Cyrix/IBM 5x86/6x86 CPU configuration tool
Allows one to modify the internal configuration registers in
the 5x86 and 6x86 CPU. These include specifying non-cacheable
memory areas (important for e.g. graphics cards), I/O delays,
cache write policy (WB/WT), write-gathering, and also enable an
automatic standby mode where a CPU "halt" instruction cuts down
power by a factor of 70 (from 20 Watts to 0.3 Watts for the
6x86 P133+) when the CPU is idle. Especially the CPU power
reduction cuts down on most temperature-related problems on
set6x86 / get6x86 / 6x86_reg
Please read through this file before attempting to use the programs in this
It might save you a few crashes.
Set6x86 and get6x86 are two programs that allow you to poke and peek into
the Cyrix/IBM/SGS-Thomson 6x86 CPU's configuration registers. 6x86_reg will
display register contents in human-read
set6x86 (1.5-1) unstable; urgency=low, closes=16152
* New upstream release (bug #16152).
-- Clint Adams <email@example.com> Wed, 4 Feb 1998 00:14:55 -0500
set6x86 (1.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (bug #13980).
-- Clint Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mon, 20 Oct 1997 10:21:05 -0400
set6x86 (1.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed misleading description (bug #11025).
14DEC97 -- version 1.5
- 6x86_reg now also displays two bogoMIPS readings: the kernel-calculated
bogomips from/proc/cpuinfo, and an independently-calculated bogomips reading.
- Note that bogoMIPS are *NOT* a benchmark or a test for CPU performance; they
are just a very good indicator of whether the BIOS has correctly configured
the 6x86 registers and the L2 cache/chipset timing parameters.
This package was debianized by Clint Adams <email@example.com> on
Wed, 19 Feb 1997 11:17:24 -0500.
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