[oclug] Linux and AMD?
draven at distmirr.com
Thu Aug 30 17:55:38 EDT 2001
I'm running a T-Bird 1.2Ghz system with Linux (and some times windows, which
I'm forced for the time being until I get a new modem). It works great! I
haven't had any problems related to cpu what so ever. I also have an SMP
system with dual P3 1GHz's, and while racing the two systems on compiling a
kernel (2.4.6), my 1.2GHz with 512MB of ram smoked the dual P3 system which
had 1 gig of ram.
One word of advice: FANS! The T-Bird does put out quite a bit of heat.
So much so in my system that I had to install an other fan in the rear of my
case (which I should have done in the first place) to go along with the fan
in the front of my case, and I still have quite a bit of heat coming off the
machine. It doesn't seem to be effecting system performance, but I always
get nervous when there is allot of heat involved (so until I install a 3rd
fan in the case, I have the side cover off the machine and a standard fan
that you would use in your bedroom or living room facing the inside). I
have a heavy duty fan + heatsink on the cpu right now, not sure of the brand
or any stats on it, but the thing is as big as my fist!
----- Original Message -----
From: Sean Loch <scloch_ca at yahoo.com>
To: OCLUG <oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca>
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 1:27 PM
Subject: [oclug] Linux and AMD?
> Can someone tell me if there are any major pros, or
> cons, with an AMD processor and Linux? Would it be
> best just to stick with an Intel processor.
> Thanks in advance.
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