Thanks for all of the info. Did all of the cards you listed work without any special installation steps? If so, that's great news.
Hmmm... well 'out of production' is probably a little over-stated. There are plenty of 6150 class MB's still available stand alone and there are still a number of packaged products too. So I think you will see this chipset around for a little while yet.
I'll admit that 'out of production' might be an overstatement for the 6150. In Canada at least though, it's not that easy to get your hands on a suitable 6150 motherboard. I just did a quick search of two of the most popular end-user suppliers in Canada (ncix and tigerdirect). There is only one model of motherboard with the 6150 onboard in stock at those suppliers. That is the BIOSTAR MCP6P-M2 which doesn't have DVI or HDMI out. Newegg in the USA only has only that BIOSTAR and a server-class mobo also without DVI or HDMI.
What 6150 motherboards are you still able to get easily in the UK?
I agree that there are still a lot of packaged PCs containing the 6150, but for me at least it doesn't make sense to buy a whole pc just so I can cannibalize the motherboard.
I filled in the survey... but really this info would be better captured on the Wiki ;-)
I'm a bit confused by this last post Andrew. In my original post, I said I would create a wiki topic if I got enough responses to warrant one. Are you suggesting that I should have conducted the survey on the wiki or are you just re-iterating that the results should eventually be posted there?
Thanks again for your sharing your experience -- it goes a long way to helping newbies like me select appropriate hardware.