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Old 01-17-2004, 08:04 PM   #1
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Question which RPM do I want? i386 or i686?

If given a choice between i386, i586, and i686, which RPM package will work on an AMD K6? What about an AMD K6-2? If they all work, is there a "best" choice?
Old 01-17-2004, 08:27 PM   #2
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The i386 will work on all processors from a 386 upwards. i586 will work on all processors equal to a Pentium and above. i686 will work on all processors equal to a Pentium II and above. Installing things that have been tailored to your processor will speed it up (slightly). If you want something that'll work on all processors, go for the lowest common denominator.

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Are the K6 and K6-2 equal to Pentium II (i686) or are they i586 compatible only?


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