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Does anyone know if Enabling SSE/SSE2 would show any improvements in performance??

 

 

Yamcha i'm not sure what u mean by "enabling".

 

You dont just enable or disable it. It is a capability of your processor

either you have it or not... of course your has SSE2 AND SSE3 instruction set extention...

 

Please check : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSE3

System profiler says nothing. My system seems to be running okay (however a little more speed would be nice). How do i know if I'm running on SSE2 or SSE3? This is Jas OS 10.4.8.

 

Also I noticed that when i go into iTunes/ preferences /advanced / importing and look under details it says optimized for MMX/SSE2. Anybody know if this is normal?

 

The info below was copied form system profiler

 

Hardware Overview:

 

Machine Name: Apple Development Platform

Machine Model: ADP2,1

Processor Name: Intel Core Duo

Processor Speed: 1.6 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 2

L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB

Memory: 512 MB

Bus Speed: 533 MHz

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ok...people say that for full unmodified vanilla kernel you need SSE3 cpu...ok that is true..but have maybe tray someone Intel Pentium 4, socket 478, Prescott , this cpu has SSE3 instruction set and i think that this must be full compatibile to run vanilla kernel....i have 2.80c GHz Northwood witch does not have SSE3, so could someone with Prescott try run vanilla kernel ( in CPU-Z is showing SSE3)

 

Waiting for you post....

 

thanks..;)

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