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FreeBSD 9.0 for my new Pc

Discussion in 'System Hardware' started by netpumber, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. netpumber

    netpumber New Member

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    Hello out there.

    I'm thinking to buy a new PC with these parts:
    • CPU:
      AMD A8-3870K - 3 GHz - Cache L2 4 MÎ’
    • MOTHERBOARD:
      GIGABYTE GA-A75M-UD2H or Asrock A75 PRO4 FM1 A75 ATX
    • RAM:
      Patriot 8GB 1600MHz AMD Memory PERFORMANCE EDITION DUAL CHANNEL KIT
    I want to install on it FreeBSD 9.0. Is there any known problem with this AMD CPU and FreeBSD?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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  3. vans9

    vans9 New Member

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    Would it be a desktop? If yes, are you looking towards using built-in video card?
     
  4. netpumber

    netpumber New Member

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    Yes, I want it for desktop using the on-board video card.
     
  5. netpumber

    netpumber New Member

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    You think that will not work with the on-board video card?
     
  6. vans9

    vans9 New Member

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    As far as I remember, this series of Radeon has from limited to no support. Try searching / asking freebsd-x11 list.
     
  7. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    Radeon cards up to the 4000-series are supported with the current driver. Anything newer, like the Radeon 6550 in that APU, is not currently supported.
     
  8. netpumber

    netpumber New Member

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    So, it's better to change the composition of the PC or to wait to support this video card?
     
  9. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    It's unknown when Radeon KMS support work will be started. At present, only Intel graphics have it, and it's still experimental. So either add a Radeon 4000-series card (the 4650 has worked well for me), or an NVidia card with their binary driver.