ASUS mobo for desktop
amdmi3 at amdmi3.ru
Tue Jan 27 14:50:55 PST 2009
* Dmitry Marakasov (amdmi3 at amdmi3.ru) wrote:
> > I'm planning to upgrade my desktop to C2D and am picking motherboard
> > for it. I prefer ASUS and I guess P5Q model line is actual now, but
> > there are quite a bunch of specific models, so it's hard enough to
> > pick. Are there any positive experience with those mobos (I.e. no
> > problems with onboard NIC, ATA/SATA controllers and other stuff)?
> > I'm planning to install 7.1 i386. Also I'm planning to install 4GB
> > RAM there - I'll just get my 3.25 or 3.5, right (I think I've heard
> > of some freezes with 4GB)?
> I've bought Asus P5Q. For now I've just tested it with my bootable
> flash (-CURRENT from around September) - onboard Ethernet (Atheros)
> and PATA controller (Marvell) didn't work. However, after updating
> kernel to recent CURRENT Ethernet worked and PATA hard drive was
> detected). Now I'll check whether I really need CURRENT there (or
> 7.1 would suffice), move my desktop to that box, test it for a while
> and report some more info.
As promised, some more info.
- 7.1 is not enough, so I'm using current.
- With current, everything works so far. Didn't use it for much serious
work yet, but played Quake4 in wine for ~6 hrs :)
- There was problem with ale(4) (see thread 'NFS data corruption' on
freebsd-current@) - fixed with turning rxcsum and rxcsum off on the
- Also nvidia-driver refused to work hanging the system when 4GB RAM
were installed in the box. Had to leave only 2GB
Unrelated to hardware and current, I've used gjournal for a first time
in this install, and found that the system is really unresponsive when
writing large files.
In general, I'd say I'm satisfied.
Dmitry Marakasov . 55B5 0596 FF1E 8D84 5F56 9510 D35A 80DD F9D2 F77D
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