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Old 4th October 2006, 07:57 PM
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has anyone had any experience with dual core processors? i have a 64x2 3800+ AMD chip, and was wondering if linux would cough on it or not. im running FC4 at the minute.
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Old 4th October 2006, 10:34 PM
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has anyone had any experience with dual core processors? i have a 64x2 3800+ AMD chip, and was wondering if linux would cough on it or not. im running FC4 at the minute.
thankx
I've run FC4 and FC5 on that chip. I don't remember much about FC4, but FC5 had both a regular kernel and an SMP kernel (symmetric multiprocessor (i think)). It worked just fine. FC4 is now legacy. Are you going to update to FC5 or possibly FC6 (in a few days 12 Oct '06)?

FC6 does not have separate kernels for regular and smp processors. It determines what is in the machine when it boots (i believe that is what happens, or it makes that decision when it installs -- don't recall exactly). I am running FC6T3 and it runs very smoothly.

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I'm using 32-bit. You might want to check the threads on difference between 32 and 64 bit in reference to apps etc.
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Old 4th October 2006, 10:38 PM
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Use the 64 bit distro and keep it updated. 64 bit Linux is way ahead of the MS 64 bit stuff, but still in frantic development. I'm using FC5x86_64 and it runs well.
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Old 5th October 2006, 12:25 AM
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mszl_1

The 3800+ x2 will be fine. If this is your first try with linux stick with 32bit. There are a lot of gottachs and trade offs in running 64bit and minimal things to gain. In about eight months FC7 will be out, by then you will have your linux legs and have a better idea what you will be getting into. Fc4 has gone into legacy status. With FC6 due out in a couple of weeks I would skip FC5.

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Old 19th October 2006, 04:06 PM
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thanx to all who replied. i have looke dfor fc 6 in the shops but i cant see it yet. hopefully it will be out soon and then i'll install/ upgrade to it and see what happens.
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Old 19th October 2006, 04:06 PM
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thanx to all who replied. i have looked for fc 6 in the shops but i cant see it yet. hopefully it will be out soon and then i'll install/ upgrade to it and see what happens.
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