the dock Broadcom BCM5705M gigabit Broadcom BCM4306 mini pci with later 2200 or 2915 intel - replace with atheros in flap on the base of the laptop Icaros 2.1.1 2004 12.1" 1024 x 768 - no sd card boot in bios - no APM but bad ACPI in bios with s3 ram suspend sleep not supported well in the buggy Differentiated Definition Block of the DSDT (Differentiated System Description Table) - dock ports seen as USB CD by BIOS and will not boot / detect
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Latitude D600 (Quanta JM2) PP05L - 600m 82855 PM i855 Yes N/A Use VESA - ATI Radeon RV250 Mobility FireGL 9000 AC97 - STAC 9750 Yes Broadcom BCM5705 Intel 2100 or Broadcom BCM4306 - swap for Atheros panel in base Icaros 1.3 and 1.4.1 and 2.1.1 32bit 14inch using pc2100 memory with Caps light blinking is usually a memory error -
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  • revA01 Dell D505 D600 to power up by firmly squeezing the case at the docking port -
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  • revA04
Latitude D600 (Quanta JM2) 82855 PM i855 Yes N/A 2D only vidia NV28 GeForce4 Ti 4200 Go 5200 Go 5650 Go AC97 - STAC 9750 Yes Broadcom BCM5705 Broadcom BCM4306 mini pci - swap for Atheros Icaros 1.3 and 1.4.1 32bit 14" - solder joints on the bios chip (press down firmly on the f7/f8 keys) are bad - RAM modules clean the contacts with an eraser and re-insert - chassis' memory cover plate needs to have that black insulation to apply some pressure -
D800 (Compal LA-1901) Intel 855 AC97 Broadcom 570x Broadcom 4309 2004 32bit - trackpoint type pointing device -
D800 Intel 855 Nvidia AC97 Broadcom 570x Broadcom 4309 2004 32bit 15inch 39cm
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Latitude D410 PP06S rev A00 1.7Ghz and A03 1.6Ghz PP-M GMA915 82801 ide N/A Intel 915GM 2D and 3D OpenGL 1.3 tunnel 170 and gearbox 75 AC97 playback only with STAC 9751 codec USB 2.0 PRO 100 VM (KM) (works) or Broadcom 5751 (not) Intel 2915ABG or later 2200BG - swap for Atheros mini pci under keyboard difficult though Icaros 1.4 and 2.1.1 2005 32bit 12.1" 4:3 1024 x 768 - will not boot from USB-DVD - will boot from USB stick - no sd card slot - Pentium® M Processor 730 (1.6 GHz), 750 (1.86 GHz) & 760 (2.0 GHz) 770 (2.13GHz) - PR06S dock base
Inspiron 1200 2200 PP10S Latitude 110L Intel 915GM UDMA N/A Intel GMA900 (2D and 3D openGL 1.x) Gearbox 56 Intel AC97 playback only USB 2.0 Intel PRO 100 VE BroadCom BCM4318 licencing on firmware - swap for Atheros mini PCI in base panel Icaros 1.4.5 2005 single core 32bit 14" 4:3 XGA screen - very reliable - quite heavy 6.3 lbs to 7.2 lbs in weight - 19V, 3.16A AC adapters - poor battery life 4 cell, 29 WHr Lithium Ion battery estimates lasting 2 hours -
Inspiron 1300 business B130 home PP21L Latitude 120L B120 by Compal - Inspiron 630m Intel Celeron M360 1.4Ghz, M370 1.50 GHz, M380 1.73Ghz Yes N/A GMA 900 2D and 3D openGL 1.x tunnel 172 gearbox 70 HD Audio playback ear phones only Broadcom 440x intel 2200 or BCM4318 firmware licencing only one antenna lead for main wifi - swap for Atheros mini pci Icaros 2.1.2 2005 single core 32bit only - 14.1″ XGA 4:3 or 15.4" WXGA wide 1280 x 800 matte - reasonably quiet trackpad buttons - no sd card slot - ram and wireless access in large panel on the bottom of notebook - some have Sunon Maglev magnetic levitation CPU fan - Tip pin size 7.4mm * 5mm (pin in centre) charger pa-12, pa-1650-05d2, f7970, H536T, YP368, WTC0V, PA3E -
Inspiron PP19L 640m XPS M140 e1405 Core Solo to T2300 Duo 1.83Ghz T2400 Intel GMA 950 HD Audio IDT Broadcom Broadcom 43xx firmware licencing - swap for Atheros 2005 32 bit - 12.1 LCD CCFL WXGA 1280x800 up to 14.1 inch 16:10 1440x900 pixel, WXGA+ UltraSharp - supports also SSE3 instructions on duos -
Inspiron 8600 GM915 Pentium M 745 1.8GHz ATi 9600 Pro Mobility HD Audio with Broadcom 570x Broadcom 4309 2004 32bit 15.4 screen WUXGA resolution, 1920×1200 -
Inspiron 6000 6000d 6000s GM910 GM915 i915 1.6GHz 730 P-M 64 MB ATi Mobility Radeon X300 idt sigmatel Broadcom BCM4401 B0 Intel 2915 2005 32bit - 15.4 inch WSXGA+ LCD Panel (Samsung)
Latitude D510 (Quanta DM1) 915GM socket 479 N/A IDE mode Intel GMA 915 2D and 3D AC97 STAC 975x USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM5751 Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG swap Atheros mini pci in base 2005 14.1" 32bit single core Intel Celeron M 1.6GHz Pentium M 730 1.73Ghz
Latitude D610 (Quanta JM5B) PP11L 910GML 915GM with mobile 1.6 to 2.26ghz N/A IDE mode Intel GMA 915 2D and 3D tunnel 174 gearbox 74 Intel AC97 speaker head phones playback only with stac codec USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM5751 Intel 2200BG or Broadcom mini pci but under keyboard Icaros 2.1.1 2005 32bit 14" 1024 x 768 - very noisy clicky trackpad buttons - one dimm slot under keyboard and another in central panel on base 2GB 533Mhz 667Mhz DDR2 max - swap wifi card for atheros 5k -
Latitude D610 (Quanta JM5B) 915GM N/A IDE mode Use VESA - Ati X300 Intel AC97 USB 2.0 Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG mini pci Icaros 2.1.1 2005 32bit 14" 1024 x 768 - very noisy clicky trackpad buttons
Latitude D810 (Quanta ) 915GM N/A IDE mode Use VESA - Ati X300 Intel AC97 stereo playback only USB 2.0 Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG mini pci Icaros 2.1.1 2005 15"
Inspiron 1545 PP41L N/A Intel HD Audio IDT 92HD71B codec Marvell 88E8040 Broadcom 4312 firmware licencing prevents support - swap for Atheros 2005 32bit 14" 1024 x 768 - very noisy clicky trackpad buttons -
Inspiron 9200 9300 9400 Intel N/A Nvidia 6800 or aTI X300 HD Audio with codec Intel 2005 17 inch screen had increasing vertical line problems (gpu cooling issues) much like the 17 inch G4 powerbook -
Inspiron 6400 E1505 PP20S GM945 with Core2 T5500 N/A choice of ATi x1300 RV515 M52, x1400 or nvidia go 7300 on daughter board HD Audio IDT 92xx Broadcom BCM4401 B0 Intel 3945 - swap for Atheros Icaros 2.1 2006 64bit or 32bit depending on CPU - 15inch plastic build - usb boot from pen stick or dvd ignored - broadcom bcm92045 bluetooth hardware detected but no software support -
Inspiron 6400 GM945 N/A intel gma version is fixed HD Audio IDT 92xx Broadcom BCM4401 B0 Broadcom BCM4311 firmware licensing prevents support - swap for Atheros
Inspiron 1501 PP23LA Latitude 131L AMD on ATI RS480 Use VESA - ATI 1150 (x300) ATI HD audio with codec 15.4 inch Matt 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, WXGA TFT Display - first Dell AMD machine - Sempron 1.8GHz Turion MK-36 or X2 1.6Ghz TL-50 or TL-56
Vostro 1000 (Quanta FX2) AMD Use VESA - ATi Xpress 1150 HD Audio Broadcom 440 Broadcom 4311 Sempron
Latitude XT tablet Laptop Core2 Duo with AMD RS600 SB600 Use VESA - ATi x1250 HD Audio with codec Broadcom BCM5756 ME Broadcom BCM4311 N-Trig digitiser
Dell Latitude D531 15" mid 2007 AMD Turion X2 TL56 or TL60 N/A Use VESA - ATi xpress X1270 HD Audio with IDT codec Intel 3945 or Dell Wireless 1390 and 1505 Draft 802.11n or BCM4311 64bit possible - no trackpoint - fail and goes wrong often -
Studio XPS M1210 GM945 N/A nVidia G72M 7300 HD Audio IDT 92xx Broadcom BCM4401 B0 Broadcom BCM4311 firmware licensing prevents support - swap for Atheros
Inspirion E1705 945GM N/A nVidia 7900GS gpu 3d corrupt Broadcom BCM4401 Intel 3945 [1]
Precision M65 M90 XPS M1710 945PM with T2600 T2700 N/A nVidia Quadro FX 350M 1600M 1500M G71 on par with the Go7900 GS HD Audio with STAC 92XX codec Broadcom BCM5752 Broadcom BCM4311 BCM4328 2006 17" workstation type WXGA+ screen manufactured by AU Optronics least readable, viewing angles are not very good, at times it seems to be unevenly lit, and there is still some light leakage - less prominent on the WUXGA -
Latitude D420 (Compal LA-3071P) PP09S 945 with ULV Core Solo U1400 1.2GHz or duo 1.06Ghz u2500 @ 1.2ghz ZIF 1.8" slow N/A Intel GMA950 - 2D and 3D opengl tunnel 138 gearbox 103 HD Audio with STAC 92xx playback speakers head phones only) 2 Broadcom BCM5752 Intel 3945 mini pcie - swap Atheros 5k in base panel Icaros Desktop 1.4 2006 32bit only - 12.1" 1280x800 - with extra 'broken' usb port one for external d/bay d-bay optical drive which works - PR09S dock base rev02 DVD-RW usb boots - 1GB DDR 2Rx16 max in base panel -
  • revA00 Core Solo 1.2Ghz
  • revA01 Core Duo 1.06Ghz
  • revA02 Core Duo 1.2Ghz
Latitude D520 PP17L i945 Core or Core2 Duo N/A SATA Intel GMA 950 2D and OpenGL 1 3D tunnel 210 gearbox 153 HD audio with STAC 9200 codec Broadcom BCM5752 Broadcom BCM4312 BCM4321 Dell 1390 / 1490 mini pcie replace with atheros 5k in base panel Icaros 1.4 and 2.2 2005 4:3 aspect ratio 14.1 or 15 inches
  • rev A02 64bit T5500, T5600 and T7200 and up to 4GB with up to XGA+ 1400 by 1050 screen
  • rev A01 have the 945GM which supports Core Duo 32bit (T2300E @ 1.66GHz or T2400 @ 1.83GHz) XGA 1024x768
  • rev A00 have the 940GML QG82940GML which supports single only (Celeron M 410 @ 1.46GHz or 420 @ 1.60GHz and 430 up to Core Solo T1350@ 1.86Ghz) and 2GB mem max
Latitude D620 (Compal LA-2792) PP18L Core Duo and later Core2 with 945GMS N/A Intel GMA 950 (2D and 3D tunnel gearbox opengl1 HD Audio playback Broadcom BCM5752 Intel 3945 mini pcie AspireOS Xenon 2006 64bit AROS capable with later revisions - 14" 1280 x 800
  • rev A00 T2300E, T2400, T2500, T2600, T2050, T2060, T2250 are all Core Duo's, 32 bit
  • rev A0x T5550, T5560, T7200, T7400, T7600, T7600G area all Core 2 Duo's, 64 bit
Latitude D620 Intel i945 N/A Nvidia 7300, 7600 NVS 110M G72 HD Audio with STAC 9200 codec Broadcom BCM5752 ? 1440x900 screen -
  • revA00 T2300, T2400, T2500, T2600, T2050, T2060, T2250 are all Core Duo's, 32 bit
  • revA01 T5550, T5560, T7200, T7400, T7600, T7600G all Core 2 Duo's, 64 bit - DT785 UC218 Fan/ Heatsink - LA-2792P Rev.2.0
Latitude D820 (Quanta JM6) 945GMS 940GML N/A Intel GMA 2D and 3D tunnel 195 - 100? gearbox 156 HD Audio with STAC 9200 playback Broadcom BCM5752 BCM4310 replace with mini pci atheros Icaros 2.1.2 2007 widescreen 15 inch 1280 x 800 matte - -
  • rev A00
  • rev A01
Latitude D820 (Quanta JM) 945GMS 940GML N/A Nvidia NVS 110M 120M G72 HD Audio STAC 9200 Broadcom BCM5752 BCM4310 15.4 1650x1050 WXGA or WSXGA+ or 1920x1200 WUXGA -
  • revA00
  • revA01
Latitude D430 PP09S 945 with Core2 Duo C2D U7500 1.06Ghz U7600 1.2Ghz U7700 1.33Ghz ZIF PATA 1.8inch slow N/A 945GML 2D and 3D opengl 1.x 171 tunnel 105 gearbox STAC 92xx HD Audio speaker and ear phone - mono speaker 3 Broadcom BCM5752 Intel 4965 AGN or 3945 ABG mini pci-e under plate on bottom with Atheros Aspire 1.8 64bit capable - sd card not supported - PA9 or better PA12 power adapter - 12.1" 1280x800 matte -
  • rev A00
  • rev A01
  • rev A02
Latitude D530 GM965 + ICH8 N/A IDE mode nVidia Quadro NVS 135M 2D 3d corruptions G86 HD Audio with STAC 9205 head phones only USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM5755M Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG Icaros 1.4.5 [2] cool air intake from underneath needed with pa-10 or pa-3e 90w psu required - standard 4:3 ratio aspect screen -
Latitude D630 (Compal LA-3301P) PP18L GM965 + ICH8 T7250 2.0Ghz N/A Intel GMA X3100 (2D only, no external monitor) HD Audio STAC 9205 but speaker and head phones 4 USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM5755M Broadcom BCM4312 64bit possible - works well if wireless PCIE card replaced from under keyboard - F12 to choose boot option - 4400mah 48Wh battery lasts 2 hours - 6600mah 73Wh lasts just over 3 hours
  • revA00
  • revA01
Latitude D630 GM965 + ICH8 N/A IDE mode use VESA as nVidia NVS 135M 3d corrupts 0.7 tunnel 0.25 gearbox G86 HD Audio with STAC 9205 head phones only USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM5755M Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG Icaros 1.4.5
  • revA00 [3] heat transfer pad only on GPU no copper contact
  • revA01 new (DT785 0DT785) heatsink 2 prong header
Latitude D830 965GM with Core2 N/A GM965 crestline 2d and 3d tunnel 115 replace with Atheros 5k Icaros 2006 15 inch works well updating the LCD is quite easy if you get the WXGA or WSXGA+. you disassemble the front bezel, unscrew the panel, disconnect the old display and connect the new one
  • revA00
  • revA01
Latitude D830 ICH8, Core2 DUO T7800 @ 2.60GHz N/A Intel ICH8M Serial ATA nVidia Quadro NVS 140M G86 HD Audio with STAC 92XX codec USB 2.0 Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Intel Wireless 4965AGN Icaros 2.03 2007 64bit 15." - FN,F2 or FN,F8 or FN,F12
XPS M1330 M1530 M1730 - WISTRON Hawke 965 N/A Intel 965 with either Nvidia 8400M 8600M 8700M or 8800GT G84 G86 HD Audio STAC 9228 Broadcom or Marvell 88E8040 Intel 3945 ICAROS 1.5 Did not boot
Precision M2300 M4300 M6300 GM965 N/A IDE mode use VESA nVidia Quadro FX 360M (8400GS) 3600M 3500M 2500M G86 to G92 HD Audio with STAC 9205 head phones only USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM5755M Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG 4965 2007 14" 15.6" 17"
Inspiron 1520 1525 PP29L Intel 965 with 2GHz Core 2 Duo T7250 N/A Intel x3100 Hd Audio with codec Marvell 88E8040 Intel PRO Wireless 4965 AG or AGN (rev 61) 2008 64bit - 15.4-inch 1280 by 800 resolution screen with an HDMI connection - Webcam -
VOSTRO 1220 (QUANTA AM3) GL40 GS40 N/A Intel GMA 4500M Conexant CX 20582 Realtek 8211CL 2008 64bit - 12.1in display has a 1,280 x 800 -
VOSTRO 1088 (Quanta VM8G) N/A HD Audio with CX20583 or ALC888 codec Realtek 8111DL Intel 5000 5100 or Atheros N
Vostro 1014 (Quanta VM8M) N/A Conexant CX 20583 Realtek rtl8169 Intel 5000 5100
Vostro 1400 1500 1700 1200 Core 2 Duo GM965 N/A IDT 76a0 Broadcom NetLink BCM5906M Broadcom BCM4312
Vostro 1310 1510 (Compal LA-4592P) 1710 Core 2 Duo T7600 or Celeron 540 GMA965 N/A GM965 HD Audio with ALC268 codec Realtek 8111 8169 Intel 4965 Celeron 540 added 64 bit support (doubling transistor count)
Vostro 1320 1520 (Compal LA-4592P) 1720 (Compal LA-4671P) N/A Intel or Nvdia 9600M GS G96 Intel HD Audio with Realtek ALC268 or IDT 92HD8X codec Realtek Broadcom BCM4312 17 inch
Vostro V13 (Inventec V13TL) GS45 series 4 N/A Realtek 8111 Broadcom 4312
Studio 15 1537 PP33L N/A Radeon HD 3400 HD Audio Broadcom BCM5784M Intel 5100 2009 64bit
Latitude XT2 Intel N/A Intel HD Audio with STAC 92xx codec Intel 82567LM Broadcom BCM4312
Precision M2400 M4400 M6400 GM965 N/A IDE mode use VESA nVidia Quadro FX 770M G86 HD Audio with STAC 9205 head phones only USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM5755M Intel 2008 14" 15.6" 17"
Studio 17 Studio 1735 (Intel Santa Rosa), Studio 1736 (AMD Turion 64 CPU), Studio 1737 (Intel Montevina), Studio 1745 1747 1749 Intel Calpella N/A 2008 / 2009 17inch Core2 or later i7 processor and DDR3 memory - JBL 2.1 speakers 2 x 1.5 watt and 3 watt subwoofer - random keyboard and sound malfunctions -
STUDIO 1555 - QUANTA FM8 FM8B Intel series 4 N/A ATi M92 Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Intel HD and ATi HD on R700 hdmi Broadcom BCM5784M Intel 5300 2009 15"
Latitude E4200 N/A Intel GM45 HD Audio IDT 92HD 71B7X codec Broadcom BCM4322
Latitude E5400 E5500 N/A Intel GMA (2D) HD Audio but no sound Yes BCM5761e No
Latitude E4300 Intel Core 2 Duo P9400 2.4GHz N/A Intel GMA 4500 MHD HD Audio IDT 92HDxxx Intel 82567LM Intel PRO Wireless 5300 AGN 2009 64bit - 13.3" WXGA - sd card Broadcom BCM5880 -
E6400 Core 2 Duo P9500 N/A Intel GMA 4500M HD 2D with NVIDIA QUADRO NVS 160M G98 Intel HD with IDT 92HD71 codec or later 92HDM61 Intel Broadcom BCM4312 or Intel 5300 early ones especially had a lot of problems with the keyboard ribbon cable connector, and the trackpoints were rubbish at best
Latitude E6500 i5 vPro Intel Series 4 N/A Intel GMA X4500HD HD Audio IDT 92HDxxx Intel 82567 Broadcom BCM4312
Studio XPS 15 1645 i7 CPS Q820 1.73GHz 1st gen N/A Radeon 5730 64bit - 1920x x 1080 -
Inspiron N4050 (Wistron Enrico Caruso 14) N/A Realtek RTL8101E RTL8102E Broadcom 4313
Inspiron 15 M5030 N5030 Intel GMA 4500M slower version 2009 64BIT Athlon II P360 socket S1g4 with radeon HD4250 up to N370 or P960
Vostro 3300 (WIstron Winery13 MB DIS) 3400 3500 3700 (Vistron Vostro Calpella) i5 N/A Intel with Nvidia 310M optimus Broadcom 4313
Latitude E6410 E6510 E6310 Intel Core i7 620M i7 820QM N/A NVidia NVS 3100M GT218 2D but 3D through external monitor HD Audio IDT 92HD81 Intel Broadcom or Intel 6200AGN or Link 6300 Icaros 1.3 2010 64 bit [4]
E4310 E5410 ATG Intel 5 series Intel Core i5 560M 1st gen N/A Intel GMA HD 5700 mhd Intel HD Audio with IDT 92HDxx Codec Intel 82577LM Broadcom BCM4313 2009 64BIT clarkdale codename CPUs -
Precision M2500 M4500 M6500 5 Series 3400 QM57 dual core Intel Core i5 620M 640m or i7 940XM N/A Nvidia Quadro 2700M G94 FX 1800M GT215 or ATI FirePro M7740 M7820 HD Audio with IDT codec Intel e1000e 82577LM or Broadcom Intel WiFi Link 60x0 Series WLAN half 2010 64bit - 15.6" or 17" Max Resolution HD (1366x768) Technology UltraSharp LED Display Glossy Calibrated to 100 per cent Adobe Colour Gamuts - 3MP webcam - Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader -
XPS 14 L401X i3 360M i7 740Qm Nvidia 420M GT 425M 2011
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
XPS 15 15Z L501X L502X 17 17Z L701X L702X i7 840QM to i7 2630QM N/A Intel HD 3000 with Nvidia 555 to 525M 540M 555M GT 435M 420M GF108M optimus 2011 64bit first models are pre and later Sandybridge - 17.3-inch 1600 × 900 to 15.6-inch -
Latitude XT3 Intel 6 Series N/A Intel HD Audio with codec and hdmi Intel 82579LM Intel N 6205 Cougar Point
Intel HD 3000 4000 with nVidia optimus issues with Nvidia Intel hybrids unless bumblebee switching equivalent can be developed
E6420 E6520 ATG semi ruggized XFR sandy bridge i5 2520M 2540M or duo I7 N/A set to Bios UEFI mode AHCI Intel HD 3000 with optional fermi Nvidia NVS 4200M GF119 HD Audio no playback - IDT 92HD90 BXX codec or HDMI codec Intel Intel 6205 Icaros 2.03 2011 64bit very little total support - fan exhausts a lot of hot air when cpu taxed - VGA if Bios ATA set and Vesa only with Bios ACHI set -
E6220 E6320 2nd gen series 6 N/A Intel HD 3000 IDT 92HD90 BXX codec Intel 82579LM Intel 5100 2011
Latitude E5420 Intel N/A Intel HD 3000 Broadcom Broadcom 4313 2011
Precision M2600 M4600 M6600 i5 2520M i7 2920XM N/A Nvidia Quadro FX880M to Quadro 1000M HD Audio with IDT codec Intel 2011 64bit - 17.3" 1080p display -
Inspiron M5040 E450, C50 or C60 with A50M chipset N/A use VESA AMD Radeon 6320, 6250 or 6290 HD Audio IDT Realtek RTL8105E VB 10/100 Atheros AR9285 icaros 2.1.1 2011 64bit some support
Vostro 3450 (Quanta V02A RO1A) i3 2330M i5 2410M 2430M N/A Radeon HD 6630M broadcom 2011 64bit 14", 2.3 kg
vostro V3555 AMD 2011 64bit first gen of Llano APU (like Ax-3xxxM) - FS1 - e2-300m (6380G) replaced up to A8-3500M (6620G) A8-3510MX - A8-3500M, A6-3400M, or 3420M
XPS 13 L321X L322X i7 2637M N/A Intel HD 3000 and later 4000 pro WiDi Intel HD Audio with codec USB 3.0 N/A Atheros AR9462 2012 64bit first ultrabook - 13.3" 1366 x 768 NON Touch Corning Gorilla Glass
Inspiron M102z M411R M5110 A4 3300M A6 3400M 3420M N/A Radeon 6480G 2012 64bit
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2013 no second gen notebooks (ax-4xxxm) Trinity - fs1r2 or fs2 - ??? up to a10-4600m a10-4655m
Latitude e6230 E6330 E6430 i3 3320M 3350M 2.8 GHz i5 3360M i7 3520M N/A non RAID mode Intel HD 4000 (VESA only) HD Audio Intel USB 3.0 (USB 1.1 2.0 only) Intel 82579LM Gigabit Broadcom BCM4313 Nightly Build 2014 09-27 2013 64bit Ivy Bridge - 12.5-inch 13.3-inch 14-inch screen - not great better under hosted
Inspiron 3x37 5x37 7x37
Inspiron 15 3521 5521 5721 i5 i7 N/A Intel HD 4000 or Radeon 8730M or 7670M HD Audio with ALC850 ?? USB 3.0 Realtek RTL8101E RTL8102E RTL8105E Atheros 0036 (rev 01) or Dell 1703 1704 1705 Icaros 2.0.3 2013 64bit Panther Point Ivy Bridge Intel(R) 7 Series Mobile -
XPS 12 Tablet i7 3667U N/A Intel N6235 2013 convertible
XPS 15 13 i7 3632QM 3rd gen N/A GT 640M 2013 64 bit - 15.6" or 13 inch 1920 x 1080 - runs hot and noisy fan so cooling/throttling issues -
Precision 3000 series 5000 series the 7000 series N/A 2013
Latitude 3330 i5 3337U and later i5 4xxx N/A Partial Intel HD 3000 / 4000 (VESA only) HD Audio with 92HD93 codec USB 3.0 (USB 1.1 2.0 only) Intel Gigabit Broadcom BCM4313 firmware licencing prevents support - swap for Atheros Icaros 1.5.2 2013 64bit 13.3-inch budget laptop that offers little more than decent battery life -
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2014 no amd third gen (ax-5xxxm) Richland - fs1r2 or fs2 - ??? up to a10-5750m
Inspiron 15 3542 3543 i5 4210U N/A Dell Wireless N 1705 2014 64bit - HD 1366 x 768 - chicklet style, spill-resistant keyboard - try to avoid NVIDIA Optimus switchable gfx - Max 8GB
Inspiron 17 5748 5749 N/A HD+ TrueLife 17.3" vivid screen display -
XPS 15 9530 i5 4200H i7 4th gen 4702HQ 4712HQ N/A Intel 4400 (dual) Nvidia 750M (quad models) Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC 7260 2014 64bit 15.6" 1920 × 1080 screen up or 3k screen (3200x1800) - cooling issues solved - optical drive gone - instability of 802.11ac Wi-Fi and annoying electrical/hissing noise called 'Coil Whine' -
850M 860M Kepler
830M 840M Maxwell
Inspiron M3800 i7 4712HQ N/A Intel 4600 with Nvidia K1100M Intel AC 7260 2015 15.6-inch (3840 x 2160) IGZO touchscreen (Sharp LQ156D1) -
Precision 3510, 5510, 7510 and 7710 N/A 2015
XPS 15 i7 5th gen N/A
Dell Latitude E5550 E5450 Intel(R) Core (TM) i7 N/A Intel 82801 nVidia GM108M [GeForce 840M] and Intel Broadwell U Optimus? HD Audio with codec usb 3.0 Intel Intel Wireless 7265 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Integrated Webcam HD - EFI v2.31 American Megatrends - Intel Broadwell U Wildcat Point - 5###U CPU @ 2.20GHz
dell 7710 N/A optimus can be disabled
XPS 15 9550 i7 6700 6th gen N/A Nvidia 960M usb 3.1 gen 2 2016 64bit 15.6-inch UltraSharp™ InfinityEdge display with edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass -
xps 15" 9560 i7 7700hq N/A nvidia gtx 1050 3.1 gen 2 2017 aluminum alloy chassis with carbon fiber palm rest -
Inspiron 15 7000 gtx 1050ti Intel AC 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display - 74 Whr, 6-Cell Battery (Integrated) -
Inspiron 17 5000 N/A 17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
Alienware 17 Gaming Laptop N/A

Fujitsu-SiemensEdit

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Order of build quality (Lowest to highest)

Amilo 
Esprimo 
Lifebook 
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
ST2000 ST2050D P1 100Mhz 1997 32bit
Fujitsu FMV-Biblo Loox S73A TM5600 633MHz with Ali M1535 chipset Yes N/A ATI Rage Mobility M with 4MB SDRAM AC97 Ali M1535 + STAC9723 Codec USB 1.1 only N/A N/A 1999 32bit ultra compact 10" WSXGA (1280 x 600) matte LCD - QuickPoint IV mouse - main chassis is metal casting but the keyboard surround / palm rest is plastic - Transmeta Crusoe CPU up to 15GB 2.5 inch drive and SR 8175 8X DVD-ROM drive - (Japan P1100) LifeBook P1120 Biblo Loox T93C (Japan P2120) P2020
Stylistic PC Tablet ST3000 ST3400 3500 PIII 400Mhz 2000 32bit
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Lifebook C1020 S3 ProSavage VIA 8233 Realtek 8139 P4M with VIA P4M266 chipset
AMILO 7000 series L7300 S3 via VT8233 via rhine 2
Lifebook S6000 series S6010 S6020 Intel 830G AC97 ST9751T Codec rtl8139 prism2 mini pci - almost all are shown as PCI to PCMCIA bridge only 2003 32bit SigmaTel® -
Lifebook S7000 S7010 S7010D S2020 Pentium M 1.6 or 1.7GHz N/A use VESA - Intel 855 AC97 with STAC 9751T or 9767 codec Broadcom Atheros, Broadcom or Intel 2200BG - FN,F10 Icaros 2.1.1 14.1 inch with minimal support
Lifebook e8010 use VESA Intel 855GM AC97 STAC9767 or ALC203 codec Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5705M Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG Icaros 1.3.1 15.1 inch
Stylistic ST4000 ST4110 ST4120 ST4121 830MG with 800 and 933Mhz with 10.4 or 12.1 inch 144 pin memory max 768MB
Stylistic ST5000 1.0Ghz P-M and later 1.1Ghz on Intel 855GME N/A Intel 800 use VESA Intel AC97 Broadcom BCM5788 tg3 Intel 2200BG charged via a proprietary port power connector 16V 3.75A with wacom serial pen interface - OtterBox 4600 Tablet PC case - indoor Screen transmissive - 10.1 and later 12.1 XGA TFT - ST5010 ST5011 ST5012 ST5020 ST5021 ST5022
Amilo Pro V2010 VIA CN400 PM880 N/A S3 unichrome use VESA VIA AC97 VT8237 with codec Rhine 6102 6103 RaLink RT25000 Icaros 2.1.2 boot mount - unknown bootstrap error then crashes
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Amilo SI 1520 1521p GMA 2D HD Audio Conexant codec Intel Pro 100 Icaros 1.4.2 Some support but Set Bios option ATA Control Mode to Compatible
Lifebook S7020 S7020D Pentium M 740 1.73MHz Intel 915 HD Audio ALC260 codec Broadcom BCM5751M Gigabit Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG or Atheros 5k
Stylistic ST5030 ST5031 ST5032 1 to 1.2GHx Pentium M with 915GM N/A Intel 900 Marvell charged via a proprietary port power connector 6.0 x 4.4 mm round - 200 pin ddr2 ram
Stylistic ST5110 ST5111 ST5112 945GM with 1.2GHz Core Duo / 1.2GHz 1.3Ghz Core2 Duo No Intel 900 HD audio with STAC9228 codec Intel 3945 ABG or optional atheros either 32 or 64 bit - charged via a proprietary port power connector 6.0 x 4.4 mm round - SigmaTel®
E8110 S7110 E8210 945GM HD Audio with ALC262 codec playback Yes Marvell 88E8055 Gigabit Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG Icaros 2.0 32bit Core Duo
Esprimo Mobile V5535 Skt mPGA 478MN IDE and EIDE IDE mode with SIS 5513 SiS 771 / 671 (VESA only) HD Audio SIS968 SIS966 SI7012 with ALC268 codec USB 2.0 (issues) SiS 191 gigabit Atheros AR5001 mini pci express sometimes random freezing short time after booting - chipset SIS 671MX -
T2020
T4220
Fujitsu U810 U820 600MHz A100 or 800MHz A110 ULV with Intel 954GU Express 32bit Ultra Mobile Platform low power - swiveling 5.6-inch WSVGA 1024 x 600 - FMV-U8240 U1010 in other regions
Fujitsu UH900 UMPC or FMV BIBLO LOOX U/G90N Intel Atom 1.6Ghz Z530 or 2Ghz 5.6" touchscreen resistive 1280 x 800, multitouch, gps in us version only
Amilo Li 2727 LI2727 Atheros G blocked by bios FSC upgrading bios to version 1.10 version that switches wifi permanently on
Li3710 Atheros G
Li2735 Atheros G
Amilo Li 1705 CN896 with VIA P4M900 IDE ATi VIA VT8237 HD Audio with codec VT82xx 62xx VIA Rhine Atheros G Icaros 2.1.1 random freezes
T900 tablet
T4215 T4220
T5010 T5020
Stylistic ST6000 965 Intel 4500 MHD Marvell 64bit Pen Computing
T4310 T4410 N/A Intel Broadcom BCM57780 atheros 9k ultraportable convertible
Esprimo Mobile U Series U9200 U9215 U9210 Intel Core2 Duo P8600 to T9400 Intel 4500 MHD Intel 5300 agn 12.1" LCD (Samsung LTN121W1-L03) 16:10 widescreen matte -
Lifebook P range
Lifebook S7220 Mobile 4 HD Audio ALC269 Marvell 88E8055 Intel 5300
Celsius
Name CHIPSET IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Lifebook S751 i3 i5 i7 N/A Vesa Intel HD 3000 ALC269 Intel Intel Intel QM67 or HM65 Express Chipset - can run very warm 35W cpu/gpu combo Intel i7 2620M 2.70GHz, 2.5Ghz i5 2520M 2.3Ghz 2410M or i3 2310M 2.1Ghz
Intel HD 3000 4000 with nVidia optimus issues with Nvidia Intel hybrids unless bumblebee switching equivalent can be developed
Lifebook PH521 AMD E-450 1.65Ghz DDR3 1066MHz HD 6320M Realtek ALC269 Atheros 802.11 bgn 11.6 inch HD SuperFine LED 1366x768 pixels
Lifebook T720 T726 T730
T580 T731 T901 i3 i5 Intel HD
Q355 Q550 Q572 Q584
Q702 Q704 Q755


HP CompaqEdit

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Build quality (Lowest to highest)

Presario 
Pavilion 
Omnibook 
ProBook
Armada
Elitebook


Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
1c00 series Compaq Presario Armada 100S made by Mitac, 1247 K6-II with PE133 MVP-4 use VESA - Trident Blade3D AGP sp16953 VIA ac'97 audio [rev20] with AD1881A codec usual VIA issues [rev10] N/A N/A 192MB max - PCcard Texas PC1211 no support - 1200 XL1 1200-XL1xx, XL101, XL103 XL105 XL106 XL109 XL110 XL111 XL116 XL118 XL119 XL125
1c01 series Armada 110, Evo N150 Intel with VIA PLE133 Use VESA - Trident Cyber Blade i1 chipset VIA 686 rev20 82xxx 686a Intel 82557 Pro 100 max 192mb sodimm 100Mhz 133Mhz ram memory - 1200-XL405A 12XL405A XL502A 12XL502A 1600XL
2c01 series Compaq Presario 1200 1210 1211 1215 AMD with VIA Ati Rage Pro VIA 686 [rev 20] maybe via [rev 10] tulip 1200US 1210US CA EA ES 1210JP LA 1211LA 1215US
Compaq Armada 1750 XE2 BX Yes N/A Maybe Use VESA - ATi 3D Rage LT Pro No es1688 Premier Sound or Maestro 2 es1869 most usb items but not wireless N/A N/A
Armada M300 M700 E500 440BX N/A ATI Rage LT M1 Mobility (VESA only) AC97 ESS Maestro 2E M2E ES1987 sound USB1.1 only Intel PRO 100+ Mini PCI N/A Aspire OS 2012, Nightly 30-01 2013 and 04-05 2013 a little support via F10 bios options and Fn+F11 reset CMOS with 64mb ram already on board
HP Omnibook XE3 Intel BX 600Mhz GC model 256mb or AMD GD 500Mhz Use VESA - S3 Inc. 86C270 294 Savage IX-MV (rev 11) ESS ES1988 Allegro 1 (rev 12) Intel 82371AB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) N/A N/A 2002 32bit no cardbus pcmcia support - no audio from Polk Audio Speakers -
HP Omnibook XE3 82830 ICH3 P3-M 750MHz 800Mhz 900MHz N/A use VESA - CGC 830MG ESS ES1988 Maestro 3i only one 1.1 port e100 82557 Icaros 1.51 Boots USB Stick via Plop boot floppy - Memory for GF 256-512mb, GS up 1GB
Omnibook xe4100 Via with Intel Celeron S3 Savage VIA 82xxx with codec VIA Rhine 2 2002 32bit
TC1000 TC-1000 Tablet PC NVIDIA NV11 [GeForce2 Go] (rev b2) VIA AC97 Audio (rev 50) OHCI NEC USB 2.0 (rev 02) Intel 82551 QM (rev 10) Atmel at76c506 802.11b 2002 32bit Transmeta LongRun (rev 03) with VT82C686 - Texas Instruments TI PCI1520 PC card Cardbus
HP Compaq R3000 ZV5000 (Compal LA-1851) Nvidia nForce 3 with AMD CPU Nvidia NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go 32M] Nvidia Broadcom or Realtek RTL8139 Broadcom BCM4303 BCM4306 or Atheros bios locked Some laptops, especially HPs have a setting to automatically disable wireless if a wired connection is detected
Compaq Presario 700 series VT8363 VT8365 [Apollo Pro KT133 KM133] Yes N/A VT8636A (S3 Savage TwisterK) (VESA only) VIA AC97 [rev50] with AD1886 codec VIA UHCI USB 1.1 [rev1a] RealTek RTL8139 Broadcom BCM4306 poor consumer grade level construction - jbl audio pro speakers - no support for cardbus pcmcia TI PCI1410 - 700A EA LA UK US Z 701AP EA BR FR 701Z 702US 703US AP JP audio sp18895 Sp19472
Compaq Presario 705 706 710 711 714 715 716, Evo N115, via S3 VIA audio with AD1886 codec via rtl 8139 untested 705CA 705EA 705US Z 706EA 710US 711AU 711CL 714EA 715US 716EA
Compaq Presario 720 721 722 725 730 731 734, Evo N115, via S3 VIA audio with AD1886 via rtl 8139 untested - 720CA 720US 721AP AU 722US 725US 730US 731EA 731US 734EA
1c01 series ATi Rage Mobility 128 max 320MB - 12XL4W, 14XL4, 17XL4, 17XL561-579, 17XL4W, 18XL4, 18XL580 18XL4W (800), 80XL4, 80XL450
Compaq Presario 1700 XL365 1700T 17xL2 Intel P3 ATi Rage Mobility Intel N/A CA Canada US United States JP Japan EA East Asia AU Australia CL LA EU European -
Presario 1800 series 1800t 18XL2 18XL380 ATI Rage 128 Mobility ESS Solo 1 es1938 es1946 es1969) Intel PRO 100 JBL speakers
HP Compaq Evo N200 N210 Ati Rage Mobility
Compaq Evo N160 N180 Intel 820 Radeom M6 Ac97 Intel
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
N400c P3-M 82845 82801 CAM IDE U100 N/A Rage Mobility 128 (VESA only) Maestro 3 allegro 1 USB1.1 Intel PRO 100 VM (KM) N/A Icaros 1.2.4 Has no optical disc drive
N410c P3-M 82845 82801 CAM IDE U100 N/A Radeon Mobility M7 LW 7500 (VESA only) Intel AC97 with AD1886 codec USB1.1 Intel PRO 100 VM (KM) N/A Icaros 1.2.4 Has no optical disc drive
Evo N600c Pentium 4 IDE N/A ATI Radeon Mobility M7 (VESA only) ESS ES1968 Maestro 2 USB Intel PRO 100 ? Icaros 1.3
Evo N610c Pentium 4 IDE N/A ATI Radeon Mobility M7 (VESA only) Intel ICH AC97 with AD1886 codec USB Intel PRO 100 ? Icaros 1.2.4
N800c P4 IDE N/A ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 (VESA only) AC97 USB Intel PRO 100 N/A Icaros 1.2.4 P4M CPU can get very warm
NX7010 Intel IDE N/A ATI mobility 7500 or 9000 Radeon 9200 64MB (VESA only) AC97 ADI codec uhci (1.1) and ehci (2.0) Realtek 8139 Intel 2200b bios locked
Compaq Preasrio V5000 (Compal LA-2771) AMD Sempron 3000+ or Turion ML with SB400 use VESA - Ati RS480M Xpress 200 AC97 ATI with Conexant CX 20468 codec Realtek 8100 8101L 8139 bcm4318 bios locked Icaros 2.1.1 64bit single core machine V5001 V5002 V5002EA V5003
TC1100 TC-1100 Tablet PC 855PM Nvidia Geforce4 Go AC97 BCM 4400 Atheros wlan W400 W500 or ? bios locked 2004 32bit
NC4000 NC4010 N/A ATi Radeon IGP 340M U1 AC97 ALi M5451 with ADI codec BCM 5705M atheros W400 W500 or Intell 2200BG bios locked ALi Corporation M5457 - SD Card via O2 Micro OZ711Mx MultiMediaBay Accelerator -
Compaq Presario 2100 2190us n800w Intel P4 Celeron D and later P4-M ATi FireGL V9000 or IGP 340M AC97 Conexant Intel W200 orinoco hermes and later Broadcom 4306 bios locked
Presario 2100 2500 2700 2800 3000 nx9000 nx9010 AMD Athlon XP-M ATI Radeon IGP 320M 340M 350M Acer ALI IM5451 ALi DP 83815 Intel 2200 bios locked Armada 2140us 2108CL 2111EU
Compaq Presario 900 905 910 n1020v AMD with ATi 320M IGP and ALI M1535+ use VESA - Ati Radeon VE based U1 AC'97 ALI M5451 ALi OHCI Realtek RTL 8139 W200 orinoco hermes bios locked TI PCI-1410 CardBus unsupported - 900AP 900LA 900US 905EA 910US
Compaq Presario V2000 V4000 AMD IXP SB400 and later Intel 855GM ATI Xpress 200M and later Intel AC97 ADI 1981B Realtek 8139 Broadcom 4318 bios locked
NC6000 NC8000 NW8000 855PM with Pentium M 1.5 1.6 1.8GHz 2.0GHz max 160 GB for NW 8000 Ati RV350 mobility 9600 M10 Fire GL T2 ISV use VESA 2D as no laptop display support Intel AC97 with ADI codec playback only 2 ports Broadcom BCM 5705M mini pci Atheros 5212 BG W400 W500 or Intel - all bios locked 2005 based works - Firewire TI TSB43AB22/A - 8 pound 2.5 kg travel weight - an SD slot as well as two PC Card slots - 15-inch UXGA screen (1,600 x 1,200) or 15" SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) (4:3 ratio) -
nx9100 nx9110 r3000 ATI M9 M10 RC300M broadcom b43 mini pci or ?? 2005 32bit
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Compaq NC6110 NX6110 NC6120 NC6220 NC4200 NC8200 TC4200 GMA 915GML 2D GMA 900 AC97 with ADI AD1981B playback 440x or BCM 5705M or 5751M Intel IPW 2200 bios locked Icaros 1.5.2 2005 32bit Sonoma based - Works well with some support Wifi with Atheros AR5007eg if apply hacked bios RISKY else use USB one - (INVENTEC ASPEN UMA MV) (INVENTEC ASPEN DIS PV) -
Compaq nc6130 915GML ATi X300 HD Audio Broadcom Intel bios locked JBL Pro speakers - make sure the hardware switch is turned "on" physical dedicated switch or a Fn+ key combination
Compat C500 CTO 940 945 GMA 900 HD Audio Realtek 8139 Broadcom BCM 4311
HP NV NC 6400 Core Duo + 945GM N/A use VESA Radeon x1300M (2D) HD Audio with ADI1981 low volume Yes BCM 5753M Intel 3945 ABG bios locked Icaros 1.4.2 Harmon Kardon speakers
HP Compaq NC6320 945GM Core Duo GMA 950 2D with a little 3D HD Audio STAC 92xx BCM bios locked Intel 3945 bios locked replaced with Atheros AR5007eg if apply hacked bios RISKY else use USB
HP NC4400 TC4400 Tablet Core Duo with 82945 chipset N/A bios F.07 limits to 100GB 120GB 2D and 3D 282 tunnel and gearbox 150 BCM 5753M Intel 3945 or BCM 4306 - Whitelist BIOS F.0C needed but risky Icaros 2.1.2 64 bit possible with Core2 - TI SD card reader non bootable - wacom serial digitiser pen not working -
  • 1.86GHz core duo
  • 2Ghz T7200, 2.16Ghz Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33GHz
Compaq Presario V3000 945G Intel HD with codec Intel Pro 100 Intel 3945
Compaq V6000 945GM PM GMS Intel HD Audio Intel Pro 100 Intel 3945 or BCM4311 bios locked
HP DV6000 945GMS GMA 950 HD Audio IDT 92HD 91B Intel PRO 100 VE Intel 3945 bios locked 32 bit only - Mosfet FDS6679 common cause of shorts giving no power to the tip. To reset adapter, unplug from AC (mains) and wait 15-30 sec. Then plug in again -
HP Pavilion DV2000 CTO 945GMS GMA 950, X3100, Nvidia 8400M HD Audio Conexant CX 20549 Venice Nvidia MCP51 Broadcom BCM 4311 or Intel 3945 4965 ABG bios locked 2006 Atheros AR5007eg if apply hacked bios RISKY
Compaq F500 F503au AMD mk-36 Nvidia 6100 emergency recovery for BIOS flashes gone wrong requires a USB floppy. If you keep all 4 arrow keys or win key and b pressed during power on
Presario F700 series HP G6000 461860 001 AMD Turion Mono MK-36 2.0Ghz NForce 560m or Twin X2 TK-55 with nForce 610m but needs special sata adapt bit and caddy GF Go 7000m 2D and - ball solder issues due to poor cooling uhci and ehci Atheros AR5007 bios locked Icaros 1.3.1 and 2.2 xmas Unable to boot from cd or usb - random freezes after a minutes use means internal ventilation maintenance needed each year essential - No sd card and overall limited phoenix bios options - f730us F750 F750us F755US F756NR F765em
Presario v6604au v6608au V3500 NVIDIA MCP67M with AMD Athlon64 X2 TK 55 amd 1.8ghz SATA 150 NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M 630i or C67 630M MCP67 conexant codec Nvidia or Realtek 10/100 Broadcom 4311 bios locked Altec Lansing Stereo Speakers - ball solder issues -
Compaq presario v6610 v6615eo v6620us Turion 64 X2 mobile TK-55 / 1.8 GHz to athlon 64x2 @ 2.4ghz N/A SATA 150 geforce 7150 or 7300m 2d and 3d AMD HD Audio with IDT codec stereo playback only 3 OHCI EHCI Broadcom bios locked Icaros 1.3 - works well - 1 x ExpressCard/54 - SD Card slot - AO4407 test voltage of the Drain side (pins 5-8) with AC adapter and no battery, should see 0 volts. contect the battery you should have 10-14v -
v6630em v6642em nForce 630M with AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-58 NVIDIA GeForce 6150M or 7150M Broadcom bios locked 15.4 in 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) -
Compaq Presario C700 GMA960 X3100 HD Audio RTL 8139 Atheros AR5007 AR5001 AR242x
DV9000 DV9013cl
Compaq 2510p 6510b 6710b 6910b GMA 965GM GL960 X3100 some 2d but slow software 3d only HD Audio ADI AD1981 HD low volume on head phones Intel 82566 or Broadcom BCM 5787M Intel 3945ABG or 4965ABG bios locked Aspire OS Xenon 2014 no sd card boot support - F9 to choose boot option - whitelist removal (risky) bios block for wifi card swap
Compaq 2710p 965 IDT 92HD89 Intel 82566 MM Intel 4965 bios locked Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD -
HP Compaq 6530B 6730B - INVENTEC DD08 series 4 Intel GMA 4500 MHD HD Audio Broadcom BCM 5787M Intel 5100 n bios locked
HP COMPAQ 6530s 6531S 6730s 6820s 6830s - INVENTEC ZZI MV HD Audio with AD1984A codec
HP ProBook 4415s 4416s AMD Broadcom INVENTEC PIAGET
HP Probook 6550b 6460b 5 series Intel Broadcom Inventec Diesel 10 UMA
HP Elitebook 2560P Intel 82577 LM Intel N 64bit - bios lock issues to swapping out of wireless - Inventec Styx MV
HP Elitebook
CQ20 series 4 Intel Marvell Broadcom BCM4312
CQ40 CQ41 Intel HD Audio Realtek RTL8101E Broadcom BC4310
HP Compaq CQ42 HD Audio with Coxenant codec Realtek Realtek RTL8191SE (Quanta AX1)
Compaq Presario CQ35 CQ36 Realtek RTL8101E RTL8102E Broadcom BCM4312 Compal LA-4743P -
CQ43 CQ45 Realtek Realtek 8188CE
CQ50 CQ56 Nvidia MCP78S Geforce 8200M nVidia HD Audio with codec nvidia MCP77 Atheros AR928X bios modding risky MCP72XE MCP72P MCP78U MCP78S
HP Pavillion DV7 4143ea Phenom II with Radeon 5470
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Intel HD 3000 4000 with nVidia optimus issues with Nvidia Intel hybrids unless bumblebee switching equivalent can be developed
CQ57 Intel N/A Intel Intel HD with codec Realtek RTL8101E RTL8102E Atheros 9k
CQ57 AMD E-300 ATi HD 6310 wrestler Realtek RTL8101 RTL8102 RTL8106E RaLink RT5390
CQ58 103SA AMD E300 Radeon HD 6310M IGP Realtek or idt Broadcom
CQ60 CQ61 CQ62 MCP78S rebrand wifi card (risky) or ar5b91 with no pins missing
cq70 cq71
HP DM1 635 E300 or E-450 N/A ATI SB7x0 SB8x0 SB9x0 SATA AHCI mode use VESA - AMD HD6310 or 6320 Realtek ALC270A GR but not Wrestler HDMI Audio rtl8169 driver covers Realtek RTL8101E RTL8102E RTL8106E Atheros AR9285
HP ProBook 4530s series Intel HD3000 NEC Renesas USB3
HP ProBook 4430 and 4730 6 series Intel HD 3000
HP EliteBook 8460p Intel Core i7 2520M 2620M Intel HD 3000 with optional Radeon 6470M IDT Intel 6205
HP EliteBook 8560w Quad i7 and FirePro N/A VESA Intel HD 3000 Intel Sandybridge
HP ProBook 6470b and 6570b
HP EliteBook 8470p Intel HD 4000 IDT Intel
HP DV7xxx 92HD81 92HD83
HP Pavilion 14 1.1Ghz Dual core Celeron 847 N/A Intel HD 2000 HD Audio 3 USB2 ? ? 2014 Chromebook no usb boot options
HP Probook 4445s 4545s 6475b 455 645 HP Pavilion 15-b115sa AMD A4 4300M A6 4400M 4455M or A8 4500M with AMD A70M FCH 7420 7520G 7640G 7660G HD Audio with idt or realtek codec Broadcom BCM 43228 Thin and light Sleekbook 15.6-inch
850M 860M Kepler
830M 840M Maxwell
HP Spectre X360 13 15 i5 i7 6500U 6560U Intel Iris 540 HD Audio with codec No 2016 64bit - 4K (3840 x 2160) down to 2560 x 1440 instead of 1920 x 1080 -
HP EliteBook x360 G2 i5 7200u 7300u i7 7600u Intel HD 620 2017 - 720p webcam - 96% sRGB - bang & olufsen quad speakers - wacom pen - alps touchpad - cnc unibody diamond cut case -
HP 14 an013nr AMD E2 7110 Quad AMD R2 14" 1920 x 1080 IPS - 32GB storage
HP Spectre x360 13 15 4K Kaby Lake dual i5 7200u 7300u i7 7500u Intel HD 620 13.3" glossy - elan pen -


IBM/LenovoEdit

...to the top

Build quality (Lowest to highest)

iSeries
Edge 
Ideapad
Thinkpad - good cases and construction but electronic internals same as anyone else 
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Thinkpad 390X 390E (2626) Neo Magic MM2200 with C400 P2-266 to P3 500MHz use VESA 256AV or ESS Solo-1 N/A N/A 1998 32bit
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Thinkpad 600x Intel 440BX use VESA Neomagic NM2360 MagicMedia 256ZX Crystal CS4297A codec Icaros 1.3.1 1998 32bit a little support - Earlier 600 and 600e were Pentium 2 based
iSeries 1200 1210 1230 1250 1260 ALi M5451 and M1621 Trident CyberBlade i1 AC97 Ali M5451
Thinkpad X20 (2662-32U) X21 Intel 440 BX ZX DX AC97 with Cirrus Logic Crystal cs4281 1.1 no mini pci intel e100
Thinkpad T20 (2647) T21 (26) T22 440BX N/A Savage IX-MV (VESA only) Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/ 24/30 USB 1.1 Intel PRO 100 N/A Icaros 1.2.4 a little support - no audio
A21e (2628, 2655) A22e 440MX Ati rage mobility AC97 Cs4299 CS4229 intel e100 2002
iSeries 1300 1330 1370 82440 MX SM712 LynxEM+ AC97 CS4299 Intel e100 no cardbus oz6812 support
Thinkpad T23 (2647) i810 IDE N/A S3 Super Savage IX/C SDR (VESA only) AC'97 CS4299 USB 1.1 Intel ICH3 PRO 100 VE Realtek RTL8180L others with bios hacking risky 2003 32bit with some support
Thinkpad X22 X23 X24 830 ATi Mobility M6 LY Ac97 CS4299 2 x 1.1 Intel Pro 100 Actiontec Harris Semi Intersil Prism 2.5 (X23 and X24 only) with slice Ultrabase X2 -
A30 A30p 830 Ati Radeon M6 AC97 CS 4299 Intel Pro 100 ve Intel 2200 bios locked
A31 A31p R31 R32 T30 830 Ati Radeon 7500 or FireGL AC97 Intel with AD1881A codec Intel Pro 100 ve Intel bios locked Icaros 1.5.2 Also tested with Icaros 2.0.3.
Thinkpad X30 (2673) X31 (2884-xx2) X31t i830 Yes N/A VESA only Radeon M6 Mobility AC97 - AD1981B codec USB 1.1 Intel PRO 100 Cisco Aironet or Intel 2915 but atheros with bios hacking Icaros 1.4 sound bit distorted
R51 855M Intel 855M use VESA intel AC97 with AD1981B codec Intel 100 VE Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG bios locked
IBM Thinkpad T40 (2373) T41 T41p (2379) T42 T42p T43 T43p Intel 8xx PIO N/A ATI mobility 7500 9000 (VESA only) AC97 playback uhci 1.1 and ehci 2.0 e1000 Intel 2200bg bios locked but possible AR5BMB-44 AR5212 FRU 39T0081 mini PCI Icaros 1.2.4 2004 32bit Centrino Needs ATA=nodma option - issues with the inner chip of the SMT BGA graphics chip
Thinkpad X40 X40t by Quanta N/A Intel 800 (VESA only) AC97 AD1981B Yes Intel e1000 Intel but most atheros with bios hacking - difficult though 2004 32bit last IBM design
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Thinkpad X41 x41t N/A Intel 915GML 2D only) AC97 AD1981B Yes Broadcom Intel or MiniPCI Wi-Fi Atheros AR5BMB FRU 39T0081 but ordinary atheros 54meg needs risky bios hacking 2005 32bit support some amongst first Lenovo design
Thinkpad T60 T60P T61 T61p without Middleton's or Zender BIOS *any* T60/p will take a Core 2 Duo CPU with newer BIOS N/A Intel GMA (2D) The "p" has powerful graphics card (ATi V5200 or V5250) HD Audio [5] Yes e1000e 82573L Intel ipw3945 ABG but atheros with bios hacking risky Icaros 1.4 2005
  • 64bit possible although t2xxx cpus higher-resolution screen - starting in 6 or 8 is a widescreen unit when it comes to T60/p, such as 8742-CTO 15.4" (widescreen, 16:10) formats
  • 32bit - Model numbers starting with 1 and 2 are standard 4:3 machines, such as 2007-YM3 or 1952-CTO 14", 15" (standard 4:3)
X60 x60s x60t tablet 945GMS 940GML N/A Intel GMA (2D) AD1981 HD Audio Yes Intel Intel 3945 ABG and atheros AR5BXB6 (54Mbit) with bios hacking Icaros 1.4 2006 32bit - untested fru 39T5578 Atheros AR5BXB6 ar5007eg and ath5k AR5BXB72 (AR5008) ath9k - an Apple branded Atheros AR9820 (AR5BXB92) prehaps needs a zendered bios risky
R60 R60e intel 950 with optional radeon x1300 x1400 HD Audio with 1981HD codec Intel or Broadcom Intel 3945 or atheros fru 39T5578 bios locked
X61 x61s X61T Tablet i965 N/A Intel GMA 3100 (2D) AD1984 HD Audio USB 2.0 82566DM Atheros AR5212 (some revisions use Intel WLAN runs very hot) bios locked 2007 64bit possible some support with ultrabook running very hot -
R61 R61i Intel 965 N/A intel 965 HD Audio with conexant codec Intel or Broadcom Intel 3945 bios locked
Lenovo 3000 N200 Santa Rosa N/A Geforce 7300 (2D) ALC262 HD Audio Yes Broadcom Intel 3945 bios locked Icaros 1.4 2007 64bit 3D graphics parts are supported but buggy.
Lenovo 3000 N200 / V200 GM965 ICH9-M with Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5450 N/A X3100 (2D) HD Audio ALC269VB or CX20549 BCM5906M Intel 3965 / 4965AGN bios locked Icaros 1.4.1 2.1 bits of laptop works
X300 Core 2 Duo Merom SL7100 1.2Ghz N/A 1.8 inch Intel X3100 HD Audio AD1984A Intel Intel 4965 bios locked 13.3" TFT 1440x900 (WXGA+) with LED backlight
Thinkpad X301 Core 2 Duo Penryn SU9400 Su9600 with GM45 chipset N/A 1.8 inch micro SATA (uSATA) Intel X4500 AD1984A Intel Intel 5xxx WiFi link 5100, 5150, 5300 and 5350 (WiMAX) bios locked 2009 WXGA+ (1440×900) LED backlight display - 2774 or 4057 Alps and 2776 Synaptics touchpad - optical bay interface is Legacy IDE (PATA) - Aleratec mSATA SSD to 1.8″ SATA Drive Converter, Addonics ADMS18SA, Lycom ST-170mwith a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB mSATA -
Thinkpad Edge 11″ AMD K325 M880G N/A ATI HD4200 RTL 8111 8192CE (Realtek 8176) bios locked little support
X100e AMD Athlon Neo Single-Core (MV-40) and dual cores N/A Vesa ATI HD3200 HD Audio with CX20582 codec playback Realtek 8111 Realtek r8192se bios locked Icaros 2.1.1 some support
SL400 SL500 Intel N/A IDE mode Nvidia 9400M ALC269 USB 2.0 RTL8169 bios locked
SL410 SL500 SL510 965 N/A IDE mode Intel GMA X4500M (2D) ALC269 USB 2.0 RTL8169 bios locked Icaros 1.3
T400 ODM Wistron i N/A Intel 4500MHD works limited 2d no 3d - optional switchable Nvidia or ATi HD3470 untested HD Audio with Codec CX20561 (T400) Intel e1000e Intel Wifi Link 5100 (AGN) half height card with FRU 43Y6493 or 5300 bios locked non-free firmware required iwlwifi
T400s i N/A Intel 4500MHD works limited 2d no 3d HD Audio with CX20585 (T400s) untested Intel e1000e Intel Wifi Link 5100 (AGN) half height card with FRU 43Y6493 or 5300 bios locked non-free firmware required iwlwifi
Lenovo T500 T510 i N/A switchable Intel / AMD HD 3640 Intel HD Audio with a CX20561 (t500) and CX20585 (T510) codec Intel Intel or Lenovo branded unit Atheros AR5007EG AR5BHB63 bios locked
X200 ODM Wistron X200s and x200t tablet model without Risky and long winded flash of the Libreboot replaced BIOS GM45 GS45 with slow Celeron, SU or faster SL Core 2 Duos CPUs N/A Intel GMA 4500 MHD 2D but slow software 3D tunnel 10 gearbox 8 tests Intel HD Audio with Conexant CX20561 codec playback USB 2.0 Intel 82567LM Gigabit Intel Pro 5100 5150 5300 5350 AGN due to whitelist prevention bios locked Icaros 2.0.1 2009 64bit 12.1" CCFL (webcam version) or LED backlit (no webcam). no support for 54mm express cards or Authentec 2810 fingerprint reader - thinkpoint only no trackpad - thinklight - USB SD card reads and writes - DDR3 RAM to buy is the 2Rx8 density -
Lenovo T410 T410s T410si qm57 with i5 m N/A use vesa Intel 5700MHD (Ironlake) core processor igp or Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M HD Audio Contexant CX20585 codec playback 2.0 Intel 82577lm gigabit Intel n 6200 or Atheros AR9280 AR5BHB92 half size minipcie detected bios locked Icaros 2.2 xmas battery life much lower with Nvidia graphics version - no support firewire ricoh r5c832 - ricoh sd card - series 5 3400
X201 X201s x201t QM57 Core i3 370m, i5 M520 2.4ghz or i7 620LM 2.0GHz N/A Intel GMA HD Intel HD with Conexant 20585 codec Intel bios locked 2010 X201 arrandale power consumption limits battery life to 3-4 hours for 48Whr though to 6 on 72Whr - 12.5" WXGA
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Intel HD 3000 4000 with nVidia optimus issues with Nvidia Intel hybrids unless bumblebee switching equivalent can be developed
T420 type 4180 4236 t420s T520 4239 L520 i5 2540, 2520 or i7 2860QM 2620 N/A VGA or Vesa only - Intel HD 3000 with optional NVS 4200M Nvidia optimus or Radeon HD 565v HD Audio sinclair spectrum loading noise but mostly no audio output Conexant 20590 / 20672 codec Intel PRO 1000 82579LM Realtek 1x1, Intel Ultimate-N 6205 6250 2x2 6300 3x3 all bios locked Icaros 2.0.3 2011 64bit - unable to boot with grub 2.2 but add noacpi to grub 2.0 options - screen 1600x900 or 1366x768 -
X220 x220t QM67 express sandy bridge i5 2520M dual or i7 dual 2620M N/A Intel HD Graphics 3000 Intel HD with Conexant 20672 codec USB 2.0 or NEC USB 3.0 on i7's Intel 82579LM Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Wi-Fi bios locked Icaros 2011 64bit - uses slimmer 7 mm storage devices for the X220 -
Lenovo G470 G475 G570 B570 Intel 2nd gen i3 2330M i5 2450M Intel HD 3000 2011 64bit 6 series -
Thinkpad X120e x121e Hudson M1 with AMD E350 N/A yes ATI 0x9802 (VESA only) ATI SBx00 Azalia HD Audio USB 2.0 RTL8169 RTL8111 Broadcom 0x0576 bios locked 2011 64bit 11.6 inch screen - 1 inch think - chiclet keyboard
Ideapad S205 G585 E-350 with A75 HD6310 2011 64bit removeable and plug in battery
X1 Carbon 1st Gen 2012 64bit -
Ideapad S206 AMD E300 1.3GHZ Dual Intel HD Audio with CX20672 codec 3.0 Broadcom 10/100 Atheros AR9285 2012 64bit 11.6" and integrated battery - Conexant®
Lenovo x130e or x131e edu AMD E-300 or E-450 N/A Radeon HD 6310 or 6320 HD Audio Realtek ALC269VC / ALC3202 codec USB 30 and USB 20 Realtek RTL8111 RTL8168B Realtek RTL8188CE or Broadcom BCM43228 bios locked 2012 64bit rubber edged bumper for K12 education market
Yoga 13 hybrid convertible i5 3317U i7 3517U Intel HD 4000 Intel with CX20672 codec 2x 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 2013 64bit -
Lenovo G580 Intel 3rd gen i3 3110M Intel HD 4000 2013 64bit - 15.6" - large and bulky
Ideapad U310 U410 i5 3317 3rd gen Intel HD 4000 Realtek 8169 rtl810x Atheros 9k whitelist for wifi swap
Ideapad u330p u330t 4th gen Intel HD 4400
T430 t430i t430p T530 ivy bridge i5 3320 3230m on Intel QM77 N/A use VESA for Intel HD 4000 with optional Nvidia 5400M Intel HD with Realtek ALC3202 aka ALC269 codec Intel e1000 Intel or Atheros AR9285 17aa / 30a1 Icaros 2.1.1 2013 64bit fan noise and chiclet keyboard, synaptics trackpad - HD+ 1600x900 screen or 1366 x 768 -
Thinkpad L430 L530 Intel HM series 7 chipset i5 3210M N/A Intel HD 4000 Intel HD with Realtek ALC269VC codec Realtek 8169 rtl810x Intel 6205 2013 64bit alps trackpad
X230 x230t Intel QM67 express N/A Intel HD with ALC269 aka ALC3202 Intel 2013 64bit
Yoga S1 20CD 20c0 i5 4200U 4300, i7 4500U 4600U N/A Intel 4400 Intel HD Audio codec 2 USB 3.0 N/A Intel 7260 AC 2013 12.5" 1366 x 768 to 1920 x 1080 IPS 400 nits touchscreen (Elan Microelectornics 0x04f3 0x0254) with Wacom 0x056a 0x00ec active digitizer pen - backlit keyboard - dock inline onelink -
Yoga 2 Pro Ideapad Intel HD Audio ALC283 codec Intel 7260 AC 2014 13.3" ?? x ?? to 3200 x 1800 300 nits with some having yellow tint on screen
x140e E145 E1 2500 dual or A4 5000 apu quad BGA769 (FT3) Radeon 8260 or 8330 Realtek ALC269VC aka ALC3202 codec Realtek RTL8111F or Broadcom Realtek RTL8188CE 11b/g/n 2014 64bit 11.6" 1366x768, non-glare and Broadcom bluetooth - education student market rugged model - both CPUs soldered -
Ideapad U430P i3 4000M 4010U 4030U Intel HD 4000 2014 64bit - thin and light 14"
IdeaPad Y400 Y510p G500 i5 4th Gen 4200M 2.50 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT755M Discrete Graphics (Y510p) 720M or 730m (optimus) 2014
850M 860M Kepler
830M 840M Maxwell
T440 t440s t440p T540 L440 L540 intel haswell 8 series Core i3 to i7 N/A VESA - Intel 4600 or Nvidia Intel HD with Realtek ALC3232 alc269 codec 2 usb 3.0 and 2 usb 2.0 Intel Intel AC 7260 2014 64bit - 14 and 15" models with glitchy trackpad and no physical buttons -
X240 x240t haswell N/A Intel HD with Realtek ALC3232 Intel Realtek 2014
Yoga 3 Pro i5 i7 Intel HD 5300 Intel HD Audio codec Intel AC 2015 64bit 13" 3200 x 1800 - special hinge -
T450 T450s t450p T550 L550 Intel i7 5600U Intel Wireless AC 7265 14" 1920x1080 and 15" - Broadwell -
x250 x250t i5 5200U N/A Intel HD Audio with Realtek codec / Inte HDMI Intel I218 extension port Intel AC 7265 2015 64bit - 1920×1080 12.5" screen - Realtek RTS5227 pcie card reader - Lite-On webcam -
X1 Carbon 3rd Gen i7 5600U Intel HD 5500 2015 64bit -
T460 T460s T460p T560 L560 i5 6200U i7 6600U Intel with Nvidia GeForce 940MX optimus HD Audio with 2016 64bit 14 and 15" models -
x260 x260t Intel Sky Lake i5 i7 6500U HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2) Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21) with Realtek codec 3 USB 3.0 Intel I219-V Intel 8260AC AC 12.5" 1920x1080 (FHD) matte IPS - 16GB DDR4 (2133) -
X1 Carbon 4th gen i5 6200U 6300U i7 6500U 6600U vPro Intel HD 520 3.0 2016 64bit skylake - 14-inch QHD IPS panel 2560 x 1440 or FHD 1920 x 1080 -
Yoga 460 i5 6200U N/A Intel 520 Intel HD Audio codec Intel 7260 AC 2016
Yoga 300 Intel HD Audio codec Intel 7260 AC 2016
Yoga 500 15 i7 6500U NVIDIA GeForce 920M Intel HD Audio codec Intel 7260 AC 2016 15.6
Yoga 700 Intel m3 Intel HD Audio codec Intel 7260 AC 2016 11.6
T470 T470t 3.1
x270 x270t i5 i7 kaby lake N/A Intel HD 620 3.1
Lenovo Z50-70
X1 Carbon Gen 5 i5 7200U 7300U i7 7500U 7600U with vPro 7th gen N/A M.2 SSD 128GB Intel HD 620 HD Audio with Conexant® CX11871 codec 2 USB-C 3.1 gen 2 Intel l219 extension port Intel AC 8265 2017 ultralight business laptop with fair battery life - 14" FHD (1920x1080) or 14” WQHD (2560x1440), anti-glare, 300 nits, 700:1 contrast ratio, IPS - Webcam HD 720p resolution, fixed focus - SSD on PCIe - Integrated 3-cell Li-Polymer (57Wh) RapidCharge battery

SamsungEdit

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Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
A10 XTC K6 VIA S3 ProSavage AC97 VIA VIA Rhine II VT6102 2001 32 bit vt82c686
X05 X06 2002
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
V20 V25 P4-M use vesa - Intel 82845GV AC97 Intel Pro 100 2002 P4 run hots and fragile
P10 P10c 845 Radeon M6 AC97 Intel 2003 32bit
P20 P20c 845G AC97 Intel
P25 P28 P29
X10 X10plus 855 with 1.4 or 1.6 Ghz N/A Nvidia 4 440 or later 5200 Go AC97 Intel B mini pci
NP-X50 X60 plus X65 core duo ati x1400 x1600 hd 1986a codec Intel 82573L gigabit intel 3945 abg 15.4-inch “SuperClear” glossy WXGA screen (1280 x 800) with some 15.4″ WSXGA+ display (1680 x 1050) - Broadcom 2045 Bluetooth 2.0
NP R40 and plus version ati IXP SB4x0 chipset N/A 200m or RS600M [Radeon Xpress 1250] ATi HD with ALC262 codec Atheros Super G AR2423 802.11 b.g Core Duo T2300 1.6 or C440 1.73Ghz
P30 P35 Radeon 9200 or 9600 AC97 Realtek 8139 Intel 2100
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Q30 Plus 915GMS
NP-X20 XVM 1600 1700 1730 800 or 915GMS Intel AC97 AD1981 or HD Audio Broadcom Intel 32 bit
NP-Q1 Q1 Celeron-M 353 ULV 600Mhz 1.8" SFF HDD 20 / 60 GB N/A GMA 915 2D and 3D opengl1 tunnel 95 gearbox 68 HD Audio with codec - head phones only Yes Marvell Atheros 5006EX Icaros 2.1 old style tablet UltraMobile PC UMPC with Wacom serial resistive pen or finger makes pointer jump to current position but no other features available - 1 sodimm ddr2 ram slot 400Mhz max 1Gb - LCD 7" WVGA (800 x 480) - CompactFlash port Type II -
Q1b VIA C7-M 1Ghz Intel Atheros
Q1F NP-Q1-F000 PM 723 1Ghz Intel Atheros
NP Q1U Ultra Mobile PC UMPC Intel A100 600 / A110 Stealey 800 MHz CPU Yes N/A GMA 950 2D and 3D opengl1 HD Audio 1986 Intel Atheros 5006EX Icaros 2.1 2006 32bit 1024×600 - sd card slot -
Q1 Q1U Ultra Premium QIUP Core Solo U1500 at 1330 MHz Intel Atheros 2006 1GB of RAM upgradeable to 2GB
NP-X22 965G Intel or Ati RV610 HD2400 HD Audio ACL262 Marvell Intel 64 bit possible
Q45 Atheros G
R60 Atheros G
P400 Atheros G
R505 R510 Atheros G
R520 R522 R610H R620 Intel Mobile Core i3 Intel PM45 82801M ICH9-M ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 (RV730) Intel HD Audio with Realtek ALC272 Marvell Yukon 88E8057 Atheros AR5007EG 2010 64 bit possible
NP-X25
NP P500 family P500Y AMD with SB600 use VESA Ati x1250 Audio with codec Marvell 88E8039 yukon Atheros G Icaros 2.1.2 64bit possible - 15.4 tft display - cheap plastic okay build -
NP-R530 N/A IDE mode Intel GMA (2D) HD Audio playback USB 2.0 Marvell Atheros AR9285 Icaros 1.5.2
Samsung XE550 C22 Chromebook
VM6000 VM7000 VM8000
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Intel HD 3000 4000 with nVidia optimus issues with Nvidia Intel hybrids unless bumblebee switching equivalent can be developed
530U3C Intel HD 3000 2011 64bit 530U3B 530U3C 530U3C 550p5c
Series 3 Samsung 305u1a AMD E350 or E450 AMD Radeon 6320 ALC ACL 269 Realtek 8111 8169 Broadcom 4313 2011 64bit
NP-RV415 NP-RV515 E350 or E450 plus A50M chipset AMD Radeon HD 6470 HD Audio Realtek Realtek RTL8111 8168B Atheros AR9285
i5 Series 3 2013 64bit - NP300E4E-A01US NP300E5C-A02US NP350V5C-A01US NP350U2B-A01US
NP355E5X E1 1200 2014
535U3C A4 4455m
Series 5 np350v5c np355v5c a? or a6-4400 or A10 4600M 355v5c inadequate cooling system
Series 7 DP700A3B A02US i5
NP-RV509I NP-RC510E
NP355V4X S01BD AMD A8 4500M
ATIV Book 9
Chromebook Pro 2016 By default, USB booting is disabled. Once you are in Dev-mode and have a root shell, you can run: sudo crossystem dev_boot_usb=1.
Chromebook Plus 2017 By default, USB booting is disabled. Once you are in Dev-mode and have a root shell, you can run: sudo crossystem dev_boot_usb=1.


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VAIO = Video Audio Integrated Operation and later as Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer (2008) 
VPC = VAIO PC 
VGN = 

2014 Sony looks to sell off to another company their laptop lines and PC Vaio divisions as sales decline

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Sony C1 VN XS MZX MHP - U Series PCG-U3 TM5800 or PII 400Mhz mobile Picturebook series Transmeta Crusoe used swivel camera -
Z505LE Z505JE P3 n/a Rage Mobility M1 AGP mach64 no Yamaha DS-XG PCI YMF744 Intel 8255x based PCI e100 n/a parent company of the Sony Group through its five operating segments — electronics (Sony Corp), games, entertainment (motion pictures Columbia and music), financial services and other
Vaio PCG FX FXA FX/FXA Series Sony Yahoo Group VIA KT133A KM133 Duron 800Mhz Athlon 1.3Ghz boot issue with latest 2013 kernel VIA [rev 06] N/A ATI Rage Mobility Pro (VESA only) VIA AC97 686b [rev 50] AD1881A Ear phone and Mic UHCI [rev 1a] RTL 8139 N/A Nightly 1st March 2013 booting usb pendrive from Plop Boot Loader floppy (no bios USB boot). Can freeze ocassionally hardware issue or a ram slot problem - no support for iLink firewire VT8363/8365 pci - FX201/FX202 FX210/FX215 FX401/FX402 FX404/FX405 972M, FX501/FX502 FX504/FX505, FX601/FX602, FX604/FX605 FXA53(US), FX701/FX702, FX704/FX705, FX801/FX802 FX804/FX805 PCG-FXA32, FXA33, FXA35/D, FXA36, FXA47, FXA48, FXA49, FXA59 - vt82c686b
Vaio PCG FX100 R505LE Intel i815 Use VESA Intel 82815 CGC Intel ICH AC97 with ADI AD1881A codec Intel e100 N/A PCG-FX105 FX105K PCG-FX108 FX108K PCG-FX109 FX109K FX200 FX203/FX203K FX205 FX205K FX209 FX209K FX220 FX240 FX250 FX270 FX290 FX301 FX302 FX340 FX370 FX390 FX403 FX503 FX950
R505 Intel 830 830G no Yamaha AC-XG YMF753 YMF743 YMF752
PCG FX6xx PCG FX90 PCG FX900 PCG-FX677, PCG-FX776, PCG-FX777 PCG 7F1L, PCG-FX800 PCG-FX876 PCG-FX877 VAIO PCG FX880 PCG FX880K PCG FX90 PCG FX900 -
XR QR
PCG-9xx AMD Athlon XP with VIA 266Mhz chipset VESA Maybe VIA AC97 Maybe Realtek 8139 N/A FX902/FX902P PCG-9G1M PCG-9G3M PCG-9G5M PCG-9G6M FX-905 PCG-9G1M FX905P FXA63 Canadian
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
PCG FR310 (MBX-80 - QUANTA NE5)
PCG-V505 Series AP DX P4M or P-M 855 Ati Radeon Mobility M9 9200+ AC97 Pro 100 ve Intel 2100
PCG-TR1 855M n/a Intel 855 AC97 Intel e100
Z Series Z1 855 14.1-inch 1400 x 1050 display -
VAIO VGN X505VP Pentium M ULV and Intel 855GM Yes N/A Intel 855 (VESA only) AC97 USB Intel PRO 100 VE N/A 32 bit some support 2004 0.38 inches at its thinnest point - first laptop to feature a "chiclet" keyboard resemble Chiclets gum -
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Vaio VGN-TX1 915 P-M GMA900 Realtek 32 bit only VGN-TX1HP VGN-TX1XP
VAIO VGN-FJ SERIES (QUANTA RD1) Intel 915 Realtek RTL 8139 Intel 2200
Sonny FS Series vgn fs415e 415M Intel gma 950 Intel Atheros AR5001X+ 2006
VAIO FE Series i945 IDE Geforce Go 7400 - problems with 3D opengl HD Audio Yes Intel PRO 100 Broadcom Icaros 1.4.2 VAIO VGN FE11H VGN-FE92S VGN-FE770G
VGN-C1 S/H S/W Z/B Core2 Duo T5500 945PM Intel GMA 950 or Nvidia Go 7400 64bit 13.3 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, X-black WXGA LCD, glossy: yes - Merom-2M core without virtualization functions
VGN-SZ Core Duo T2400 1.83Ghz with 945 Intel / Nvidia 7400 Intel 3945ABG 2006 13.3″ WXGA 1280×800 XBRITE widescreen glossy LCD and Sony’s Hybrid Graphics System -
  • Regular SZ-110/B (model # VGNSZ110B), VGN-SZ210P, SZ210P/B, SZ220, SZ220P, SZ230P, SZ230P/B, SZ240, SZ240F, SZ240P magnesium alloy VGN-SZ250P, VGN-SZ260P, VGN-SZ270P, VGN-SZ270P/C, VGN-SZ280P, VGN-SZ280P/C, VGN-SZ281P
  • Premium SZ-79/X carbon fibre
VGN-FE VGN-FE630F, VGN-FE650FM, VGN-FE650G, VGN-FE660G, VGN-FE670G, VGN-FE680G, VGN-FE690, VGN-FE690G, VGN-FE690P
VGN UX90S Intel Core Solo U1400 1.2 GHz
Sony Vaio VGN UX1XN UMPC Core Solo U1500 1.33GHz with 945GM chipset 1.8 inch ZIF N/A Intel 945GMS HD Audio with Realtek codec Marvell Yukon 8036 Intel 3945 32bit only - 4.5 inch screen ultra mobile PC
E Series VPC EB11 FX/T EB15 FM/T consumer grade
VGN N11 Core Duo T2050 945 GMA 950 2006 32bit creaking white plastic 15.4 inch X-black display VGN-N110G VGN-N11M/W VGN-N19VP
VGN CR Series T7100 T7250 Intel x3100 or Radeon HD 2300 2007
  • Intel CR190E CR220E NR220E CR231E/R NR280E vgn-cr309e NR320FH nr385e/t
  • Radeon VGN-CR11Z, VGN-CR21Z, VGN-CR31Z
VGN BX760 T7500 965 GMA X3100 2007 64 bit possible
VGN-FZ Series 965 (MBX-165 MS90) FZ11L FZ15G VGN FZ180E VGN FZ21M VGN FZ18N FZ38M VGN FZ230 FZ290 VGN-FZ140E FZ340E VGN-FZ430E NR430E -
VGN-SZ4 Series VGN Sz440 SZ4XWN/C
VGN-SZ6 Series T7500 T7700 Mobile 965 Intel x3100 with Nvidia 8400M 2008 13.3″ widescreen display
  • Regular VGN-SZ640, SZ640E, SZ640N, SZ645P, SZ645P1, SZ645P2, SZ645P3, SZ645P4, SZ650N, SZ650N/C, SZ660N, SZ660N/C, SZ670N, SZ670N/C, SZ680, SZ680N, SZ691N, SZ640N/B -
  • Premium SZ691N/XX
VGN SZ7 Series T8100 T8300 T9300 Mobile GM965 2008
  • Regular VGN-SZ730E, SZ730E/C, SZ740, SZ750N, SZ750N/C, SZ760N, SZ770N, SZ770N/C, SZ780, SZ791N
  • Premium SZ791N/X sz79gn
Z Series P8400 P8600 P9500 965 Intel with Nvidia 9300M GS 2008 VGN-Z11MN/B, VGN-Z11VN/B, VGN-Z11WN/B - VGN-Z570AN, VGN-Z570FN, VGN-Z575FN -
VGN AW11 Nvidia 9400M VGN-AW11 VGN-AW21 VGN-CS11 VGN-Z11 VGN-Z17 VGN-Z21 VGN-Z31
Vaio VGN SR29VN Intel ICH9 N/A IDE legacy ATI HD 3400 (VESA only) HD Audio (too quiet) USB1.1 and USB2.0 Marvell 8040 Intel 5100 Icaros 1.5
P Series 2009 ultraportable notebook in a tiny form factor - 8-inch display and 1600 x 768 resolution - pocketable
X Series 2009 netbook 655 grams with a special lighter battery -
VGN-BZ Series (MBX-193 Quanta TW1) NW Intel 4500 MHD 11XN Y11M1E/S NW150J/T
VGN-CS Series (MBX-196 Quanta GD2) Intel 4500 MHD CS118E SR59XG
Y Series Intel 4500MHD / Radeon HD 4550 2009
VPC S12 i3 M350 N/A Yes VESA Nvidia 310M GT218 AR 8131 Icaros 2.1.1 needs updated nouveau driver - vpcs12v9e vpcs12l9eb vpcs12l9e PCG-51112M
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Intel HD 3000 4000 with nVidia optimus issues with Nvidia Intel hybrids unless bumblebee switching equivalent can be developed
YB Series E 350 AMD dual core N/A HD Audio Conexant CX20584 Atheros AR5B97 15.5" VAIO VPC YB13KXP EL1E1E/B vpcel1e1e
Sony Vaio VPC E450 11.6" - EL2S1E YB3V1E YB3V1E/S YB3V1E/S YB3V1E/G
Vaio VPC W21x Quanta SY3 VPC-W215A VPC-W217JC VPC-W211AX -
Z Series 13.1-inch full HD matte display, SSD - Light Peak (thunderbolt) port -

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Order of Build Quality (Lowest to highest)

Equium 
Satellite (Pro) 
Libretto 
Portege
Tecra
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Portege 2000 BX N/A use VESA - Trident Cyber ALADDiN-T (Cyber Blade XP) ALI M1535B (AK4543) OHCI 1.1 NEC 720110 Intel e100 N/A
Tecra 8100 8200 9000 440BX IDE N/A S3 Savage MX 3D (VESA only) Yamaha DS-XG ymf744 ymf-754 USB1.1 only N/A N/A little support
Tecra 9100 810 Yes N/A S3 Savage IX ymf754 USB 1.1 eeee pro100
Satellite Pro 4600 i810 IDE N/A Trident Cyber Blade XP (VESA only) YAMAHA DS-XG AC97 ymf754 USB Intel e100 Agere (internal PCMCIA) little support
Satellite 2805 S603 Intel 815 IDE N/A nVidia GeForce2 Go Yamaha Corp YMF 754 USB Intel PRO/100 ? little support
T7140DVD T7200CT T7220CTe Satellite 2750DVD 2755DVD BX Yes N/A use VESA CyberBlade or SavageIX ES1978 Maestro 2e N/A N/A a little
Satellite S1700 200 300 500 P3 Yes Vesa for Ati Rage 8Mb CS4281 UHCI
Satellite 2400 103 S201 S202 S251 VIA KN133
Satellite Pro 2100, some later 4600, 6100 no AC97 Yamaha AC-XG YMF-753 YMF-743 YMF-752
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Sattelite A10 S167 S1291 - A15 A20 A25 P4M Intel 852GM or Radeon RTL 8139 Intel 2100, Agere or Atheros PA3399U 1MPC minipci a few models came with antenna leads
Satellite A30-714 P4-M / 82845 i845 82801 N/A VESA AC97 Yes RTL8139 N/A Icaros 1.2.4 nice laptop, drawbacks: heavy, really hot (P4-3.06 GHz!!) - A30 (EU) A33 (Australian) A35 (USA) -
Satellite A40 A45 P4M or Celeron M with Intel 845 865 Intel 852GME or Radeon 7000 Mobility AC97 Realtek USB2.0 Atheros 5002G 5004G - PA3299U mini pci A40 S161 A40-S1611 A40-2701, A45-S120 A45-S1201 S130 S1301 S1501 -
Satellite a50 A55 a60-s156 A65 P4M or Celeron M with Intel 845 865 Intel 852GME or Radeon 7000 Mobility AC97 Realtek USB2.0 Atheros 5002G 5004G - PA3299U mini-pci
Satellite A70 A75-S206 A80 A85-S107 P4M or Celeron-M with Intel 845 865 Intel 852GME or Radeon 7000 Mobility AC97 Realtek USB2.0 Atheros 5002G 5004G - PA3299U mini-pci
Tecra A1 M1 M2 Intel 800 AC97 AD1981B e1000 device Atheros PA3399U or Agere
Toshiba Satellite Pro M30 intel 855 Yes N/A VESA AC97 USB2.0 Intel PRO/100 VE ? nice laptop with some support
Tecra A2 AC97 STAC9750
Portege M300 - M200 tablet 855GM with 1.2GHz Pentium M 753 Yes N/A VESA only - tablet with nvidia 5200 go AC97 STAC 9750 Yes Intel PRO 100 Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG little support
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Satellite Pro L20 915GML use VESA ALC861 routes audio Realtek 8139 Atheros Icaros 2.1.1 100 101 120 121 180 181 182 183 -
Tecra A5 910GML Intel GMA 915GMS 910GML
Portege R100 R200 915GMS Atheros ar5005gs - askey AR5BMB5 - PA3416U
Tecra M3 915GM with Nvidia TE 6200 6600 128MB AC97 STAC9750 Marvell 88E8053 Intel 2200BG Dark screen issues
Satellite Pro L20 267 (PSL2YE PSL2XE) PSL25E L30 Celeron M 370 1.5Ghz with RC410M SB400 use VESA - Ati x200 ALC861 Boots usb sticks Realtek 8139 Atheros maybe not working with ATi chipset Icaros 2.1.1 2004 32bit 14" pioneer dvd-rw -
Satellite L30 PSL30E L33 PSL33E Intel 800 or ATi RC410 x200 AC97 AD1981B or HD Audio ALC861 realtek 8139 Atheros or Intel L30 PSL30L 101 PSL33E 113 115 134 00M019 -
Satellite Pro M40 AMD with Ati Yes N/A VESA AC97 USB2.0 ? nice laptop with some support
Satellite L40 PSL40E PSL40L PSL43E 945GM with U7700 1.3GHz ULV Intel 945 Intel HD with AD1986A codec 2 USB2.0 realtek 8139 Atheros AR24xx Askey Icaros 2.0.3 32bit only - 12X 13G 139 14B 143 15J 19O -
Satellite L45 PSL40U S7409 S2416 945GM with Celeron M 440 1.86 GHz Intel 945 Intel HD with AD1986A codec 2 USB2.0 realtek 8139 Atheros AR24xx Askey Icaros 2.0.3 32bit only -
Portege M400 tablet 945 12.1 inch Intel 950 Intel HD with STAC9200 codec 2 usb 2.0 Intel gigabit Intel 3945ABG 32bit mostly - Core Duo T2400 / T4200 1.83Ghz or Intel Core Solo T1300 @ 1.66 GHz with later models having Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66Ghz
Toshiba Libretto W100
Tecra M5 GMA950 or Nvidia Quadro NVS 110M or Radeon X1400 Intel 82573L e1000e Intel 3945
Tecra A6 A7 GM945 GMA 950 or Radeon X1400 or X1600 (M56P) or Nvidia Quadro NVS 300M HD Audio Realtek ALC861 Intel 82573L e1000e Intel 3945abg
Tecra A8 PTA82e PTA83E 945GM GMA 950 HD Audio Realtek ALC262 e1000 Intel 3945abg
Satellite Pro A100 940G Nvidia G72M Quadro NVS 110M GeForce Go 7300 / Ati (PSAA3E) HD Audio with ALC861 codec Intel 100 Intel 3945 swap with atheros
Satellite A110 159 (PSAB0), Equium A110 (PSAB2E), Satellite A110 233 (PSAB6), ALC861 Realtek 8136 Atheros
Satellite Pro A120 PSAC0 PSAC1 PSAC1E Core Solo GMA 950 to T2300 GMA 945 ALC262 or AC97 AD1981B UHCI EHCI Atheros Ar5001 or Intel or Broadcom 15V 4A charger -
Satellite Pro A120 Core Duo ATi RS480 + SB450 use VESA - ATI RC410 Radeon Xpress 200M ALC262 OCHI UHCI RTL 8139 Intel 3945 or Atheros Ar5001 15v 5a proprietary charger needed
Satelite A130 PSAD6U Realtek 8101E Atheros or Intel ST1311 s1311 ST1312 S2276 S2386 -
Satellite A135 S2686 (Compal LA 3391P) Realtek 8101E Atheros or Intel S2246 S2346 S2256 S4477 S4666 S4827 -
Equium P200 Atheros G
Satellite A200 PSAE1E (Inventec MW10M) Pentium M with 945GM Express N/A SATA Intel GMA 950 (2D) HD Audio ALC862 RTL8101E Atheros 5000 - FN,F5 or FN,F8 or switch AspireOS 1.8 Excellent 32 bit support! - Celeron M 520 1.6Ghz or Pentium® Core Duo T2130 1.86 GHz
Satellite A200 PSAE2E PSAF0U PSAE0C Celeron M530 or Intel Core 2 Duo T5300 1.73 GHz Intel make sure that your WLAN card is enabled, do this using the hardware switch and FN+F8 key combination
Satellite A200 PSAE0E Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5500 with 945GM Express GMA 950 ALC Realtek 8139 Intel
Satellite A215 PSAEGU 00V00U Atheros
A215 S4757 Ati X1200 with SB600 N/A SATA Maybe HD Audio RTL8101E Atheros 5000 AspireOS 1.8
A210, Satellite A215 AMD (Inventec 10A) S5808 Ati with SB690 N/A SATA use VESA HD2600 Mobility M76 HD Audio ALC268 RTL8101E Atheros 5000 AspireOS 1.8 A215-S7422 A215-S7472 A215-S4697 (USA) -
Tecra A10 N/A IDE mode Intel GMA 4500M (2D) HD Audio USB 2.0 Intel PRO 1000 Intel WiFi Link 5100 64 bit possible
M100 (Compal LA-3011)
Portege R500 R600 13X PPR61E 2006 64bit Core 2 Duo U7700 1.33Ghz or Core 2 Duo U9400 1.4Ghz = 03H04REN
Tecra R400 R480
Tecra R530 R540
L35 - L40 PSL48E - L45 S7423 GL960 with Intel Celeron N/A X3100 some 2D but software 3d tunnel 9 gearbox 4 HD Audio with ALC660 codec playback REALTEK 8139 Realtek 8187b replace with Atheros 5k Icaros 2.1.2 1,73Ghz M 520 or M 540 or Dual T2310 (1.46 GHz) T2330 (1.6 GHz) - 14H 14N 15B 17H 17K 17R 17S 18Z -
P300 20G PSPC8E P300D 17inch T3400 Mobile Intel® GMA 4500M Atheros XB63L G?? built-in Harman Kardon® stereo speakers
P300-276 and others Atheros 9k or Intel 5100
L300 20L PSLBHE 22P PSLB9E 39.1cm 15.4” T3400 Mobile Intel® GMA 4500M Atheros XB63L G?? built-in Harman Kardon® stereo speakers
P305 965 ATi HD 3650 RV635 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 3600 Series] Marvell 88E8040 Intel3945 ABG [Golan]
Satellite a300 - inventec potomac 10s pt10s A300D 21H ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 HD Audio - Realtek Realtek 8102E Atheros 5005
satellite l300 l300d l305 (inventec ps10s) AMD Turion RM70 + Radeon 3100 HD Audio with Realtek ALC268 Realtek Atheros G XB63L or Intel or Realtek
Toshiba Satellite R630 Portege R700 i5-450M N/A SATA Intel GMA (2D) ? USB Intel 82577LC Gigabit Broadcom BCM4313 1 hr battery life - Ricoh e822 SD host no
Satellite L450 12 13 14 AMD Sempron, 2.1GHz with AMD RS780M Radeon HD 3200 (based on HD 2400) Realtek RTL8101E RTL8102E Realtek 8172 12X 13P 13X 14V PSLY6E00C006EN
Satellite Pro L450 (Compal LA-5821P) 179 intel celeron 900 2.20 Ghz intel 4500m HD Audio with codec 39.6cm (15.6”) Toshiba TruBrite® HD TFT High Brightness display with 16:9 aspect ratio internal resolution 1366 x 768
Portege A400 A500 A600-122 16N 120 SU9400 1.2GHz Intel 4500M Intel 5100
Tecra R700
Satellite Pro L650 series L655 5 Series 3400 Chipset RV710 730 IDE MODE Intel or Radeon HD 4000 series both use VESA HD Audio CX20585 codec playback but not ATI HDMI Atheros AR8152 v1.1 Realtek RTL8191S EvB unable to eject discs but hard reset instead -
satellite l350d AMD Athlon (tm) X2 QL-60 + RS780M Radeon HD 3100 HD Audio with Realtek Realtek Realtek 8187b
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Intel HD 3000 4000 with nVidia optimus issues with Nvidia Intel hybrids unless bumblebee switching equivalent can be developed
Satellite L40 AI0110 Intel i3 2375M Intel HD 3000 2011 64bit - Onkyo speakers - poor battery life -
Portege R830 13C 17C Z830 Intel i7 2620M Intel HD 3000 Intel 6230 2012 64bit - Black magnesium chassis 33.8cm 13.3" 1,376 x 768 -
L755D (E-350) L750D (E-450) AMD N/A Radeon HD 6310 6320 AMD HD Audio conexant codec Realtek
Satellite Pro SP C640 C660D C670D AMD E350 6310G HD Realtek ALC259 Realtek Broadcom 2011 zacate
Toshiba Satellite C660D 19X AMD E-300 ATi HD Audio with Realtek codec r8169 rtl8101e Realtek RTL8188 8192ce rtl8192ce
Satellite U940 i3 3217U 2012 14-inch Ultrabook -
Z30-A-1FD i5 4210U 2013 13.3-inch HD Ultrabook -
C70D-A C75D-A E1-1200 AMD HD8330 HA Audio CX20751 11Z Atheros AR8162 8166 8168 alx Realtek 8188e
C40D C50D-A C55D-A E1 2100 or A4 5000 8330 HD Realtek ALC269Q kabini
850M 860M Kepler
830M 840M Maxwell
L50C i7 4005U i3-5005U covers 4th and 5th gen Intel HD HD Audio with codec 2015 39.6cm (15.6”) TruBrite® HD TFT
Chromebook i3 5015U Intel HD HD Audio 2016 FullHD IPS screen


MiscEdit

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Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
NEC Versa LX SX Intel BX ES Maestro 2E 2000 32bit
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Mitac 5033 K6-2 333Mhz Use VESA 2000 32bit 5033H MiNote 5033K MyNote 810 Mitac 7020, the Mitac M722, the MyNote 820 - Mitac 5033L, Schneider 5033, LifeTec LT98
Time 500 Packard Bell EasyOne 1450 1550 K6-3 500Mhz + VIA MVP4 Issues N/A Use VESA VIA AC97 3058 with wolfson codec - untested via 3038 2 ports USB 1.1 untested N/A N/A NB May 2013 2001 32bit trying to find right combination to boot - grub is ok stalls after single computer hardware data screen around/after [PCI] Everything OK - WM9703 WM9704 WM9707 WM9708 or WM9717 - vt82c686a
FIC Gericom A430 A440 A450 P III with VT8601 and ProMedia Trident 8400 VIA AC97 with various wolfson codecs Intel 82559 pro 100 2001 no PCMCIA TI 1225 - WM9701A (1.03) WM9703 (2.1) codec and TI TPA0102 audio amplifier - VT82C686A
NEC Versa S260 P3-M with VIA chipset ATi Radeon M6 VIA Audio Adapter with AD 1886 codec VIA intel pro 100 82551QM or rhine2 Mini PCI card ORiNOCO 2002 32bit North Bridge: VIA VT83C694T / South Bridge: VIA VT82C686B
Medion 9626 Maxdata M-Book 1000T Targa Gericom 1400c Athlon with VIA chipset use VESA - S3 ProSavage via ac97 686b Realtek 8139 1GHz 1.2Ghz 1.4Ghz 1.6Ghz 1.8Ghz and VIA KN133 PN133 - vt82c686b
Medion MD9703 FIC A360 A380 Gericom 1st Supersonic M6T Pentium 1.2GHz and VIA Apollo MVP3 Pro133x use VESA - Radeon M6 ac97 via with codec Realtek 8139 vt82c686b
FIC MB05 Medion MD41100 Cebop CDG Pentium M, 1.4 GHz with i855 Intel i855GM AC97 3 USB2.0 Realtek 8139
8080B, Advent 7041, Medion MD 40676 Pentium-M 1.5Ghz with i855PM 64 MB nVidia GeForce FX Go 5200 AC97 ALC202 Realtek 8139 Intel 2100
Clevo Kapok Eurocom Sager D500 865G Radeon 9600 AC97 Realtek 8169
ECS 321 Advent 7094 Celeron M with SIS 661GX 963L SiS 661 741 760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE AC97 SIS rev a0 or Realtek ALC655 SIS 900
Packard Bell Easy One Silver EasyNote Athlon 1.2Ghz 1.3Ghz with sis630 Use VESA No sis7018 Yes sis900 2003 32bit
Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 CF-29 CF-30 Core use VESA AC97 SigmaTel RTL 8139C Intel 2003 32bit
MSI Microstar PR210 use VESA ATi RS690M HD Audio through speaker / head phones but not hdmi Realtek 8111 8169 Atheros AR242x AR542x aw-ge780 mini pci-e Icaros 2.1.2 204 32bit - ENE PCI based SD card with no bios boot option
Gateway LT3100 (LT3103u) 1.2GHz Athlon L110 + RS690E N/A legacy mode? AMD ATI Radeon Xpress X1270 (VESA only) ATI SBx00 HD Audio rtl8169 Realtek RTL8101E RTL8102E Atheros AR9285 2004 32bit
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Advent 7106 EAA-88 Pentium M 1.7Ghz with 915GM 2D and 3D tunnel 187 gearbox 67 AC97 Intel ICH6 with Conexant Cx20468 31 codec playback head phones only Realtek 8169 Intel 2200BG Fn/F2 replaced with atheros mini pci in small base panel - startup errors in wireless manager Icaros 2.1.1 2005 32bit 14" cheap rubbish sadly - fan noise through audio channel -
Quanta KN1-GM (Intel) KN1-PM (Nvidia) Intel 915GM intel or Nvidia MXM card 6600 6800go 8600 9600m ALC260 Realtek 8139 IIntel Pro 2200BG 2005 32bit aka Gericom 1st Supersonic PCIE-KN1, Advent 6001, Advent 7098, Enpower 611, CTL, ECS
Sahara slate sg22 I400 series and i440D 900 950 with Celeron 423 and later Core 2 Duo L2500 Intel 2 USB2.0 2005 early 32bit intel tablets kiosk based 12.1-inch fujitsu resistive screen with magnetic pen or with wacom digitiser - short battery life
Motion Computing LE1600 PC Slate 915 915 Intel AC97 SigmaTel STAC9758 9759 Realtek 8169 Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG 2005 serial Wacom digitiser not usb
Quanta MW1, Maxdata Pro 6100 8100IS Nvidia MXM NV43 ALC880 Marvell 8036
RM 945 Z91F ZF91FR M140 1.46Ghz M440 1.86GHz 2005 32bit 15.4 inch screen -
RM CY25 Intel celeron 1500 1700 1800 ab only mini pci - prism askey wll030m 2005 32bit taiwan made - 256MB ram ootb -
Panasonic Toughbook CF-51 CF-P1 CF-T5 CF-Y2 945GMS GMA 950 HD Audio Broadcom Intel 2006 32bit
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
2011
Google Chromebook Pixel i5 1.8Ghz 3rd gen N/A Intel HD 4000 HD Audio Atheros AR9462 2013 12" Bluetooth 3.0™
Google Chromebook Pixel 2 2014
System76 Bonobo Extreme Gaming 3rd gen i7 3740QM 17" Nvidia GTX 670MX Intel N 6235 2014
XMG P304 i7 4710MQ Nvidia GT 860M discrete 2014 64bit 13.3" IPS Display -
MSI GS60 Ghost Pro i7 4700HQ Quad Nvidia 970M 980M discrete 2015 64bit 15.6" Full HD 1920 x 1080 -
System76 Galago UltraPro galu1 - taiwan OEM Clevo W740SU 4th Gen Intel® Core i7 4770HQ 14" N/A Intel Iris Pro 5200 HD Audio with VIA Vt1802 or vt1812 codec USB 3.0 Intel® Wireless AC WiFi 3160 or 7260 plastic construction
System76 Gazelle
850M 860M Kepler 2014
840M 8x0M Maxwell 2015
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Intel Core M5 M7 M3-6Y30 Dual Core GTX 760M 2015 64bit 12.5 Inch -
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air i5 6200U 2016 64bit 13.3" Classic Fingerprint edition
Microsoft Surface Book i5 i7 N/A Intel (i5) Nvidia (i7) HD Audio No N/A Intel 2016 13.5" 3000 x 2000 ultrabook
Razer Blade Stealth Nvidia 2016
Huawei Matebook Intel Core m3-6Y30 2016 64bit - 2160 x 1440 Pixels -
Matebook D Intel AC 8265 8275 2017 64bit - 15.6-inch PC
Matebook E i5 7th gen 2017 2 in 1 - 12"
Matebook X i5 i7 7500u Intel HD 620 GPU HD Audio with Realtek codec 2 usb-c ports Intel AC 2017 A4 size 13" IPS 2K 1440p 2160 x 1440 - dolby atmos speakers - 4 hrs battery lhs charging - one hand opening -
System76 Gazelle - Clevo N850HZ i3 7100H i5 7300HQ i7 7700HQ Intel HD 630 Intel AC 2017 64bit 15.6" 1920 × 1080 LED Backlit, Matte - Chicony PSU - 720p webcam better at 480 -
System76 Galago Pro galp2 - Clevo N130BU i5 7200U i7 7500U Intel HD 620 Intel AC 2017 64bit 13.3″ 3K 1800p so 3200 × 1800 HiDPI glossy -
System76 Oryx Pro i7 Nvidia GTX 1070
Gigabyte Aorus X5 MD Gaming i7 7th gen NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GDDR5X 8GB Max-Q HD Audio with 32-bit ESS Sabre Hi-Fi Audio DAC 2017 64bit - up to 15.6″ UHD 3840 x 2160 IPS Anti-Glare - External 8K Display Output - RGB backlit keyboard -


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  • One of the better options if re-partitioning of the hard disk is not suitable or wanted is to go with AROS hosted i.e. run a small linux distro and host AROS on top. AROS can exist on a Windows(TM) install as well. See here for more information Linux hosted and Windows hosted with downloads here AROS download page
  • installation needs an USB optical drive or an USB pen drive (see below)
  • PC with CD or DVD to install to a USB pendrive for boot purposes on a netbook
  • SD card sometimes can boot like Dell 2100, EeePC 1001P, ASUS EeePC 900, acer aspire one d150, MSI Wind U100,

Audio Codecs


Acer NetbooksEdit

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Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Aspire One AOA110 (A110) (ZG5) Intel 945GSE N/A IDE legacy mode Intel GMA (2D and 3D) tunnel 99 and gearbox 84 score HD Audio ALC6628 USB1.1 and USB2.0 RTL8101E - rtl8169 AR5006 atheros 5k AspireOS 1.8 SIngle core 32bit
Aspire One AOA150 (A150) (ZG5) Intel 945GSE N/A ide mode Intel GMA 2D and accelerated 3D with tunnel 99 and gearbox 84.1 result HD Audio ALC6628 uhci and ehci RTL8101E - rtl8169 AR5006 atheros 5k AspireOS 1.8
Aspire One AOD150 D150 (Compal LA-4781P) Intel 945GME N/A ide legacy Intel GMA 950 (2D) Yes alc272 USB Atheros AR8121 AR8113 AR8114 l1e AR5007EG AR5BXB63 works but Broadcom BCM4312 has no support Icaros Desktop 1.3
Acer Aspire One AOD250 D250 emachines em250 945GME N/A ide legacy Intel GMA (2D) Yes alc272 HD Audio Yes AR8132 (L1c) BCM4312 or Atheros AR5B95 Icaros 1.3
Aspire AO532H (Compal LA-5651p) 533H Pineview HD Audio playback AR8132 (L1c) Atheros 9k Tested AspireOS June 2011
emachines eM350 NAV51 with N450 Intel 3150 HD Audio with codec Icaros 2.2 Single core 64bit - 160GB HDD 1GB RAM 10.1" LED backlit screen and Webcam - 3 cell li-ion battery for 3 hours usage -
emachines eM355 with N455 64bit support possible -
Aspire One 533 N455 with N/A Yes 2D ALC272 codec Yes Atheros 1c Broadcom 4313 Icaros 2.1
Aspire One AOD255 AOD255e AOD260 AOHAPPY (Compal LA-6221P) N570 and Nm10 N/A SATA Intel GMA 3150 Audio USB Atheros AR8152 V1.1 (1lc) Broadcom BCM4313 a little support
Aspire One 522 AO522 (Compal LA-7072p) 1Ghz dual C50 or C60 + Hudson M1 N/A SATA AMD 6250 (ATI 9804) or 6290 ATI SB CX20584 HD Audio USB Atheros 8152 v2.0 l1c Broadcom BCM4313 or Atheros ath9k
AAOD270 Cedarview N2600 Intel GMA 3650 RTL 8169 RTL8101E Broadcom BCM4313
Aspire One AO532G (Compal LA-6091p)
Aspire One D257 (Quanta ZE6)
Acer Aspire One 722 AO722 P1VE6 AMD C60 with SB900 use VESA Ati 6290 HD Audio with codec but no Wrestler HDMI output Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Atheros AR9485 Icaros 2.1.2
Aspire One AO721 (Wistron SJV10-NL)
AO751 AO751H (Quanta ZA3)
emachines



Asus NetbooksEdit

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
eeePC 700 701 2G 4G 8G Surf Intel 910GML + ICH7 N/A IDE legacy mode Intel GMA 900 2D and 3D tunnel 68 gearbox 43 on 701 800x480 Yes UHCI and EHCI Atheros L2 AR5007EG (AR2425) - works NB 2013 and 2.1.1 (best) and 2.1.2 Power supplies fail due to bad caps issue 9.5V 2.5A -
eeePC 701SD Intel 910GML + ICH7 N/A IDE legacy mode Intel GMA 900 (2D) Yes UHCI and EHCI Atheros L2 RTL8187SE AspireOS 1.7 Boot issues but does boot with ATA=32bit,nopoll or ATA=nodma,nopoll.
eeePC 900 Intel 910GML + ICH7 N/A IDE legacy mode Intel GMA 900 (2D, 3D in some models) Yes UHCI and EHCI Atheros L2 depends on chipset AR5007EG (AR2425) - works but not RaLink AspireOS 1.7 Boot issues but does boot with ATA=32bit,nopoll or ATA=nodma,nopoll. 900's may need BIOS upgrade to boot usb optical drives. 3D available in some and not all model revisions.
eeePC 900A 945GSE N/A IDE legacy mode Intel GMA 950 (3D) HD Audio ALC269 USB2.0 Atheros L1e [1969 1026] Atheros 5k AR242x Nightly Build 2012 05-25
eeePC 901 1000 945GM N/A IDE legacy mode Intel GMA 950 (2D) ALC269 HD Audio USB Atheros L1E (AR8121 AR8113 AR8114) RaLink Device 2860 Icaros 1.4
eeePC Seashell 1000HA 1000HE 1008 1005HA N280 + Intel GMA950 N/A SATA Intel GMA (2D) HD Audio ALC269 USB Realtek but not Atheros AR8132 (L1c) Atheros AR9285 Aspire OS 1.6
eeePC 1001ha GMA945 N/A legacy Intel GMA 950 (2D) ALC269 HD Audio Attansic Atheros AR8132 l1c RaLink RT3090 some support
eeePC 1001P T101MT 1005PX 1005PE 1015PE Pineview NM10 and N450 CPU N/A IDE mode Intel GMA 3150 (2D) HD Audio USB 2.0 Atheros AR8132 (l1c) Atheros AR928x 802.11n Icaros 1.3.3
EeePC 1015B 1215B single C30 or dual C50 + Hudson M1 N/A SATA AMD 6250 (VESA only) ATI SBx00 HD Audio USB AR8152 v2.0 atl1c Broadcom BCM4313 [14e4 4727]
Flare X101CH Cedarview N2600 + N10 N/A Intel GMA 6300 Atheros l1c 2.0 Atheros 9k AR9285
Flare 1025CE 1225CE N2800 + N10 Intel GMA 3600 Atheros l1c 2.0 Atheros 9k AR9285


CompaqEdit

Name IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Mini 110 N/A IDE mode Intel GMA 950 HD Audio USB 2.0 Atheros Broadcom


Dell NetbooksEdit

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Inspiron Mini 9 910 GMA945 STEC PATA IDE Mini PCIe Interface 16GB SSD very slow - replace with RunCore and SuperTalent GFDL part Intel GMA 2D and possible 3D ALC268 HD Audio USB Realtek RTL8169 Broadcom BCM4310 and 4312 Tested with ICAROS 1.3. but later Icaros Desktops do not fully boot up and AspireOS IDE SSD appears not reason for non boot
Mini 10 1010 Atom Z520 Z530 Poulsbo N/A Intel GMA 500 (VESA only) HD Audio rtl8169 Intel or BCM4312
Mini 10v 1011 [6] Intel 950 N/A ide legacy mode Intel GMA (2D) HD Audio USB RTL8102E 8103E Dell 1397 Wireless
1012
Inspiron Mini 1018 N/A IDE mode Intel GMA 3150 (2D, no VGA output) HD Audio head phones only - speaker and micro phone do not work USB 2.0 RTL8169 RTL8188CE or AR928X Icaros 1.5.1
A90 A90n
Latitude 2100 2110 2120 GMA 945GME Intel Atom N/A SATA Intel GMA (2D and 3D with tunnel 98 and gearbox 84) HD Audio with ALC272 codec USB2.0 Broadcom BCM5764M Intel 5100 or BCM4322 DW 1510 half height mini pci express card AspireOS 1.8 and Icaros 2.1.1 Webcam and card reader not working lcd cable over hinge an issue

HP NetbooksEdit

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
HP Mini 2133 VIA C7-M P4M900 / 8237 VX700 N/A SATA VIA Chrome 9 HC (VESA only) VT1708/A HD Audio USB Broadcom Corp NetXtreme BCM5788 Broadcom Corp BCM4312
mini 1000 Mi 2140 ks145ut N270 + 945GM N/A SATA Gfx HD Audio USB Marvell 88E8040 Broadcom Corp BCM4312
Mini 700 702 N270 + 945GSE N/A Intel GMA 950 (2D) HD Audio IDT 92HD75B (111d:7608, only playback tested) Broadcom
Mini 100 110-3112sa 945GM Express N/A IDE mode Intel GMA 950 (2D) HD Audio IDT STAC 92xx USB 2.0 Atheros Broadcom
Mini 200 210 945GM NM10 Express N/A SATA Intel GMA 950 HD Audio USB RTL8101E RTL8102E Broadcom BCM4312
HP Mini 311 DM1 (Quanta FP7) N280 + ION N/A SATA nVidia Geforce ION HD Audio USB eth wire


Lenovo NetbooksEdit

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
IdeaPad S9 S9e(3G) S10 S10e(3G) 945GME N/A SATA Intel GMA (2D) ALC269 or SigmaTel HD Audio USB Broadcom NetLink BCM5906M Broadcom BCM4312 little support
IdeaPad S12 N270 + Nvidia ION MCP79 N/A SATA nVidia C79 ION [Quadro FX 470M] ALC269 HD Audio USB Broadcom Intel Does not boot - cause unknown
S10-2 945GME and N280 CPU N/A SATA Intel GMA (2D) ALC269 HD Audio Yes rtl8169 Broadcom BCM4312 Icaros 1.3
S10-3 NM410 and N450 CPU N/A SATA Intel GMA 3150 (2D) HD Audio ALC269 [7] USB rtl8169 Atheros 9285 or Broadcom BCM4312 Icaros 1.3
Ideapad 100S Atom Z36xxx Z37xxx Series SoC Intel Intel SST Audio Device (WDM) N/A Realtek RTL8723BS 2015 64bit -


Packard Bell NetbooksEdit

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Dot .S N280 + N/A legacy Intel GMA950 (2D) HD Audio ALC272X USB2.0 Atheros l1e Atheros 9k
Dot .SE N450 + N/A legacy Intel GMA950 (2D) HD Audio ALC USB2.0
Dot .S2 NAV50 N455 NM10 N/A Intel X3150 HD Audio ALC269 Atheros Atheros
Dot M/A 1.2GHz Athlon L110 + RS690E N/A legacy mode? AMD ATI Radeon Xpress X1270 (VESA only) HD Audio ATI SBx00 Realtek RTL8101E RTL8102E rtl8169 Atheros AR9285


Samsung NetbooksEdit

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Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
NC10 945GME N/A SATA Intel GMA 950 (2D) SigmaTel HD Audio (playback only) USB rtl8169 works but not Marvell 88E8040 sky2 AR5007EG Icaros 1.4 Nano silver on keyboard and lcd ribbon cable over hinge issues
NC20 VIA VX800 N/A SATA VIA Chrome9 (VESA only) ALC272 GR (VT1708A) HD Audio USB Marvell 88E8040 Atheros AR5001 little support
N110 N120 945GSE N/A SATA Intel GMA 950 (2D) ALC272 HD Audio or ALC6628 USB Marvell 88E8040 Realtek rtl8187 some support - Namuga 1.3M Webcam none
N130 945GSE N/A SATA Intel GMA 2D and opengl 1.x 99.5 tunnel 99 gearbox Intel HD with ALC272 codec playback USB RTL 8169.device - 8101e 8102e rtl 8192se rtl8187 good support - but nothing for wireless or Namuga 1.3M Webcam
Go NP-N310 N270 + 945GME N/A IDE legacy mode Intel GMA 950 (2D) HD Audio ALC6628 Yes rtl8169 Atheros5k works well but N280 version changed specs
N510 N270 euro N280 uk + ION MCP79 N/A SATA nVidia C79 ION [Quadro FX 470M] HD Audio USB Marvell 88E8040 Realtek 8192E Does not boot - cause unknown
NC110 Axx Rtl8169 Broadcom BCM4313 or Atheros
NF210 Pineview n455 or n550 + N10 N/A SATA Intel GMA 3150 (needs retesting, VESA works) HD Audio [8] USB Marvell 88E8040 Wireless some support
NP N145 Plus n450 + NM10 N/A IDE legacy mode Intel GMA 3150 (2D, no VGA output) Realtek HD Audio USB2.0 Marvell 88E8040 Atheros AR9285 some support but often the trackpad does not work
N150 NB30 MN10 N/A Intel GMA 3150 (2D) Marvell 88E8040 Atheros AR9285 or Realtek 8192E a little support
N210 N220 N230 N450 + NM10 N/A Intel GMA 3150 (2D) HD Audio ALC269 Marvell Atheros AR9285 a little
NC110 Pxx Cedarview N/A Intel GMA 3600 Intel 6000g


Sony NetbooksEdit

Name IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Vaio VGN-P11Z ? N/A Intel (VESA only) HD Audio USB 2.0 Marvell Atheros AR928X Icaros 2.0.3 Rarely boots!
SONY VPC-W11S1E Intel 2009 N280 with 945GSE - 10.1" 1366 x 768 - 3hr battery life -


Toshiba NetbooksEdit

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Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
NB100 945GM N/A legacy Intel GMA (2D) ALC262 HD Audio rtl8169 AR5001 some support
Mini NB200 series NB205 N280 + GSE945 N/A IDE legacy mode Intel GMA (2D) ALC272 HD Audio Yes RTL8169 AR9285
Mini 300 series NB305 N455 with NM10 N/A legacy Intel GMA 3150 (2D) ALC272 HD Audio RTL8101E RTL8102E AR9285
Mini 500 series NB505 NB520 NB550-10v N/A legacy Intel GMA 3150 (2D) HD Audio RTL8101E RTL8102E Realtek 8176 RTL 8188CE
Mini NB550D 10G 108 (c30) 109 (c50) C50 + M1 N/A SATA AMD 6250 (VESA only) HD Audio USB Realtek 8111e rtl8169 Atheros 9k Realtek SD card reader


Misc NetbooksEdit

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Cammy's A1600 GME945 N/A Maybe Intel GMA950 (2D) HD Audio playback Yes JMC 250/260 Wireless Icaros 1.2.4
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Mini Ui 3520 Intel 945 Yes Intel GMA (2D) ALC269 HD Audio Yes rtl8169 AR5001 good
Guillemot Hercules eCafe EC-900 H60G-IA, Mitac MiStation and Pioneer Computers Dreambook Light U11 IL1 Intel 945GME N/A Maybe Intel GMA950 (2D) HD Audio (playback only) uhci and ehci rtl8169 RAlink RT2860 Slowly gaining support
Hannspree Hannsnote SN10E2 24 48 N450 + NM10 N/A IDE legacy mode Pineview Intel (2D) ALC HD Audio USB2.0 Atheros l1c Atheros AR9285
MSI Wind U90/U100 GME945 N/A Maybe Intel GMA 950 (2D) HD Audio ALC888s (playback only?) uhci 1.1 and ehci 2.0 rtl8169 RaLink RT2860 RT2700E or rtl8187se (u100x) Icaros 1.3
Advent 4211 945GSE N/A IDE legacy mode Intel GMA950 (2D) ALC HD Audio USB rtl8169 Intel 3945 ABG MSI U100 clone
Hannspree Hannsnote SN10E1 N270 + GMA945 N/A IDE legacy mode Intel GMA 950 (2D) ALC HD Audio USB2.0 Realtek RTL8101E RTL8102E RTL8169 RaLink RT2860 MSI U100 clone
Archos 10 Netbook Atom with ICH7 NM10 945GSE No GMA 950 HS Audio with ALC662 codec Realtek 8139
MSI Wind U135 DX MS-N014 Intel N455 N/A 2D only accelerated ALC662 rev 1 RTL Atheros AR 9K Icaros 2.1 needs noacpi notls added to grub boot line to start up

Desktop SystemsEdit

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AppleEdit

Name IDE SATA Integrated Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Test Distro Comments
Apple TV 1st generation only Nvidia 7300 Go 256MB ram max - Pentium M -
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
Mac Mini
Mac Mini 1.83GHz C2D
Mac Mini (Late 2009) Nvidia 9400M 2.26 and 2.53Ghz versions - Server edition removed DVD and added another hd -
iMac8,1 N/A Radeon HD 2400 XT 2008 early 64 bit - Core2 Duo E8135 Penryn - 20" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD 1680 x 1050 display - iSight video camera - Firewire "400" port and a Firewire "800" port - mini DVI -
iMac11,1 N/A
iMac14,1 N/A 6970M MXM card 2011 64bits - corruptions issues for dGPU -
iMac11,1 N/A
iMac11,1 N/A
Mac


CompaqEdit

Name IDE SATA Integrated Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Test Distro Comments
Compaq presario 7360 Working N/A VESA AC97 via issues
EP Series 6400/10 IDE N/A N/A ISA USB 1.1 N/A ?
Evo D510 Working N/A Intel Extreme (VESA only) AC97 Working Intel PRO/100 Icaros 1.5


DellEdit

Name IDE SATA Integrated Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Test Distro Comments
Dimension 2400 Yes N/A N/A ADI ACV97 codec UHCI/EHCI Broadcom 440x 4401 Icaros 1.4
Dimension 4600 Yes ? Intel Extreme (VESA only) Intel AC97 (use rear black port) UHCI/EHCI Intel PRO/100 Icaros 1.5.2
Optiplex GX260 IDE N/A Intel Extreme (VESA only) Intel AC97 USB 2.0 Intel PRO/1000 Nightly Build 2014 09-27
Optiplex GX270 Working IDE mode Intel Extreme (VESA only) Intel AC97 USB 2.0 Intel PRO/1000 Icaros 1.5.2
Optiplex GX280 Working IDE mode Intel GMA (only VESA tested) Intel AC97 USB 2.0 Broadcom Nightly Build 2014 09-27
Optiplex GX520 IDE IDE mode Intel GMA Intel AC97 (no line-out) USB 2.0 Broadcom ?
Optiplex 170L IDE IDE mode Intel Extreme (VESA only) Intel AC97 USB 2.0 Intel PRO/100 ?
Optiplex 745 N/A IDE mode Intel GMA (VESA only) HD Audio (no volume control) Only keyboard/mouse (legacy mode) Broadcom ?
Optiplex 755 N/A IDE mode Intel GMA (VESA only) HD Audio USB 2.0 Intel Gigabit Icaros 1.5.1 Around 25 second delay in booting from USB.
Optiplex 990 N/A non-RAID mode Intel HD (VESA only) HD Audio USB 2.0 Intel Gigabit Nightly Build 2014 09-27
Optiplex 360 ordinary boot gives VGA mode only - VESA untested HD Audio (Analog Devices ID 194a) Broadcom Aspire Xenon poor support
Precision 340 Yes N/A N/A Intel AC97 USB 1.1 (UHCI) 3Com Nightly Build 2014-09-27

EmachinesEdit

Name IDE SATA Integrated Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Test Distro Comments
T3414 N/A VIA AC97 UHCI/EHCI RTL8139 needs extra PCI and AGP cards to work well

Fujitsu SiemensEdit

Name IDE SATA Integrated Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Test Distro Comments
Scenic E600 (compact desktop) VESA only AC97 Intel PRO/1000 ? Nice small, silent PC with good AROS support.
Scenic T i845 ? N/A N/A Intel AC97 UHCI Intel PRO/100 Icaros 1.5.2 AROS does not boot.

HPEdit

Name IDE SATA Integrated Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Test Distro Comments
Compaq DX2000 MT Yes Maybe Intel Extreme 2 (VESA only) detects AC97 but no support for ADI AD1888 codec OHCI/EHCI Intel 82526EZ e1000 Icaros 1.51 boots ok but no audio
Compaq DX 2200 Yes Maybe RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200] (VESA only) HD Audio OHCI/EHCI issues N/A ? issues
d230 UDMA N/A Intel Extreme (VESA only) Intel AC97 (speaker and headphones only, no line-out) USB Broadcom BCM4401 Icaros 1.4.5
t500 series t530uk Yes N/A FX5200 (2D; 3D with older driver) AC97 ICH4 ALC658D UHCI/EHCI RTL 8101L 8139 Nightly Build 2012-09-22
DC7700 Yes Yes GMA 2D ICH8 Yes 82566DM e1000e Nightly Build 2013-??-?? Nice AROS computer at low cost


SamsungEdit

Name IDE SATA Integrated Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Test Distro Comments
Samsung Syncmaster TC220W LED LF22TOWHBDN/EN N/A 8gb SSD Radeon HD 6290 2 usb 2.0 Thin Client C-50 AMD® 1000 MHz and no wireless

Server SystemsEdit

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IBMEdit

Name IDE SATA Integrated Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Test Distro Comments
xSeries 206m Yes Yes ATI RN50b (VESA only) N/A USB 2.0 (UHCI/EHCI) Broadcom Nightly Build 2014-09-27


MotherboardsEdit

Name IDE SATA Integrated Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Test Distro Comments
Supermicro X9s (32GB of RAM max) Supermicro X9SCM-F *registered* (/buffered) RAM
Supermicro X10s (32GB of RAM max) X10SLL+-F or X10SL7-F
Supermicro X9 (>32GB of RAM) X9SRH-7F ($420) uses the E5-1600/2600v2 CPUs
Intel Atoms (Avoton generation) use ECC RAM and can be loaded with 64GB of RAM - Asrock C2750D4I


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Since 2001, a growing number of motherboards (now a very large percentage) have added functionality implemented on the motherboard meaning that less PCI, AGP and PCI-E slots are now used or appear.

Most Intel Atom and equivalent AMD Fusion CPUs are faster than Intel P3s but still some way short of P4 or Dual Core performance.


  • Late 2002, USB2.0 added and slightly better AROS sound support (AC97) appeared
  • 2002-2005 and still, to a limited extent, ongoing bad capacitors
  • Late 2003, ATX PSUs moved from 5V to 12v rails BEING IMPORTANT (extra 4pin on motherboard for CPU)


  • Late 2005, PCI Express replaced AGP and HDAudio replaced AC97
  • Late 2007, ATX PSUs added extra 12V PCI-E connectors and 4+4pin for CPUs
  • Late 2010, USB3.0 appears on motherboards or needing a PCI-E motherboard slot


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Socket A 462 (2001/4)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Abit NF7-S nForce 2 2 ports SIL 3112A ALC650 AC97 (Nvidia APU) Yes Realtek RTL 8201LB Firewire Realtek RTL8801B
Abit AN7 Nvidia nForce2 400 Ultra Sil 3112A ALC658 AC97 Realtek 8201BL
AOpen AK79D AK79G Max nForce2 + MCP-T Promise nForce2 IGP [Crush 18G] ALC650E AC97 RTL 8201BL Firewire AGERE FW802 no
ASRock K7NF2 nforce2 ultra 400 Yes N/A AGP 8x CMedia CMI 9761A AC'97 Yes Realtek 8201
ASRock K7S8X SIS 746FX Yes AGP 8x AC'97 cmedia USB2.0 works but does not boot SiS900
ASRock K7S41GX SIS 741GX + DDR 333 Yes onboard sis does not work with vga or vesa but AGP 8x works AC97 SIS 7012 USB2.0 works but does not boot SiS 900 works ok
ASUS A7N8X nForce2 Yes Silicon Image Sil 3112A 1 AGP slot ac97 ALC650 ehci USB2.0 rtl8201BL - nforce first total support for AROS in 2004/5 - damocles and M Schulz
Asus A7N8X-E nForce2 400Pro Silicon Image Sil 3112A AC97 RTL8201B support / Marvell Gigabit no
Biostar M7NCD nForce2 Ultra 400 ALC650 AC97 RTL8201BL
Chaintech 7NJS Ultra Zenith nForce2 Ultra 400 Promise PDC 20376 CMI8738
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
DFI Lanparty NF2 Ultra nForce2 Ultra 400 via ac97 VT1616 RTL8139C
ECS N2U400-A nForce2 Ultra 400 Yes Cmedia 9379A AC97 usb2.0 VIA VT6103L
Epox 8RDA+ 8RGA+ nForce2 8RDA+ AGP slot, 8RGA+ intel Realtek ALC650 AC97 2 USB2.0 RTL8201B
FIC AU13 nForce2 Ultra 400 Silicon Image 3112A ALC650 AC97 Broadcom AC101L
Gigabyte 7NNXP nForce2 sil 3112A Realtek ALC650 AC97 Realtek 8100 / Intel 82540EM Gigabit
Gigabyte GA7N400L nForce2 Ultra 400 1 AGP 8x slot AC97 ALC650 2 USB2.0 RTL8100C
Gigabyte 8SIML SIS 650 Yes VESA AC'97 working Realtek RTL8100L LAN
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Foxconn WinFast K7NCR18D Pro nForce 2 2 ports N/A 1 AGP 4x slot Realtek ALC650 2 USB2.0 RTL8201B some support
Matsonic Manuals MS83708E SIS730 SiS 5513 N/A sis 305 no support use VESA sis7018 SiS 7001 USB 1.1 only SIS900 A little support
MSI MS-6367 HP 722n 742n (Mambo) (2001/2) Nvidia nforce 220D (2001/2) Yes N/A GeForce2 AGP works 2D nouveau only AC97 ADI 1885 no volume control on Units 0-3 4 USB1.1 ports AMD based - front 2 ports iffy nForce Tested 20th Aug 2012 NB
MSI K7N2 Delta ILSR Delta-L nForce2 (2002/3) Primary & Secondary ports IDE Tertiary port (RAID) 2 ports (RAID) when fitted with an agp video card ac97 ALC650 Yes rtl8201BL - nforce runs AROS well. Tested with Icaros 1.2.3
MSI K7N2 Delta2-LSR Platinum nForce2 (2002/3) Primary & Secondary ports IDE Tertiary port (RAID) 2 ports (RAID) when fitted with an agp video card ac97 ALC655 Yes rtl8201BL - nforce runs AROS well. Tested with Icaros 1.2.3
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
SHUTTLE MICRO-ATX MN31N nForce2 Integrated GeForce4 MX ALC650 RTL8201LB Firewire RTL8801B
Soltek 75FRN-L nForce2 2 ports N/A AGP slot ALC650 2 usb2.0 Realtek RTL8201BL good support
XFX Pine Mach4 nForce2 Ultra 400 nForce2 3 ports 2 ports VIA VT6240 1 AGP 8x slot ALC650 2 USB2.0 RTL8201BL some support
ASUS A7V266 via KT266A + 8233 issues 1 AGP slot AD1980 AC97 VIA VT6103 issues with booting


Socket 754 (2004/5)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Abit NF8-V2 nForce3 250GB (2004/5) 2 ports 2 ports 1 AGP slot x8 ALC658 ac97 2 USB2.0 RTL8201C a little support but no Firewire VIA VT6306
ASRock K8 Upgrade 760GX (2005) SiS 760GX (DDR400) 2 ports 2 ports Internal Mirage2 (VESA) AC'97 CMedia CMI 9761A Realtek RTL8201
ASUS SK8N nF3 150 (2003/4) Promise PDC 20378 Avance Logic ALC650 ac97 RTL8201BL Firewire Texas TSB43AB22A no
Biostar CK8 K8HNA Pro nforce3 150 VT6420 thru ide legacy only AC97 ALC655 Realtek RTL8110S Firewire VT6307 no
Chaintech ZNF3-150 Zenith nforce3 150 2 ports Sli3114 SATA via IDE emul 1 AGP slot VIA Envy24PT (VT1720) + VT1616 2 USB2.0 Broadcom GbE 5788 very little support needs PCI cards but no Firewire VIA VT6306
DFI Lanparty UT nF3 250GB nForce3 250gb 2 ports 2 ports nForce3 and 2 Marvell SATA PHY AC97 ALC850 2 USB2.0 CK8S - Winfast NF3 250K8AA works and Marvell 88E1111 does not work [works well but no Firewire VIA VT6307
EpoX 8RDA3+ nForce3 250GB Silicon Image Sil 3112A C-Media CMI9739A AC97 Realtek RTL8101L
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Gigabyte GA-K8N NVIDIA nForce3 150 Realtek ALC658 AC97 Realtek RTL8100C Firewire TI43AB23 no
Gigabyte K8NNXP nForce3 150 Sata sil3512 ALC658 AC97 RTl8110S Firewire TI STB82AA2 no
Gigabyte GA-K8NSNXP nForce3 250GB SiI 3512 CT128 Sata Sil3515 ALC850 AC97 Marvel 88E8001
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Leadtek K8N Pro nForce3 150 Sil3114 ALC658 AC97 RTL 8110S Firewire Agere FW323 no
MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R nVIDIA NF3-250Gb Realtek 7.1 AC'97 ALC850 Marvell 88E1111
Shuttle's XPC SN85G4 itx? nF3-150 Sil 3512A ALC650 AC97 Realtek 8201BL Firewire VT6307 no
Shuttle AN50R nF3-150 Sil 3112 ALC650 AC97 Nvidia nF3 (10/100) Intel 82540EM Gigabit Firewire VT6307 no
Soltek SL-K8AN-RL NF3-150 ALC650 AC97 Relatek 8201BL
Soyo SY-CK8 SYCK8 Dragon Plus nForce3 150 CMI 9739 AC97 Realtek 8201BL
Foxconn WinFast K8S755A SiS755 + SiS964 (DDR333) AC97 RTL8169


Socket 939 (2005)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus A8N-LA GeForce 6150 LE Geforce 6150 (MCP51) + nForce 430 (PC-3200) two ATA 133 four 3.0GB/s SATAII ports built in or PCI-E x16 Realtek ALC883 HD Audio 6 USB2.0 Realtek RTL 8201CL
GA-K8N51 PVMT 9-RH Geforce 6150 (MCP51) + nForce 430 (PC-3200) two ATA 133 four 3.0GB/s SATAII ports built in or PCI-E x16 ALC880 HD Audio 6 USB2.0 Cicada CIS8201
Asus A8N-SLI Premium NVidia PCIe slot AC97 Maybe nForce LAN but not Marvell Works well
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
ECS RS482-M ATI Xpress 200M + SB400 (DDR266) no support 1 port 4 SATA1 ports (RAID 0 and 1 unknown) ATI Xpress 200M (X300 based) ALC655 codec AC97 audio 4 USB2.0 Realtek RTL8100C Firewire TI TSB 43AB22A no
EliteGroup ECS KA1-MVP RD480 ATI Radeon Xpress 200 + SB450 1 port 4 ports SATA2 2 PCI-E x16 alc880 4 USB2.0 Marvell 88E8053 and RTL8100C Firewire TSB 43AB22A no
DFI RDX200 CD-DR (2005) RD480 RS482 + SB450 (DDR400) no support 1 port 4 ports 2 PCI-E x16 Realtek ALC882 codec 4 USB2.0 88E8053 gigabit (PCIe) and Marvell 88E8001 (PCI) no support Firewire VIA VT6307 no
Asus A8R32 MVP Deluxe (2006) RD580 Xpress 3200 + ULi m1575 no support 1 port 4 SATA-II (RAID no support) Dual PCI-E x16 slots Realtek ALC880 4 USB2.0 ports DAVICOM DN9161 PHY Firewire VT6307 no
DFI LanParty UT CFX 3200 DR/G (2006) ATi CFX3200 + ULi m1575 no support 1 port 4 SATA-II (RAID no support) 2 PCI-E x16 slots Realtek ALC882 HDA 4 USB2.0 ports Marvell 88E8052 and Marvell 88E8053 no support Firewire VT6307 no
Asus A8V E SE VIA K8T890 +VT8237R CHIPSET ATX AMD Motherboard with Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 N/A Yes N/A N/A Maybe AC97 driver using Realtek ALC850 codec Yes USB 2.0 only No Marvell 88E8053 Good base but needs additional PCI cards added for better support
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
ASUS A8V Deluxe (2004) VIA K8T800 Pro (DDR400) Promise 20378 2 ports 2 SATA2 VIA VT8233A 8235 8237 AC97 Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit needs extra PCI cards


Socket AM2 (2006/8)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Abit AN9 32X (2006) NVIDIA nforce 590 SLI MCP 1 port 2 ports (MCP55) nVidia G71 [GeForce 7950 GT] HDA MCP55 4 USB2.0 2 gigbit MCP55 but no Firewire Texas Instruments TSB 43AB22A Dual channel DDR2 800, 667 Mhz
Asus A8N-VM CSM Geforce 6150 (MCP51) with nForce 430 two ATA 133 four 3.0GB/s SATAII ports built in or PCI-E x16 HDA 6 USB2.0 Marvell 88E1111 RCJ
Asus M2N-e and SLI version nForce 500 SLI Series with AD1988 or C-Media CM6501 (SLI version) both untested NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP with Marvell may need extra pci cards to get full functionality
Asus M2N SLI Deluxe Geforce nForce 570a (MCP57) 1 PCIe slot ALi M5455 Realtek 8201CL
Biostar MCP6P-M2 Geforce 6150 (MCP51) with nForce 430 two TA 133 four 3.0GB/s SATAII ports (RAID no support) built in or PCI-E x16 HD Audio 6 USB2.0 Realtek RTL8201CL
Biostar TF7050-M2 Geforce 7050 with nForce 630a (MCP68M) Yes ide legacy GF 7025 unknown HDMI and s-video but no DVI ALC888 HDA 4 USB2.0 echi RTL8111 being tested
GA-M68M-S2 (1.0) S2P (2.3) S2L (1.x) nForce 630a chipset NVIDIA® GeForce 7025 ALC883 (S2), ALC888B (S2P), ALC662 (S2L), RTL 8201CL (S2), 8211CL (S2P), 8211BL (S2L),
Foxconn WinFast 6150K8MA 8EKRS Geforce 6150 (MCP51) with nForce 430 two ATA 133 four 3.0GB/s SATAII ports (no RAID) built in or PCI-E x16 but no DVI output Realtek ALC850 ac97 4 USB2.0 Marvell 88E1111 RCJ Firewire Texas TI TSB 43AB2AA no
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
ASUS M2A-VM (HDMI) 690G + DDR2 1 port 4 SATA-II (RAID unknown) with DVI ALC883 HD Audio 4 USB2.0 RTL8111B RTL8169
Biostar TA690G AM2 690G + DDR2 N/A 1 port 4 SATA-II RAID of level 0, 1 and 0+1 with DVI, s-video and hdmi ALC888 HD Audio 4 USB2.0 RTL8111 (RTL8169)
Gigabyte MA69VM-S2 AMD 690V + SB600 DDR2 N/A 1 port 4 SATA-II RAID of level 0, 1 and 0+1 Radeon Xpress 1200 ALC888 HD Audio 4 USB2.0 RTL 8110SC RTL8169
Gigabyte MA69G S2H S3H AMD 690G + SB600 DDR2 N/A 1 port 4 SATA-II but no RAID of level 0, 1 and 0+1 ALC889A 4 USB2.0 RTL 8110SC RTL8169 Firewire Texas TSB 43AB23 no
MSI K9AGM-FID RD485C + SB450 or SB600 Xpress 1150 no support 1 port 4 ports ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 ALC883 HD Audio Realtek RTL 8110SC
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
MSI K9V-GM-V VIA K8M890 N/A 4 ports VIA Chrome9 (vesa) but PCIe slot ALC883 2 ports Realtek RTL 8201CL no support


Socket AM2+ (2007/9)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe AMD 790FX RD790 + SB600 Marvell 88SE6121 SATA II pci-e 1.1 support HD Audio ADI® AD1988 Marvell 88E8056
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM S2H 780G + SB700 pci-e 2.0 supported ALC889A HD Audio Realtek RTL8169
Gigabyte GA-MA78LM S2 (1.x) S2H (1.x) 760G + SB710 version of the 780G with a reduced-performance graphics engine that supports integrated and discrete graphics, but not simultaneously ALC888B HD Audio Realtek 8111D/E 8169 supports up to six SATA drives at 3.0 Gb/s in legacy mode, AHCI mode, and RAID modes 0, 1, and 10. Two Ultra ATA drives are also supported at up to 133 MB/s, along with 12 USB 2.0 devices
Gigabyte GA-MA 770-UD3 north bridge AMD 770 and South Bridge of AMD SB710 version of the 780G that has no integrated graphics and supports a single graphics card in true x16 mode. An additional graphics card can be hosted at reduced bandwidth by using four of the chipset’s x1 pathways HD Audio with Realtek ALC888 codec ealtek 8111C/D(L) motherboard support unbuffered ECC (CPU that supports ECC is required) and Non-ECC 800, 1066 RAM is faster - firewire T.I. TSB43AB23 no support - adds Advanced Clock Calibration (ACC) overclocking and integrated control of legacy I/O ports to the SB700’s features
M5A78L-M/USB3
MSI 785gt-e63 AMD® 785G+SB710 Phenom II like the AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black edition ecc unbuffered unregistered DDR2 533/667/800/1066* (OC) -
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus M2V-VM VIA K8T890 (DDR ) Yes 2 ports Delta Chrome GPU (vesa) or PCIe x16 slot ALC883 HD Audio echi but not uhci RTL8100C
Asus M2N-VM HDMI NVIDIA GeForce 7050PV/nForce 630a 4 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports Support RAID 0,1,5,10,JBOD 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 with Integrated Nvidia® Geforce®7Series Shader model3.0 DirectX 9 graphics processor HD Audio with ALC883 codec 4 x240-pin DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR2 1066/800/667/533 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory - uATX Form Factor 9.6" x 8.6" ( 24.4 cm x 22.4 cm ) -
ASROCK N68-S AMD based nForce 630a Yes slimline DVD drive works GF 7025 use vesa VIA 1708S VT1705 HD Audio echi usb 2.0 RTL8201EL / 8201CL - nforce being tested unbuffered 1066Mhz ddr2 ram -
Asus M2N68-AM Plus Athlon 64, Sempron, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX with NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7025 nForce™ 630a HD Audio with ALC662 codec RTL8211CL Gigabit LAN Dual channel DDR2 1066, 800, 667 Mhz -


Socket AM3 White socket (2010/11)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Aresone 2011 4 DDR3 memory sockets N/A Yes no Radeon HD3000 driver yet
vesa driver works
possibility to add PCIe card
HD Audio USB2.0 Yes Good support
Asus M4A785TD-M PRO 785G and SB710 N/A ide legacy ATI Radeon HD 4200 - use vesa or pci-e 2.0 slot HD Audio Yes Yes Good support with 1366 ddr3 ram -
Asus M4a87ta AMD 870 with SB850 - Amd Phenom X4 9750 or 9850 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), white support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD pcie 2.0 x16 Realtek® ALC 887 14 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, black, 8 at mid-board) Realtek® 8111E 4 dimm DDR3 non-ecc memory that features data transfer rates of 2000(O.C.)/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 MH - ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 8.4 inch ( 30.5 cm x 21.3 cm ) -
MSI 890GXM-G65 890GX + SB750 legacy ATI 4290 built-in (vesa) ALC889 DD GR HD Audio crackles Yes RTL 8169
GigaByte 890GPA-UD3H AMD 890GX together with SB850 Yes use pci-e nvidia Yes to ALC889?? HD Audio but not ALC892 rev. 1.0, ALC892 rev 2.1, ALC889 rev. 3.1 Yes Yes works well overall but with one audio codec only
MSI 880GMS-E35 (MS-7641) v2.0
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
ECS MCP61M-M3 (V7.0/ V7.1) NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE with nForce 430 HD Audio with VIA 1705 Realtek 8201EL-GR 10/100Mbps 8211CL-GR Solid Capacitor for CPU VRM with Durathon Technology
Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 nForce 630a NVIDIA® GeForce 7025 ALC888B (1.3), ACL887 (3.1), RTL8211CL (all)
Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2P nForce 630a NVIDIA® GeForce 7025 ALC888B (1.x 2.x), ALC889 (3.0), ALC888B/889 (3.1), RTL8211CL (all)
Asus M4N78 PRO NVIDIA GeForce 8300 1 xUltraDMA 133/100 6 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® 8 series GPU with 1 PCIe 2.0 slot HD Audio with VIA1708S 8 -Channel codec 12 USB 2.0 ports (8 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel) NVIDIA Gigabit 4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR2 1200(O.C.)/1066*/800/667 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory - ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm ) -


Socket AM3+ Black socket (2013/15)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
ASRock N68-GS4 FX Nvidia 7025 micro ATX
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
ASRock 890FX Deluxe5 Extreme3 AMD 890FX + AMD SB850 or SB950 (Extreme3) Yes Yes N/A ALC892 Yes RTL8111E rtl8169
ASUS M5A78L-M LX3 760G SB710 V? ALC887, V? ALC892 Realtek 8111E
Asus M5A97 R2.0 AMD 970 and SB950 n/a ALC887 (LE), ALC887 (Regular), ALC892 (EVO) 4 usb 2.0 and 2 usb3 Realtek 8111F
Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 AMD 990 and SB 950 alc 892 not working
Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AMD 990FX and SB 950 alc892 or ALC982 not working 990fx motheboards that support 32GB of RAM - 6x4TB drives you shouldn't be going with anything less than 16GB of RAM. And if you plan to add more drives later you'd better get a board that support more RAM than 16GB. A good option would be a system that supports 32GB of RAM, buy 2x8GB sticks now and 2x8GB sticks when you get your next 6 drives -
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P ATi 760G and SB710 GT240 and a nv7900gs, both pci-e, and both will not work ALC889 (r3.1), ALC??? (rev. 4.1), ALC887 (r5.x) Realtek 8111E (r3.1), Atheros (rev4.1), Atheros (r5.x) offers very poor control over its EFI vs. BIOS booting partition features
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 ATi 760G and SB710 GT240 and a nv7900gs, both pci-e, and both will not work ALC (r3.0), ALC887 (r4.1 Blue board), VIA VT2021 (r5.0 Black board)
Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 GT240 and a nv7900gs, both pci-e, and both will not work ALC (r1.0), ALC (r1.x),ALC (r2.0), ALC (r4.0), ALC (r4.1),
Gigabyte 970A-UD3P ver 1.0 AMD 970 VIA VT2021
Gigabyte 970A-DS3P rev 1.0 AMD 970 ALC887
MSI 760GM ATI 760G plus SB710 N/A Untested HD3000 Use Vesa P33 VT1705; P34, P21 and P23 (FX) MS7641 v3.0 ALC887 with crackles thru earphones; E51 ALC892 No Untested Realtek P23 issues with audio ALC887
MSI 990FXA
MSI 970A-G43



AMD Fusion (2011/14)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
1.2Ghz single Bobcat Fusion C30 + Hudson M1 ACPI IDE SATA AMD 6250 Audio USB Ethernet
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Bobcat 1Ghz dual Fusion C50 + Hudson M1 ACPI IDE SATA AMD 6250 Audio USB Ethernet
C60 AMD 62x0
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus E35M1-M PRO uATX 1.6Ghz dual 18W AMD Fusion E-350 + Hudson M1 ACPI N/A SATA AMD 6310 - no HD driver yet ALC887 VD2 USB RTL8111E EFI bios [9]
Asus E35M1-I Deluxe miniITX 1.6Ghz dual AMD Fusion E350 + Hudson M1 + DDR3 ACPI N/A SATA AMD 6310 - no HD driver yet ALC892 USB Realtek 8111E Atheros AR5008 on a Mini PCI-E
ASRock E350M1 / USB3 (also version with USB3.0 added) 1.6Ghz dual AMD Fusion E350 + Hudson M1 ACPI N/A SATA - 4 SATA3 AMD 6310 - use vesa with hdmi and dvi Audio ALC892 playback but no HDMI output USB - 4 USB2.0 and 2 USB3.0 rtl8169 for Realtek 8111E 8411 ethernet chipset
Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3 mini-ITX Hudson M1 FCH N/A 4 SATA3 plus HDMI, DVI ALC892 2 NEC USB3.0 with 4 USB2.0 Realtek 8111E
Gigabyte GA-E350N Win8 V1.0 Hudson M1 FCH A45 N/A 4 SATA3 Use VESA - AMD 6310 plus HDMI, DVI ALC887 playback through headphones but not thru hdmi 4 USB2.0 needs more testing Realtek 8111 8168B works well but need to test with sata hard disk
MSI E350IA-E45 e-350 + Hudson M1 + DDR3 no support N/A 4 Sata3 ports AMD 6310 gpu ALC HDA 6 USB2.0 and 2 USB3.0 through NEC 720200 chipset Realtek RTL8111E
Sapphire Pure Fusion Mini IPC-E350M1 1.6Ghz dual AMD Fusion E350 + Hudson M1 + DDR3 sodimm ACPI N/A SATA AMD 6310 (vesa) no HD driver yet ALC892 USB Marvell 88E8057 no support
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
ASUS E45M1-M PRO E450 APU with Hudson M1 ALC887 Realtek
ASUS E45M1-I Deluxe E-450 together ALC892 Realtek 8111E
Sapphire Pure Mini E450


Socket FM1 (2011/13)Edit

On board Graphic on CPU - HD6410D, HD6530D, HD6550D,

Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
ASUS F1A55-M A55
ASUS F1A55-M LE A55
ASUS F1A75-M A75
A55
A55
A55
Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2 A55
Gigabyte A75M-UD2H A75M
GIGABYTE A75-D3H



Socket FM2 White Socket (2012/13)Edit

Onboard Gfx on CPU - HD6570, HD7480D, HD7540D,

Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
A75 A85X
MSI FM2-A55M-E33 A55M



Socket FM2 Plus Black socket (2013/15)Edit

Onboard Gfx on CPU - HD6570, HD7480D, HD7540D,

Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
A88X


Socket AM1 FS1b socket (2014/1x)Edit

5350 4 core Jaguar cores 2GHz with Integrated AMD Radeon R Series Graphics in the APU Kabini [Radeon HD 8400]

Later Beema APU with 2/4 core Puma (slightly updated Jaguar) cores, GCN graphics and a compute capable Radeon core, along with a brand new AMD security processor and FT3 BGA packaging (probably best avoided for long term survival).

Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
ASUS AM1I-A N/A HD Audio Realtek® ALC887-VD Realtek 8111GR 8168
MSI AM1I HD Audio ALC887 Realtek 8111G
MSI AM1M HD Audio ALC887 Realtek 8111G
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
BGA FT3 AM1x


Zen Am4 FM3 Summit Ridge (2017/1x)Edit

Jim Keller’s group designed x86 Zen CPU - new same AM4 platform/socket for desktop

Zen will also shift from Bulldozer’s Clustered Multithreading (CMT) to Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT, aka Intel’s Hyperthreading). CMT is the basis for Bulldozer’s unusual combination of multiple integer cores sharing a single FPU within a module, so the move to SMT is a more “traditional” design for improving resource usage

Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero X370 N/A pci-e 3.0 (1x16 or 2x8) SupremeFX audio features an S1220 codec Intel I211 Ryzen 7 1800X 1700X
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming Professional Realtek ALC1220
AsRock X370 TaiChi
Biostar X370GT5 2 pci slots
Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5
MSI Xpower Gaming Titanium X370 8-channel Realtek 1220 Codec
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus Prime B350 Plus x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode) Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel Realtek® RTL8111H Ryzen 5 1600x 1600 1500X 1400 - 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz ECC and non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory - ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9.35 inch ( 30.5 cm x 23.7 cm ) - 2 pci
Ryzen 5 1600x 1600 1500X 1400
AsRock Pro4 AB350 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 PCIe 2.0 x1 Realtek ALC892 Realtek Ryzen 5 1600x 1600 1500X 1400
B350
MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic Mortar 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode) Realtek ALC892 Realtek RTL8111H white and grey colours - 2 pci-e and 2 pci slots - m.2 in middle - atx 12 in by 9.6 in and matx versions -
Ryzen 5 1600x 1600 1500X 1400
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus PRIME B350M-A/CSM Micro ATX Ryzen 3 1300x 1200 1100
A320
X300 SFF
A/B300 SFF
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus ROG X399 Zenith Extreme Threadripper 1950X 1920X 1900X TR4 skt


(Zen+ 2018/1x)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion


IntelEdit

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Socket 370 (2000/2)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Intel D815EEA 866Mhz P3 and i815 chipset Yes N/A Nvidia AGPx8 6200LE added N/A 2 USB1.1 N/A Tested AspireOS 1.7, simple basic board with useful 5 PCI slots



Socket 478 (2002/4)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Colorful Technology C.865PE-L Silver Fighter Warrior V2.3 865PE tested with CDROM AGP slot ALC650 AC97 USB 1.1 and 2.0 RTL 8100 8139 Still testing with NB (Nightly Build) May 2013
Intel 845 865P Yes intel 800 AC97 AD1985 USB1.1 and USB2.0 e1000 Tested ICAROS 1.3
Intel 845 865GC Yes intel 800 AC97 AD1985 USB1.1 and USB2.0 e1000 Tested ICAROS 1.3
MSI Neo2-S Neo2-LS Neo2-FIS2R MS6728v1 865PE C-Media CMI9379A AC97 e1000e 82547EI
MSI Neo2-V Neo2-P MS6728v2 865PE ALC655 AC97 8100C(V) 8110C(P)



Socket LGA775 s775 (2005/8)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Abit AG8 (2004) P915 + ICH6R 1 port 4 ports SATA1 1 PCIe x16 Slot Realtek ALC658 AC97 4 USB2.0 Realtek 8110S-32 Firewire TI 4200R7T no
AOpen i915Pa EFRII P915 + ICH6R 1 port 4 ports SATA1 1 PCIe x16 Slot Realtek ALC880 HDA 4 USB2.0 Broadcom BCM5751 Firewire TI42AK0KT no
ECS PF4 915P P915 + ICH6 1 port 4 ports SATA1 1 PCIe x16 Slot C-Media CMI 9880 4 USB2.0 Dual Marvell 88E8001 and Realtek 8100C Firewire VIA VT6307 no
Gigabyte 8GPNXP Duo P915G + ICH6R 1 port 4 ports SATA1 1 PCIe x16 Slot AC97 C-Media ALC880 4 USB2.0 Broadcom PLUS 5751 Gigabit (PCIe) and Marvel 88E8001 (PCI) Firewire TSB81BA3 no
MSI 915 Neo2 P915 + ICH6R 1 port 4 ports SATA1 1 PCIe x16 Slot CMI 9880L HD Audio 4 USB2.0 Broadcomm BCM5751 PCIe Firewire VIA VT6306 no
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus P5GC P5GC-MX P945GC + ICH7R 1 port 4 SATA1 ports i PCIe slot HD Audio with ALC662 codec 2 usb2.0 atheros L2 ICH7 mates with the 945 and G31 northbridge and is limited up to six USB 2.0 ports, four PCIe 1.1 lanes, a 10/100 network MAC, and four SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports and two Ultra ATA 100 drives - 3 or 5 pci slots - 4 x 240-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 4GB DDR2 667/533 non-ECC, unbuffered memory wWhen installing four DDR2 DIMM modules, install only single-sided memory modules -
Asus P5LD2-VM P5DL2 P945GC + ICH7R 1 port 4 SATA1 ports 1 PCie 16x slot ALC882 HDA 4 USB2.0 Intel(R) Tekoa works with additional cards
Foxconn PC45CM-SA 45CM-S 945GC with ICH7 1 port 4 sata2 ports pcie 1.0 slot with gma950 integrated HD audio with aLC883 codec playback realtek 8139 8100sc 2 dimm slots 667mhz max 4gb - can be found in Advent desktops - 2 pci-e and 2 pci - core 2 duo only e6xxx - Micro ATX (9.6” x 8.8”) -
Gigabyte GA-945P DS3 (2005) P945 + ICH7 1 port 4 SATA1 ports PCie slot ALC888 HDA 4 USB2.0 8111B (rtl8169)
Gigabyte GA945 GCMX S2 ALC888 (all), Marvell 88E8001 (2.1), RTL 8110SC 8169 (3.x 6.x),
Gigabyte GA-945 GCM S2C ALC662 (1.x) 8101E Rtl 8169 (1.x)
Gigabyte GA945-GCM S2L 945GC with ICH7 1 port 4 SATA1 ports PCi-E slot Intel HD Audio with ALC662 codec 2/4/5.1-channel (1.x) 4 USB2.0 Realtek 8111c 8169 (1.x) 2 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets up to 4 GB DDR2 667/533/400 MHz memory modules - 2 PCI-e and 2 PCI - Micro ATX form factor; 24.4cm x 19.3cm -
Gigabyte GA945 GZM S2 (2007) 945GZ + ICH 1 port 4 SATA1 ports PCi-E slot ALC883 (2.x), ALC883 (3.x) HD Audio 4 USB2.0 Marvel 88E8001 (2.x), 8110SC (3.x),
MSI 945P Neo-F rev 1.0 P945 + ICH7 1 port 4 SATA1 ports PCie slot ALC662 HDA 4 USB2.0 8110SC (rtl8169)
MSI 945P Neo2-F rev 1.2 P945 + ICH7 1 port 4 SATA1 ports PCie slot ALC850 AC97 4 USB2.0 8110SC (rtl8169)
Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L P31 with ICH7 PCI Express x16 HD Audio with ALC888 codec 4 USB 2.0 Realtek 8111B DDR2 800Mhz up to 4Gb 4 x 240 pin with limitations - 3 PCI - ATX 12.0" x 8.3" -
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus P5KPL-AM /PS G31 with ICH7 4 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports PCIe 1.1 with integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (Intel® GMA 3100) HD Audio with VIA VT1708B with /PS has ALC662 Realtek RTL8102EL 100/10 LAN with /ps Realtek RTL8111C Gigabit LAN 2 x DIMM, Max. 4 GB, DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory - 2 PCI -
P5KPL/1600 G31 with ICH7 1 port 100/66 Mhz 4 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports 2 x PCIe 1.x x16 (blue @ x16 mode,black @ x4 or x1 mode) HD Audi with VIA VT1708B codec 4 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 8 USB 2.0 ports Realtek 8110SC Gigabit LAN controller 4 x240-pin DIMM, Max. 4 GB, DDR2 1066*/800/667 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory - 3 pci - ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9 inch ( 30.5 cm x 22.9 cm ) -
Asus P5KPL/EPU G31 with ICH7 Pci-e 1.0 slot HD audio with ALC887 codec RTL8169 Realtek 8111C Tested 4 x240-pin DIMM, Max. 4 GB, DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667 Dual Channel memory architecture - 4 pci-e and 3 pci - ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 8.2 inch ( 30.5 cm x 20.8 cm ) -
Gigabyte GA-G31M ES2L G31 plus ICH7 Intel GMA 3100 2d ALC883 (1.x), ALC883/888B (2.x) RTL8111C (1.x), Atheros 8131 (2.x) reduces DRAM capacity to 4GB
ASRock G31M-S r2.0 G31 + ICH7 + DDR2 800 4 sata2 GMA 3100 2d not 3d ALC662 4 USB2.0 RTL 8111DL 8169
Intel DG31PR iG31 3100 untested but can use PCIe slot ALC888 playback RTL8111B Rtl 8169 good support
G33 reduced-performance GMA X3100 graphics engine, which is close enough to the X3500
Asus P5QPL-AM G41 with ICH7 x4500 with pci-e 1.1 slot atheros 2 dimm 8gb max
ASUS P5G41T-M LX G41 + ICH8 + DDR3 Yes Maybe X4500 some 2d only - demotes the PCIe controller mode from revision 2.0 (5.0GT/s) to revision 1.1 (2.5GT/s) ALC887 3 USB2.0 Atheros L1c AR8131 reduces maximum supported memory ddr3 from 16 to 8GB 2 dimm slots non-EEC
Gigabyte GA-G41M COMBO G41 + ICH7 with Intel Core 2 Quad CPU (Q9xxx) 1 port 4 ports GMA X4500 2d VIA VT1708S (1.x) 4 ports Atheros AR8151 l1c (1.x)
Gigabyte GA-G41MT S2 VT1708S (1.3), ALC887-VD2 (1.4), ALC887 (2.1), Atheros AR8151 l1c (1.x 2.x),
Gigabyte GA-G41MT S2P VT2021 (1.3), ALC889 (1.4), Atheros AR8151 l1c (1.4),
Gigabyte GA-G41MT S2PT ALC887 (1.0), VIA (2.0), ALC887 (2.1) RTL8111E (1.x), Atheros AR8151 l1c (2.1),
Gigabyte GA-G41MT D3 G41 + ICH7 1 Port 4 Ports GMA X45002d ALC888B 4 ports + headers RTL8111 D/E
Gigabyte GA-P41T D3P G41 + ICH7 with Intel Core 2 Duo (E6xxx) CPU 1 port 4ports GMA X4500 2d ALC888 889/892 4 ports RTL 8111C or D/E
Intel DG41AN Classic iG41 + 1 port 4 ports X4500 2d ALC888S ALC888VC 4 ports 8111E
Foxconn G41MX 2.0 G41 with ICH7 2 4 Intel adn PCI-e 1 slot Intel HD Audio with ALC662 codec 4 Realtek 10/100
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
AsRock P5B-DE P965 + ICH8 untested works ide legacy with PCI-E 1.1 slot HD Audio via VT1708S Yes RTL8169 works well
ASUS P5B Deluxe Wifi (2006) P965 + ICH8R JMicron® JMB363 1 port 6 SATA2 ports PCI-E slot ADI ADI1988 or 1998B HDA 4 USB2.0 Marvell 88E8001 and 88E8056
ASUS P5B-E (2006) P965 + ICH8R JMicron® JMB363 1 port 6 SATA2 ports PCI-E slot ADI ADI1988 HDA 4 USB2.0 Attansic L1 Firewire VIA VT6307 no
Asus P5B-VM SE Micro ATX G965 yes ALC883 Onboard LAN is not supported, but everything else works perfectly
Asus P5B SE 965 intel N/A HD Audio ALC662 codec Yes works well except ethernet
GIGABYTE GA-965P DS3 with DS4 version being Dual PCI-e (x16 x4) P965 + ICH8R 6 sata2 ports one PCI-E x16 slot Realtek ALC883 (1.3), ALC888 (2.x and 3.3) HD Audio Marvell Yukon 88E8053 (1.x) and Marvell 8056 (2.0 and 3.x) DDR-2 800Mhz memory supporting JEDEC approved 1.8V operation with timings of 5-5-5 or 6-6-6 up to max 8GB over 4 DIMM slots -2 PCI-e and 3 PCI -
Asus P5W DH Deluxe P5WDG2 WS PRO 975X 1 port 2 ports 2 PCIe x16 slots ALC882 AND LATER ADI 1988B 2 USB2.0 Marvell 88E8052 88E8053 Firewire TI TSB43AB22A no
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
ASUS P5K P5K-E P35 Express + ICH9 with ICH9R higher end one 1 port 6 ports SATA2 single graphics card is supported at a PCIe 1.1 transfer rate across 16 lanes HD Audio with ALC883 and AD1988B HDA on enhanced board 6 USB2.0 PCIe Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2 - Marvell 88E8056 and Realtek RTL8110SC (enhanced) Firewire Agere FW322 1394a no - 4 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR2 1066*/800/667 Non-ECC Un-buffered Memory - ATX Form Factor 12 inch x9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x24.4 cm ) -
Abit IP35 P35 Express + ICH9R 1 port 6 ports ALC888 HDA 4 USB2.0 two RTL8110SC Firewire Texas TSB43 AB22A no
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 GA-P35-DS3L GA-P35-DS3P P35 after socket 775 cutting Dual Core LGA771 Intel Xeon (51xx) CPU ICH9R HD Audio with ALC 889A (all revs) 8GB by 4 DIMM slots DDR2 1066 - ATX form factor, 305 x 244mm -
MSI P35 Neo F FL MS-7630 rev 1 Intel P35 pci-e 1.1 support HD Audio ALC888 Realtek Base model of this range of P35 mobos
Asus P5E-VM HDMI G35 and ICH9R HD Audio Realtek ALC 883 8 -Channel (dual only) 12 USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6ports at back panel) Atheros L1 PCI-E Gigabit LAN adds Intel’s GMA X3500 graphics engine and removes DDR3 capability compared to the P35 Express - 4 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR2 800/667 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory - no support firewire VIA VT6308P - uATX Form Factor 9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x24.4 cm ) -
INTEL DQ35JO DQ35JOE Q35 express with ICH9DO 6 ports intel 3100 Intel HD Audio with 4 channel RealTek ALC268-GR audio codec Intel 82566DM 4×240pin DDR2 800 and max 8GB - 3 pci-e and 1 pci - Micro ATX - Q35 has half the power consumption of Q/G965 and G35 - Q35 supports TXT and VT-D unlike Q33 and G33 - No PS/2 ports - Only 33bit physical addressing (8GB max) - No ECC memory support - PATA controller is Marvell 88SE6101 (PCIe x1) - 1394 controller is Agere/LSI FW3227-100 (PCI 33/32) -
Abit IX38 Quad GT X38 / ICH9R Chipset 1 port 6 ports PCI-E 2.0 slot HD Audio ALC888 4 USB2.0 Realtek RTL 8110SC 8169SC Firewire Texas TSB 43AB22A no
Gigabyte X38-DQ6 X38 / ICH9R Chipset 1 port 6 ports PCI-E 2.0 slot ALC889A HDA 4 USB2.0 twin 8111B 8169
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus P5Q-E p5q pro P45 with ICH10R 1 port using Marvell 88SE6121 6 ports using Silicon Image Sil5723 (Drive Xpert technology) 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, support ATI CrossFireX™ technology, at x8 link HD Audio with ADI® AD2000B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC Max. 12 USB2.0/1.1 ports(6 ports at mid-board; 6 ports at back panel Marvell Dual 88E8056/88E8001® Gigabit LAN 4 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR2 1200/1066/800/667MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory - ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6" (30.5cm x 24.4cm)
Gigabyte GA-EP45 DS3 (2008) P45 + ICH9 or ICH10 1 port 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATAII0, SATAII1, SATAII2, SATAII3, SATAII4, SATAII5) two PCI-E v2.0 x16 slots support splitting its 16 PCIe 2.0 lanes across two cards at x8 transfers HD Audio with ALC888 or ALC889A codec 6 USB2.0 2 x Realtek 8111C chips (10/100/1000 Mbit) supports CPU bus speeds of 200, 266, and 333 MHz at a quad-data rate, 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of 1333+/1066/800/667 MHz non-EEC memory modules
MSI P45 Platinum (2008) P45 + ICH9 1 port 6 sata2 ports two PCI-E x16 v2.0 slots ALC888 HD Audio 6 USB2.0
G45 + adds Intel’s GMA X4500HD graphics engine to the list of P45 Express features
G43 + GMA X4500 2d removes HD video acceleration from the G45’s features
Asus P5E Deluxe X48 with ICH9 HD Audio with ADI 1988B codec Marvell 88E8001
GigaByte GA-X48 DQ6 X48 plus ICH9R 1 port 8 ports two PCI-E x16 v2.0 slots ALC889A 8 USB2.0 RTL 8111B 8169 Firewire TSB43AB23 no - ICH9 pairs with Intel’s 3-series (X38, P35, etc.) chipsets, in addition to the X48 Express, but excluding the G35 Express
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus P5QL EPU P43 + ICH10 1 port 6 SATA2 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16 limits to single card VT1708S HDA 6 USB2.0 ports 8111C RTL 8169 supports 12 USB 2.0 ports, six PCIe 1.1 lanes, a dedicated pathway for Intel’s gigabit Ethernet MAC, integrated HD audio, six SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports, AHCI, and RAID modes 0, 1, 5, and 10. matches with Intel 4-series chipsets (P45, G43, etc.), except for the G41 and X48
Asus P5P43TD PRO P43 with ICH10R software raid 1 port 6 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports Support RAID 0,1,0+1,5 PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot HD Audio with ALC887 codec 6 USB2.0 with max 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports Atheros l1e 4 x240-pin DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel memory architecture
Gigabyte EP43-DS3L and Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L P43 with ICH10 1 port 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors 1 x PCI Express x16 slot PCI Express 2.0 standard HD Audio with ALC888 codec realtek 8111C 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of DDR2 1200+/1066/800/667 MHz memory modules - 4 pcie x1 - 2 pci - ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 21.0cm
P43 with ICH10
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus P5N32 SLI Premium nvidia 590 sli 1 port 6 ports Silicon Image® 3132 SATA controller HD Audio SupremeFX Audio Card with codec ADI 1988B 8 -Channel 4 ports - 8 max DualNet dual Gigabit MAC with external Marvell phy ASUS WiFi-AP Solo 54 Mbps IEEE 802.11g - IEEE 1394a VIA6308P controller supports 2 firewire ports - ATX Form Factor 12inchx9.6inch ( 30.5cm x24.5cm ) - 4 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR2 800/667/533/ Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory -
Gigabyte 73-pvm-s2h rev.1.0 NVIDIA GeForce 7100/nForce 630i 1 port 3 ports SATA2 Integrated GeForce 7100 (vga/hdmi/dvi), 1 PCIe x16 Slot works Realtek ALC889A MCP73 7 USB2.0 RTL 8211B MCP73 Firewire No, Icaros Desktop 2.0.3
GA-73VM-S2 (rev. 1.0) nForce 610i chipset NVIDIA GeForce 7050 ALC662 RTL 8201N
GA-73PVM-S2 (rev. 1.0) nForce 630i Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 7100 ALC662 RTL 8211B
Nvidia 7150 630i intel based nForce 630i (MCP73) Yes ide legacy GF 7150 HD AUDIO ALC883 ohci echi RTL8201C being tested
GA-73UM-S2H (rev. 1.0) nForce 630i Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 7150 pci-e 1.1 ALC889A RTL 8211B
Asus Republic of Gamers Extreme 680i 2 PCIe slots HD Audio AD1988B Marvell
Asus P5N7A-VM ITX intel based nForce 730i Yes ide mode GF 9300 HD AUDIO ALC662 ohci echi unknown being tested
GA-E7AUM-DS2H (rev. 1.0) GeForce 9400 NVIDIA GeForce 9400 chipset ALC889A RTL 8211CL
750i SLI pci-e 2.0 x16
780i SLI
790i SLI
Asus P5VD2-TVM/S P4 775 skt
Asus P5VD2-MX VIA P4M890 VT8237A and Intel® Presler 65nm Dual core and Core™2 Duo CPU with Intel 05B/05A and 04B/04A processors 2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33 2 x Serial ATA with RAID 0, 1, JBOD function pci slot and integrated High Definition Audio, ADI AD1986A SoundMAX 6-channel CODEC 2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support max. 4GB DDR2 533/400 non-ECC unbuffered memory - mATX Form Factor, 9.6”x 8.6”(23.5cm x 21.8cm)
P5VD2-VM Motherboard Core 2 Duo LGA775 VIA P4M900
ASRock 775Dual VSTA VIA PT880 DDR2 N/A 2 ports VIA VT8237A with 2 ports 1 AGP and 1 PCIe slot VIA HD Audio ALC888 4 USB2.0 VIA VT6102 VT6103 rhine
ASRock 4CoreDual SATA2 VIA PT880 PRO Yes dual agp and pci-e but NOT at the same time Universal Graphics Interface (UGI) ALC888 (r1.0) ALC662 (r2.0) Yes rhine VT6103 2 dimm 667mhz slots max 2GB
Intel D101 GGCL D102 GGC2L Xpress 200 1250 + IXP450 1 port 4 ports PCIe x16 slot Realtek ALC861 AC97 4 USB2.0 Realtek 8101L
ABIT Fatal1ty F-I90HD Xpress 1250 RS600M + SB600 1 port 4 SATA2 (RAID 0,1) ATI or 1 PCIe-16 slot ALC888 4 USB2.0 Realtek RTL8111B
Atom SOC (2008/2x)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
D945CLF N230 single core Yes GMA945 ALC662 Skt 441 uhci and ehci rtl8169 works very well
iMica D945GCKF2 mobo Intel Atom N330 Dual Core wip IDE Maybe gma HD AUDIO uhci ehci rtl8169 works well
D945GSEJT + Morex T1610 Atom 230 Yes Maybe GMA900 HD Audio Yes RTL8169 works well and small size, runs off 12V
ASUS AT3N7A-I Atom 330 Nvidia ION legacy IDE nouveau HD Audio Yes RTL8169 device [1] good
Z510 (1.1GHz), Z520 + the US15X system controller hub atom + PowerVR SGX GMA500 no support
Menlow Z530 (1.6GHz), Z540, Z515, Z550 (1.66GHz), and Z560 chip + Intel® Poulsbo US15W SCH GMA500 no support
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
D410PT 45nm pinetrail D410 and NM10 N/A ide legacy GMA3150 ALC262 or ALC66x odd clicks Yes RTL8111DL some support
45nm pinetrail D510 and NM10 + GMA3150 GMA3150 ALC888B or ALC66x Yes RTL8111DL some support
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
45nm oaktrail 1.2GHz z650 single core + SM35 Intel® 82SM35 PCH 400MHz GMA600
45nm oaktrail 1.5GHz z670 single core + SM35 400MHz GMA600
45nm z6xx single core 400MHz GMA600
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Intel Atom N2600 32nm 1.6Ghz Dual (cedar trail) 400MHz GMA5600 GMA 3180
Intel Atom N2800 32nm 1.86Ghz Dual 640 MHz GMA5650 GPU
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Intel® Atom™ Processor Z373x
Gigabyte GA-N3050N-D2P (1 pci slot) or D3P (3 slots) Intel HD D-Sub up to 2560x1600, HDMI port HD Audio with ALC887 Codec USB3 not working so virtual usb2 not working Realtek 8169 a little support - 2 x DDR3/-L U-DIMM 1066/1600 MHz sockets up to 8 GB of system memory - Mini-ITX Form Factor (D2P) 17.0cm x 17.0cm or microATX (D3P)
22nm
22nm
22nm
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
15nm
15nm


Socket 1366 (2009/10)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus P6T DELUXE x58 + ICH10 and Intel 1st gen. (Nehalem/Lynnfield) Core i7 (8xx) CPU 1 port 4 ports 2 PCIe x16 (r2.0) slots ADI AD2000B HD Audio 4 USB2.0 Marvell 88E8056 Gigabit Firewire VIA VT6308 no
gigabyte ex58 ds x58 + ICH10 N/A Realtek 8111D rtl8169
gigabyte x58a ud3r slow marvell controller radeon 6850


Socket 1156 (2010)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H H55 PCIe slot ALCxxx playback ALC888B (Rev1.x) RTL8111D (Rev 1.x) Tested but no support for WLAN Realtek 8188su
MSI H55M-E33 v1.0 E7636 M7636 H55 chipset so older i3/i5/i7 system HD Audio ALC889 PCI-E Realtek 8111DL Works well
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
ASUSTeK COMPUTER P7P55D-E LX P55 with Core i5 i7
P55
P55
Gigabyte GA-P55-US3L USB3 P55
GA-P55-UD3 UD5 P55
MSI P55-CD53 P55
P55


Socket GMA 2100 (2011/2012 )Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus X79 X79 with Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 (3xxx) CPU
Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 X79



Socket LGA 1155 H2 (2010/13)Edit
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Biostar H61 H61 with Intel Pentium G 2xxx series CPU
Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2-B3 H61 + Sandybridge N/A 4 ports sata2 ALC889 2 ports Realtek RTL8111E
Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D3V H61 + N/A 4 ports sata2 Maybe No Realtek ALC887 (Rev 2.0) ALC887 (Rev2.1) 2 ports Realtek RTL8111E
Intel Classic Series DH61CR Desktop H61 + N/A 4 ports Intel HD with ALC892 4 ports Intel 82579V
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus P8H67-M H67 + N/A 2 sata3 - 4 sata2 Intel HD with ALC887 6 USB2.0 Realtek® 8111E
Gigabyte LGA GA-B75M-HD3 with i5 3570 3470 or G2020 HD 4000 or own choice Intel HD with ALC
Intel DH67GD B3 Media H67 Core i7-2600K 2400 i5 N/A HD 3000 Intel HD with ALC power supply should have a 2x2 connector as well as a 2x12 connector here
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus P8Z68-V LX Z68 + Intel 2nd generation (Sandy Bridge) Core i7 (2xxx) CPU N/A 2 sata3 - 4 sata2 Intel HD with ALC887 2 USB3.0 - 4 USB2.0 Realtek® 8111E EFI bios
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 (B3) Z68 + Ivybridge N/A 2 sata3 - 4 sata2 Intel HD with ALC889 2 USB3.0 - 4 USB2.0 Realtek® 8111E
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Intel Executive Series DQ67OW Q67 + N/A 2 sata3 - 4 sata2 Intel HD with ALC888 2 USB3.0 - 4 USB2.0 Intel 82579LM
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
H77
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Gigabyte GA Z77 D3H with i3 3225 dual HD 4000 Intel HD with ALC
Gigabyte Z77N Wifi Intel HD with ALC
Gigabyte Z77X UD5H with i7 3770K quad Intel HD with ALC
MSI Z77 Z77 with 3rd generation (Ivy Bridge) Core i7 (3xxx) CPU



Socket LGA 1150 H3 (2013/2016)Edit

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Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI mITX H87 and Intel 4th generation (Haswell) Core i5 (4xxx) CPU Intel HD with ALC
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus H81 H81 with 4th generation (Haswell) Core i7 (4xxx) CPU
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus Z87-K Z87 with 4th generation (New Haswell) Core i7 i5 CPU Intel HD with ALC
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H Z87 Express Intel HD with ALC
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H Intel HD with ALC
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus Sabretooth Intel HD with ALC
Gigabyte GA H97M D3H with i3 4360 or 4370 dual Intel HD with ALC
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus Z97 A with i7 4790K 750, 960, 970 and 980 nvidia GTX cards Intel HD with ALC
Gigabyte GA Z97 HD3 ATX Z97 with i7 4790K Intel HD with ALC
Gigabyte GA Z97X UD3H Z97 with i5 4690K Intel HD with ALC
Gigabyte GA Z97M DS3H microATX
MSI Z97 Z97 with 4th generation (new revision Haswell) Core i7 (4xxx) CPU
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
H99


Socket LGA 2011 v3 (2015/ )Edit

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Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus X99 X99 with Haswell-E Core i7 (5xxx) CPU
Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4 with Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core X99
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion



Socket LGA 1151 (2015/ )Edit

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Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus H110 Plus with Pentium G4400 CPU Sunrise Point-H SATA controller [AHCI mode] [8086 a102] Skylake Integrated HD Graphics Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio [8086 a170] (rev 31) with Realtek ALC887 Audio CODEC Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller [8086:a12f] no usb2.0 fallback Realtek 8111GR RTL8111 8168 8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 15) ATX with 3 pci and 2 DDR4 slots - turn off TLSF as it was causing AHI driver to corrupt. Turned off ACPI for errors but works fine once booted -
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus Z170 Pro with i7 6700K
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus


Socket LGA 2066 (2017/ )Edit

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Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus Rampage x299 with i9 - up to 24 to 44 pcie lanes
Gigabyte
MSI
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus with Kaby Lake X up to 16 pcie lanes


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