Upgrading hardware from P3 to AMD 64

Subhro subhro.kar at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 17:50:10 GMT 2005

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> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of RW
> Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2005 23:06
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> Subject: Upgrading hardware from P3 to AMD 64
> I'm thinking about upgrading my hardware from an Intel P3 to an AMD 64,
> and
> replacing the graphics card, without buying a new hard disk. Has anyone
> done
> this kind of thing successfully?
> I've recompiled kernel+world for 686 and I've done a portupgrade -fR on
> cvsup
> and portupgrade.

Most likely your system would stop booting up if you try to run a p3 kernel
on a amd64. And AFAIK you *cant* build for 64 bit architecture on a 32 bit

> Typical motherboards now have a couple of sata connections in addition to
> the
> normal ide connections. Can I expect my current ide drives to still be ad0
> and ad1?

Yeh they would remain ad0 and ad1. The SATAs are generally at higher
numbers. For me ad10 onwards are the SATA controllers.


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