New motherboard is a success and a breeze !!

Lev Lazinskiy lev at
Fri Sep 2 19:14:34 UTC 2016

Hi Manish,

Thanks for sharing! This is pretty amazing.

> On Sep 2, 2016, at 9:26 AM, Manish Jain <bourne.identity at> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> audio effects.
> Regards,
> Manish Jain
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