Intel core 2 Duo, fact or fiction?

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Intel core 2 Duo, fact or fiction?

Postby ambertone on Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:40 am

Hi all, I'll be honest. Mint is in my second PC, a P4-3.0 (32bit) with lots of ram, big HD, cool Nvidia card etc.

I have Windows in a Core 2 duo Intel 6300 (1.86ghz) based PC, overclocked on a Gigabyte 965P-DS3P MB @ FSB 350 = 2.4ghz.

My Mint PC is my old Windows PC and I have to be honest that I find no speed advantage in the core 2 duo over my old trusty P4.

I'm beginning to think core 2 duo is all a bit of a wank.

My question, how does Mint run on both 64bit CPU's / platforms and with a core 2 duo CPU?

Aside from a few minor issues I love Mint and am leaning to it as my main PC (especially for web and email)

Opinions and discussion appreciated.

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Ran on my old laptop just fine

Postby havedampton on Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:05 pm

My old laptop was of that type and I had no problem installing/running mint.

Now I have an AMD64 that runs 32bit mint better than 64bit ubuntu.

I think I had to add noapic to the boot options to get the livecd to boot properly, but I pretty sure that's it.
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Postby Boo on Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:31 pm

The problem with 64/32 bit systems is that if you want a true 64 bit system you need all the applications compiled in/for 64bit not just have a 64bit kernel and 32bit applications.
This is where distros like gentoo are the best for 64bit. It just takes you 2+ days to compile/setup your system.
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