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SubjectRe: BIOS says MP, kernel says XP was PROBLEM: Dual (2) AMD ATHLON MP 1900+ CPUs gives APIC error on CPU[0]: 00(02)
On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 10:37:09PM -0500, Bob Tanner wrote:
> I just grabbed the box the CPUs came in. It states the CPUs are MP.
> How can I tell if the problem is with the BIOS, CPUs or kernel?

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/davej/x86info/

x86info with no arguments will tell you what it thinks the CPU is
(it does MP/XP discrimination), and what the CPU reports itself as
(The processor name string)

x86info -f will tell you the CPU capability flags lines,
which should show an 'mp' bit on MP CPUs.


Note btw, grab v1.9. 1.8 had a stupid bug which broke AMD recognition.
I only just uploaded it so you may have to wait 30 mins for the
mirror script to kick in.

Dave.

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