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  1. JunkBear

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    Do you thin ka small distro like Xubuntu could fit in a P2 or 486 and make it "fast" like it was with a low demanding Windows 95-98?
     
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    With a GUI most Linux distros won't work well at all on anything older than a Pentium III, and a Pentium III is often slow.

    Without a GUI isn't bad though on a Pentium and newer. I'm an oddball that's put Linux on basically everything from a 486 to a Core 2 Quad and I have to say that if your system has less than a Tualatin Pentium III compiling code will be sluggish.

    On a 486 some ancient distros like OpenLinux work alright; however going into something more modern can be somewhat slow. Debian 3 runs alright for example, but takes a good 4 or 5 minutes to start. Compare that to the 20 seconds for Debian 7 on my little 1 GHz Via CoreFusion IRC server and you'll see a difference.
     
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    You might want to try Damn Small Linux.
     
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    Indeed, something with a desktop that is little more than openbox/blackbox/IceWM with some additional panels/buttons and comes without a ton of built-in drivers.
     
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    I did not notice that. good find. :toast:
     
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    So come back to me I'm curious to know what is the real cpu under that heatspreader. Do you have stuff to test it? Maybe it was experimental cpu. Mysterious! :p sl8by or sl7j8
     
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    soon i'll be able to post my laptop in this thread lol. old IBM T43
     
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    It's a pentium D prototype with two Pentium 4 cores. They had different speeds because of TDP limits. It was the only way intel managed to get a dual core to work stable, at that time.
    Still, that thing was getting rated with a TDP of 200W. The sSPEC SL8BY doesn't exist, so to say, because it was used just for this prototype, for that 2nd core alone.









    /madeupstory

    It's very likely to be an OEM processor, that is clocked at 3.2, instead of 3.4. Although rare, there were some cases where OEMs (like DELL) installed processors like this (labeled twice) in their mass produced computers. Reason might come from those computers lacking motherboards with good power delivery, cooling and/or a good power supply, so these "special" processors were initially rated at a higher speed, but instead ran at their "secondary" rated speed.
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    That's exactly it. SL8BY is a Dell-only sSpec.

    http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/SL/SL8BY.html

    Check the bottom of that posting and the comment.
     
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    Uh...I'm sorry to dash your excitement, but not really.
     
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    I'm not the type of guy to get excited over computer parts. But thx anyway. :cool:
     
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    Does this count? Got it off Freecycle a couple days ago with the manual and a spare needle. The needle that was on it was bent, replaced that with the spare I got with it. Not really pleased with the sound of it I pulled it off and put on a Shure M92e I had. Sounds pretty good for a basic turntable.

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    Went to class today, and my professor brings in a huge box of 1990s software (all boxed) and empty floppy disk holders. Stuff like The Print Shop, Windows NT 3.51, etc. was all in there, but I scored something even better (and still factory sealed!), and I doubt anyone else in my class knew what it was:

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    I guess that's what they used for the older Nokia cellphones. ;) Understructible!!!!
     
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    Cellphones never used X86 Junkbear.
     
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    i think the ;) meant he was joking ;)

    also ... Intel Atom Penwell, Clover Trail+ and Cloverview are X86:D
    http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=cpu&id=i2460z&c=intel_atom_z2460
    http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=cpu&id=i2580z&c=intel_atom_z2580
    http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=cpu&id=i2760z&c=intel_atom_z2760
    Instruction Set
    Supported Instruction Set(s): IA-32 (x86), MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
    they all carry a intel GMA gpu and a PowerVR SGX 54X (the SGX is for compatibility and also because GMA perf are horrible) so they are useable by Win8 and Android.


    oh wait you mean cellphones but not smartphones.... but smartphones are cellphones, so cellphones use x86 since 2011 roughly
     
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    Thank you GreiverBlade to confirm it. Some people don't understand sarcasm. :p
     
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    Sarcasm on the internet is like a fat girl, hard to cum across :p
     
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    thats why we use emotes ... ok Junkbear should have used :rolleyes: instead of ;) or combo
    ;):rolleyes: )for the sarcasm on internet obviously.... not the fat girl ...
     
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    C-C-C-Combo breaker!!! :cool:
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    bump this up just cause LOL
     
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    Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right-B-A-Start To give more life to this thread...IYKWIM :cool:
     
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    No damage done. That's the usual value for those procs.
     

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