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SubjectRe: Athlon /proc/cpuinfo anomaly [minor]
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By author: Dave Jones <>
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> 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.

No, the defaults are in the CPU if the CPU is recent enough.

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