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Old 05-13-2002, 07:54 AM   #1
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Gentoo Speed Improvements

Hey all,

I was just wondering... By compiling all of Gentoo's portages, compared to Redhat 7.3, what is the improvement?

I'm running an Athlon XP 1600+, 256MB DDR, Asus A7V266-E/AA. Does it really make a difference if all the portages are compiled for an Athlon system?

Also, what optimizations should I use for the make.defaults?

Old 05-13-2002, 10:35 AM   #2
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I don't think that optimizing stuff for processors like these will make too much difference. Obviously, if you're running a v. low end machine, then optimizing is a good idea, but you're not, so I don't think it's necessary.
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Well actually in overall system responsiveness you would see a noticeable difference -- not sure how large as I don't have such specs
Old 05-14-2002, 01:22 PM   #4
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Yup, i am running a Athlon Xp rig and i noticed a pretty big difference in every day things like starting and closing applications.


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