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From: Larry McVoy <lm@bitmover.com>
To: Rob Landley <landley@trommello.org>
Cc: Larry McVoy <lm@bitmover.com>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: sis630/celeron perf sucks?
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 21:40:09 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20011007214009.A3608@work.bitmover.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20011006130647.B26223@work.bitmover.com> <01100618241801.05593@localhost.localdomain>
In-Reply-To: <01100618241801.05593@localhost.localdomain>; from landley@trommello.org on Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 06:24:18PM -0400

> Run memtest86 to see what your memory bandwidth is.

As far as I know, LMbench tells me what my memory bandwidth is just fine.
I don't care if it is telling me the limit (I know it isn't) I only need
to know relative speeds across platforms.  It does that.

> Yup.  Blame Intel's marketing department.  This isn't a SIS problem, that's 
> pure Intel's crippling of the DeCeleron...

I checked with a guy who works here, he used to work in Intel's processor
group on performance, and he tells me it isn't the processor, it's the 
motherboard.  Which jives nicely with the data.

I'm just hoping there is some SiS genius out there who will ask me

"Did you remember to turn off the go 3x slower mode in the BIOS?"

and I'll hang my head in shame and ask to be directed to that magic
BIOS switch.
-- 
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Larry McVoy            	 lm at bitmover.com           http://www.bitmover.com/lm 

  reply	other threads:[~2001-10-08  4:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-10-06 20:06 Larry McVoy
2001-10-06 22:24 ` Rob Landley
2001-10-08  4:40   ` Larry McVoy [this message]
2001-10-08 15:58     ` Eric W. Biederman
2001-10-08 19:50   ` Stefan Smietanowski
2001-10-08 20:54     ` Benjamin LaHaise

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