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Old 10-13-2004, 06:17 PM   #1
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amd athlon xp :is k6 or k7 family

I am compling new kernel (2.6) and configuring thing.I was wondering amd athlon xp 1800+tm is in amd k6 family or k7 family.I look for AMD athlon xp but I didn't find anything like but AMD K6 family and k7 family and k8 family.I know AMD athlon xp is not k8 because it written that k8 is 64 bit prcessor.Can any one tell me which family class does athlon xp 1800 fall in?

thank in adavance;

arkar Kyaw win
Old 10-13-2004, 06:29 PM   #2
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All Athlons and Durons are k7 CPUs, including the Athlon XP. The k6 series are called (drumroll, please) - K6, K6-2 and K6-3. Some other variants may exist. Using k7 as the CPU type in kernel configuration will be the best option for you if you have an Athlon XP.

There are actually 32bit k8 CPUs as well but they are not very common. I have one in my HP nx9105 laptop (which is usually sold as the Compaq R3???z, with 64bit CPUs).

Old 10-13-2004, 11:12 PM   #3
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Thank man
that really help me a lot!!
Now that I know which cpu class I have to choose I can upgrade my kernel in peace

arkar Kyaw win


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