[mythtv-users] GeForce FX 5200 Nvidia drivers?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Aug 16 16:23:49 UTC 2006

On 8/16/06, Jeremy McDermond <mcdermj at xenotropic.com> wrote:
> On Aug 15, 2006, at 7:02 PM, gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman) wrote:
> > H P Ladds wrote:
> >> Sorry I doubted you. I double checked your advice at
> >> linuxquestions.org
> >> <http://linuxquestions.org>. Sure enough I found the quote below. But
> >> geez! doesn't the IA stand for Intel Architecture? "Go Figure."
> >
> > yah, it didn't make any sense to me, either ... especially since
> > there's
> > IA32, IA64 and AMD64/EM64T all listed ... at first, i was scared i'd
> > have to use the older IA64 when i switched from a 32-bit AMD to a
> > 64-bit
> > AMD ... because, in my thinking, i was using IA32, so therefore i must
> > switch to the IA64 drivers for 64-bit ... doesn't make sense to me,
> > but
> > the AMD64/EM64T drivers work for me now, so i don't care! :P
> >
> AFAIK, IA64 architecture is Itanium chips which have a completely
> different instruction set than the AMD64(which Intel pretty much
> copied and released as the EM64T extensions).

IA32 was adopted by AMD for their chips for compatability reasons as
they were forcing their way into the market. Once they started
developing their 64bit chips the market had no set instruction
standard so AMD created their own based off the working IA32 standard
(thus AMD64) while Intel did the same (IA64). EM64T is Intel's version
of AMD64.

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