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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.


Laptops[edit]

Currently, the minimum for consistently good results on laptops / notebooks is centrino or the AMD equivalent as well as recent atom or amd fusion (i.e. around 1Ghz or higher).


  • Dell Latitude D-series laptops - high quality business class machines, some support in Aros, easy to replace wifi card
  • For the tiny carry anywhere, the first incarnation of Acer Aspire netbooks


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

Before 2002 - Poor to OK - Gfx VESA 90% - Gfx 2D Accelerated 10% - Audio 10% - Wired Network 70% - USB 50%
2002-2005 - OK - Gfx VESA 95% - Gfx 2D Accelerated 10% - Audio 30% - Wired Network 50% - USB 70% 
2005-2009 - Good - Gfx VESA 95% - Gfx 2D Accel 60% - Gfx 3D Accel 20% - Audio 40% - Wired Network 20% - USB 80% 
After 2009 - OK - Gfx VESA 95% - Gfx 2D Accel 30% - Gfx 3D Accel 10% - Audio 20% - Wired Network 20% - USB 50% 


The best option at the moment for Pentium 1, PentiumII or early P3 PentiumIII based notebook machines is to run a small linux distro like puppy 214X, 215CE 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

Try to avoid dedicated discrete graphics options from Nvidia or Ati as the BGA solder joints tend to fail sooner or later. The latest AMD socketed APU should resolve this but as they are now concentrated on the cheaper end of the market so build quality issues may come into play (time will tell).

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[edit]

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 Series 506T, 506DX, 507T, 507DX, 508T P2 Celeron 466Mhz boots use VESA NeoMagic Magic Graph 128XD (NM2160) AC97 Crystal CS minimal support but no audio etc.
Travelmate 210 Series 210T 210TER 210TEV 212T 212TE 212TXV 213T 213TXV Ali use VESA Trident i1 integrated no Ali Trident
TravelMate 340T, 341T, 342T, 342TV, 343TV, 345T, 347TV 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
TravelMate 350T, 351TEV, 352TEV, 353TEV Ali with piii Yes N/A Trident CyberBlade DSTN/Ai1 ali5451 2 USB 1.1 Ali M5237 OHCI e100 Acer InviLink IEEE 802.11b NO support for PCMCIA O2 Micro OZ6933
Travelmate TM 630 630LC 631LC 632LC 633LC 634LC 635LC 637LC M1671 Super P4 nVidia NV11 GeForce2 Go rev b2 AC97 ALi M5451 Realtek 8139
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Travelmate 220 223X 223XC 225X 225XC 225XV Pro 830M P3 Intel 830M Intel ICH AC97 with CRY52 Cirrus Logic CS4299 rev D codec Realtek 8139
TravelMate 610 series 610TXVi 610T 611TXV 612TX 613TXC 614 815 P3
Acer Travelmate 540 Series 540LCi, 540LMi, 541LCib, 541LMi, 541XCi, 541XV, 542LCi, 542LMi, 543LCi, 543LMi P4-M Ati Mobility Radeon 9200 Intel ICH AC97 with ALC202A Soundmax codec e100 intel 2100
Travelmate 650LC, 650XCi, 653LCi, 653XCi, 653XV, 654LCi, 654XCi, 654XV, 655LCi Intel 815EM with Pentium4-M ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 AC97 4 USB2.0 Broadcom bcm4401 or nVidia MCP73 Intel 2200bg
TravelMate 660LCi, 660LMi, 661LCi, 661LMi, 661XCi, 661XVi, 662LCi, 662LMi, 662XCi, 663LCi, 663LMi Intel 815EM with Pentium4-M ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 AC97 4 USB2.0 Broadcom bcm4401 or nVidia MCP73 Intel 2200bg
Travelmate 230 230XC 233 233XC 845GL 845 AC97 PCI Cirrus Logic CS4299-XQ Realtek 8139
Travelmate 240/250 series 242LC 242X 242XC 252 243LC 243X 243XC 253 244LC 244X 244XC 254 P4 Desktop + Intel 855 use VESA - Intel 855GM Cirrus Logic Crystal CS4610 is paired with the ISA CS4239 (cs4232 or cs4236 driver) or paired with an AC97 codec Realtek 8139 Icaros F2 to get into BIOS
TravelMate 420 Series 420DLC, 420LC, 422DLC, 422LC, 422XC, 426LC-PRO, 427LC with pentium-m ATi Radeon LW AC97 Realtek ALC 4 USB2.0 intel e100
TravelMate Series 430, 432LCi, 433ELCi, 433ELM, 433LCi, 433LM, 434LCi, 435LCi, 435LMi with pentium-m ATi Radeon LW AC97 ALC202 4 USB2.0 intel e100
Travelmate 270 270X 270XV SIS 650 SIS AC97 ALC202 or SIS7012 SIS900
Travelmate 800 Series 802LMib, 802XCi, 803LCib, 803LMib, 803XCi, 803XVi, 804LCib, 804LMib Pentium-M ATI Radeon 9000 Mobility AC97 4 USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM4401 Intel 2100
Travelmate 2300 2350 855 855GM AC97 ALC880 ALC880D Broadcom BCM4401 and later Realtek 8139 Linksys AirConn InProComm Inc. IPN 2220
Travelmate 290 290e 292LCI 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
Travelmate 6000 8000 (Quanta ZI6) series P-M 1.4Ghz with 855GM Radeon 9700 Intel AC97 with ALC202 codec
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Aspire 3003LM SIS AMD sempron 3000 1.8GHz Yes N/A SIS AGP M760GX (VESA only) SIS AC97 SIS900 Broadcom BCM4318 AirForce One 54g Icaros Desktop 1.2.4
TravelMate 2310 2410 2420 2430 915GM Intel Mobile 915GMS 910GML Intel AC97 ICH6 with ALC203 codec 4 USB2.0 Realtek RTL-8139 Atheros 5005GS
ASPIRE 1300 1300DXV 1300XC 1300XV 1301XV 1302LC, 1302X, 1302XC 1301 1302 1304 1304LC 1306 VIA S3 Savage4 via AC97 Contoller with Coxenant cx 20468 codec VIA Rhine2 VT6102
aspire 1310 1310lc 1310xc 1312lc 1312lm 1312xc 1314lc 1315lc 1315lm S3 no via controller AC97 with conexant cx 20468 21 codec via rhine 2 VT8233 VT8235 VT8237
aspire 3100 AMD K8 on ATi RS480 and SB400 ATi 200m 1100 ATi HD Audio Controller with codec Reatek 8139 Broadcom BCM4318
Aspire 1640 1640x 1640z 1650 1690 Intel 900 with P-M intel 900 or ati x1300 (x model) HD Audio with Intel ICH6 controller and ALC260 codec Realtek 8139
Aspire 1700 (Quanta DT1) 1705SMi P4 desktop chip wit M650 Gefoce Go5600 SIS SIS900
Aspire 3000 3002LMi 3500 5000 SIS M760 SIS 760 SIS SIS 900 Broadcom BCM4318
Aspire 1520 1522 (WLMI WISTRON EGRET) WLMi VIA K8M800 nVidia NV36 [GeForce FX Go5700] VIA controller (rev50) with codec Realtek 8169 Linksys INPROCOMM IPN 2220 no support for Texas Instruments PCI7420 CardBus
Acer Aspire 3610 Intel 915 Intel GMA (2D) Yes RTL 8139 8139C+ Atheros AR5001X+ Icaros Desktop 1.2.4 Good support
TravelMate 2480 Aspire 3680, 3690 945GM 945 HD Audio Marvell 88E8038 Broadcom BCM4311
TravelMate 3260, 3270 Intel 3945 or Atheros AR5007EG
TravelMate 4240 4420 4520 (WISTRON ORTA) nvidia 7000m nVidia MCP67 HD Audio controller with codec nvidia
Travelmate 5520 AMD MCP67 N/A IDE legacy mode Nvidia 7000M or ATI X1200 (VESA only) HD Audio Yes Marvell 88E8071 Broadcom BCM4311 nvidia 7000M or ATI needs reflow to stop flashing power button black screen
Aspire 1410 ALC269 Atheros AR8131
Aspire 5100 Radeon x1100 or Geforce2 GTS Atheros AR8151 Broadcom
Aspire 5220, 5520, 7220, 7520 - AMD (Compal LA-3581)
Aspire 5680 5670 5630 3690 Centrino Duo 945 Geforce 7600Go G73 or GM950 HD Audio Broadcom 440x or BCM5787M Intel 3945 32bit
aspire 3410 - inventec sjm31
Aspire 3610 - WISTRON MORAR
Aspire 5332 - 5732 (Compal LA-5481P)
Aspire 4741Z 4741ZG 5741 5741G 5741Z 5741ZG (Compal LA-5891P)
TravelMate 5570, 5570z, 5580 945 945GN HD Audio ICH7 Marvell 88E8038 Atheros AR242x
Acer Aspire 5740 - Packard Bell EasyNote TJ75 - WISTRON SJV50-CP
Aspire 5750 5755 P5WE0 (Compal LA-6901P)
Aspire 5600 TravelMate 4220 2480 (Quanta ZB2)
Aspire 5920 nvidia hd Broadcom BCM5787M Intel 3945ABG
Aspire 5930 5930G (Wistron Aiger)
Aspire 6930 6930G 6930Z 6930ZG (Quanta ZK2)
Aspire 9500 (Compal LA-2781)
Aspire 9300 series 9301 AWSMi Turion MK-36 MK-38 with nvidia c51 nvidia go 6100 HD Nvidia MCP51 Atheros 5005G 64bit possible
Aspire 3050 5020 5050 AMD Sempron 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 MK36 get very hot
Aspire 9420 9410 7110 nvidia 7300 Realtek ALC 883 Realtek no Intel
Extensa 5620 5620z 5610 5110 965 x3100 HD Intel 3945ABG or Broadcom BCM4311 or Atheros AR500
Acer Aspire 4251 4551, Emachines D440 D640 D640G, Wistron HM42-DN AMD Athlon II dual core P320 Ati Radeon HD4250
Aspire 9510 TravelMate 9520 6500 (Wistron Kirkini) GeForce Go 7900
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
A521 A721 Athlon II Neo K125 + AMD M880G N/A Maybe ATI Radeon HD 4225 (VESA only) No Maybe AR8152 l1c AR9285 ath9k AspireOS 1.7 64bit possible
Extensa 5630Z Intel GL40 Express N/A IDE mode Intel GMA 4500M (2D) HD Audio USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM 5764M RaLink RT2860
Aspire 4750 (Wistron JE40-HR)
Aspire 4745g TimelineX 4820T (Quanta ZQ1)
ACER ASPIRE TIMELINE 4810 5810 - WISTRON JM41 JM51
TravelMate 8572 8572Z Quanta ZR9
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
Acer AC700 Chromebook GMA GMA Pineview HD Audio Atheros AR9300
Acer C7 Cromebook Celeron 847 + NM70 N/A Intel HD 2000 Atheros AR5B22 AR9462
Aspire M
Aspire 5250 series 5253 BZ400 BZ602 E350 HD 6310 HD Audio Conexant CX20584 Atheros AR8151 Atheros AR5B97
Aspire V5 V5-121 V5121 AO725 One 725 Slow AMD C-70 6290G
Aspire 5560G S7560 AS7560 Gateway NV55S AMD A6 3400M 6520G
Aspire S3 Intel Intel HD3000 HD Intel Wifi Link 5100
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 E1 521 AMD E1 1200 HD Realtek ALC271X VB6-CG
Aspire E1 531 AMD E1 2100
Aspire V3-551 8887 FS1r2 socket A8-4500m
Gateway Red NV52L23u AMD A8 4500M
Aspire E1-522 A4-5000
Packard Bell EasyNote TE69 TE69KB E1-2500 Dual or A4-5000 Quad BGA769 (FT3) both soldered on Hudson-2 - core(s) at atoms speeds N/A Use IDE mode use VESA - ATI Radeon 8120 8240 (0x9838), 8320 or 8330 Both AMD Hudson-2 High Definition Azalia Audio Controller 0x1022 0x780d with ALC282 codec and ATI R6xx HDMI 0x1002 0x9840 OHCI and EHCI detected but not XHCI USB 3 Atheros AR8171 AR8175 0x168c 0x0036 or Broadcom BCM57780 Atheros AR9565 0x1969 0x10a1 Aspire OS Xenon a big netbook. Boots after using F2 to enter EFI firmware and setting AHCI to IDE mode - does not have working usb or dvd boot option until UEFI set to Legacy - Chicony HD Webcam detected but no driver - Lite-On Bluetooth detected but no support -


Apple[edit]

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
MacBook MacBookPro1,1, MacBookPro1,2 Core Duo Ati Radeon X1600 32 bit
Macbook MacBookPro1,1, MacBookPro1,2 Core Duo 1.83GHz T5600 with GMA 900 GMA 950 Intel controller with Sigma Tel High Definition Audio Codec Marvell Yukon Atheros In built battery lasted 3+ hours
macbook Air A1237 and A1304 aluminum unibody 2008 Core Duo 1.6Ghz Realtek ALC885 Atheros
MacBook MB403LL/A unibody polycarbonate White MacBookPro2,1, MacBookPro2,2 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn 13.3-inch diagonal glossy TFT widescreen display 1280 x 800 Intel X3100 Marvell Atheros 64 bit possible
Macbook Pro 13" MacBookPro3,1 8600M Marvell Atheros
Macbook Pro MacBookPro4,1 Marvell Atheros
MacBookPro5,1 (15") MacBookPro5,2 (17") MacBookPro5,3 (15") MacBookPro5,4 (15") MacBookPro5,5 (13" 2.26Ghz) Unibody 9400M 9600M Marvell Atheros
MacBookPro6,1 (17") MacBookPro6,2 (15") MacBookPro7,1 (13") MD314LL/A (Late 2011) Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz Nvidia 320M Broadcom
Macbook Air 11.6 13.3 inch 2010 Core 2 dual 1.hz Nvidia 320M N/A Broadcom
Macbook Air 11.6 13.3 inches 2011 Core 2 dual 1.86Ghz Intel HD 3000 N/A Broadcom
MacBookPro9,1 (15") MacBookPro9,2 (13") aluminium i5 dual 2.3Ghz retina HD 3000 Cirrus 4208-CRZ Two-Channel Low Power HD Audio Codec Broadcom
MacBookPro10,1 (15") Retina usb 2.0 Broadcom Intel Z213T010D L213TA57 DSL3510L daisy chain Thunderbolt controller
Macbook Pro 17inch (2012) Quad i7 2.3Ghz sandy bridge 15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina display 2880 by 1800 pixel resolution at 220 ppi N/A Nvidia 650M Cirrus Logic CS4206B 4206BCNZ C2LH1203 MAL USB 3.0 no Broadcom BCM57100 no Broadcom BCM94331CSAX pentalobe case screws - battery glued in - proprietary solid state drive - RAM is soldered to the motherboard
Macbook Air 11.6 inch i5 dual 1.7Ghz ivy bridge Intel HD 4000 N/A Broadcom
Macbook Air 13.3 inches i5 dual 1.3Ghz haswell Intel HD 5000 CS4207 N/A Broadcom
Macbook Nvidia 750M
MacBook Pro haswell Intel Iris Pro 5200


Asus[edit]

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
M1000 M1380 M8 series M8000 MP8300C, Logger Daltton DTN021MN P3-M Silicon Motion
ASmobile B1 series B1000 AMD and VIA MVP4 Apollo Super S3 savage Maybe VIA AC97 VT82C686 UHCI VT82C 586B 1.1 Davicom DEC Tulip clone
Asus L8400-K/Medion MD9467 Intel desktop 850MHz S3 Savage MX ESS allegro 1988 Realtek 8139
Axxx A1300 Series A1370D Intel SIS630 SIS900
Asus L2000 L2400 L2D Series Medion 9675 Athlon 4 mobile use vesa sis630 sis7018 sis900
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
2400N i855GM Intel i855GM AC97 Realtek 8139 Intel 2100 3B Mini PCI
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 youtube boots
x51R X51RL RS480 RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M] HD Audio RTL-8139 Atheros AR5006EG AR5111 ath5k
Z33 Z33A Z33AE N5M N5A 915 915GM HD Audio ALC880 Realtek 8139 Intel 2915ABG
Z70A Z70V Z70Va M6A z7000 z7000a i915 + ICH6 IDE SATA mobile 915GML ICH6 HD Audio USB2.0 Marvell 88E8001 Intel PRO 2200BG Icaros Desktop 1.3
W2V 915PM ATi Philips SAA713X Marvell Intel 2200
W3V W3000V W3030V 915PM ati x600 M24 HD Audio Marvel 88E8001 Intel 2200
W5F V6V V6000V V6800V 945GM Intel gma950 AC97 or HD Audio Realtek 8139 Intel 3945ABG 32 bit
M6V M6000V Z71VA Z70VA M7/V M6VA Z71V
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
A6jm A6JC 945GM IDE SATA nVidia GeForce Go 7600 G70 HD Audio USB RTL8111 8168B Intel 3945 ABG Icaros Desktop 1.2.4
F3JC F3Ja nvidia go 7300
W6
W7J nvidia go 7400 alc660
A8J A8JC 945 nvidia go 7300 or 7600 HD Audio rtl8169 realtek 8111 8168b intel 3945ABG 32 bit
Asus Z35 series Z35F z35h z35l
Series F9 F9E F9dc F9f F9j F9s sub notebook 965GM Vesa HD Audio ALC660 Realtek playback works RTL8169 intel 3495 not working Icaros 1.41 64bit possible - small form factor, 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 Desktop 1.3
UL20A Dual Core SU2300 with GS43 GMA 4500MHD aka Intel Mobile 4 Series HD Audio Atheros AR8132M atl1c Realtek RTL 8191SE vA driven by rt8192SE
UL30A Intel HD Audio Atheros AR8132 Intel WiMAX WiFi Link 5150
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
k42dy K52F Athon II Neo P360 socket S1 (S1g4)
A53U-XT2 A53Z K53B X53U E350 or A6-3400M (A43TA A53TA-XE2 A73T) 6310 or 6520
U32U E-450 N/A AMD SB 7x0 AMD Radeon 6320 ALC270 socket ft1
X55U X401U X501U C60, C70 or E1 1200 E2-1800 6290G Realtek 8111 8169 Atheros AR9485
K53U-A1 K53TA E1 1200 A6-3300M Trinity AMD CPU
K55N AMD a6-4400M (SX016H) A8-4500M (DB81) AMD 7640G HD Audio through ATi Trinity HDMI Atheros AR9485
X102BA Llano E1 1200 Radeon HD 8180 RTL8101E RTL8102E Qualcomm Atheros AR9485
X452EA X552EA K55N K75D E1 2100 or A4-5000M A8-4500M A10-4600M 8xxx 8330 kabini trinity
UX31 Zenbook ux31e
Vivobook U38N VLIW4 third gen (ax-5xxxm) Richland - fs1r2 or fs2 - ??? up to a10-5750m
GCN GPU Mantle and HSA Kaveri mobile APU mid 2014 with A6-7000 (Dual) A8-7100 A10-7300 FX-7500 up to A8-7200P A10-7400P FX-7600P


Dell[edit]

Order of build quality (Lowest to highest)

Inspiron
Vostro 
Latitude - good cases - electronics similar to everyone else as long as avoiding ATi Nvidia GPU BGA balled soldered graphics 
XPS
Alienware  
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Latitude CP 233GT, CPi d233xt d266xt D300XT a366xt, CPt S400GT S500GT S550GT S600GT S700ST, CPt C333GT C400GT/550 NeoMagic Use VESA - Neomagic MagicMedia 2160 2360 256ZX crystal pnp 4237b or magicmedia 256zx sound nm2360 USB 1.1 N/A N/A
Dell Latitude C family PPX Ref Number 99080, CPx H450GT H500GT H Series, CPt V433GT V466GT V600, Inspiron 5000 Intel 440BX with Pentium 3M (CPx) or Celeron (CPt) Use Vesa - ATi Rage Pro Mobility M1 ESS ES1978 Maestro2E Canyon 3D common and short lived but now too old 1 slot 1.1 only N/A NB May 2013 Removed hard drive and 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
Latitude C500 C600 (Quanta TM6) Inspiron 4000 7500 CPx J600GT J650GT J700GT J750GT J800GT J850GT J Series 440BX ZX/DX Yes N/A ATI Rage 128Pro Mobility M3 (VESA only) ES1983S Maestro 3i USB1.1 only some models had mini pci e100 a few came with internal antenna wiring too early for good AROS support - square 3 pin charger PA9 PA-9 - C/Dock II untested - C/Port untested - Parallel to Floppy cable untested - KVM switch
C800 C810 PP01X Inspiron 8k1 8100 i8100 8000 Intel 815 use nouveau if 16mb/32mb Geforce 2 Go or use VESA ati rage 128 M4 ESS Maestro-3i Cardbus PCMCIA
Latitude C510 C610 Insprion 4100 PP01L 2600 i830 and 1Ghz+ P3-M Yes N/A ATI Radeon Mobility M6 (VESA only) AC97 CS4205 Yes 3Com Etherlink internal antenna wiring just find an Atheros compatible mini pci card poor build quality - hard to find in good working order
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 -
Latitude C640 (Quanta TM8) C840 Inspiron 8k2 8200 i8200 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 and HD Audio playback only USB 2.0 PRO/100 VM (KM) (works) or Broadcom 5751 (no support) BCM4318 AirForce one 54g Icaros Desktop 1.2.4 Won't boot from USB-DVD - will boot from USB stick
Latitude D500 / D505 PP10L 855GME IDE N/A 855GM Gfx (VESA only) AC97 USB PRO/100 VE Broadcom BCM4306 some support
Latitude D505 (some) VIA VT8237 VX700 IDE ATI RV350 Radeon 9550 (VESA only) VIA AC97 USB VIA VT6102 Rhine-II Intel 2200g Calexico2 little support
Inspiron 8500 P4 855GM AC97 Broadcom 440x Broadcom
Latitude D600 (Quanta JM2) D800 (Compal LA-1901) 82855PM i855 Yes N/A ATI Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] or Nvidia NV28 GeForce4 Ti 4200 Go 5200 Go 5650 Go AC97 - sigmaTEL STAC 9750 Yes Broadcom BCM5705 Broadcom BCM4306 Icaros Desktop 1.3 and 1.4.1 Works well except for comms networking stuff
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Latitude D410 PP-M GMA915 82801 ide N/A VESA only AC97 playback only USB 2.0 PRO/100 VM (KM) (works) or Broadcom 5751 (no support) BCM4318 AirForce one 54g Icaros Desktop 1.4 Won't boot from USB-DVD - will boot from USB stick
Inspiron 1200 2200 PP10S Intel GM915 UDMA N/A Intel GM915 (2D and 3D) Intel AC97 (playback only) USB 2.0 Intel PRO/100 VE BroadCom BCM4318 Icaros Desktop 1.4.5 VESA modes do not work.
Inspiron 8600 GM915 HDA Broadcom 570x Broadcom
Latitude D510 (Quanta DM1) 915GM N/A IDE mode Intel GMA 915 (2D) AC97 Sigmatel 975x USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM5751 Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG
Latitude D610 (Quanta JM5B) 915GM N/A IDE mode Intel GMA 915 (2D) Intel AC97 USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM5751 Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG mini pci
Inspiron 6000 6000d 6000s 9300 GM910 GM915 idt sigmatel Broadcom BCM4401 B0 Intel 2915
Inspiron 6400 E1505 XPS M1210 GM945 nVidia G72M HD Audio IDT 92xx Broadcom BCM4401 B0 Broadcom BCM4311
Latitude D420 (Compal LA-3071P) 945 with solo or dual core ZIF 1.8" slow Intel GMA950 - no OpenGL HD Audio Sigmatel STAC92xx (no recording) 2 slots Broadcom BCM5752 Atheros 5006EG (works) or Intel 3945 (no support) mini pcie Icaros Desktop 1.4
Latitude D520 i945 + Duo 1.66Ghz N/A SATA Intel GMA 950 ? USB Broadcom BCM5752 Broadcom BCM4312 BCM4321 or Dell 1390 or 1490 mini pcie Icaros Desktop 1.4
Latitude 2100 GMA945 Intel Atom N/A SATA Intel GMA (2D/3D) HD Audio USB2.0 Broadcom BCM5764M Intel 5100 AspireOS 1.8 Webcam and card reader not working
Latitude 3330 N/A IDE mode Intel HD (VESA only) HD Audio USB3.0 (USB 1.1/2.0 only) Intel Gigabit Broadcom BCM4313 Icaros Desktop 1.5.2
Latitude E6330 N/A non-RAID mode Intel HD (VESA only) HD Audio USB3.0 (USB 1.1/2.0 only) Intel Gigabit Broadcom BCM4313 Nightly Build 2014-09-27
Latitude D620 (Compal LA-2792) Core Duo CD T2300E 1.66GHz, T2400 1.83GHz, T2500 2.0GHz, T2600 2.16Ghz with 945GMS Intel GMA 950 (2D) HD Audio Broadcom BCM5752 Intel 3945 AspireOS Xenon 32bit only AROS only unless bios update to A0? and CPU changed to Core2
Latitude D620 Quadro NVS 110M Nvidia 7300 or 7600 HD Audio Broadcom BCM5752 ?
Latitude D620 (needs bios update A10?) Core2 Duo C2D T5500 1.66Ghz T5600 2.Ghz T7100 1.6Ghz T7200 2.0Ghz with 945GMS Intel GMA 950 (2D) HD Audio Broadcom BCM5752 Intel 3945 mini pci express AspireOS Xenon 64bit AROS capable
Latitude D820 (Quanta JM6) 945GMS 940GML N/A Intel GMA (2D) HD Audio Sigmatel STAC9200 Broadcom BCM5752 BCM4310
Latitude D430 945 with Intel ULV Core Solo (32bit) U1400 1.2GHz or Core2 Duo C2D (64bit) U7500 1.06Ghz U7600 1.2Ghz U7700 1.33Ghz ZIF PATA 1.8inch slow sub notebook but not netbook small 945GML (2D) STAC92xx HD Audio speaker very quiet and earphone detection issues - horrible mono speaker 3 slots with extra 'broken' one for external d/bay d-bay optical drive which works Broadcom BCM5752 Intel 4965 AGN or 3945 ABG mini pci-e Aspire 1.8 possible 64bit capable - sd card not supported - PA9 or better PA12 power adapter - no hardware 3D but fast enough to provide limited slow software 3d
Latitude D530 D531 GM965 + ICH8 UDMA IDE mode nVidia Quadro NVS 135M (3d corrupts) STAC9205 HD Audio (headphones only, no recording) USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM5755M Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG Icaros Desktop 1.4.5 [1] cool air intake from underneath
Latitude D630 (Compal LA-3301P) GM965 + ICH8 T7250 2.0Ghz Intel GMA X3100 (2D only, no external monitor) HD Audio STAC9205 but speaker very faint used headphones instead 4 port USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM5755M Broadcom BCM4312 possible 64bit capable - works well if wireless PCIE card replaced from under keyboard - F12 to choose boot option - 4400mah 48Wh battery lasts 2 hours - 6600mah 73Whlasts just over 3 hours
Latitude D630 GM965 + ICH8 UDMA IDE mode nVidia Quadro NVS 135M (3d corrupts) STAC9205 HD Audio (headphones only, no recording) USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM5755M Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG Icaros Desktop 1.4.5 [2]
Latitude D830
Inspiron 1300 B130 GMA 900 HDA IDT Sigmatel Broadcom no Broadcom BCM4318
Inspiron 1545 HD Audio IDT Broadcom 4312
Inspiron 5100 (Compal LA-1452)
Vostro 1000 (Quanta FX2) Sempron ATi Xpress 1150 HD Audio SigmaTel IDT Broadcom 440 Broadcom 4311
VOSTRO 1088 (Quanta VM8G)
Vostro 1014 (Quanta VM8M)
VOSTRO 1220 (QUANTA AM3)
Inspiron 1501 Sempron 1.8GHz Turion MK-36 or X2 TL-56 ATI 1150 (x300)
Vostro 1400 1500 1700 1200 Core 2 Duo GM965 roadcom NetLink BCM5906M Broadcom BCM4312
Vostro 1310 1510 (Compal LA-4592P) 1710 Core 2 Duo GMA965 GM965 Realtek 8111 8169 Intel 4965
Vostro 1320 1520 (Compal LA-4592P) 1720 (Compal LA-4671P)
Precision M2300 GM965 IDE IDE mode nVidia Quadro FX 360M (VESA only) STAC9205 HD Audio (head phones only, no recording) USB 2.0 Broadcom BCM5755M Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG Tested
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
XPS M1330 M1530 Intel 965 GMA 965 or Nvidia 8800GT HD Audio STAC 9228 Broadcom Intel
XPS M1730 Nvidia 8700M ICAROS 1.5 Did not boot
Latitude E4200 Intel GM45 HD Audio IDT 92HD 71B7X Broadcom BCM4322
Latitude E4300 HD Audio IDT 92HDxxx Intel 82567LM Intel PRO Wireless 5300 AGN sd card Broadcom BCM5880
Latitude E5400 E5500 Intel GMA (2D) HD Audio recognised but not sound Yes BCM5761e No
E6320
E6400 E6420 Core 2 Duo P9500 Intel 5300
Latitude E6500 E6510 E6520 HD Audio IDT 92HDxxx
Vostro 1220
E4310
STUDIO 1555 - QUANTA FM8 FM8B
Inspiron N4050 (Wistron Enrico Caruso 14)
Latitude E6410 N/A NVidia NVS 3100M 2D only HD Audio IDT 92HD81B1C5 Intel Broadcom Icaros 1.3
Inspiron 6400 E1505 nvidia 7300
Inspirion E1705 nVidia 7900GS gpu 3d corrupt [3]
XPS M1530 Intel Discrete - WISTRON Hawke
Vostro V13 (Inventec V13TL)
Vostro 3700 (Vistron Vostro Calpella)
Vostro 3450 (Quanta V02A/RO1A)
Vostro 3300 (WIstron Winery13 MB DIS) 3400 3500 3700
Inspiron 15 M5030 N5030 Athlon II P360 socket S1g4 with radeon HD4250 up to N370 or P960
Inspiron M5040 E450 or C60 with A50M chipset N/A AMD Radeon HD Audio IDT Realtek RTL8105E-VB 10/100 Qualcomm Atheros AR9285
vostro V3555 AMD 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 15z
XPS 13 Intel HD 3000 with Intel pro WiDi Intel HD Audio with IDT SigmaTel codec USB 3.0 N/A Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 and later Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
XPS 12 Tablet convertible Intel Advanced-N centrino N6235
XPS 15
Inspiron M102z M411R M5110 A4 3300M A6 3400M 3420M
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Did not produce any second gen notebooks (ax-4xxxm) Trinity - fs1r2 or fs2 - ??? up to a10-4600m a10-4655m
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A nor the third gen (ax-5xxxm) Richland - fs1r2 or fs2 - ??? up to a10-5750m
AMD APU's Kaveri (fs1r3 or fs3) which is not compatible with any previous socket

Fujitsu-Siemens[edit]

Order of build quality (Lowest to highest)

Amilo 
Esprimo 
Lifebook 
Name IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Fujitsu FMV-Biblo Loox S73A (Japanese P1100) LifeBook P1120 Biblo Loox T93C (Japanese P2120)
D Series D M7400 VIA PN133 AC97 CS4299 VIA
Name IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Lifebook S6000 series S6010 S6020 Intel 830G AC97 SigmaTel® ST9751T Codec rtl8139 prism2 mini pci
Lifebook C1020 S3 ProSavage VIA 8233 Realtek 8139 P4M with VIA P4M266 chipset
AMILO 7000 series L7300 S3 via VT8233 via rhine 2
D Series D7820 D7830 6830 8830 Radeon 9000 AC97 National Semi DP83815
Amilo Pro V2000 Intel 855GM AC97 Broadcom BCM4401
S6100 S6120 S6120D 855GM Extreme Graphics 2 AC97 Sigmatel STAC9767 Realtek 8139
Lifebook S7000 S7010 S7020 S2020 Intel 855 Broadcom Atheros
Lifebook e8010 use VESA Intel 855GM Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5705M Icaros 1.3.1 Minimal support
Name IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Esprimo Mobile V5535 IDE IDE mode SiS (VESA only) HD Audio USB 2.0 (problematic) SiS 191 Atheros AR5001
Lifebook A6010
Amilo A1667G Radeon X700 VIA 8233 Realtek Broadcom
N6410
Amilo Pro V2030 VIA Unichrome Pro no VN800 VIA AC97 Rhine2 Broadcom
Lifebook S7220 Mobile 4 HD Audio ALC269 Marvell 88E8055 Intel 5300
Amilo SI 1520 1521p GMA 2D HD Audio Conexant codec Set Bios option ATA Control Mode to Compatible Intel Pro 100 Icaros 1.4.2 Some support
d1845
Name IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments


HP Compaq[edit]

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 1200 1200-XL1 1200-XL1xx, 1200-XL101, 1200-XL103 100-XL105 1200-XL106 1200-XL109 1200-XL110 1200-XL111 1200-XL116 1200-XL118 1200-XL119 1200-XL125 Armada 100S made by Mitac, 1247 K6-II with PE133 MVP-4 use VESA - Trident Blade3D AGP sp16953 VIA 82xxxxx 686a 82c686 ac'97 audio controller [rev20] with AD1881 AD1881A codec softpaq sp16954 usual VIA issues [rev10] N/A N/A 192MB max - PCcard Texas PC1211 no support
1c00 series Compaq Presario 1600XL140-155, 1800-XL180-190 and 1900-XL1, XL160-165
2c00 series Presario 1200-XL118-127, 12XL2, 12XL201-223, 14XL240-250, 16XL156-157, 16XL255-258, 17XL260-266, 17XL274-275, 1800-XL190-192, 18XL280
3c00 series Compaq 1200-XL300 12XL300A 12XL300B 12xl301-307 12XL302 12XL303 12XL310-314 12XL325 12XL326 12XL327 12XL330 12XL4 12XL400 12XL401 1200XL450 1200XL500 12XL510A 1201S 1202EA 1203CL 1200ZA 1201EA 1246 intel
3c00 series 14XL340-346, 14XL350-352, 14XL355-356, 17XL360-375, 18XL380, 381, 18XL390
1c01 series 1200-XL405A 12XL405A XL502A 12XL502A 1600XL Armada 110, Evo N150 Intel with VIA PLE133 Use VESA - Trident CyberBlade i1 chipset VIA 686 rev20 Intel 82557 Pro 100 max 192mb sodimm 100Mhz 133Mhz ram memory
1c01 series 12XL4, 12XL400-416, 12XL420, 421,423, 12XL426, 427,430, 12XL500, 502,505,506, 12XL510, 512,521, 12XL526, 527,530
2c01 series Compaq Presario 1200US 1210 1210US, 1210CA, 1210EA, 1210ES, 1210JP, 1210LA 1211LA 1215US AMD with VIA Ati Rage Pro VIA 686 [rev 20] maybe via [rev 10] tulip
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 issues with writing to hard drive disk using Network Prefs N/A AspireOS Timekeepers 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 EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) N/A N/A no cardbus pcmcia support
HP Omnibook XE3 82830 ICH3 P3-M 750MHz 800Mhz 900MHz - Memory for GF 256-512mb, GS up 1GB N/A use VESA - CGC 830MG ESS ES1988 Maestro3i only one 1.1 port e100 82557 Icaros 1.51 Boots USB Stick via Plop boot floppy - no audio from Polk Audio Speakers
HP6000 HP 6000 P3 Rage Maestro 3 intel pro 100
Omnibook xe4100 Via with Intel Celeron S3 Savage VIA 82xxx Controller with codec VIA Rhine 2
TC1000 TC-1000 Tablet PC Transmeta LongRun Northbridge (rev 03) NVIDIA NV11 [GeForce2 Go] (rev b2) VIA VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50) OHCI NEC USB 2.0 (rev 02) Intel 82551QM (rev 10) Atmel at76c506 802.11b no Texas Instruments TI PCI1520 PC card Cardbus
Compaq Presario 700 series 700A 700EA 700LA 700UK 700US 700Z 701AP 701EA 701BR 701FR 701Z 702US 703US 703AP 703JP VT8363 VT8365 [Apollo Pro KT133 KM133] Yes N/A VT8636A (S3 Savage TwisterK) (VESA only) VIA VT82C686 AC97 [rev50] audio control with AD1886 codec sp18895 Sp19472 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
Compaq Presario 705 705CA 705EA 705US 705Z 706EA 710 710US 711AU 711CL 714 714EA 715 715US 716 716EA 720CA 720US 721 721AP 721AU 722US 725 725US 730US 731EA (east asia) 731US 734EA, Evo N115, via S3 VIA audio controller chip with AD1886 via rtl 8139 untested
Compaq Presario 800 800AP 801 801KR Intel ATi Rage Mobility
Compaq Persario 1700 IntelP3 1Ghz Ati Rage or Radeon M1
1c01 series 12XL4W, 14XL4, 14XL442-447, 14XL452, 453,455, 17XL4, 17XL460-477, 17XL480, 482,485,488, 17XL490, 492, 17XL561-579, 17XL4W, 18XL4, 18XL481-483, 18XL490, 18XL580 581 583 584 585 18XL4W, 80XL4, 80XL450, 80XL457-459 ATi Rage Mobility 128 max 320MB
Presario 1800 series 1800t 18XL2 18XL380 ATI Rage 128 Mobility ESS Solo 1 (es1938, es1946 or es1969) with JBL speakers Intel PRO/100
Compaq Presario 2100 2190us Intel P4 Celeron D AC97 Conexant and later Broadcom 4306
Presario 2100 Armada 2140us 2108CL 2111EU AMD Athlon XP-M ATI Radeon IGP 320M 340M Acer ALI IM5451 ALi National Semi conductor DP83815 Intel 2200
Compaq 2500
Compaq 2700
Compaq 2800
Compaq 3000
Compaq Presario 900 900AP 900LA 900US 905EA 910US AMD with ATi 320M IGP and ALI M1535+ use VESA - Ati Radeon VE based U1 ALI M5451 AC'97 ALi OHCI Realtek RTL8139 TI PCI-1410 CardBus unsupported
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 Desktop 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 Desktop 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 Desktop 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 Desktop 1.2.4
N800c P4 IDE N/A ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 (VESA only) AC97 USB Intel PRO/100 N/A Icaros Desktop 1.2.4 P4M CPU can get very warm
NX7010 Intel Centrino IDE N/A ATI mobility 7500 or 9000 (VESA only) AC97 uhci (1.1) and ehci (2.0) ? good hardware support
Compaq Presario V2000 V4000 Intel 855GM AC97 ADI 1981B
Compaq V3000 V3500
NX7010 ATI Radeon 9200 64MB ADI Soundmax AC97 Realtek 8139 Intel 2200b
Compaq Preasrio V5000 (Compal LA-2771) V5001 V5002 V5002EA V5003 AMD Turion ML REaltek 8139
Compaq V6000
TC1100 TC-1100 Tablet PC 855PM Nvidia Geforce4 Go AC97 Broadcom 4400
NC6000 855PM Ati mobility 9600 AC97 Broadcom BCM5705M
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Compaq NC6110 NX6110 NC6120 NC6220 (INVENTEC ASPEN UMA MV) (INVENTEC ASPEN DIS PV) NC4200 NC8200 GMA 915GML Sonoma 2D GMA 900 AC97 playback ADI SoundMAX AD1981B Broadcom NetXtreme 440x or BCM5705M or BCM5751M Intel IPW 2200 replaced with Atheros AR5007eg Icaros 1.5.2 Works well with some support
Compaq nc6130 915GML ATi X300 HD Audio Broadcom Intel JBL Pro speakers - make sure the hardware switch is turned "on" physical dedicated switch or a Fn+ key combination
HP Compaq R3000 (AMD) ZV5000 (Compal LA-1851) Some laptops, especially HPs have a setting to automatically disable wireless if a wired connection is detected
HP NV NC 6400 Centrino Duo + 945GM N/A Radeon x1300M (2D) HD Audio Analog Devices SoundMax ADI1981 (low volume?) Yes Broadcom BCM5753M Intel 3945ABG bios locked Icaros Desktop 1.4.2 Harmon Kardon speakers
HP Pavilion DV2000 CTO Notebook 945GMS GMA 950, X3100, Nvidia 8400M HD Audio Conexant CX20549 Venice Nvidia MCP51 Broadcom BCM4311 or Intel 3945 ABG or 4965ABG
HP Compaq NC6320 945GM Core Duo GMA 950 HD Audio STAC 92xx Broadcom Intel 3945
HP DV6000 945GMS GMA 950 HD Audio IDT Intel PRO/100 VE Intel 3945ABG 32 bit
Presario F700 series F750us F755US AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-55 IDE SATA GF 7000m 610m uhci and ehci No Atheros AR5007 Icaros Desktop 1.3.1 No sd card boot
NC4400 965 64 bit possible
Compaq Presario C700 GMA960 X3100 HD Audio RTL 8139 Atheros AR5007 AR5001 AR242x
Compaq 2510p 6510b 6710b 6910b GMA 965GM GL960 X3100 some 2d accleration but slow software 3d only HD Audio ADI AD1981HD faintly heard on top volume on headphones but appears not to work with speaker Intel 82566MM or Broadcom BCM5787M Intel 3945ABG or 4965ABG AspireOS Xenon no sd card support - F9 to choose boot option - whitelist removal (risky) bios block for wifi card swap
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
HP Compaq 6530B 6730B - INVENTEC DD08
HP COMPAQ 6530s 6531S 6730s 6820s 6830s - INVENTEC ZZI MV
HP ProBook 4415s 4416s - INVENTEC PIAGET
HP Probook 6550b - Inventec Diesel 10 UMA, HP Probook 6460b
HP Elitebook 2560P (Inventec Styx MV) bios lock issues to swapping out of wireless
HP Elitebook
CQ20
CQ40 CQ41
HP Compaq CQ42 (Quanta AX1)
Compaq Presario CQ35 CQ36 (Compal LA-4743P)
CQ43 CQ45
CQ50 CQ56 CQ57 CQ58 bios modding risky
CQ60 CQ61 CQ62 rebrand wifi card (risky) or ar5b91 with no pins missing
cq70 cq71
X1000
X6000
HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook 1.1Ghz Dual core Celeron 847 N/A Intel HD 2000 HD Audio 3 USB2 ? ?
HP Pavillion DV7 4143ea Phenom II with Radeon 5470
HP DM1 635 E360 AMD HD6310
HP 255 655 E1 2100 HD7310
HP G4 g4-1015dx cq56 Athlon II p360 socketed
HP G4 first gen amd apu
HP G6 ProBook LG867EA A6-3400 (1204sa 1207SA) 6520G first gen AMD APU E2-3000m dual core to a quad core apu AMD A8-3500M
HP Pavillion DV7 6b56nr A6 processor with amd radeon 6520g
Pavilion G6 A6 () A84500M (2301AX) second gen AMD APU
HP Pavillion envy DV7-7023cl AMD A8-4500M (97230us) second gen APU
HP Pavilion 15-n012AU
HP Pavilion 15-b115sa 15.6-inch Sleekbook AMD Dual-Core A6-4455M
Pavilion G7 a6-3400m (1204sa) A8-4500M (2320dx)
HP 255 G1 A4-5000 (8330) BGA769 (FT3) kabini
HP Probook 4445s 4545s 6475b 455 645 AMD A4-4300M, A6 4400M or A8 4500M with AMD A70M FCH 7420 7520G 7640G 7660G Broadcom BCM43228
Pavilion G4-2320DX A64400M
Pavillion 15 17 A4/5000 8330
A6 5200
Pavilion TouchSmart 15 A8-4555M 7600G


IBM/Lenovo[edit]

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
Thinkpad 600x Intel 440BX use VESA Neomagic NM2360 MagicMedia 256ZX Crystal CS4297A codec Icaros 1.3.1 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 no Cirrus Logic Crystal cs4281 Intel 82371AB 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 USB1.1 Intel PRO/100 N/A Icaros Desktop 1.2.4 a little support - no audio
A21e (2628, 2655) A22e 440MX Ati rage mobility AC97 Cs4299 CS4229 intel e100
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
iSeries 1300 1330 1370 82440MX 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 but others possible with bios hacking some support
Thinkpad X22 X23 X24 with slice Ultrabase X2 830 ATi Mobility M6 LY Ac97 CS4299 2 x 1.1 Intel Pro/100 Actiontec Harris Semi conductors Intersil Prism 2.5 (X23 and X24 only)
A30 A30p 830 Ati Radeon M6 AC97 CS 4299 Intel Pro-100 ve Intel 2200
A31 A31p R31 R32 T30 830 Ati Radeon 7500 or FireGL AC97 Intel Controller with AD1881A codec Intel Pro-100 ve Intel Icaros 1.5.2
Thinkpad X30 (2673) X31 (2884-xx2) X31t i830 Yes N/A VESA only Radeon M6 Mobility AC97 - AD1981B codec USB1.1 Intel PRO/100 Cisco Aironet or Intel 2915 but atheros with bios hacking Icaros Desktop 1.4 sound bit distorted
IBM Thinkpad T40 (2373) T41p (2379) T42p T43p Intel Centrino 8xx PIO N/A ATI mobility 7500 9000 (VESA only) AC97 (playback) uhci (1.1) and ehci (2.0) e1000 Intel 2200bg but atheros with bios hacking to deauthenticated except ANATEL AmLink AR5BMB-44 AR5212 FRU 39T0081 mini PCI Icaros Desktop 1.2.4 Needs ATA=nodma option. Reflow of BGA solder solves SMT graphics chip issue
Thinkpad X40 by Quanta X40t N/A Intel 800 (VESA only) AC97 AD1981B Yes Intel e1000 Intel but atheros with bios hacking 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 but ordinary atheros 54meg with bios hacking 32bit support some amongst first Lenovo design
Thinkpad T60 T60P T61 T61p Chipset N/A SATA Intel GMA (2D) HD Audio [4] USB e1000e 82573L Intel ipw3945 ABG but atheros with bios hacking via Middleton's or Zender BIOS risky) Icaros Desktop 1.4 black antenna wire to the #2 connector (far left), left the center connector (#1) open and connected the gray wire to #0 (far right)
X60 x60s x60t tablet 945GMS 940GML N/A Intel GMA (2D) AD1981 HD Audio Yes Intel Intel 3945 ABG and atheros with bios hacking Icaros Desktop 1.4 32bit only - AR5BXB72 (AR5008) ath9k no support yet and AR5BXB6 (54Mbit) ath5k but both get quite hot - an Apple branded Atheros AR9820 (AR5BXB92) cheap and cool running but no support yet and needs a zendered bios
X61 x61s X61T Tablet R61 i965 N/A Intel GMA 3100 (2D) AD1984 HD Audio USB 2.0 82566DM Atheros AR5212 (some revisions use Intel WLAN runs very hot) 64bit possible some support with ultrabook running very hot - don't try any Dell branded Atheros cards won't work
Lenovo 3000 N200 Santa Rosa Centrino N/A SATA Geforce 7300 (2D) ALC262 HD Audio Yes Broadcom Intel 3945 Icaros Desktop 1.4 3D graphics are supported but buggy.
Lenovo 3000 V200 GM965 ICH9-M with Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5450 N/A SATA X3100 (2D) HD Audio ALC269VB or CX20549 USB BCM5906M Intel 4965AGN Icaros Desktop 1.4.1
X300 Core 2 Duo Merom SL7100 1.2Ghz N/A 1.8inch Intel X3100 HD Audio AD1984A Intel Intel 4965 13.3" TFT 1440x900 (WXGA+) with LED backlight
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
SL410 SL500 SL510 965 N/A IDE mode Intel GMA X4500M (2D) ALC269 USB 2.0 RTL8169 ? Icaros Desktop 1.3
X301 Core 2 Duo Penryn SU9400 Su9600 with GM45 chipset N/A 1.8" Intel X4500 AD1984A Intel Intel 5100 5300 (wifi) 5150 5350 (WiMAX)
T400 T400s i N/A switchable Intel and Nvidia or ATi HD3470 (T400) Intel 4500 HD (T400s) HD Audio with Codec CX20561 (T400) or CX20585 (T400s) Intel Intel Wifi Link 5100 (AGN) half height card with FRU 43Y6493 or 5300
Lenovo T500 T510 i N/A switchable Intel / AMD HD 3640 Intel HD Audio with a CX20561 (t500) and CX20585 (T510) codec Intel Intel
X200 X200s and x200t tablet model GM45 GS45 with slow Celeron, moderate SU or faster SL Core 2 Duos CPUs N/A Intel GMA 4500 MHD Intel HD Audio with Conexant CX20561 codec playback USB 2.0 Intel 82567LM Gigabit Intel Pro 5100 5300 5350 AGN but try to find a FRU 39T5578 atheros abg AR5006EXS AR5BXB6 AR5424a ANATEL 12.1" CCFL or LED backlit and exchange of wifi wireless difficult because of whitelist and may need bios update (risky) to use others - no support for 54mm express cards or Authentec 2810 fingerprint reader
Lenovo T410 T410s i5 N/A Intel or Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M HD Audio Contexant CX20585 codec playback Intel Intel Icaros 1.52 battery life much lower with Nvidia graphics version
X201 X201s N/A Intel GMA 5700MHD Intel HD Controller with Conexant 20585 codec Intel arrandale hefty power consumption limits battery life to 3-4 hours for 4400mah though 6 on 6600mah
T420 N/A
X220 QM67 express N/A Intel HD Controller with Conexant 20672 codec Intel 82579LM
T430 N/A
Thinkpad Edge 11″ AMD K325 M880G N/A SATA ATI HD4200 HD Audio USB RTL 8111 8192CE (Realtek 8176) little support
X100e AMD Athlon Neo Single-Core (MV-40) and dual cores N/A ATI HD3200 CX20582 codec Qualcomm Gobi 2000 WWAN Realtek r8192se
Thinkpad X120e x121e Hudson M1 N/A yes ATI 0x9802 (VESA only) ATI SBx00 Azalia HD Audio USB2.0 RTL8111 RTL8169 Broadcom 0x0576
Lenovo Zhaoyang E680 E680A E290 E290G Lenovo 410m (Quanta LE4)
S205 G585 E-350 with A75 HD6310
Edge E525 A6-3400
S206
x130e
Lenovo x131e Cromebook AMD E-300 N/A Radeon HD 6310 HD Audio Realtek ALC269VC codec or ALC3202 USB30 and USB20 Realtek RTL8111 RTL8168B Realtek RTL8188CE or Broadcom BCM43228
S215 E1 2100
G585 E1 1200
G405 G505 E1-2100 or A6/5200 or
N586 A6/4400M 7520G
Edge E535 Ideapad Z585 AMD A8-4500M Quad
Flex 15D A6-5200
x140e E145 E1 2500 dual or A4 5000 apu quad BGA769 (FT3) both soldered Radeon 8260 or 8330 Realtek ALC269VC or ALC3202 Realtek RTL8111F or Broadcom Realtek RTL8188CE 11b/g/n 11.6" 1366x768, non-glare and Broadcom bluetooth - education student market rugged model
Yoga 13 hybrid convertible Intel with CX20672 codec 2x 3.0 and 1 USB2.0
Yoga 2 Pro Intel HD Audio ALC283 codec Intel 7260 AC

Samsung[edit]

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
A10 XTC K6 VIA S3 ProSavage VIA vt82c686 VIA Rhine II (VT6102) 32 bit
X05 X06
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
P10 P10c 845 Radeon M6 AC97 Intel
P20 P20c 845G AC97 Intel
P25 P28 P29
V20 V25 P4-M use vesa - Intel 82845GV AC97 Intel Pro 100 P4 run hots and fragile
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
Q1 Q1U Ultra Celeron-M ULV 900 GMA 900 HD Audio Intel Atheros 5006EX
NP-X20 XVM 1600 1700 1730 800 or 915GMS Intel AC97 AD1981 or HD Audio Broadcom Intel 32 bit
NP-X22 965G Intel or Ati RV610 HD2400 HD Audio ACL262 arvell Intel 64 bit possible
NP-X25
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
R520 R522 R620 Intel Mobile Core i3 Intel PM45 82801M (ICH9-M) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 (RV730) Intel Controller with Realtek ALC272 Marvell Yukon 88E8057 Atheros AR5007EG 64 bit possible
NP-R530 N/A IDE mode Intel GMA (2D) HD Audio (no recording) USB 2.0 Marvell Atheros AR9285 Icaros Desktop 1.5.2
NP-X50 X60 X65
Samsung XE550C22 Chromebook
VM6000 VM7000 VM8000
Series 3 Samsung 305u1a AMD E350 or E450 AMD Radeon 6320 ALC ACL 269 Realtek 8111 8169 Broadcom 4313
NP-RV415 NP-RV515 E350 plus HD Audio Realtek
NP355E5X E1 1200
np350v5c np355v5c a? or a6-4400 or A10 4600M 355v5c inadequate cooling system
i5 Series 3 NP300E4E-A01US NP300E5C-A02US NP350V5C-A01US NP350U2B-A01US Noaudio support
i5 Series 7 DP700A3B-A02US
NP-RV509I NP-RC510E
NP355V4X S01BD AMD A8-4500M
ATIV Book 9


Sony[edit]

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 Picturebook C1VN C1XS C1MZX C1MHP PCG-U3 Transmeta Crusoe TM5800 or PII 400Mhz mobile
Z505LE Z505JE P3 n/a Rage Mobility-M1 AGP mach64 no Yamaha DS-XG PCI YMF744 Intel 8255x-based PCI e100 n/a
Vaio PCG 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 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 vt82c686b 686 [rev 50] AD1881A Earphone and Microphone UHCI [rev 1a] RTL 8139 N/A Nightly 1st March 2013 my choice of booting usb pendrive from Plop Boot Loader floppy (no bios USB boot). Can freeze ocassionally hardware issue or a ram slot problem which Sony could not address - no support for iLink firewire VT8363/8365 pci
Vaio PCG-FX100 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 R505LE Intel i815 Use VESA Intel 82815 CGC ICH Controller AC97 Intel Audio Codec 1997 standard with ADI AD1881A codec Intel i82562 e100 N/A
R505 Intel 830 830G no Yamaha AC-XG YMF753 YMF743 YMF752
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
FX902/FX902P PCG-9G1M PCG-9G3M PCG-9G5M PCG-9G6M FX-905 PCG-9G1M FX905P FXA63 Canadian AMD Athlon XP with VIA 266Mhz chipset VESA Maybe VIA AC97 Maybe Realtek 8139 N/A
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
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
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Vaio VGN-TX1HP VGN-TX1XP 915 P-M GMA900 32 bit only
VAIO VGN-FJ SERIES (QUANTA RD1)
VGN-TXN25N VGN TXN29N 945
VGN-TZ10MN TZ150N
Vaio VGN SR29VN Intel ICH9 N/A IDE legacy ATI HD 3400 (VESA only) HD Audio (too quiet) USB1.1 and USB2.0 Marvell 88E8040 Intel 5100 Icaros Desktop 1.5
VAIO FE Series VAIO VGN FE11H VGN-FE92S VGN-FE770G i945 IDE legacy Geforce 7400 - problems with 3D/opengl HD Audio Yes Intel PRO/100 (not tested - should work) Broadcom Icaros Desktop 1.4.2
VGN-SZ140P sZ4
VGN-SZ210P, SZ210P/B, SZ220, SZ220P, SZ230P, SZ230P/B, SZ240, SZ240F, SZ240P 945
VGN-SZ250P, VGN-SZ260P, VGN-SZ270P, VGN-SZ270P/C, VGN-SZ280P, VGN-SZ280P/C, VGN-SZ281P
VGN-FE630F, VGN-FE650FM, VGN-FE650G, VGN-FE660G, VGN-FE670G, VGN-FE680G, VGN-FE690, VGN-FE690G, VGN-FE690P
SZ450n VGN-SZ491N
C1S/W VGN-C1Z VGN-C2SL
VGN-AR
E Series VPC-EB11FX/T VPC-EB15FM/T consumer grade
VGN-N110G VGN-N11M/W VGN-N19VP 945
VGN-CR220E NR220E CR231E/R NR280E vgn-cr309e NR320FH nr385e/t
VGN- BX760 965 GMA X3100 64 bit possible
VGN-FZ Series (MBX-165 MS90) FZ11L FZ15G VGN FZ180E VGN FZ21M VGN FZ18N FZ38M VGN FZ230 FZ290 VGN-FZ140E FZ340E VGN-FZ430E NR430E 965
VGN-SZ4 Series VGN Sz440 VGN-SZ4XWN/C
VGN-SZ6 Series VGN-SZ640, SZ640E, SZ640N, SZ645P, SZ645P1, SZ645P2, SZ645P3, SZ645P4, SZ650N, SZ650N/C, SZ660N, SZ660N/C, SZ670N, SZ670N/C, SZ680, SZ680N, SZ691N, SZ691N/XX SZ640N/B Mobile 965
VGN-SZ7 Series VGN-SZ730E, SZ730E/C, SZ740, SZ750N, SZ750N/C, SZ760N, SZ770N, SZ770N/C, SZ780, SZ791N SZ791N/X sz79gn Mobile 965
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
PCG-4V1W atom
F Series F11 VPCF115FM F12 F13
YB Series VAIO VPC-YB13KXP EL1E1E/B E 350 AMD HD Audio Conexant CX20584 Atheros AR5B97
Sony SVE1513 TCXW AMD A8 4500M
S Series
VGN-BZ Series (MBX-193 Quanta TW1)
VGN-CS Series (MBX-196 Quanta GD2)
Vaio VPC-W215A VPC-W217JC VPC-W211AX - Quanta SY3

Toshiba[edit]

Order of Build Quality (Lowest to highest)

Satellite (Pro) 
Libretto 
Tecra
Portege

On average, mid 2000s Satellites were very poor quality for longevity

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Libretto L1/060 TNMM Transmeta
Portege 2000 BX N/A use VESA - Trident Cyber ALADDiN-T (Cyber Blade XP) ALI M1535B (AK4543) OHCI 1.1 NEC uPD 720110GC 8EA Intel e100 N/A
Satellite Pro 4280 no Yamaha DS/XG YMF-744B
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 2400 103 S201 S202 S251 VIA KN133
Tecra S1 Radeon 9000 AD-1886
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 A10-S1291 A15 A20 A25 A30 (EU) A33 (Australian) A35 (USA) P4M Intel 852GM or Radeon RTL 8139 a few models came with antenna leads and Intel 2100, Agere or Atheros PA3399U-1MPC minipci
Satellite A30-714 P4-M / 82845 i845 82801 N/A VESA AC97 Yes RTL8139 N/A Icaros Desktop 1.2.4 nice laptop, drawbacks: heavy, really hot (P4-3.06 GHz!!)
Satellite A40 S161 A40-S1611 A40-2701, A45-S120 A45-S1201 S130 S1301 S1501, a50 A55 a60-s156 A65 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-1MPC mini-pci
Tecra A1 M1 M2 Intel 800 AC97 AD1981B e1000 device Atheros PA3399U-1MPC or Agere
Toshiba Satellite Pro M30 intel centrino Yes N/A VESA AC97 USB2.0 Intel PRO/100 VE ? nice laptop with some support
Tecra A2 AC97 STAC9750
Portege M300 855GM with 1.2GHz Pentium M 753 Yes N/A VESA only AC97 STAC 9750 Yes Intel PRO-100 Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG little support
Tecra TE2100 - Inventec FMNSY2
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Satellite Pro L20-100 101 120 121 180 181 182 183 (PSL2YE) PSL25E L30 915GML Ati x200 ALC861 Realtek 8139 Atheros
Satellite L30 PSL30L 113 115 134 00M019 L40 L45 Intel 800 or ATi RC410 x200 AC97 AD1981B or HD Audio ALC861-VD realtek 8139 Atheros or Intel
Tecra A5 910GML Intel GMA 915GMS 910GML
Portege R100 R200 915GMS Atheros ar5005gs - askey AR5BMB5 - PA3416U-1MPC
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 A110 159 (PSAB0), Equium A110 (PSAB2E), Satellite A110 233 (PSAB6), ALC861 Atheros
Satellite Pro A120 PSAC0 PSAC1 Core Solo GMA 950 GMA 945 ALC262 or AC97 AD1981B UHCI EHCI Atheros Ar5001 or Intel or Broadcom
Satellite Pro A120 Core Duo ATi RS480 + SB450 use VESA - ATI RC410 Radeon Xpress 200M ALC262 OCHI UHCI RTL 8139 Atheros Ar5001
Satelite A130 ST1311 s1311 ST1312 S2276 S2386 PSAD6U, Satellite A135-S2686 (Compal LA-3391P) S2246 S2346 S2256 S4477 S4666 S4827 Realtek 8101E Atheros or Intel
Satellite A200 - Inventec MW10M PSAE1E, 945GM GMS N/A SATA Intel GMA 950 (2D) HD Audio ALC862 RTL8101E Atheros 5000 AspireOS 1.8 Excellent 32 bit support!
A215 S4757 Ati X1200 with SB600 N/A SATA Maybe HD Audio RTL8101E Atheros 5000 AspireOS 1.8
A210, Satellite A215 AMD (Inventec Milwaukee 10A) S5808 A215-S7422 A215-S7472 A215-S4697 (USA) Ati with SB690 N/A SATA use VESA HD2600 Mobility M76 HD Audio ALC268 RTL8101E Atheros 5000 AspireOS 1.8
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)
Tecra R400 R480
Tecra R530 R540
L35 L40 GMA965 X3100 2D HD Audio ALC660 REALTEK 8139 Atheros or Realtek 8187b
Satellite a300 - inventec potomac 10s pt10s A300D-21H ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 HD Audio - Realtek Realtek 8102E Atheros 5005
Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
satellite l300 l305 (inventec ps10s)
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 Pro L450 (Compal LA-5821P)
Satellite A400 A500 A600
Tecra R700
Tecra R830 R840 R850
Tecra R950
Satellite Pro SP C640 C660D C670D AMD E350 6310G HD Realtek ALC259 zacate
L755D A6 3400M 6520G
L840D-040 L870D A8-4500M
c855d a6 4400M cold air intake underneath - beds can block this
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 A4 5000 8330 HD Realtek ALC269Q kabini
Satellite L955D-104 A84555M 7600G
Satellite L50DT-A-10C AMD A8-5545M


Misc[edit]

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
NEC Versa LX SX Intel BX ES Maestro-2E
NEC Versa VXi SXi 810
NEC Versa S260 P3-M with North Bridge: VIA VT83C694T / South Bridge: VIA VT82C686B ATi Radeon M6 VIA Audio Adapter with AD 1886 codec VIA intel pro 100 82551QM or rhine2 Mini PCI card ORiNOCO
Nec Versa E6000 (Quanta NR1)
NEC Versa E680 M500 S900 Centrino
NEC Vesa S3500 S5200 S5600 Centrino Duo
Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 CF-29 CF-30 Centrino use VESA AC97 SigmaTel RTL 8139C Intel
Panasonic Toughbook CF-51 CF-P1 CF-T5 CF-Y2 945GMS GMA 950 HD Audio Broadcom Intel
Medion MD9580-F FIC A555 BX Rage Pro ES1988 Maestro3 Realtek 8139
Medion 9626 Maxdata M-Book 1000T Targa Gericom 1400c Athlon 1GHz 1.2Ghz 1.4Ghz 1.6Ghz 1.8Ghz and VIA KN133 PN133 use VESA - S3 ProSavage ac97 vt82c686b 686b Realtek 8139
Medion MD9630 Pentium 1.1GHz and VIA KN133 use VESA - S3 ProSavage vt82c686b Realtek 8139
Clevo A340 Gericom Sager
Medion MD9703 FIC A360 A380 Gericom 1st Supersonic M6T Pentium 1.2GHz and VIA Apollo MVP3/Pro133x use VESA - Radeon M6 vt82c686b Realtek 8139
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
7521 Medion 9783 P4M Radeom M6 AC97 Realtek 8139
Medion MD95300 Radeon 9600 M10 AC97 Intel
Medion Erazer
Mitac 5033 5033H MiNote 5033K MyNote 810 Mitac 7020, the Mitac M722, the MyNote 820 - Mitac 5033L, Schneider 5033, LifeTec LT98 K6-2 333Mhz Use VESA
Mitac 6020 Mitac 6120 6120L 6120N TravelPro 6000 BX with PII up to 466Mhz Use VESA - Ati Rage Pro Cirrus Logic CS 4614 22/24 N/A N/A
Mitac MiNote 6133, Fujitsu Liteline 6133 C400DVD, AMS Tech Roadster 15 and 156, Topline 8000 BX with PIII destop 370 700Mhz Use VESA - Ati Rage Pro Cirrus Logic CS 4614 22/24 N/A N/A
MTC Mitac 7020 7521 7521P 7521T
Mitac 8207D, Forcebook Vision
Mitac 8355 8375 Athlon 1900+
8399 Tiny
Mitac 8599 Novatech Maverick
Mitac 8640 Novatech Time
Mitac 8889 Evesham Hi-Grade
Sharp PC-MM1110 Transmeta Crusoe 5600 5800
Time 500 Packard Bell EasyOne 1450 1550 K6-3 500Mhz + VIA MVP4 Issues N/A Use VESA VIA AC97 vt82c686a 3058 with wolfson WM9703 WM9704 WM9707 WM9708 or WM9717 codec - untested via 3038 2 ports USB 1.1 untested N/A N/A NB May 2013 trying to find right combination to boot - grub is ok stalls after single computer hardware data screen around/after [PCI] Everything OK
FIC Gericom A430 A440 A450 P III with VT8601 and ProMedia VT82C686A Trident 8400 VIA AC97 with WM9701A (1.03) WM9703 (2.1) codec and TI TPA0102 audio amplifier Intel 82559 pro 100 no PCMCIA TI 1225
Packard Bell Easy One Silver Athlon 1.2Ghz 1.3Ghz with sis630 Use VESA No sis7018 Yes sis900
Packard Bell EasyNote
Quanta MW1, Maxdata Pro 6100 8100IS Nvidia MXM NV43 ALC880 Marvell 8036
Quanta KN1-GM (Intel) KN1-PM (Nvidia), Gericom 1stSupersonic-PCIE-KN1, Advent 6001, Advent 7098, Enpower 611, CTL, ECS Intel 915GM intel or Nvidia MXM card 6600 6800go 8600 9600m ALC260 Realtek 8139 IIntel Pro 2200BG
Advent 6522, Gericom Webgine N340S8 Celeron 1.3Ghz with SIS 630 VESA for SIS 630/730 no SIS7018 Maybe yes SIS900 n/a some support
W500 Series (Z7100), W515, W535
Winbook Z600 Series - RM Research machines Z3300
RM A10
Compal RM ACL00
Compal RM CL50 CL51-14 -15 (Chassis Acer 290)
Compal RM DL70 DL-70 DL71-15
Compal RM IFT00 IFT100 JAW91 JFW91 JHL91 JFT100 JHT00 JHT100
Compal RM KF00 KHLB1 KHLB2 KSW91
Compal RM NTUC0 NHT02 NTV00
Compal LA-1601 Compal LA-3142P BenQ Joybook U102 (Compal LA-5241P) Compal LA-2211 Compal LA-2231 Compal LA-1441 Compal LA-1521 Compal LA-1911 Compal LA-1381 Compal LA-1711
RM nBook 4150
RM CY25
Clevo Kapok Eurocom Sager 8500v VIA 686B VIA 686
Clevo Kapok Eurocom Sager D500 865G Radeon 9600 AC97 Realtek 8169
Sager Clevo 4200 4600 ADI AD1886
Arima (now Flextronics 2007) KN133 pro133a
Gateway LT3100 (LT3103u) 1.2GHz Athlon L110 + RS690E N/A legacy mode? AMD ATI Radeon Xpress X1270 (VESA only) ATI SBx00 HD Audio Realtek RTL8101E RTL8102E rtl8169 Atheros AR9285
Arima M621 Intel 855
ARIMA M622-DK8X/UK8X
arima w310di core 2 duo
Gateway W340UI made by Arima
Arima W622-DK8X Voodoo A:538
Arima W651 DI emachines
Arima W720-K7 TPG
arima model W812-DI
Arima A520 K8 AMD Athlon 64 Laptop Targa Visionary 811 TimeUK AMD64 2800+ ATI M10 128MB
Arima W820-Di
Arima W830DA
Arima W840DI
Wistron 303C Turion X2
Wistron N900z
Gateway MX6025 MX6027 MX6028 (Quanta MA2)
BenQ Joybook S52/S53 (Quanta ED3)
BENQ R53 (Quanta BQ1)
BenQ R31E T31 (Quanta ED5)
Quanta BQ2A
LG R510 (Quanta QL8)
LG XNOTE E510 (Quanta PL3)

Netbook[edit]

  • 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 Netbooks[edit]

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/3D) HD Audio ALC6628 USB1.1 and USB2.0 RTL8101E - rtl8169 AR5006 atheros 5k AspireOS 1.8
Aspire One AOA150 (A150) (ZG5) Intel 945GSE N/A ide mode Intel GMA (2D/3D) 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 945GME N/A ide legacy Intel GMA (2D) Yes alc272 HD Audio Yes AR8132 (L1c) BCM4312 or Atheros AR5B95 Icaros Desktop 1.3
Aspire AO532H (Compal LA-5651p) 533H Pineview HD Audio playback AR8132 (L1c) Atheros 9k Tested AspireOS June 2011
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 + Hudson M1 N/A SATA AMD 6250 (ATI 9804) 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)
Aspire One AO721 (Wistron SJV10-NL)
AO751 AO751H (Quanta ZA3)



Asus Netbooks[edit]

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, 3D in some models) Yes UHCI and EHCI Atheros L2 AR5007EG (AR2425) - works NB 2013
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 Desktop 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 AspireOS 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 Desktop 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


Compaq[edit]

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 Netbooks[edit]

Name Chipset IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Wireless Test Distro Comments
Inspiron Mini 9 910 GMA945 N/A ide legacy mode Intel GMA (2D) ALC268 HD Audio USB Realtek RTL8169 Broadcom BCM4310 Tested with ICAROS 1.3
Mini 10 1010 Atom Z520 Z530 Poulsbo N/A Intel GMA 500 (VESA only) HD Audio rtl8169 Intel or BCM4312
Mini 10v 1011 [5] 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 (headphones only - speaker and microphone do not work) USB 2.0 RTL8169 RTL8188CE or AR928X Icaros Desktop 1.5.1
A90 A90n

HP Netbooks[edit]

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 Netbooks[edit]

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 Desktop 1.3
S10-3 NM410 and N450 CPU N/A SATA Intel GMA 3150 (2D) HD Audio ALC269 [6] USB rtl8169 Atheros 9285 or Broadcom BCM4312 Icaros Desktop 1.3


Packard Bell Netbooks[edit]

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 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 Netbooks[edit]

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 Desktop 1.4 Nano silver on keyboard
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) ALC272 HD Audio USB RTL 8101e 8102e rtl8187 some support - Namuga 1.3M Webcam none
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 [7] USB Marvell 88E8040 Wireless some support
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
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


Toshiba Netbooks[edit]

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 Netbooks[edit]

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 Desktop 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

Desktop Systems[edit]

Compaq[edit]

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 Desktop 1.5


Dell[edit]

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 Desktop 1.4
Dimension 4600 Yes ? Intel Extreme (VESA only) Intel AC97 (use rear black port) UHCI/EHCI Intel PRO/100 Icaros Desktop 1.5.2
Optiplex GX260 IDE N/A Intel Extreme (VESA only) Intel AC97 USB 2.0 Intel PRO/1000 ?
Optiplex GX270 Working IDE mode Intel Extreme (VESA only) Intel AC97 USB 2.0 Intel PRO/1000 Icaros Desktop 1.5.2
Optiplex GX280 Working IDE mode Intel GMA (only VESA tested) Intel AC97 USB 2.0 Broadcom ?
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 Desktop 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 2014-04-30 (ABI-WIP) Does not boot with ABIv0, but should work as described with ABIv0-ot.

Emachines[edit]

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 Siemens[edit]

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 Desktop 1.5.2 AROS does not boot.

HP[edit]

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

Server Systems[edit]

IBM[edit]

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



Motherboard[edit]

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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AMD[edit]

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
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
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 M2A-VM (HDMI) 690G + DDR2 1 port 4 SATA-II (RAID unknown) with DVI ALC883 HD Audio 4 USB2.0 RTL8111B RTL8169
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
Asus M2N SLI Deluxe Geforce nForce 570a (MCP57) 1 PCIe slot ALi M5455 Realtek 8201CL
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
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)
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
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
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
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
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
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
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM S2H 780G + SB700 ALC889A HD Audio Realtek RTL8169
Gigabyte GA-MA78LM S2 (1.x) S2H (1.x) 760G + SB710 ALC888B HD Audio Realtek 8111D/E 8169
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 M3A32-MVP Deluxe AMD 790FX RD790 + SB600 Marvell 88SE6121 SATA II HD Audio ADI® AD1988 Marvell 88E8056}}


Socket AM3 White socket (2010/11)[edit]
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
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
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
MSI 890GXM-G65 890GX + SB750 legacy ATI 4290 built-in (vesa) ALC889 DD GR HD Audio crackles Yes RTL 8169
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)
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


Socket AM3+ Black socket (2013/15)[edit]
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
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)
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 AMD 970
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 [8]
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 (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 USB - 4 USB2.0 and 2 USB3.0 Ethernet Realtek 8111E
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]
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion



Intel[edit]

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-MX P945GC + ICH7R 1 port 4 SATA1 ports i PCIe slot 2 usb2.0 atheros L2
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
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 ALC662 (1.x) Realtek 8111c 8169 (1.x)
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)
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
AsRock P5B-DE P965 + ICH8 untested works ide legacy with PCI-E card 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 P5W DH Deluxe 975X 1 port 2 ports 2 PCIe x16 slots ALC882 2 USB2.0 Marvell 88E8053 Firewire TI TSB43AB22A no
Asus P5B-VM SE Micro ATX G965 yes ALC883 Onboard LAN is not supported, but everything else works perfectly
GIGABYTE GA-965P DS3 P965 + ICH8R 6 sata2 ports one PCI-E x16 slot Realtek ALC883 (1.3), ALC888 (2.x) HD Audio Marvell Yukon 88E8053 (1.x)
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
ASUS P5K-E P35 Express + ICH9R 1 port 6 ports SATA2 AD1988B HDA 6 USB2.0 Marvell 88E8056 and Realtek RTL8110SC Firewire Agere FW322 1394a no
Abit IP35 P35 Express + ICH9R 1 port 6 ports ALC888 HDA 4 USB2.0 two RTL8110SC Firewire Texas TSB43 AB22A no
Gigabyte
Abit IX38 Quad GT X38 / ICH9R Chipset 1 port 6 ports PCI-E 2.0 X16 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 X16 slot ALC889A HDA 4 USB2.0 twin 8111B 8169
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
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),
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
G43 + GMA X4500 2d
ASUS P5G41T-M LX G41 + ICH8 + DDR3 Yes Maybe X4500 2d ALC887 3 USB2.0 Atheros L1c AR8131
Gigabyte GA-G41M COMBO G41 + ICH7 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-P41T D3P G41 + ICH7 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
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Gigabyte GA-EP45 DS3 (2008) P45 + ICH9 1 port 6 sata2 ports two PCI-E x16 v2.0 slots ALC888 HD Audio 6 USB2.0
MSI P45 Platinum (2008) P45 + ICH9 1 port 6 sata2 ports two PCI-E x16 v2.0 slots ALC888 HD Audio 6 USB2.0
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
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 VT1708S HDA 6 USB2.0 ports 8111C RTL 8169
Asus P5P43TD PRO PCI-E 1.0 x16 slot ALC887 HDA 6 USB2.0
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
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 ALC889A RTL 8211B
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
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 ALC888 (r1.0) ALC662 (r2.0) Yes rhine VT6103
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 Skt 441 (2008/10)[edit]
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
D945CLF N230 single core Yes GMA945 ALC662 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
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 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


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


Socket 1155 (2010/3)[edit]
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2-B3 H61 + 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 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 ALC887 6 USB2.0 Realtek® 8111E
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
Asus P8Z68-V LX Z68 + N/A 2 sata3 - 4 sata2 ALC887 2 USB3.0 - 4 USB2.0 Realtek® 8111E EFI bios
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 (B3) Z68 + N/A 2 sata3 - 4 sata2 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 ALC888 2 USB3.0 - 4 USB2.0 Intel 82579LM
H77
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion


Socket GMA 2100 (2011/2012 )[edit]
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
X79
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion


Socket GMA 1150 (2013/ )[edit]
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion
X79
Name Chipset ACPI IDE SATA Gfx Audio USB Ethernet Opinion



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