AMD 64 stability
V. T. Mueller
freebsd-amd64 at datafarm.de
Thu Feb 23 11:06:38 PST 2006
> On Thursday 23 February 2006 15:53, V. T. Mueller wrote:
>>Ken Gunderson schrieb:
>>>>For example, we just had to find out that iir-based icp controllers
>>>>work extraordinarily fine as long as <4G RAM are used. Upgrading
>>>>memory beyond 4G turns your big server(s) into one really big problem.
>>>This in reference to the A8V??
>>Depends. My point is that you'll find plenty of boards that'll work
>>fine. How many chipsets are out there for Athlon64/Opteron? The real
>>problems lurk in the higher number of supplemental drivers (that are
>>maybe) needed for addon-hardware.
> depends on the hardware only, that has nothing to do with the software or
> most MBs on the compatibility list do not support > 4GB
> especially the A8V max is 4GB
I was relating to "server usage", as stated in the first sentence of
my original email - which you decided not to quote.
Of course the A8V is no server board. So the limitations by design
will prevent a couple of pitfalls that were otherwise possible. If
the original poster is going to buy a server board/system, he should
carefully collect information regarding the whole environment he is
about to set up.
Besides, you should take a look on the compatibilty list again,
counting the number of server boards with chipsets that can address
up to 32 GB of RAM ;)
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