Conroe & Asus P5B. Should I convert?

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Tue Aug 22 18:16:14 UTC 2006

Mike Jakubik wrote:
> 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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That led us to the question whether a FreeBSD on an AMD64/64Bit system 
makes sense with less than 4GB, especially on Socket 939 limited boxes ...


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