Conroe & Asus P5B. Should I convert?

Nicholas Sayer nsayer at
Tue Aug 22 18:32:24 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.

Ow. Maybe I'll pass.

> Better use that time to do some benchmarks, i am curious how this  
> processor performs on freebsd :)

Well, I can do a buildworld -j2 in about 20 minutes, for what that's  

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