View Full Version : Kubuntu for Intel Core 2 Duo?
Aug 16th 2008, 03:23 PM
I'm building a new PC based on an Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfdale) E8500 processor pair. How does Kubuntu handle dual processors, exactly? I know in Windows XP, you can set a process's affinity for one core or the other.
Also, is the "AMD 64 bit" version OK for Intel 64-bit processors, too?
Aug 16th 2008, 03:36 PM
I've been running Kubuntu on this X6800 Core 2 Extreme since late 2006, and it's just fine. The Linux kernel does the "controlling" of the CPU core loads, so you won't be fiddling with that. Except that you can deliberately run multiple instances of packages like "Gnome Wave Cleaner" (gwc) which is an audio file de-noiser, and each instance will run on one CPU core. Probably video encoding is like that too -- I haven't done that.
Yes, you want the 64-bit version to take advantage of the processor, even though there aren't a ton of 64-bit applications, yet. Also it will recognize memory over 3.6G if you use the 64-bit version, whereas the 32-bit version maxes out on memory recognition somewhere in the 3.6 or 3.7GB region, if I recall correctly.
Sep 10th 2008, 02:00 AM
Processes like video encoding will perform better in a 64 bits OS. Kubuntu AMD64 is not the exception. I run DeVeDe which is a program that converts any type of video file into a DVD playable on any home DVD player. I'm using a Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 @ 1.86 ghz and runs like a charm. Also will recognize 3891 MB out of 4 GB of RAM but hardly the system will use all of it.
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