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Old 03-24-2004, 11:09 AM   #1
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smp celeron 500s w/ rh9 on abit bp6

i was just wondering if anybody has had success running smp on a similar system as this:

red hat linux 9.0
kernel 2.4.20-19.9

abit bp6
celeron 500mhz (soon to be 2 cpus)
288mb ram

for a while now, i've been intimated by smp.. however, i understand that over the past few years newer kernels have been more complicit with smp..

i've been running cxoffice and a bunch of windows programs on a regular basis. these programs tend to slow my system to a near-halt.. a memory upgrade didn't seem to help much, so i'm wondering if smp might remedy this problem.. any insights would be greatly appreciated..

Old 03-24-2004, 11:23 AM   #2
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absolutely, if you are not running an SMP kernel, and you have multiple processors, this is why the slowness.
Old 03-25-2004, 11:59 AM   #3
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i actually don't have multiple processors - yet.. is there anything special i have to do with my kernel when i actually install a second processor? .. or are there kernels designed specificlly for smp? ..i really don't know that much about how kernels work..



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