Subject: Re: Experiences with Asus A8N-VM CSM?
To: None <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 05/02/2006 11:36:26
On Sat, 29 Apr 2006, Rick Kelly wrote:

> Gary Duzan said:
>>   I recall this motherboard being mentioned here before, but that
>> was before it had been evaluated. Does it work ok for i386? For
>> amd64? Which built-in hardware is working?
> This board sounds amazingly like the Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF-9 that I bought.
> I installed NetBSD/amd64 3.0 and then upgraded to -current. Sound, network,
> and graphics didn't work. The Gigabyte board had two PCI slots as well as
> 2 PCI-Express slots. I stuck in a PCI video and network card. I now have
> Solaris 10 loaded on that machine with video and network card, as it doesn't
> grok the nforce4 peripherals either.
> I am now sitting in front of an ASUS A8V which has a VIA chipset, and lots of
> PCI slots. I have a Athlon 64 X2 4200+, which is running NetBSD/386 3.0.
> I have bought another A8V, which will be running NetBSD/amd64. And I plan to
> buy a third one, since they just work.

 	The A8V Deluxe also has another two SATA interfaces on a Promise
 	PDC20378 SATA150 controller, but I've had some issues recently
 	with interrupt timeouts on them...

 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --