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Old 06-10-2002, 06:33 AM   #1
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AMD processors and Linux


Hi everyone,

I'm currently planning for an upgrade and looking to select a new processor... for many reasons (alright, it's the cost), I've decided to opt for the AMD processors. Now I just want to check - are there any problems with AMD processors and Linux? I'm asking 'cause I remember seeing somewhere that non-Intel processors can cause 'trouble'. I'm no hardware guru so I'm not aware of what 'trouble' is, which is kinda why I'm asking around here

The processors I'm looking at are AMD XP1700-2000+. I'm running RH7.2, if that changes anything...

One more question - when I replace the processor, will Linux b*tch? Will I need to reinstall? Thanks in advance, guys.

Regards,
Korshun.
 
Old 06-10-2002, 06:38 AM   #2
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shouldn't ever come across any problems. linux won't mind in the slightest if you change it either.

oh adn you should use AMD for the quality, not the cost.
 
Old 06-10-2002, 08:51 AM   #3
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The old kernels had a few problems with Thunderbirds, but that problem is fixed now AFAIK. I'm running kernel 2.4.18 fine on both an AMD Athlon 1Ghz and Athlon XP 1600.
 
Old 06-10-2002, 07:51 PM   #4
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im running 1.2ghz athlon 200fsb with ddr board. (kt333) chip set.

the only thing thou is i had to upgrade the kernel(which my friend did for me)
i needed to do this because hdparm was slow as fuck so now its working fine!
 
Old 06-10-2002, 10:05 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by skeletal29
im running 1.2ghz athlon 200fsb with ddr board. (kt333) chip set.

the only thing thou is i had to upgrade the kernel(which my friend did for me)
i needed to do this because hdparm was slow as fsck so now its working fine!
So, which kernel are you running now?
"uname -r"
 
Old 06-10-2002, 10:15 PM   #6
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I got a 600Mhz Duron on a Gigabyte MB with a VIA chipset and running 2.4.18 kernel. Works great.
 
Old 06-10-2002, 10:43 PM   #7
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I got an Athalon @ 1000Mz ... runs fine better than my P3 @ 550Mz at least
 
Old 06-11-2002, 02:10 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by skeletal29
im running 1.2ghz athlon 200fsb with ddr board. (kt333) chip set.

the only thing thou is i had to upgrade the kernel(which my friend did for me)
i needed to do this because hdparm was slow as fsck so now its working fine!
Thats because support for the southbridge in this chipset wasn't introduced untill 2.4.19-pre6. The latest is 2.4.19pre10.
 
Old 06-11-2002, 01:16 PM   #9
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I'm running a Amd Thunderbird 1ghz without any problem... My kernel is now 2.4.17 but my old 2.2.19 was very friendly with my cpu too.
 
Old 06-11-2002, 01:41 PM   #10
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I'm running a trimmed down, Athlon optimzed 2.4.18 kernel on my 1.33ghz T-Bird and it works great.
 
Old 06-11-2002, 05:02 PM   #11
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Btw talking about AMD... is there are any progs running in linux to watch the temperature of my Cpu/Motherboard?
 
Old 06-11-2002, 05:52 PM   #12
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Btw talking about AMD... is there are any progs running in linux to watch the temperature of my Cpu/Motherboard?
Yep, have a look at lm_sensors, you'll need the matching i2c package from that site as well, and you can use gkrellm to display the info.
 
Old 06-11-2002, 06:26 PM   #13
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I've had problems installing both mandrake8.2 and RH7.3 on two AMD systems. one was a 900mhz and the other was a 1.4 T-bird.


Mandrake wont even allow me to pass the first screen (where you can select text, expert, etc.). Well, It passes but the next screen, which probes all your HW(?) locks and at the bottoms says kernel panic no init.

Redhat 7.3 goes through the install Okm but locks up randomly during installation process (when installing all the packages) . I can still ALT+CTL to other screens and mouse functions OK.. it's just the install that stops.

Any ideas?
 
Old 06-11-2002, 08:33 PM   #14
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I,ve got three AMD chips.

A K6-3 400, Duron 750 and a Duron 1200.

They have run fine with all versions of Mandrake since v8.0 ( thats when I discovered it ) on ASUS and ABIT motherboards.

Yes I do luv AMD.

L8rs

RecoilUK
 
Old 06-11-2002, 08:58 PM   #15
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well WTF. it's gotta be heat then hey? But Windows installed/runs fine on both machines. I just don't get it.
 
  


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