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Quixylvre 08-15-2009 12:15 PM

Is the VIA C7M an i586 or i686?
 
Trying to maximize the efficiency of a linux install on it.

GrapefruiTgirl 08-16-2009 09:53 PM

http://www.a110wiki.de/wiki/Gentoo_Installation

Pretty tricky to find solid evidence either way for that CPU.

However, over the past few years I have come to rely many times on Gentoo documentation, and once again, it looks like Gentoo Docs (or at least, Gentoo-related docs :rolleyes:) come to the rescue.
Check the link above; read down to the "Basic Installation" paragraph, where you'll see this:

Quote:

Originally Posted by The link Above

CFLAGS="-march=i686 -mmmx -msse -msse2 -msse3 -Os -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

And based on that, I'd go with i686 as a safe bet.

Sasha


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