Tyan alternatives cuz their support totally sucks

Ken Gunderson kgunders at teamcool.net
Mon Dec 5 07:54:38 PST 2005

On Mon, 5 Dec 2005 10:12:22 -0500
David Gilbert <dgilbert at dclg.ca> wrote:

> >>>>> "David" == David O'Brien <obrien at freebsd.org> writes:
> David> On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 08:13:46AM -0500, Nathan Vidican wrote:
> >> Ken Gunderson wrote: >Requirements: >1) Single Opteron should
> >> suffice >2) DDR400 ECC supported >3) SATA disk subsystem will
> >> suffice 2 drive gmirror conf.  4 drive
> David> ..
> >> I've always had good experiences with MSI
> >> boards/systems... generally well priced/featured and their support
> >> is pretty good.
> David> MSI's support of Opteron sucks terribly.  They have a strong
> David> track record of EOL'ing their Opteron boards by not providing
> David> BIOS support when new Opteron come out.  Unless you really need
> David> 12 DIMM sockets on a dual-cpu (2 processor sockets) motherboard
> David> I would never buy an MSI.
> We've just ditched a bunch of Tyan boards for Gigabyte boards.  We
> were having no end of crashing with the Tyans... and the Gigabyte
> boards have been rock solid with the same software load.
> IIRC, we've only got two 246's in them.  Nothing horribly fast.

Which board models?

Best regards,

Ken Gunderson

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