On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 09:48:15AM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Followup to: <20020103165321.GA737@bombe.modem.informatik.tu-muenchen.de>
> By author: Andreas Bombe <email@example.com>
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> > The identification string is written by the BIOS. Yours didn't know
> > about XPs so it misidentified them as MPs. Upgrade your BIOS if this
> > bugs you.
> > If ID string contradicts what you think you bought, don't trust the ID
> > string.
> This seems very odd. I thought in Athlon processors the ID string
> came from the *CPU* (via CPUID), not the BIOS...
It comes from there, but it is written there by the BIOS for Athlon (and
I guess Duron, too).
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/data/jow-18.10.01-000/ (in German)
I searched a bit with Google but couldn't find an English page with that
info right now.
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