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    Does anyone have any experience with Linux and the new dual-core intel chips? Will the kernel recognize two processors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by groovygroundhog
    Does anyone have any experience with Linux and the new dual-core intel chips? Will the kernel recognize two processors?
    I can't speak for the new Pentium dual-cores, but I've had no issues in the past with actual dual-processing machines and Pentiums with Hyperthreading (fake dual cores), so I don't see why there would be a problem. Most Linux distributions will detect more than one CPU and install the SMP (symmetric multiprocessor) kernel for you by default.
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    i have a dual processor system (2 x AMD athlon mp 1800+) and the kernel detected 2 processors immediately for me...for several different distros. i've never had a problem with that at all

    as techieMoe said, there shouldn't be any problem with the kernel detecting 2 "processors" from a pentium, or amd, dual-core system

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    The computer department of my uni has the new Pentium D's running on Debian albeit the 32-bit version. So far I haven't seeen any problems with it and it is really quite fast.

    And as long as your kernel has SMP compiled in it will detect the 2nd processor.
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