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Old 09-20-2004, 02:34 AM   #1
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AMD question


I purchased on of those $150 jobs from fye's it cam with Liinspire as the Linux OS.
The processor is a AMD Duron 1.6 gig....do i need to download the 64 bit specificstuff when installing software......actually I am attemptng to install Gentoo and I wasn't quite sure what architecture i should use.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 03:34 AM   #2
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As far as I am aware, the AMD Duron (unlike the Opteron) is a 32-bit CPU. So anything specific to 64-bit CPUs will not work.

If memory serves, the Duron is treated as a K7 architecture, which is call-compatible with the i686 (or i586 i486 or i386 if you're desperate) by the GCC compiler.

No doubt someone will point out some mistakes in the above.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 06:31 AM   #3
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No mistakes to point out, as far as I can see
 
Old 09-21-2004, 04:05 PM   #4
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For $150 I hardly see how it can have a 64-bit processor. A 64-bit processor and m/b combo generally run $250 and up.
 
  


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