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Old 05-09-2004, 07:11 PM   #1
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KDE i486 or i686


I have a Pentium 4 CPU, so what package should I use, i686 or i486, or are both the same?
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Old 05-09-2004, 08:13 PM   #2
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i386 or i486 for your 80486 cpu
 
Old 05-09-2004, 08:49 PM   #3
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very cute yknott...

i486 will work on any processer greater then a 486...
i686 will work on any processer greater then a Pentium Pro...

You want the i686.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 04:45 AM   #4
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there is an i686 set ??? how'd i miss that?

anyway slackMeUp is right, i686 if it's there, i run the other one ... because i didn't find the other one and was grumbling, but hey, it too works, plus this p3 isn't that fast that it'd make that much difference ... or am i looking at that the wrong way around??
 
Old 05-10-2004, 07:50 AM   #5
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if I use i686 for my P4 machines, will KDE (and other packages for that matter) run faster?? I guess they prob would but I just want to make sure. Thanks.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 08:07 AM   #6
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I would use the official slackware versions available on the mirrors :-)
That way you know they were built properly and work with your system.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 07:03 AM   #7
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if there is speed difference, it'd be slower since i686 is better optimized for your cpu.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 09:01 AM   #8
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The Official Slackware packages are i686 optimized but will run on i486. I don't think you would se a noticeable difference. They may be slightly bigger.
 
  


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