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Jon Back
May 20th 04, 05:24 AM
I'm still running Win2k on my AMD64 3000+, but what is this supposed to do?
Will it make me want to upgrade to XP Pro????
JonB

"Ed" > wrote in message
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http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_871_9706,00.html
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> and No, I haven't tried it yet. ;p
> Ed

Kevin Rogers
May 21st 04, 01:00 AM
What I read in the read-me made it look like the only changes dealth with
power-management/ACPI issues.

"Jon Back" > wrote in message
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> I'm still running Win2k on my AMD64 3000+, but what is this supposed to
do?
> Will it make me want to upgrade to XP Pro????
> JonB
>
> "Ed" > wrote in message
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http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_871_9706,00.html
> >
> > and No, I haven't tried it yet. ;p
> > Ed
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>

Arnfinn Haraldsen
June 2nd 04, 03:58 AM
i think you should wait til it come to Windows Update


"Jon Back" > wrote in message
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> I'm still running Win2k on my AMD64 3000+, but what is this supposed to
do?
> Will it make me want to upgrade to XP Pro????
> JonB
>
> "Ed" > wrote in message
> ...
> >
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http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_871_9706,00.html
> >
> > and No, I haven't tried it yet. ;p
> > Ed
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>

goblin
June 5th 04, 11:00 PM
Ed > wrote in
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> http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_871_97
> 06,00.html
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> and No, I haven't tried it yet. ;p
> Ed
>

Which one is the newest? I assume one was installed during Windows
Update because it's the same version number (1.1.0.0) but has a more
recent date of 4.25.2004, and the one on AMD's site (1.1.0.0) is dated
3.16.2004, I think. The driver name is changed and that makes it appear
the "older" one is newer, but I can't tell. My mobo (GA-K8VT800) doesn't
support Cool 'n Quiet, I don't think, or at least I have no bios control
over it if it does.

So which is the most recent? Microsoft or AMD? Anyone know?

goblin
June 5th 04, 11:30 PM
goblin > wrote in
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> Ed > wrote in
> :
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>> http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_871_9
>> 7 06,00.html
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>> and No, I haven't tried it yet. ;p
>> Ed
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>
> Which one is the newest? I assume one was installed during Windows
> Update because it's the same version number (1.1.0.0) but has a more
> recent date of 4.25.2004, and the one on AMD's site (1.1.0.0) is dated
> 3.16.2004, I think. The driver name is changed and that makes it
> appear the "older" one is newer, but I can't tell. My mobo
> (GA-K8VT800) doesn't support Cool 'n Quiet, I don't think, or at least
> I have no bios control over it if it does.
>
> So which is the most recent? Microsoft or AMD? Anyone know?
>

I just checked...

I have three cpu drivers listed on my xp32 system:

"AMD Athlon64 Processor Version: 1.1.0.0 [10/16/2003]" AMD current
"AMD Athlon64 Processor Version: 1.1.0.0 [4/25/2004]" MS updated
"Processor" XP original

All three are digitally signed. AMD says 10/16/2003 is newer than
4/25/2004 but they also say it's 1.1.0.14 so who the hell knows.




OK, I just partially figured it out. The EXE on the web site was not
updated and contains the 2003 driver and the ZIP contains the 2004.
Neither one is marked 1.1.0.14 like the web site shows. To be safe I'd
say grab the ZIP and that would be the latest.