version 6.0 and AMD64
dleigh at cs.rmit.edu.au
Sun Jan 29 20:19:35 PST 2006
> > On Monday 26 December 2005 21:35, je killen wrote:
> >> I purchased Version 6.0 from FreeBSD Mall and am now concerned
> >> that the packaged system will work on AMD64 which I have, The
> >> processor I have and want to use is socket 754, if it makes a
> >> difference.
> > Socket 754 is an amd64 socket, so that'll be fine (unless there
> > are socket 754 Semprons without 64-bit? The AMD website doesn't
> > say in so many words "this is not a 64-bit processor", but
> > neither does it tout 64-bitness. In that case, it's not the
> > socket type that's most interesting, but the CPU family (Athlon64
> > vs. Sempron) that is.).
> Until summer 2005 semprons were 32bit only. I have 2 sempron 64bit
> working with freebsd 6 amd64. On 754 there is no dual channel,
> cache L2 is lower (256 on most recent semprons, 128 on olders vs
> 512 and 1024 on 939 amd64) etc...
I'm also running amd64 on a 64 Bit Sempron. AFAIK Semprons with the
letters "BX" at the end of their serial number are 64bit (these were
made after July 2005).
Dylan Leigh - http://yallara.cs.rmit.edu.au/~dleigh/
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