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Old 06-30-2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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Question which architecture do i have?? i386, i586 etc


I have a old comp with a pentium 2 ( 750 mhz) and another comp with celeron ( 1000 mhz).

When downloading a distro, how do I know which architecture to pick?

Thanks in advance?
 
Old 06-30-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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Both CPUs are 32 bit x86 processors, capable of the i686 instruction set. So everything from i386 to i686 will work on that machine.
 
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:31 PM   #3
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thx, performance-wise, are the higher numbers better or the lower numbers better?

Last edited by Firefox54; 06-30-2011 at 04:41 PM. Reason: comment/ quick question
 
Old 06-30-2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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thx, performance-wise, are the higher numbers better or the lower numbers better?
If you have a choice among the numbers within one distribution, higher numbers are better. But within one distribution you probably don't have that choice.

Those numbers, especially lower ones (i386 or i486) , aren't consistently used across distributions, so you can't estimate the relative performance across distributions by comparing those numbers.

Where the numbers represent a comparable difference, higher number is better as long as it is compatible with your CPU. But don't read too much meaning into comparing those numbers.

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Old 07-01-2011, 03:38 AM   #5
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I have a old comp with a pentium 2 ( 750 mhz)
Pentium 2 is ONLY from 233-450Mhz-

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IntelŪ PentiumŪ II Processor
Product overview

Available in speeds from 233 MHz up to 450 MHz.
http://www.intel.com/design/PentiumI...+2+overview%29

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IntelŪ PentiumŪ III Processor
Product Overview

The IntelŪ PentiumŪ III Processor is available at speeds ranging from 450 MHz to 1.33 GHz
http://www.intel.com/support/process.../CS-025303.htm

750MHz has to be a Pentium 3.
 
  


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