New motherboard is a success and a breeze !!
bourne.identity at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 2 16:27:44 UTC 2016
For anyone needing confirmation that FreeBSD does not need to
reinstalled upon change of motherboard/CPU, this message is precisely
that. My previous MB+CPU were generating a high-pitched, grating sound
which I was finding intolerable to bear.
So I junked the Asus MB+ AMD A6-6400K CPU (costing USD 125 in all and
just 2 weeks is use), and moved to a Gigabyte GA970 ATX board (costing
USD 100), which I paired with a very old Athlon II (X2 270) Regor 3.4
Ghz that was lying around in my stocks.
The whole MB has changed, the CPU has changed, and yet FreeBSD 10.3
amd64 comes up like a breeze. Not one bit has had to be changed
anywhere, not even a single entry in rc.conf. Everything just works -
internet, virtualbox, sound, video, scanner, printer. It really is a wonder.
And the best part for me is that there is no more of that high-pitch
grating sound that was driving me mad. I don't mind losing a bit of
money, but I did NOT want to be stuck forever in the company of unwanted
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