is this hardware supported?

Roberto Nunnari roberto.nunnari at
Sat Apr 19 16:46:20 UTC 2008


Ok. So what about this?

Has anybody been using it?
With what success?
Can anybody use the embedded RAID controller to make a HW RAID 1
with two SATA disks?
Is the NIC supported and working well?

Again, I couldn't find any of its chipsets in the 6.3 supported
HW list, so that's why I ask the list.

But in this case I'm a bit muc more confident that FreeBSD 6.3
can run on this HW

It's a Asus P5B, with intel P965 / ICH8 chipset

With that MB I would like to build a small FreeBSD 6.3 home server with:
- 1 cpu Intel CORE2DUO E4600
- 2 GB DDR2-RAM Patriot DDR2 2GB Kit, PC6400
- 2 sata drives (HW RAID 1)

Any comment/hint welcome.
Thank you.

Best regards.


Roland Smith wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 02:12:28AM +0200, Roberto Nunnari wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I would like to buy the following motherboard but
>> I couldn't find its chipsets in the 6.3 supported HW list:
>> So, I thought to ask the list for comments.
>> It's a GigaByte GA-73PVM-S2H
>> What I'm worring about is expecially the sata disk controller:
>> GeForce 7100/nForce 630i chipset
>> and the network interface:
>> RTL 8211B chip
> I would avoid Nvidia chipsets. For Athlon processors, I've had the best
> results with motherboards with a AMD or VIA chipset. For Intel processors,
> VIA or intel chipsets are fine.
> Roland

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