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Date:      Thu, 30 Aug 2001 18:17:30 -0700
From:      Darryl Okahata <>
To:        freebsd-stable@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD and Athlon Processors 
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 31 Aug 2001 13:05:44 +1200." <000101c131b9$0f97ec50$0a01a8c0@den2> 

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"Juha Saarinen" <> wrote:

> It's probably not the Athlon CPU that's the issue for either FreeBSD or
> Linux, but the motherboard chip sets. From personal experience, the
> first Linux 2.4 kernels weren't very happy with VIA chip sets, which are
> commonly used for Athlon boards. It's mainly IDE issues (e.g.
> UDMA-66/100 support).

     Yeah.  As long as you avoid motherboards with the VIA KT133A/KT133
chipset and the VIA 686B Southbridge, you're probably fine (not all such
motherboards supposedly have problems, but how do you tell the
difference?).  For more info, check out:

	Darryl Okahata

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