New motherboard advice

dgmm freebsd01 at
Thu Jun 2 23:28:27 GMT 2005

On Thursday 02 June 2005 23:13, Jorn Argelo wrote:
> 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
> >Chipset:
> >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 ;)

Thanks for that confirmation.  The NIC is the least of the compatibility 
worries. Plenty of decent spares lying around :-)

> 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".

It's a workstation.  General day to day use but I often transcode video from 
VCR and camcorder to DVD.

My "server" is an AMD k6-2/350 ;-)


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