Intel D510MO Mini-ITX Motherboard - Is anyone using FreeBSD on
corky1951 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 28 23:26:04 UTC 2010
On Mon 25 Jan 2010 at 02:00:47 PST Charlie Kester wrote:
>I'm thinking of ordering one of these motherboards, which have the
>newest dual-core Atom processor and NM10 chipset. I'm intrigued by its
>low-power, fanless operation. I already have FreeBSD running on one of
>the older Atom mobo's, so I know not to expect high-end performance from
>these inexpensive processors. But that older board has an annoyingly
>noisy fan, and I'd like to replace it.
>Has anyone already tried putting FreeBSD on one of these? Any
<closing out this thread>
I did go ahead and buy one of these boards and can now report that
FreeBSD-8.0/i386 boots and runs on it with no apparent problems. A user
in the forums reports similar success running 8.0/amd64.
Extremely quiet and inexpensive board. At around $80, it is one-third
the cost of the Supermicro boards.
Not much use as a space heater, however; I've had it running for more
than 24 hours, busily recompiling ports, and the heatsink is just barely
warm to the touch. Next time I reboot it I'm going to plug it into my
Kill-a-Watt meter to measure its power draw...
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