workstation mobo

Juergen Lock nox at
Fri Aug 12 20:56:06 GMT 2005

On Fri, Aug 12, 2005 at 08:58:23AM -0600, Ken Gunderson wrote:
> Greets All:
> I'm liking these amd opteron servers so much that I am considering
> building an amd based workstationn.  Assumed it would be Athalon based
> but in searching archives I note that some folks seem to prefer the
> opterons for workstation use. Perhaps to some degree in reaction
> to the "chipset mess".  I'm not averse to spending a bit more for the
> opteron system but it seems to me the Opteron's CPU heatsink/fan might
> be a bit noisy for workstation use.  And I have buddies shouting in my
> ear to "stick w/ Intel" for workstation.  But then I also know others
> who run AMD for their desktop machines.  Any recommends based on current
> state of affairs in the ADM hardware world?  

I just got a new box with an Asus A8V Deluxe board (VIA K8T800 Pro,
Socket 939), and so far everything seems to be working.  The only
unusual thing i had to do for FreeBSD (5.4-R) was adding a patch
to the sk nic driver (see other thread.)


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