Mainboard for amd64 (and some other questions)
Felix 'buebo' Kakrow
buebo at buebo.de
Thu Nov 3 09:40:51 PST 2005
I'm looking for a Mainboard for an amd64 desktop machine. I know the
list of supported mainboards on freebsd.org and I'f tried to find a
something with google, but the combination of PCI-Express and fully
(or even mostly) supported seems to be very hard to find.
Iam looking for board with a fast chipset (something like the
nForce4), SATA, gigabit ethernet and sound on-board supported in
SATA-Raid is not need, allthough it would certanly nice to have it. I
have some spare Soundcards and NICs so it would be ok Sound or
Ethernet just don't work at the moment as long as there's the
perspective that they will in the not to distant future and not only
Can anybody recommend a mainboard?
I'm planning on dual booting i386 and amd64 for the time beeing and
switch over fully to amd64 when everything I need is working (OO.o
At the moment I'm in favour of an Athlon X2, is this machine
supported with both cores in i386 (with a SMP-Kernel of course)?
Aside from this I hear that there's some efford to port the nvidia
binary driver to amd64, so a nvidia graphics card seems to be a good
choice here (game performance under windows is not totally
unimportand to me ;-)). I do like the GigaByte GV-NX66128DP because
it's fanless, reasonally priced and has a realistic performance, but
I'm not sure about it because I have no idea if I'll ever get some 3D-
Support under amd64.
Since FBSD is my main system for getting stuff done (I'm also toying
around with Linux from time to time) at the moment I don't want to
buy unsupported hardware, but on the other hand my last mainboard
died and I can't wait to long with getting something new, so there's
Thanks in advance.
Guns don't kill people. Rappers do.
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