AMD vs Intel ...

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Tue Feb 10 12:41:45 PST 2004

On Feb 10, 2004, at 11:13 AM, Charles Swiger wrote:

> On Feb 10, 2004, at 12:58 PM, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
>> Just a note:  If you want ECC with an AMD Athlon (not AMD64), you 
>> need to buy a dual board anyway, since I don't know of anyone who 
>> makes a board with a chipset that supports ECC that isn't a dual.
> Hi, Chad--
> I've got a Shuttle AK31v3 motherboard which does registered+ECC 
> memory, which is a single-proc motherboard:
> System Mainboard
> Manufacturer : HOLCO (Shuttle)
> MP Support : No
> Model : VT8366-8233
> BIOS ID : 04/17/2002-VT8366-8233-6A6LVH2CC-00
> Chipset : VIA KT266/A Chipset

Hmm, that must have been a KT266A (versus KT266) feature.

Anyone know of any current AMD Athlon motherboards with chipsets that 
support ECC that are not dual MB?  The KT266A is an older chipset.

The AMD 760 series of chipsets support ECC but you only find these in 
dual motherboards usually.  I have the Gigabyte dual and it seems to 
work great with the Gentoo Linux installed on it (needed it for some 
specialized Java stuff) and I also have some Tyan Tiger MP (not MPX) 
and they run great with FreeBSD.


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