FreeBSD 5.4 on a Pentium 4

Philip Radford pradford at
Thu Feb 8 16:50:45 UTC 2007

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone could help me out with an issue on  FreeBSD which
has been puzzling me for a while and only now do I have the  time to go and
figure it out.

We currently have version 5.4 installed  but understand that the architecture
it is set up for is a generic  i386.

How do I go about optimising my base system and/or installed ports  to
recognise my CPU as an i686 and therefore make use of this type of  CPU.

I have enclosed the first part of my dmesg output to identify the  CPU.

CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (3000.12-MHz 686-class  CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf41  Stepping = 1
   Hyperthreading: 2 logical CPUs
real memory  = 1064501248 (1015 MB)
avail  memory = 1032130560 (984 MB)

Many thanks in advance for any feedback on  this issue.

Philip Radford

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