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Old 09-18-2008, 01:00 PM   #1
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What processor family does my CPU (intel celeron) belong to?

I am trying to rebuild my kernel optimised for my cpu and i need to identify the correct 'family' it belongs to. This is not as simple as i though because this is the list i must select from:

Processor family:
386, 486, 586, pentium classic, pentium mmx, pentium pro, pentium ii/celeron(pre-coppermine), pentium iii(celeron-coppermine), pentium iii xeon, pentium m, pentium 4 / celeron-p4 based.
(there was others but i know they were not my processor)

Can you say - with reasons if possible, which processor family i need to select for my cpu? here is some output from my system to help:

processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 2
model name : Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.30GHz
stepping : 7
cpu MHz : 2292.677
cache size : 128 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov
pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe up cid xtpr
bogomips : 4589.25
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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"Northwood-128" (130 nm)

    * Family 15 model 2
    * Based on NetBurst microarchitecture
    * All models support: MMX, SSE, SSE2
The Intel NetBurst Microarchitecture, called P68 inside Intel, was the successor to the P6 microarchitecture in the x86 family of CPUs made by Intel. The first one to use this architecture was the Willamette core, released in November 2000. This was the first of the Pentium 4 CPUs, and all subsequent Pentium 4 and Pentium D variants have also been based on NetBurst. In mid 2001, Intel released the Foster core, which was also based on NetBurst, thus switching the Xeon CPUs to the new architecture as well. Pentium 4 based Celeron CPUs also use the NetBurst architecture.
so based on that information and the list provided, I would say celeron-p4 based
Old 09-18-2008, 01:24 PM   #3
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nice one. thanks for quick reply


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