ASUS M4A78T-E Motherboard

Mario Lobo mlobo at
Sun Oct 11 17:05:34 UTC 2009

On Saturday 10 October 2009 22:51:49 Bryan Cassidy wrote:
> Hi, I am in the process of building a new PC and I am building this
> machine (one of three... second will be OpenBSD Firewall for FreeBSD and a
> third one for Windows.. you know games and all that stuff) and I am
>  wondering if I will have any problems with this motherboard amd its
>  chipset. North Bridge is AMD 790GX and South Bridge is AMD SB750. it comes
>  with a VIA VT1708S onboard soundcard and the handbook states the VIA
>  VT1708 is supported so I am hoping it is the case with this one. Second,
>  ATI Radeon HD 3300 onboard video. I keep coming up with info that states
>  it is suppported and last is the Atheros L1E onboard LAN card.
> I will give you a rundown of what I want to do and maybe I can get some
>  advice on hardware and how I approach this. I mainly use FreeBSD for my
>  daily machine because I just enjoy using FreeBSD and it is just what I
>  need for a day to day use. I have a 23" LCD right now hookup via VGA on my
>  laptop and when the machine I am building is done I would like to run a
>  triple LCD setup. I've always wanted to run OpenBSD as a firewall and so I
>  would like to build a basic machine with no sound, and no video to serve
>  this purpose. I would like to also run Apache and run my own website. The
>  third machine for Windows I might just partition one of my hard drives (I
>  will be getting 3 Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB hard drives. Total
>  6 TBs.) and put Windows on it and just by another video card for extreme
>  gaming or something. I am kinda new to building my own PC so some opinions
>  on this would be greatly appreciated.
> Also, as a side note, the specs above would be just to get it started and I
> would eventually add my own PCI NIC card, PCI sound, and PCI Video card.
>  Any and all thoughts are welcome. Thanks for any help.
> hoping that everything will work out of box with FreeBSD.
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Hi Bryan;

I think I have exactly the same MoBo. ASRock  AOD790GX. I am running FreeBSD 
8.0 RC1 amd64 and everything is working fine here. I use it as my desktop.

I've got it dual booting with XP because I need it for my Audio projects. I 
have an extra PCI sound card on it because of its MIDI port. In fact I use it 
as my main sound output on FreeBSD. I also have another sound card but FreeBSD 
doesnt have drivers for It but I only use it in XP anyway.

Mario Lobo
FreeBSD since version 2.2.8 [not Pro-Audio.... YET!!] (99,7% winedows FREE)

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