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Re: I am looking for a supplier of laptops with 64 AMD processors, preferrably Opteron.

Rick Stevens wrote:
On Wed, 2007-01-10 at 14:16 -0500, Mark Haney wrote:
linux wrote:
I am looking for a supplier of laptops with 64 AMD processors, preferrably Opteron, on which to install FC6-x64.. Any suggestions? recent NVIDIA graphics would be a definite bonus.


Wow, I want a laptop with 64 AMD processors, too!  :)

I assume you mean 64-bit procesors? This is pretty open ended, but I'm partial to the Compaq laptops. The one I have is not Nvidia, it's ATI. I've found nvidia drivers and linux to be a PITA to get configured, so I've avoided them for quite a while now. But then, I don't really need 3D accel for what I do anyway.

I have an HP Pavillion ZV6000.  Comes with a Athlon 64 and ATI graphics,
wired gigabit ethernet and a Broadcom 802.11g wireless:

[root golem2 xxx]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
cpu family      : 15
model           : 47
model name      : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
stepping        : 2
cpu MHz         : 1000.000
cache size      : 512 KB
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 1
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge
mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt
lm 3dnowext 3dnow up pni lahf_lm
bogomips        : 1995.51
TLB size        : 1024 4K pages
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes   : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts fid vid ttp tm stc

[root golem2 xxx]# lspci
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ATI Radeon
XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)
03:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
03:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One
54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

60GB hard drive (replaced with a 120GB for me!)  Pretty cheap.  Note:
I use ndiswrapper for the Broadcom wireless.  The bcm43xx driver truly
sucks rocks for me.  Never have gotten it to stabilize.  ndiswrapper and
a 64-bit XP driver works a treat.

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The Pavillion line is looking pretty good.... Do you know the differences in the Athlon 64 X2 and Turion 64 X2? I am leaning heavily towards the HP Pavillion dv9000z series which offers the Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-60 with a very decent NVIDIA graphics set.


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