Friday, March 27, 2009

FreeBSD and Intel Core 2 Quad

This was a very silly mistake but since I always ran FreeBSD on Pentium machines then I always installed the i386 version; however, if you have an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU don't do that!!!

Intel Core 2 Quad is a 64-bit architecture and in order to take advantage of the four CPUs then you must install FreeBSD/amd64! You also need to have SMP enabled in the Kernel (which is already a standard in all the latest releases).

For more info, please read the FreeBSD hardware requirements page.

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