make.conf CPUTYPE Xeon Conroe?

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Wed Mar 5 19:52:47 UTC 2008

On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 09:55:48AM -0800, Nerius Landys wrote:
>  I'm running FreeBSD 7.0 on a server with an Intel Xeon Dual-Core 3060
> Conroe (2.4GHz) CPU.
> I'm wondering what I should set CPUTYPE to in my /etc/make.conf.
> The file /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf has this information:
> #       (Intel CPUs)    core2 core nocona pentium4m pentium4 prescott
> #                       pentium3m pentium3 pentium-m pentium2
> #                       pentiumpro pentium-mmx pentium i486 i386
> I guess those are the possibilities.  Which one should I choose for my
> processor?

I would suggest that you *NOT* set the CPUTYPE. The gains are are
minimal compared to the pain you will have if you also use the ports
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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