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Old 10-10-2004, 05:33 AM   #1
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slackware for 64 bit cpu

Does the current release of slack 10.0 work with amd 64 and or sempron socket 754 cpus? If not are they working on a release to support this?
Old 10-10-2004, 11:39 AM   #2
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Yes, the current release of Slackware 10 will run on the AMD64 and Sampr0n chips. . . however, while they will work just fine, the distro is not compiled to take advantage of 64 bit addressing. But I must say that you will not really notice the difference unless you need to use a stupid amount of RAM. (like over 16 gigabytes.)
Old 10-10-2004, 11:59 AM   #3
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I'm running Slack 10 on a AMD Athlon 64 3400+ right now, I can see a MASSIVE proformance difference from windows.
Old 10-10-2004, 04:21 PM   #4
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great thanks for the info. I am building a computer and cant stand to let myself have only windows on it and I am done fiddleing with fedora core. Slackware is going to be my newest venture i think.


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