[CentOS] OT: Google Earth, v.4.3.7284.3916 (beta) on CentOS 5.2 (32 bit)

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 19:08:03 UTC 2008


On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 8:34 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>>
>>  Question: How do I
>> determine whether or not the CPU in this box (I think it's an Intel
>> Celeron 2.6 GHz) supports SSE2 or not? I suspect the CPU does *not*
>> support SSE2.
>
> this gets fun.  AFAIK, there's several generations of Celerons and its quite
> frustrating to tell them apart from purely a clock speed.
>
> The original Celerons were based on cache reduced P2 Deschutes, and later P3
> Coppermine, these had 66Mhz busses, and used socket 370 (or even Slot 1 for
> the oldest versions).   These had MMX and/or SSE depending on the age.
>
> there were Celerons from 2.0 to 2.8Ghz that were 478 pin 400Mhz FSB, and P4
> "Northwood" generation technology.    I do believe these are  SSE2 but I'm
> having trouble finding definitive documentation of this.
>
> there are also Celeron "D" that are Prescott and can be either socket 478 or
> LGA775 and run from 2.13 up to 3.33Ghz, using a 533Mhz FSB, these have SSE3.
>
> and nowdays, there are celerons that are based on Core....   really really
> confusing.

John: Thank you for the above explanation! As I just posted, in my
reply to Bill, the CPU has a flag for SSE2. I suspect that means that
the
chip does support SSE2. If so, the latest version of Google Earth
wouldn't run properly on it. Lanny


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