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Re: [vox-tech] How badly screwed am I?
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Re: [vox-tech] How badly screwed am I?



Perhaps your cmos settings are b0rked, check those.

On Tuesday 02 April 2002 05:31 pm, you wrote:
> Ah, I see an entry for only one CPU.
>
> Crud.
>
> How do I fix this?  More specifically, who do I take my little computer
> to to get it fixed?
>
> On Tue, 2002-04-02 at 17:25, Gabriel Rosa wrote:
> > On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> > > CPU IS UNWORKABLE OR HAS CHANGED -- Please rescan now
> > >
> > > (It's a dual-processor system)
> > >
> > > I pressed F1 and was able to finish booting just fine.  The computer
> > > runs both win2k and Linux without any change in performance from
> > > before, and there is no sign that the computer is slower or not working
> > > or anything.  What does this mean, and how do I fix it?  I am by no
> > > stretch of the imagination a hardware guy; I can hook up a printer and
> > > install a CD-ROM drive and a couple of memory chips if absolutely
> > > necessary, but I much prefer not to mess with my computer's guts.
> > >
> > > Any thoughts?  Prayers?
> >
> > You should try rebooting again and seeing if the message comes up again.
> >
> > Also, check /proc/cpuinfo for 2 CPU entries.
> > I suspect if the kernel doesn't see 2, then there's something seriously
> > wrong (assuming you have an SMP enabled kernel).
> >
> > You probably /won't/ notice a change in performance if one of your cpus
> > dies, unless you do some serious multi-tasking (ie, having a cpu
> > intensive process in the bg, while running a gui or some such).
> >
> > As a final resort, pray to the Intel/AMD gods :)
> >
> > -Gabe
> >
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