ilug-admin at linux.ie wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Sorry for the Off Topic post but, as I know that some people on this list
> are running Dual Celeron's on the BP-6 motherboards. I just thought I ask a
> few questions before ordering my one.
>> How good are they ? Will I really see 2 * the performance of a celeron ? Is
> it hard to configure under Linux ? How do they perform when compared with a
> PIII or Athlon for example ?
They're pretty good : not as powerful as a P-III of the same speed for some
things, but pretty powerful all the same. An Athlon would kick their asses ;-)
Dead easy to configure under Linux : just recompile your kernel with SMP
enabled : depending on your installation, it might be enabled already.
For some apps, you can get a pretty linear speedup. For single-threaded
stuff you won't notice a difference, obviously. Kernel compilations are a
lot faster if you enable more than one concurrent job (I use make -j4),
and you'll really notice it if you're running things like VMWare, which can
take a whole CPU to itself without impacting the rest of the system.
If you're thinking of getting one, then Scan have a special on today, and
http://www.overclockers.co.uk will sell you 366's guaranteed to overclock
straight to 550, which is what I've been running for ages now.
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