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Old 08-15-2009, 12:15 PM   #1
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Is the VIA C7M an i586 or i686?

Trying to maximize the efficiency of a linux install on it.
Old 08-16-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
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Pretty tricky to find solid evidence either way for that CPU.

However, over the past few years I have come to rely many times on Gentoo documentation, and once again, it looks like Gentoo Docs (or at least, Gentoo-related docs ) come to the rescue.
Check the link above; read down to the "Basic Installation" paragraph, where you'll see this:

Originally Posted by The link Above

CFLAGS="-march=i686 -mmmx -msse -msse2 -msse3 -Os -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
And based on that, I'd go with i686 as a safe bet.


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