Fedora Core 5 freezes on Dell Dimension E510

Adam Fletcher adamf at powersteeringsoftware.com
Tue Aug 15 10:48:44 EDT 2006

Hi Matt,

I run numerous RHEL3 & 4, as well as FC5 machines on x86_64 and they work great, even on dual core. The RHEL are production boxes under heavy load and I have had no issues.


Adam Fletcher
Director, Information Technology
PowerSteering Software, Inc. 

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces at blu.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at blu.org] On Behalf Of Jerry Feldman
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 10:06 AM
To: discuss at blu.org
Subject: Re: Fedora Core 5 freezes on Dell Dimension E510

On Tuesday 15 August 2006 9:41 am, Matt Shields wrote:
> But, my question is what benefit is it buying a new Dual Core desktop if
> I can't run 64 bit OS, and I may not be able to use the smp kernel.  Did
> I just waste my money?
You should be able to use dual core. 
The Intel chips have dual cores, EM64T, and hyperthreading. You should be 
able to run X86_64 SMP. I don't know about Red Hat, but I run SuSE 10.1 on 
my HP 64-bit laptop, but it is not dual core. 

Also note that we run both SLES 9.0, RHEL 4.0, and Mandrivia on our 64-bit 
servers in the lab, and some have dual core and 64-bits. You can take a 
look at the ones we have publicly available. (http://www.testdrive.hp.com).

(And they don't explode).
Jerry Feldman <gaf at blu.org>
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