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I have Intel® Core™ i5-2310 CPU @ 2.90GHz × 4. Which processor family should I to use when configuring kernel?

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  • If the kernel is for use on this processor only, you can choose Core 2/newer Xeon
  • For the widest compatibility (portability), it's best to stick to the default Pentium Pro (i386) or Generic x86_64 (amd64) architectures.
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Will I have 100% compatibility with my processor if I choose "Core 2"? – Guy Fawkes Jul 24 '12 at 15:40
Yes, absolutely 110% (notice it's the latest Intel option available) :) – izx Jul 24 '12 at 15:41
Thank you a lot. – Guy Fawkes Jul 24 '12 at 15:43

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