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Old 07-26-2006, 12:11 PM   #1
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Linux processor compatiblity

Hi. I'm getting ready to build my own computer, and I would like to know if there are any mainstream processors I should stay away from. I'm considering getting a processor in the AMD Athlon 64 series. Can linux handle an Athlon 64? What about a dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2? Thanks.
Old 07-26-2006, 12:14 PM   #2
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I have a AMD linux box, not athlon 64 though. And I just loaded a intell dual core dell box with RHEL and it is noticibly faster. Pretty cool.
So, if I was a betting man I'd bet it would work, sorry I can't tell you for sure.
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I have two Linux systems, running just fine, on Athlon 64 processors. I don't see any reason why the X2 processors would cause any problems, but I'm just speculating...
Old 07-26-2006, 06:02 PM   #4
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The answer is yes.

If you want a native x86_64 (64 bit) install, please choose a distro that supports it.
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x86_64/amd64 is supported by a number of distros, including Gentoo and Ubuntu.
Old 07-27-2006, 07:33 AM   #6
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O.K. Thanks for everybody's help!


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