Linux Software Map: Cyrix/IBM/SGS-Thomson/... 5x86/6x86 CPU configuration tool

  • Version: 1.0
  • Entered-date: 1996-08-06
  • Description: Allows one to modify the internal configuration registers in the 5x86 and 6x86 CPU. These include specifying non-cacheable memory areas (important for e.g. graphics cards), I/O delays, cache write policy (WB/WT), and also enable an automatic standby mode where a CPU "halt" instruction cuts down power by a factor of 70 (from the ridiculously high 20 Watts to a mere 0.3 Watts for the 6x86 P133+) when the CPU is idle. Especially the latter cuts down on most temperature-related problems (crashes, "signal 11",...) on many motherboards.
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  • Keywords: Cyrix IBM SGS-Thomson 6x86 5x86 CPU signal11
  • Author: (Koen Gadeyne)
  • Maintained-by: (Koen Gadeyne)
  • Platforms: Linux machine with 5x86 or 6x86 CPU.
  • Copying-policy: GPL
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