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Old 08-19-2004, 04:55 AM   #1
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X86, i386, i686, atholon?

ok, just tryed to download some dirvers off the 'interweb' and was posed with the question what archutecture is your mashine? It didn't have the option "i don't know" so basicly i am stuffed till i know

I already know my mashine is a X86 but its giving me the options like i386 i686 and atholon?
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Just get i386 - it is compatible with earlier model processors and upwards. Alternatively, if your processor is by AMD, get the Athlon one. You should have a sticky label on your pc/laptop which either says "Intel Inside" (in which case, get i386) or AMD (in which case, get Athlon).
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If you have an Athlon then choose Athlon(doh), otherwise i686 unless your CPU is Pentium or below, or i386 which will work in most cases(anyone still using a 286?)
If you don't know post the output of "cat /proc/cpuinfo"

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