Re: intel 64-bit processors with amd instruction sets: (was [nvda] A word of warning about xp and windoows update enabled systems with old amd processors
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I don't know about hese chips. I'm talking really old. I think in the main its insufficient testing of applications. I've noticed that the latest Dropbox even 32 bit fall over on such machines as I mentioned whatever flavour of windows is running, and indeed so does Firefox after version 48. This is due to there being no sse2 instruction set option in the chip which either falls out of the code as in dropbox, or is flagged when you try to install as in Firefox, or does give C runtime errors as in Speedfan etc etc.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I suspect gradually, people will either force AMD to get back on track with compatability or they will just lose the market to the great God Intel, sadly.
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Subject: intel 64-bit processors with amd instruction sets: (was [nvda] A word of warning about xp and windoows update enabled systems with old amd processors
Perhaps companies don't support it, but they should. I have an intel processor, but it uses the amd command set. In fact, if I do a system info, it tells me intel processor, (with all it's various version information), then tells me amd-64, then returns to intel for processor type and so on. It's very odd, but I have discovered that intel 64-bit programs don't work on this machine, only amd-64 apps work (go figure)