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Old 10-10-2003, 11:52 AM   #1
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AMD compatability?

how is linux's support for AMD chips and boards? i know that an AMD board and chip equivelant to a 300$ intel, can be bought for around 200$, and im toying with the idea of building a computer, but im not sure about compatability.

im specifically thinging duron, if it matters.
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No worries with the CPU but different chipsets work better with linux then others. Do you have a motherboard picked out yet?
Old 10-10-2003, 11:59 AM   #3
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abt AMD processors,they are fully compatible with linux.I am using athlon XP 2000+ without any problem.abt motherboard,try getting one with nforce/nforce2 chipset.they are famed for their linux support.(Though you will have to upgrade your linux kernel to experiance the sheer power and speed nforce offers.)
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Old 10-10-2003, 01:07 PM   #4
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i'm using an athlon 2000+ on my laptop and it works great


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