New motherboard advice

Jorn Argelo jorn at
Thu Jun 2 22:13:28 GMT 2005

dgmm wrote:

>Has anyone installed FreeBSD using this board?
> 	Gigabyte 8S648FX -RZ ATX SiS648FX P4 Motherboard.
>SiS 648FX chipset
>Processor: Socket 478 for Intel® Pentium® 4 processor
>North-bridge: SiS648FX
>South-bridge: SiS963L MuTIOL® Media I/O
>CMedia 9761A Codec chip
>ICS1883 LAN chip
>Any hardware incompatibilities I should know of?  Should I avoid it like the 
>plague? Or is it a nice, reliable, stable board?
>I don't see much mention in the hardware compatibility list for SiS chipsets.  
>is there somewhere else I can look to find "recommended" motherboards?
>I'm intending putting an Intel P4 3.2GHz CPU in and DDR400 ram.
>It'd be nice if all the onboard stuff would play nicely with FreeBSD
Just standard hardware with no exotic devices. Should work out of the 
box. I use a SiS chipset in my server as well. Maybe your LAN chip will 
not be reconized out of hte box but I think it will. There's just one 
way to find out ;)

And I'm not sure what you want to do with it, but if you want to make it 
a server a 3.2 Ghz is way too much processing power. I have a 2Ghz with 
400 MHz FSB and it's still "too fast".


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