No precompiled builds for "old" Linux64 CPUs?

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No precompiled builds for "old" Linux64 CPUs?

Post by tonymec » 2014-08-03, 03:47

I'm running openSUSE Linux on Intel Pentium 4 HT (x86_64) CPU. IIUC this means much too old for AVX, which in turn means no 64-bit Palemoon available (unless I want to compile it myself, and I don't think I'm ready for that). Right?

I have posted my /proc/cpuinfo online.

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Re: No precompiled builds for "old" Linux64 CPUs?

Post by Moonchild » 2014-08-03, 10:01

You don't need AVX for the Linux builds. AVX builds are a separate project :)
SSE2 would suffice! Any P4 should support SSE2.
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Re: No precompiled builds for "old" Linux64 CPUs?

Post by tonymec » 2014-08-03, 14:33

Moonchild wrote:You don't need AVX for the Linux builds. AVX builds are a separate project :)
SSE2 would suffice! Any P4 should support SSE2.
And does "any P4" support x86_64, or are they only i686 32-bit builds, which will run on 64-bit systems with the proper 32-bit libraries installed, but not take advantage of the 64-bit architecture?

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Re: No precompiled builds for "old" Linux64 CPUs?

Post by Moonchild » 2014-08-03, 15:02

If your cpu supports the 64-bit instruction set, then you can run Pale Moon x64. If it doesn't, then you can't. If you are using 64-bit linux, your processor obviously supports 64-bit.
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Re: No precompiled builds for "old" Linux64 CPUs?

Post by cyansmoker » 2014-08-05, 08:17

Tonymec,

have you tried running Pale Moon? On paper, it looks like your system should support it.

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