Support for Athlon 64 and nVIDIA nforce3
Eric W. Biederman
ebiederman at lnxi.com
Thu Jan 15 04:13:01 CET 2004
Stefan Reinauer <stepan at suse.de> writes:
> * Mayuresh Bakshi <mayuresh.bakshi at nevisnetworks.com> [040115 09:15]:
> > Hi,
> > We've a custom board with AMD Athlon 64 processor
> > and nVIDIA nforce3 as south bridge. Does linuxBIOS
> > have support for these chipsets.
> nvidia nforce3 is not supported. AFAIK nvidia has been kind of
> restrictive wrt releasing any of their specs. Only AMD released
> the complete range to their specifications and data sheets for
> AMD64 chipsets.
The memory controller setup is part of processor. So with
the documentation as it now stands there is a slim possibility
of getting it up and going. The hard part is supported.
If you are building a board with the nforce3 you probably have
enough traction that you have a reasonable chance of
getting the needed docs. It is worth asking anyway :)
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