workstation mobo

• • googl3meister at
Mon Aug 15 08:16:54 GMT 2005

On 8/13/05, Juergen Lock <nox at> wrote:
> 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.)

Update on ASUS A8V Deluxe for archives

I installed 5.4-RELEASE about April (2005) and track 5-Stable on that
hardware straight from CVS - never had a prob with sk0 yet, it's
worked since day one with no boot time errors.


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