Detecting CPU Type
r17fbsd at xxiii.com
Tue Jul 10 20:42:17 UTC 2007
Olivier Regnier wrote:
> I searching to find information about my CPU type.
> i have this: CPU: Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2800+ (1600.06-Mhz 686-class CPU)
> I must configure my CPUTYPE?= in /etc/make.conf.
> I'ts i686 (686-class) or i386 ?
"i386" is the architecture; it includes all the similar processors including the 486, Pentiums, Athlon, etc. Other architectures are completely different hardware, eg Sun's SPARC.
The 686-class is the specific processor within the i386 architecture. if you look in /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf you'll see a list of options for CPUTYPE. athlon-xp might be the closest to your cpu. However, some folks here recommend against using overly specific cpu optimization. You can go safe and just use pentium4
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