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Re: fc4 on AMD64 dual core



On Thu, 2005-09-29 at 23:51 +0800, Steve Underwood wrote:
> Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 29 Sep 2005, Amadeus W. M. wrote:
> >
> >> Just wondering what are people's experiences on dual core AMD64. Is this
> >> architecture fully supported by fc4? Is fc4 stable on this architecture?
> >> Is fc4 optimized for amd64 x2?
> >
> >
> > dual cores looks like two cpu's. To the extent that multicpu 
> > amd64/opterons are well supported by fc4 so are the dual cores. My 
> > only dual core box is a dual processor dual core built on a tyan k8sd 
> > pro which works fine as far as I'm concerned...
> >
> >> I looked up the recommended motherboards at the AMD web site and all 
> >> but a
> >> few had an Nvidia chipset (the others VIA). Do I have to worry about
> >> drivers? Do I have to download drivers from Nvidia the way we do for the
> >> Nvidia video cards each time we upgrade the kernel? Which chipset is
> >> natively supported by fc4?
> >
> >
> > All the chipset integrated pieces in the via chipset boards are well 
> > supported. I have no personal experience with the nforce-4 ultra, 
> > there are people in here who've used it.
> 
> I use an Asus A8N-E board with the nForce-4 Ultra chip set and an X2 
> 4200+. It works very well, except for one BIOS related quirk. It doesn't 
> detect my IDE drive at startup. After a press of the reset everything is 
> fine. I believe SATA drives work without a hitch.
> 
> Regards,
> Steve
> 

I just built my new computer about a month ago and it is running fine. I
had no trouble installing FC4 on it. The only problem I had was that yum
died during the update and I had to remove all the double packages by
hand. Just remember there is no java and flash for 64-bit versions of
browsers yet so if you need it just install the 32-bit version of
firefox, java, and flash's plugin.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 
Asus A8N-SLI Premium
BFG Tech Geforce 6600GT
Corsair XMS 1GB DDR
2 Sata drives
Fedora Core 4 64-bit

Rey Cruz


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