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Magnum

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Re: CPU and instruction detection
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2013, 01:00:47 PM »
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Re: CPU and instruction detection
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2013, 11:54:27 PM »
of course - but the courts don't provide firefox - lol

Magnum

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Re: CPU and instruction detection
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2013, 02:02:34 AM »
What I didn't say in the previous post is that even though m.s. was sued and lost,
only Europe had the browser separated from the o.s.

The rest of the world are their own in that respect.

I am using a H.I.D.S. program and that was why I accidentally terminated services.exe.

I have evaluated Malware Defender and am now trying out Comodo Personal  Firewall.

Andy

Do you many problems with squirrels in your area ?
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Re: CPU and instruction detection
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2013, 02:23:00 AM »
squirrels ?

we don't have many in the Phoenix area - it's too hot - we have a few
in the northern and south-eastern part of the state, there are many

last time i was in Michigan, it wasn't the squirrels that were a problem
it was the oak trees
i thought it was raining acorns - lol

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Re: CPU and instruction detection
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2013, 06:01:43 AM »
Andy and Dave,

only to finish the white noise, here is one for you. I've written an assembly language procedure, which detects the available instruction sets (supported by processor and operating system) up to the upcoming AVX2. For the 64 bit operating systems it's very easy, because at least SSE2 must be supported; otherwise the OS installation would fail. So, one has only to check the instruction enhancements above SSE2.

A bit mor tricky is the situation for the 32 bit world. The only thing what's safe is at least the presence of an 80386. The other features must be figured out. Very complicated is the detection in the 16 bit world, because nothing is safe there.

I've done the easy part first: 64 bit. You may check the following new thread: http://masm32.com/board/index.php?topic=1405.0. There you can find the commented sources for Windows and Linux.

Gunther 
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Re: CPU and instruction detection
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2013, 06:25:59 AM »
White noise can be good at times.

Thanks for the links.

I would like to test it on a Thinkpad Edge E530  62724GU Win7 Pro 64 that
my daughter will receive next week.
 
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Re: CPU and instruction detection
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2013, 05:55:20 PM »
Hi Andy,

I would like to test it on a Thinkpad Edge E530  62724GU Win7 Pro 64 that
my daughter will receive next week.
 
Andy

that would be nice; I think it'll work properly.

Gunther
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Re: CPU and instruction detection
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2013, 02:42:08 AM »
squirrels ?

we don't have many in the Phoenix area - it's too hot - we have a few
in the northern and south-eastern part of the state, there are many

last time i was in Michigan, it wasn't the squirrels that were a problem
it was the oak trees
i thought it was raining acorns - lol

My neighborhood has a "No chop down tree unless it's a chinese tallow tree." policy.

One clever neighbor strung up a bird feeder and put LP records on both sides.

I wish I had been there when the first squirrel tried to get to the bird food at about 20 feet above ground.



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