Subject: Re: SMP amd64 boards
To: None <>
From: Chris Kantarjiev <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 11/18/2005 21:57:39
David Brownlee <abs <at>> writes:

>  	What are people using for SMP amd64 boards?
>  	I have a couple of machines with Asus A8V-Deluxe motherboards with
>  	dual core Athlon 64 X2 4800s, (dmesg attached) but sooner or later
>  	am going to need something bigger...
>  	Going past 4GB is going to be a requirement (on some other
>  	machines), so ideally I'm looking for a board which will take
>  	two 939 or 940 cpus, 8GB or more of memory, has onboard video
>  	and will fit in a 2U case. Oh, and on a budget :)

I've posted here about my experiences with Supermicro boards (relabelled and
sold by in Antec cases; I'm very happy with them. 12GB and 16GB, two
Opteron 265s (dual-core) in one, two 244s in the other. The only thing missing,
as far as I can tell, is good support for the temperature sensors :-)

One of them (A8DAE) has onboard ATI video. Should fit in a 2U case, I'd guess,
except that it's slightly extended ATX format. They sell 

I've been investigating the 4GB memory DIMMs that are starting to appear, in
order to put 32GB into one of the machines, but haven't found the money yet. In
theory, the motherboards support it...