Clarification about AMD64 port for Core Duo

Frank Lay itasyno at
Thu Jan 12 16:25:49 UTC 2012


The CURRENT (9.0R) release notes have the following to say about the 
AMD64 port:

As of this writing, the following processors are supported:
* All Intel Core 2 (not Core Duo) and later processors

Yet I see many people on the Internet claiming that they're running 
FreeBSD version <= 9.0 successfully with Core Duos. What's the meaning 
of this? I own a C2D E8400 (Wolfdale) processor, would I perhaps be 
safer chosing the i386 port? Or is this all hyperbole?

I'd appreciate any time you could spare explaining this to me.


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