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SubjectRe: Athlon /proc/cpuinfo anomaly [minor]
On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:

> hmm i've always been under the impression that those strings are hard
> encoded into the CPU so even if we're on a motherboard/bios which doesn't
> "support" that particular CPU we can do a cpuid and get the same string.

It likely has a less descriptive hardware default, but it can be
(and is advised to be for bios writers) overridden in software.

Dave.

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