lars.tunkrans at bredband.net
Sat Sep 18 17:05:34 PDT 2004
Willem Jan Withagen wrote:
> Well I'd have to argue about that. I had to replace a MSI K8T
> Master2-FAR board with 2 opteron 242 processors because it was causing
> crashes to no end during high load. As soon as the load went over 10 for
> a longer period the board crashed. After long discussions with people
> doing the amd64 port I bought a new board (Tyan Tiger), and that has
> proven rock solid with all the same components. Supposedly it is because
> of "things" with the VIA chipset, but the finer details never became
> And looking at others thru google, there are a lot of people not very
> happy with that board.
I installed the "MSI K8T Neo2 FIR" and an AMD64 3800+ in my old chassie this thursday.
It is a socket 939 board with Via KT800Pro chipset. Today I have installed Fbsd 5.3 AMD64 Beta4
with some success. It is a single CPU board with Realtek gigabit Eth , Firewire and ATA/SATA
Raid. ( Promise chipset)
I Have disabled the RAID in Bios an use the "trusted" old ATA UDMA100. Otherwise the Ethernet and
firewire interfaces runs from the beginning with the BETA4 CDROM.
I did choose this board because there was too many reported problems with NFORCE 3 boards.
specifically the "sk0 - driver " problems that seems plauge all newer ASUS boards. Also
I wanted the socket 939 128-bit ram-bus with non-ecc memory for cost and speed reasons.
I paid about $1200 for the MOBO + AMD64 3800 + 1 GB RAM.
If I was buying an Opteron SMP workstation, and money was not an issue...
I would go for the "SUN Microsystems W2100z" , its built around the AMD8000 series chipset.
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