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Re: Intel(r) Core™2 Duo Processors"



What are the advantages of running the i386 kernel on a dual core 2,
over the x86_64 kernel?  I just bought a Dell laptop that has the dual
core 2 and would like to know if running the i386smp kernel would be a
better way to go.

Thanks,

Robert

On Thu, 2006-10-05 at 10:27 +0100, Paul Smith wrote:
> On 10/5/06, Kristoffer Gustafsson <kg84 nikolausson cc> wrote:
> > Can I still run program from the i386 architecture?
> >
> > I've bought a program some months ago. there were 2 versions. one 64-bit and
> > 32-bit I think.
> >
> > Also, how do I compile things. Do I still compile them for i386?
> 
> Yes, the i386 packages work fine. In my case, I am using the same disk
> that I used before the upgrade to a dual core processor, and the
> previous installation of FC5 works just fine. For better performance
> and full use of both processors of the dual core, I installed the smp
> kernel.
> 
> Paul
> 


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