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Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] Re: Are there Problems with AMD K5 / K6 processor?
- From: pberry2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Patrick T. Berry)
- Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 14:37:34 -0400
- Message-id: <354F5C6E.BBDAEA3B@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hubert; I am selling the AMD K6-200 (mx) Mitsumi tower with 300watt power
supply, TXProII mainboard with sound and SVGA Video on board, 32 MB EDO
SDRAM, a Cyberdrive 24x CDRom drive, Western Digital 4.3 GB hard drive,
mouse, amplified "80watt" speakers, and keyboard for $599.00 retail in
Orlando, Florida. I sell the Intel Pentium 200MMX with everything else
identical for $609.00.
Yes, the Intel costs more, but when you buy a system, it shouldn't cost much
more! I include Linux with
each and every system, and each system is IDE, but pretty quick! I only tell
you this to show you a true
example that we must constantly check prices on stuff, because the depression
in Asia is causing prices to
fall drastically, aided by the normal supply/demand economic model. I am sure
that you are paying a little more due to customs, but, the system I sell is
comparable to one in the large chain stores here, that costs
about $1299 retail. The $700 savings is almost worth the flight to pick your
system up while on vacation
in Florida at DisneyWorld, SeaWorld, Busch (the Beer) Gardens, and the
Universal Theme parks.
Hubert Mantel wrote:
> On Tue, 5 May 1998, Juergen Braukmann wrote:
> > I am about to buy a new system. I have offers for a AMD K6 System, but I
> > remember some troubles with either K5 or K6 CPU's. (discussed on one of
> > the SuSE lists) Some applications crashed, the solution was to compile
> > the Kernel either as a 386 or 486.
> > Now, I like some information about this phenomen, since there is a huge
> > price difference between Intel and AMD.
> > I had a look into the SBD, but could not find any clue.
> Should be ok with 2.0.33. See the announcement from Linus below...
> > Jürgen
> >From torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 15:01:46 -0800 (PST)
> From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Linux-2.0.33 out there..
> Hi everybody,
> it turns out that we needed yet another 2.0.x kernel, hopefully the final
> one. This one fixes the following things:
> - "invlpg" is used correctly. This should make the squake/xquake SIGSEGV
> problem go away on Pentium/MMX machines, and should also mean that some
> of the intel clones should work correctly even when compiled for
> Pentium optimizations (ie some Cyrix and AMD chips that have before had
> the recommendation of compiling the kernel for a i386).
> - the newer and better work-around for the intel f0 0f bug, which is a
> lot simpler and doesn't have any of the problems of the first one
> - aic driver update - this gets rid of lock-ups for some people
> - routing memory leak fix
> - unix domain socket fd garbage collection security fix
> - some other minor things.
> So go forth, and populate the earth with 2.0.33-based machines.
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