Conroe & Asus P5B. Should I convert?

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Tue Aug 22 18:11:14 UTC 2006

Nicholas Sayer wrote:
> I have a Conroe (E6600) running on an Asus P5B. This motherboard is 
> based on the P965 chipset. Right now it's running as an i386. I've had 
> to hack a few of the drivers to properly recognize this system, but 
> the important parts of it do work correctly.
> Since the CPU has EM64T capability, I'm considering switching the 
> machine over.

Why? Are you planning on using more than 4 gigs of memory? The only 
difference i can notice in EMT64 mode is that freebsd uses almost twice 
as much memory. Better use that time to do some benchmarks, i am curious 
how this processor performs on freebsd :)

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