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HELP PLEASE. Best distro for my PC?
I've tried lots of distros and am not getting any success!!, can someone PLEASE tell me the best Distro for this PC? and any links will be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!. Thanks!.
CPU-Z 1.50 report file
Number of processors 1
Number of cores 1 per processor
Number of threads 1 per processor
Name AMD Athlon XP
Code Name Thoroughbred
Specification AMD Athlon(tm) Pros}ssor
Package Socket A (462)
Extended Family/Model 7.8
Core Stepping B0
Technology 0.13 um
Core Speed 1503.7 MHz
Multiplier x Bus speed 15.0 x 100.2 MHz
Rated Bus speed 200.5 MHz
Instruction sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE
L1 Data cache (per processor) 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache (per processor) 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache (per processor) 256 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Chipset & Memory
Northbridge NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 rev. C1
Southbridge NVIDIA nForce2 MCP rev. A4
Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Revision 3.0
AGP Transfer Rate 8x
AGP Side Band Addressing supported, enabled
Memory Type DDR
Memory Size 1024 MBytes
Memory Frequency 167.1 MHz (3:5)
CAS# Latency (tCL) 2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# (tRCD) 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 7 clocks
Mainboard Model nVidia-nForce
BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
BIOS Version 6.00 PG
BIOS Date 10/20/2004
Module 1 DDR, PC3200 (200 MHz), 512 MBytes, unknown brand
Module 2 DDR, PC2700 (166 MHz), 256 MBytes, Nanya Technology
Module 3 DDR, PC2700 (166 MHz), 256 MBytes, Nanya Technology
Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX Version 9.0c
Last edited by sodammtuff; 03-17-2010 at 11:29 AM.
Just found it's SSE! :(
Don't really know if there's anything that can patch this?. I've Googled my ass off and Downloaded sooooooo many distros, only to find that my AMD is SSE!. Well if there's anything you guys know about possible hacks PLEASE let me know?. CHEERS!
Hmmm. As I mentioned in your other thread, your choices are more limited and your path to success more fraught with headaches because A) you have an AMD CPU, and B) a non-Intel motherboard.
A) is fairly easily dealt with by using a hacked kernel - I forget what the options are for 10.5.x, but for 10.6.x you have chocolate_kernel and legacy_kernel available, amongst others.
B) ... Dunno mate. You'll have to do some legwork hunting down how to get nVidia motherboards working. I've always been anal with regards to hardware, sticking with intel all the way, so I've never faced this problem.
First off, try a 10.5.x install. Leopard is more mature as a Hackintosh and there are far more drivers for it than there are Snow Leopard. Hunt down a generic USB image - one for people to use on multiple computers with minimal graphics/sound support. Get THAT working first. Then try out IATKOS v7, IIRC its the most popular because it tends to work. You just have to set it up properly.
Second, try Snow Leopard. Check out the Hazard distro, and also check out the forum over at tonymacx86 Forum • Index page - those guys are really helpful and you don't get the grief you get in other places.
Thirdly, regarding bootloaders, I recommend AsereBLN's booter because he's implemented alot of bug fixes and additional features that have proven useful for me.
Finally, kexts.com is your friend!
Top Man!. I REALLY appreciate your time!!. I've got some SEARCHING to do and I will update. Cheers STONE-D.
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