FreeBSD Crashes with AMD
obrien at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jan 7 15:49:58 PST 2004
On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 10:07:03AM +1030, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On Thursday 08 January 2004 09:53, David O'Brien wrote:
> > > or so ago was very reasonably priced at the time and performs well. My
> > > suspicion is that the recent lack of ECC support may be due to AMD
> > > wanting to move "serious" users over to their new 64 bit architecture.
> > No, the problem is AMD isn't updating the 761 chipset to do 333 or 400
> > FSB -- thus few want to use that chip set today. AMD is not presureing
> > VIA, ALI, nVidia, etc... to not produce ECC supporting motherboards.
> Double negative? :)
> It certainly irritates the crap out of me that you can't seem to buy an ECC
> board that will fit a modern Athlon in it :(
There are "modern" Athlons for SMP boards: the MP 2800+ -- it is a
"Barton" CPU with 512KB L2 cache. It is runs at 266FSB rather than 333
or 400 though.
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