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SubjectRe: Dual athlon XP 1800 problems
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Followup to:  <20020103165321.GA737@bombe.modem.informatik.tu-muenchen.de>
By author: Andreas Bombe <bombe@informatik.tu-muenchen.de>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> The identification string is written by the BIOS. Yours didn't know
> about XPs so it misidentified them as MPs. Upgrade your BIOS if this
> bugs you.
>
> If ID string contradicts what you think you bought, don't trust the ID
> string.
>

This seems very odd. I thought in Athlon processors the ID string
came from the *CPU* (via CPUID), not the BIOS...

-hpa
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