Semi-OT: Interesting or unusual PC Compatibles?
cisin at xenosoft.com
Sat Jun 30 16:43:58 CDT 2007
On Sat, 30 Jun 2007, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Well, if you had a decent programmer writing the code, s/he would use
> a fairly standard routine to differentiate between an 808x and a V-
> series chip as well as an 80286 and 80386. The code was widely
But not "officially" documented, and based entirely on variations in
20+ years ago, I saw a mention in an article in Microcornucopia? or
Programmer's Journal? that mentioned "Intel official" method.
The author split town, and when I tried to verify with intel, I bounced
around a lot of people before I got through to somebody who understood.
And asked me to send him a copy if I found it.
It wasn't until much later that intel started including a processor ID.
> Indecent programmers can go debug themselves. :)
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