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Old 05-04-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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what distros support these processors

What distros support these processors ... an looking to buy a new desktop and want max memory and speed but want to be sure that it will run linux.

AMD Quad A6-3620 (in HP P6-2133w)
Intel i5-2320 (in ZT 7645 Mi)

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Hi and welcome to LQ.

The processor will not pose any problem. They will be supported by any distro. What you need to look at is the wireless chip and video card.

Have a look at the following thread:
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With any hardware purchase, the best bet is to make a shortlist of items you fancy, then to search the web (or just here) to see if anyone has had problems.
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Installing any OS doesn't depend that which processor you're using. The processor is to give power, processing to your machine with it's own capability.
You go for any processor, definitely linux can be installed on your machine.
Good luck!
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It's not whether the distro supports the processor, its' whether the kernel that the distro uses supports the processor. Most certainly, the kernel will support the processors you mentioned.

As mentioned, it's best to verify that the rest of the hardware is supported.


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