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Hardware Vendor Hate List

  • Logitech. You helpfully claim to be able to provide replacement feet for keyboards free of charge — presumably, breakages are not exactly uncommon. Then you claim not to keep track of whether or not you have any spares for my year-old G15 keyboard, so you can’t give me any. And no, you won’t go and have a look to find out whether you do have any.
  • Whoever makes the push pins found on LGA 775 CPUs. Especially the kind that require so much force to lock that it’s a race between the motherboard and my finger to see which will break first.
  • Abit. You should be ashamed of the F-I90HD motherboard for all sorts of reasons, but today’s gripe is about the heatsink on the integrated graphics chip. I shouldn’t have to install a cooling fan onto the heatsink to stop the screen from going black when the CPU is under load.

4 responses to “Hardware Vendor Hate List

  1. massimo July 5, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Don’t forget Creative and Asrock.

  2. lol July 8, 2008 at 10:08 am

    maybe you should learn how to put a computer together instead of fighting it… installing a cpu and heatsink is not a big deal. you’re just doing it wrong.

  3. joe higgins November 29, 2008 at 10:08 pm


    i have found precious little with linux
    and the f-190hd. sorry to bother you, but…

    i have an abit f-190hb mb that will only
    boot with acpi=off (fedora, ubuntu, dsl,
    a few more). these os’s don’t find the
    2nd processor (well, ht), and i need to
    manually shut the machine off (latter
    not a huge deal obviously).

    anyways, you seem to have experience with
    said mb, did you encounter same problem
    and if so, did you find a workaround?

    le meas, joe

  4. Ciaran McCreesh November 30, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Current Linux git head will boot and recognise everything with hpet=disable. I don’t think the board supports HT, just plain multicore.

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