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Old 11-28-2006, 05:16 AM   #1
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New Dual Core Chips

Has anyone had experiences/got advice/got warnings etc about using the new-ish Intel Dual Core chips? I have worked with AMD (Athlon and Sempron) and Intel Pentium 3 and 4, and have had no probs, but before I go an buy a dual-core replacement for a development server that got toasted in a lightning strike on the weekend (yes, I HAVE surge protection, but when the building next door gets the zap, its asking a lot!), I'd like to know what I'm getting into...

I've had a search around, but not found anything too relevant. However, if I have missed the obvious, please feel free to flame me for stupidity, lack of observation, etc!

Thanks for any advice

Old 11-28-2006, 06:18 AM   #2
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No personal experience, but I have a mate running Gentoo Linux on an Intel Dual Core laptop and it goes like a train. He's had no issues whatsoever.
If you've found nothing relevant, that's probably good news and means that no-one has hit major problems.

Hope this helps.
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Is you relating it to a train a good/bad thing. It could be fast, and it could be noisy, as trains are

I have heard lots of good stuff about the core2duos. I would still stick to AMD(at the low end, their prices are good) but if you go high end, then core2duos are the way to go.
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Linux has provided support for multi-processor systems longer than that other, somewhat popular, OS; I forget what it's called. Anyway, there shouldn't be any problems with a multi-core processor. Just remember to use a SMP kernel or compile a kernel with SMP support.
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Wink Many Thanks!

Thanks to the folk who answered my question, real folk with real answers are *so* much more reliable than marketing manuals


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