Upgrading hardware from P3 to AMD 64
subhro.kar at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 18:13:23 GMT 2005
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> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of RW
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> Subject: Re: Upgrading hardware from P3 to AMD 64
> On Sunday 27 February 2005 17:49, Subhro wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> > > questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of RW
> > > Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2005 23:06
> > > To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > > Subject: Upgrading hardware from P3 to AMD 64
> > >
> > > I'm thinking about upgrading my hardware from an Intel P3 to an AMD
> > > and
> > > replacing the graphics card, without buying a new hard disk. Has
> > > done
> > > this kind of thing successfully?
> > >
> > > I've recompiled kernel+world for 686 and I've done a portupgrade -fR
> > > cvsup
> > > and portupgrade.
> > Most likely your system would stop booting up if you try to run a p3
> > on a amd64. And AFAIK you *cant* build for 64 bit architecture on a 32
> > one.
> As I said, I'm recompiling for 686 (which I think is pentium pro), my
> undestanding is that the AMD 64 is back-compatible to 686.
Negative. AFAIK there are incompatible in both the ways.
Indian Institute of Information Technology
Subhro Sankha Kar
Block AQ-13/1, Sector V
Salt Lake City
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