Can i run LINUX on MotherBoard "ASUS T2P4" + CPU "CYRIX P166+" ?

Can i run LINUX on MotherBoard "ASUS T2P4" + CPU "CYRIX P166+" ?

Post by Oleg Tcherkasso » Sat, 14 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Dear All!

Does anybody run LINUX on the CYRIX family processors ?
Does the CYRIX processor is "full" compatible with PENTIUM or not ?
Does LINUX kernel has special mode for CYRIX ?

Which type of problem will i have if buy CYRIX ?

Thanks a lot, Oleg

 
 
 

Can i run LINUX on MotherBoard "ASUS T2P4" + CPU "CYRIX P166+" ?

Post by Byron Fab » Sun, 15 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Just installed a BioStar II mb /w 512k cache, 24 meg edo ram, a pci video
card, and a cyrix 133 (p166+).

No problems, and I love it so far.

My only suggestions;

1.)  Make sure you understand that its interger math is as fast as the p166,
     but that its floating point math only runs as fast as a p90.

2.)  Look up the set6x86-1.2.tar.gz file on sunsite.  (Currently in
     Incoming).  And make sure you setup your cpu to use SIG_HALT (something
     like this), so that it runs cool.

3.)  Try to get a revision 7 cpu.  They have fewer (no?) problems.

If you don't it will run very hot (24 Watt disipation), and probably cause
you problems.

Other then that.. its ok.
Byron

: Dear All!
:
: Does anybody run LINUX on the CYRIX family processors ?
: Does the CYRIX processor is "full" compatible with PENTIUM or not ?
: Does LINUX kernel has special mode for CYRIX ?
:
: Which type of problem will i have if buy CYRIX ?
:
: Thanks a lot, Oleg
:

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Can i run LINUX on MotherBoard "ASUS T2P4" + CPU "CYRIX P166+" ?

Post by pierre.oui.. » Mon, 23 Dec 1996 04:00:00



> Dear All!

> Does anybody run LINUX on the CYRIX family processors ?
> Does the CYRIX processor is "full" compatible with PENTIUM or not ?
> Does LINUX kernel has special mode for CYRIX ?

> Which type of problem will i have if buy CYRIX ?

> Thanks a lot, Oleg

I have the same machine and it run very very fine