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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 many motherboards.
Package version:1.5-1


			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 <>  Wed,  4 Feb 1998 00:14:55 -0500

set6x86 (1.3-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (bug #13980).

 -- Clint Adams <>  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 <> on
Wed, 19 Feb 1997 11:17:24 -0500.


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