Re: Little bit off topic...
> On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, Erik B. Andersen wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > sorry for being off topic but a friend asked me
> > > that and I dont know where to get this information. The
> > > question is:
> > >
> > > is there any problem running linux on a AMD K6 PC?
> > >
> > > Thanx,
> > > Federico
> > The 450 Bogomips of my AMD K6 200 (overclocked jut a bit) suggest
> > that not only does it run, it runs very fast.
> It was my understanding that the AMD K5 had the no-hlt bug, requiring a
> kernel boot parameter to work properly (yuck!), but there's no reason to
> suppose this exists for the K6, because the K6 uses a different core
> (developed by NexGen).
> But does the K6 have any *other* idiosyncrasies we don't know about? Next
> time I buy a computer (within the next 6 months), I'll probably go with the
> K6. Gotta support the loyal opposition.
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If there are any idiosyncrasies, i sure havn't noticed them. I have an
abit PX5 (jumperless) motherboard, and this thing just screams. I have not
had any problems, and /proc/cpuinfo (I'd send it, but I am at work) shows
that there are no cpu bugs (like no-hlt) detected.
Erik B. Andersen Web: http://www.inconnect.com/~andersen/
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