which motherboard and which chipset?

David O'Brien obrien at freebsd.org
Mon Feb 16 00:04:19 PST 2004

On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 11:26:06PM +0100, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> Take a look at the archives of this list (via
> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-amd64 ), there's lot of
> hardware mentioned. I think a lot depends on how much memory you need to
> support your users: Athlon64 boards (single CPU) tend to top out at 4G
> theoretical and 3G practical (like my Asus k8v, with 3 slots so I could
> stick 3G of DDR266 in it) ; Opteron boards for single CPU with 4 slots top
> out at 8G theoretical (4x2G Registered), but I hear tales of an sk8n
> supporting only 3.5G. Dual boards run up to 8 slots, for 16G of memory.

Not just SK8N's.  Just about every AMD64 mobo will "loose" physical
memory from 3.5-4GB.  So one would get 17.5GB in your example of 8x2GB
DIMM's.  The reasons have been explained in this list before.

-- David  (obrien at FreeBSD.org)

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