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



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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