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Using old architecture on new architecture
« on: February 21, 2016, 07:32:25 pm »
Hello other people.

I'm using SparkyLinux 4.2 LXDE i586 non-pae.

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live@live:/$ grep processor /proc/cpuinfo
processor: 0

Memory: 502MB of 3163MB used.

This Linux version is using 1 processor and 3163MB memory.
My computer has a quad core cpu and 8gb of memory installed.

Can this i586 architecture cause malfunctions to the hardware, since this is not x64?
Is i586 compatible with architectures 'above' it - like x64?
If it is, that means that it is safe to use i586 of this hardware?
What happens to the rest of the memory and the other cpus?
« Last Edit: February 21, 2016, 07:36:23 pm by ifseplz »

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Re: Using old architecture on new architecture
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 03:07:14 pm »
If you have more than 1 core of CPU, simply install linux-image i686-pae to get the power of all of your CPU cores and RAM memory bigger than 4GB.
It is available after installing Sparky on a hard drive and upgrading the system.
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Re: Using old architecture on new architecture
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 07:47:53 pm »
Yes, I know. I'm still using the i586 version and I'm getting to like it. Runs smoothly. In fact, it even goes on with the saying "less is more".
To answer my question - no, it didn't do any damage to the system.

I'm using the memory that's plugged into the motherboard, but I'm using 30% of it. And I'm using the cpu, but only one core.

What happens with the rest of the cpu cores and rest of the memory?

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Re: Using old architecture on new architecture
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 05:05:23 am »
Hi ifseplz  :)

Well I am new here but i figured I would throw in my 2 cents here !
I ran an older kernel as a matter of fact that only used one core on my dual core
intel for years ! I had no problems !  ;D

Just make sure she runs nice an cool  ;D
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