Via K8T890 based box

Nicolas Blais nb_root at
Fri May 13 06:28:08 PDT 2005

On May 13, 2005 04:51 am, Przemysław Nowaczyk wrote:
> Hi to all,
> I'm planing to buy an amd64 box and due to I haven't found any answers
> to my questions in the archive nor on the web page I will ask them here:
> - I want to buy Asus A8V-E Deluxe Via K8T890 motherboard and I'm
> wondering if anybody has something like that and what are her/his
> opinions about this board. And specially how does I run under FreeBSD of
> course (any problems with ethernet adapters, sound, SATA, ACPI and so
> on..),
> - I think about AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Socket 939) Venice or Winchester
> (the same speed), especially the first one (new memory controller and
> SSE3) and the same question as above (how does I work),
> - finally, are there any problems with PCI-E graphic cards, especially
> ATI X300/X600..?
> I know this is rather an off-topic mail and thus I apologize for it, but
> I really couldn't find any info on the web about this sort of box.
> Thanks in advance.
> Take care..

Hi, I've got a Asus A8V-E Deluxe Via K8T890 Rev 2 with an Athlon 3000 Venice 
(overclocked at 2655Mhz on 1.625 vcore) and it runs fine on amd64 machine 
from last month's current.  I had to got to i386 since I needed full java and 
oo support as well as all plugins.  Current as of now, acd0 is broken and my 
multicard reader (umass0) hangs my system at boot for 5 minutes. 
BTW, this motherboard does not have PCI-E. As for SSE3, it doesn't seem as its 
capability is detected at boot, and even mplayer doesn't support it. 

A part from my acd0 and umass0 problem, it's a great machine.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.


FreeBSD 6.0-CURRENT #: Tue May 10 16:40:18 EDT 2005
    nicblais at clk01a:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/CLK01A
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+ (2655.15-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x20ff0  Stepping = 0
  AMD Features=0xe0500000<NX,AMIE,LM,DSP,3DNow!>

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