From: HAMILTON,DAVID (HP-Ireland,ex2) (david_hamilton3 at domain hp.com)
Date: Wed 20 Jun 2001 - 09:24:33 IST
Other minor detail is that no AMD processor currently available in this
country can be used in a SMP configuration.
AMD have just released a special version of the Athlon called the MP which
will be able to do this, but the last time I checked there was only one
supported motherboard, and you do have to buy the special version CPUs. Not
all CPUs shipped will be the MP variety.
If you want to go SMP with AMD, be prepared to be a beta tester with an
empty wallet, or be prepared to wait a while.
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From: Baldwin_James at domain emc.com [mailto:Baldwin_James at domain emc.com]
Sent: 20 June 2001 08:51
To: lbedford at domain lbedford.org; ilug at domain linux.ie
Subject: RE: [ILUG] hardware question
Yep, yer right Liam,
To run Dual-Proc, you will need the same processor Family, Model and
Stepping...otherwise the SMP logic in the BIOS wont recognise the second
As far as CD-RW's and Linux go......isn't it time there was a HCL per Linux
platform? (maybe there is and I am in for a barrage of smart replies! ;P )
From: lbedford at domain lbedford.org [mailto:lbedford at domain lbedford.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 10:39 PM
To: ilug at domain linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] hardware question
On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 09:53:28PM +0100, Shane Ryan came forth with:
> hey all,
> just wondering a few things about
> 1. does linux support dual processor
> motherboards, and if so, does i matter
> if i have say a 1.3GHz AMD chip and
> a 500MHz AMD chip?
AFAIK no motherboard will be particularly happy
if you run different speed processors... especially
given that a 500Mhz AMD chip is going to be Slot A,
and a 1.3 GHz one will be Socket A.
They even should be the same stepping if possible,
to be sure that it'll work..
> 2. there's an unbranded CD-RW drive
> in Maplin's Electronics (beside Smyths
> in Dublin), will linux neccessarily support
> it, or is it just a case of wait and see. Also,
> have any of you bought hardware from
> Maplin's and is it generally reliable?
I've bought stuff from them, and it has worked. But
they just import it from the UK (so their modems
are UK spec for example).
As far as the CD-Writer goes, if you can find any details,
have a look on cdrecord's homepage for a list of supported
CD writers... if it's a bog standard IDE one, you'll have
the usual problems getting ide-scsi working, but it
should work okay..
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