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I have two computers, one with AMD Athlon 64 3800(single core) and one with Athlon XP 2400+(also single core). One use Slackware 11 (server) and the other use Slackware current.
Never had any problems with them.
I have an Athlon64 dual core and single core and one AthlonXP. They run Slack quite well. Where did you hear that? The only thing I could see someone having an issue with would be a driver issue for a chipset, but usually a recompile will take care of that. Happy Slacking!
You shouldn't believe everything that you hear ...
Slackware will run fine ... and for better performance you may want to consider slamd64 (unofficial 64-bit Slackware), although it may be difficult to get some things like 32-bit flash player working in it.
Are there any significant problems I could encounter?
As stated by others, you should not have a problem with AMD processors.
Since AMD is fully compatible with Intel Architecture therefore you can use any Linux that supports that family. BTW, Slackware Linux supports the Intel family among others.
As for the dual core, you should read PV's 12 RC1 UPGRADE.TXT
It is recommended that you use one of the generic kernels (either the plain
kernel-generic or kernel-generic-smp) for daily use. For most systems,
you should use the generic SMP kernel if it will run, even if your system
is not SMP-capable. Some newer hardware needs the local APIC enabled in
the SMP kernel, and theoretically there should not be a performance penalty
with using the SMP-capable kernel on a uniprocessor machine, as the SMP
kernel tests for this and makes necessary adjustments. Furthermore, the
kernel sources shipped with Slackware 12.0 are configured for SMP usage,
so you won't have to modify those to build external out-of-tree modules
(such as NVidia or ATI proprietary drivers) if you use the SMP kernel.