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The mainboards cost each about 35 € and both offer DualDDR. Since many benchmarks in the web force their tests on 3D-performace they don't deliver me the info I need to decide which one to choose for linux - stability and compatibility would speek for Intel I guess. And the Intel-platform can be upgraded up to Pentium 3,2GHz (Sock. 478) - which I suppose performs better than anything on Socket A - Am I right?
Would be great if you post here what speaks for/against the one/other decision.
The sempron is the better buy of the two especially in terms of Linux support. Though I highly recommend non low end cpu/mobo choices. The consumer level amd64 boxes are not that much more expensive. I just got a decent mobo/proc/gpu/ram for $300 for a new workstation I'm building.
About AMD 64-Bit:
Isn't it too early to swich, I mean many things still need to be finished to reach full 64Bit performence in linux. How far is it? Mplayer for example, would it work on a 64 Bit CPU?
About the switching itself - I wanted just to plug my old harddrive with my current system on it and boot - maybe build a new kernel.
But with amd64 I would have to recompile every application - or reinstall linux with a 64Bit-distro.
I'm still openminded about 64bit,
either getting amd64 - but than it would be the latest socket and a gigabyte mainboard - which will be more costy
waiting another year or so before going amd64 and buying a low-budget system
I'm also thinking of getting an AMD64 Laptop. I understand the 64 can run 32 stuff. What I'm not sure of is if I use Fedora 3 (64bit) can I use basically any program that works on the 32 Fedora without changes if they don't have a 64 version out yet. I know there may be some exceptions, but will most of the 32 bit stuff, say 90% work off the shelf. I don't want to get in over my head, with modifications to make 32 stuff work on the AMD64 chip.