Tyan alternatives cuz their support totally sucks

David O'Brien obrien at freebsd.org
Mon Dec 5 01:09:22 PST 2005

On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 08:49:03AM +0100, Martin Nilsson wrote:
> David O'Brien wrote:
> >Unless you really need 12 DIMM sockets on a dual-cpu
> >(2 processor sockets) motherboard I would never buy an MSI.
> With 8 DIMMs on one CPU you have to run the memory att DDR266 speed, 

With Opteron rev.E you can use DDR333, if they are double ranked vs. quad
ranked (double stacked RAM chips).

> As a reseller we stick to the Supermicro A+ boards, they simply work, 
> availability and support is also good.

Watch out about the Supermicro H8DAR-T board - there is no FreeBSD
support of the SATA controller.  Supermicro's support of even Linux for
this board totally sux.  The SCSI Supermicro are fine.

-- David  (obrien at FreeBSD.org)
Q: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
A: Why is top-posting (putting a reply at the top of the message) frowned upon?

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