good ATI chipset results

Mike Tancsa mike at
Thu Oct 13 06:17:02 PDT 2005

Havent really seen anyone else use this board, but I have had good 
luck with it so far

Its a micro ATX formfactor with built in video and the onboard NIC is 
a realtek.  (Although its not the fastest NIC, its driver is stable 
and mature-- especially compared to the headaches people seem to have 
with the NVIDIA NICs.)  sos at recently also added ata 
driver support for the chipset as well so the disks function at 
speeds you would expect.

Right now I am running with a PATA drive in a 2U case.  Compared to 
the Intel D830, the CPU and chipset are cold to touch!  The box is a 
part of a spam/virus scanning cluster and its performance is pretty 
close to that of the D830, but with less power and heat.  Now that 
the drive is functioning in the same mode as the D830 box, we will 
see what sort of real world results we get from the 2 boxes.

[pumice6]# cat /var/run/dmesg.boot
Copyright (c) 1992-2005 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
         The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD 6.0-RC1 #2: Thu Oct 13 08:29:47 EDT 2005
     mdtancsa at
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ (1999.78-MHz 686-class CPU)
   Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x20fb1  Stepping = 1
   AMD Features=0xe2500800<SYSCALL,NX,MMX+,FFXSR,LM,3DNow+,3DNow>
   AMD Features2=0x3<LAHF,CMP>
   Multicore: 2 physical cores
real memory  = 1055850496 (1006 MB)
avail memory = 1028378624 (980 MB)
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
  cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
  cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1
ioapic0: Changing APIC ID to 2
ioapic0 <Version 2.1> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
npx0: [FAST]
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
acpi0: <RS480 AWRDACPI> on motherboard
acpi0: Overriding SCI Interrupt from IRQ 9 to IRQ 21
     ACPI-0438: *** Error: Looking up [\\_SB_.PCI0.LPC0.LNK0] in 
namespace, AE_NOT_FOUND
SearchNode 0xc1eca300 StartNode 0xc1eca300 ReturnNode 0
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
pci_link0: <ACPI PCI Link LNKA> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link1: <ACPI PCI Link LNKB> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link2: <ACPI PCI Link LNKC> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link3: <ACPI PCI Link LNKD> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link4: <ACPI PCI Link LNKE> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link5: <ACPI PCI Link LNKF> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link6: <ACPI PCI Link LNKG> irq 11 on acpi0
pci_link7: <ACPI PCI Link LNKH> irq 0 on acpi0
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <32-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x4008-0x400b on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
cpu1: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <display, VGA> at device 5.0 (no driver attached)
ohci0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem 0xfe02f000-0xfe02ffff irq 
19 at device 19.0 on pci0
usb0: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support
usb0: SMM does not respond, resetting
usb0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: (0x1002) OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
ohci1: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem 0xfe02e000-0xfe02efff irq 
19 at device 19.1 on pci0
usb1: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support
usb1: SMM does not respond, resetting
usb1: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: (0x1002) OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
pci0: <serial bus, USB> at device 19.2 (no driver attached)
pci0: <serial bus, SMBus> at device 20.0 (no driver attached)
atapci0: <ATI IXP400 UDMA133 controller> port 
0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xfd00-0xfd0f at device 20.1 on pci0
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 20.3 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
pcib2: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 20.4 on pci0
pci2: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib2
rl0: <RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX> port 0xdf00-0xdfff mem 
0xfddff000-0xfddff0ff irq 22 at device 5.0 on pci2
miibus0: <MII bus> on rl0
rlphy0: <RealTek internal media interface> on miibus0
rlphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
rl0: Ethernet address: 00:14:2a:1a:49:f6
acpi_tz0: <Thermal Zone> on acpi0
fdc0: <floppy drive controller> port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on acpi0
fdc0: [FAST]
sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on acpi0
sio0: type 16550A, console
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
pmtimer0 on isa0
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem 0xc0000-0xccfff,0xd0000-0xd3fff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
ugen0: American Power Conversion Smart-UPS 1500 RM FW:617.3.D USB 
FW:1.5, rev 1.10/0.06, addr 2
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
ipfw2 (+ipv6) initialized, divert loadable, rule-based forwarding 
enabled, default to accept, logging limited to 32100 packets/entry by default
ad0: 38166MB <Seagate ST340014A 3.06> at ata0-master UDMA100
SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a

Mike Tancsa,                                      tel +1 519 651 3400
Sentex Communications,                            mike at
Providing Internet since 1994          
Cambridge, Ontario Canada               

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