[coreboot] Is PI-AM2RS780G supported ?

Alois Schlögl alois.schloegl at tugraz.at
Tue Jun 23 11:28:35 CEST 2009

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Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> Hi Alois,
> On 23.06.2009 10:15, Alois Schlögl wrote:
>> I'm wondering whether coreboot will work in my machine. Here is
>> requested information [...]
>> 1) System:
>> SAPPHIRE PI-AM2RS780G, AMDx86-64 QuadCore,
> I have good and bad news for you.
> The good news is that your processor is supported pretty well (I think
> we're hunting down one strange interaction) and the 780G/SB700
> combination is being worked on.
> The bad news is that we don't yet have a time estimate for when the
> 780G/SB700 code will be ready (it's blocked on some legal review inside
> AMD).
> Porting to any given board should be doable in a few weeks (or days, if
> we're really lucky) after the availability of 780G/SB700 code.
> We'll make sure to send out an announcement once the 780G/SB700 code (or
> parts of it) has been released.
> Judging from experience, the legal review happens faster if we can show
> more (or more interesting) reference customers, so if you plan to use
> coreboot on 780G/SB700 as part of university research, we'd tell AMD
> about this immediately.
> Regards,
> Carl-Daniel

The reason for asking is the bug as described here:

The bug is affecting my research at the university.
It was suggested that a Bios-update could solve the problem.


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