I'm looking for a motherboard that does not have UEFI. So far I been been unable to find any for sale, so thought asking here may be a good place to find some information. It is for a system that will be running a custom, bare bones Debian or Gentoo system. Its speed and compatibility with newer hardware are secondary as long as it only has BIOS. I am specifically looking to make it very difficult for malware able to edit UEFI start up code to survive a full system wipe.

The only other hardware requirements I have are that it be ddr3 compatible, capable of wired networking (makes no difference if it is built in or not), and is newer than 2000. I am going to tailor the entire system to the motherboard and design the OS accordingly as well.

closed as off-topic by Andy Jan 25 at 14:21

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  • "Requirements are too broad — This is a community-run website to help users complete an exhaustive solution search given very specific requirements. Posts should detail why a simple product search did not work for you. Unfortunately the "requirements" listed are not sufficient to narrow down the possible solutions in any definitive way. See helping broad questions." – Andy
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  • I don't think you'll find a "modern" board that does this. Do you have any requirements for age of board (ie. new in the last year, new in the last 5 years, last decade)? What about processor requirements (AMD, Intel, etc)? Price requirements? Any other hardware it has to support, memory limits, network speed, etc? Form factor (if it matters)? I'm going to put this on hold as to broad until we get a few more details, but will gladly reopen it when those have been provided. – Andy Jan 25 at 14:21
  • You can turn OFF UEFI support on many motherboards. Is this and option, or do you require no hardware support for UEFI? – cybernard Jan 26 at 14:13
  • Don't re-post a literal copy-paste of a previous question just because it got closed. It got closed for a reason. I've undeleted your previous revision of the question; if you want to ask the question, edit it to be on-topic first. – ArtOfCode Feb 13 at 1:58
  • @ArtOfCode It had told me that it was deleted due to inactivity, so I didn't realize it could be reopened. I apologize, but my updated question is no longer here due to the merge. Was that one also too broad? Because I tried to add a lot more detail to the newer one trying to satisfy Andy's requirements. – Jdoe7726 Feb 13 at 4:26
  • The newer one is identical to this one, with some extra questions added. I don't see how that's adding more detail. – ArtOfCode Feb 13 at 18:21