Via K8T890 based box

Tomas Randa lists at
Sat May 14 06:50:26 PDT 2005

Hi, few days ago, I bought the following configuration:

MB Gigabyte GA-K8VT890-9
4x 1GB ECC DDR 400, Kingston
Athlon 64 3500+, Venice core

But there were problems with 4GB memory, motherboard said only 3260MB.
So I wrote to Gigabyte and they said this is normal. So I changed board
to Soltek SL-K890Pro-939. This is the right motherboard for VIAK8T890.
4GB is working, system is stable. So I can only recommend this

As a PCI-E graphics, I think better is some of Geforce, because Nvidia
has native drivers for BSD

Good luck.

Tomas Randa

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..

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