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On Thu, 2007-06-28 at 12:16 +0200, Florian Philipp wrote:
> Am Donnerstag 28 Juni 2007 08:05 schrieb Hemmann, Volker Armin:
> > On Donnerstag, 28. Juni 2007, Fernando Boaglio wrote:
> > > Hi guys,
> > >
> > > I bought a new X2 4000 processor and I have 2 questions:
> > >
> > > -- can I use the same cooler (my processor uses the deprecated Socket
> > > 939) ?
> > no. Btw, the if you buy 'the real thing' the dual cores come with a nice
> > self-regulating cooler. And this boxed cpus are not much more expensive
> > than a single cpu.
> > > -- should I change a lot of attributes in my kernel .config file?
> > enable smp. The rest should be fine. You can but don't have to enable
> > multicore support. Don't enable numa. Have acpi enabled.
> Shouldn't he set the timer frequency to 250 or 300 as well?
Not if it's going to be a desktop. Hires timers are not common in
x86_64 in the kernel yet (no tickless support) so for now 1000 is still
best for desktops.
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