On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 03:09:32PM -0400, William Witteman wrote: > Thank you for your help! > > My CPU isn't relevant to this - I have determined that it predates > these features.
Most Core 2 Duo and Quad support it. It has to be very old to not support it, or one of the models intel purposely disabled it (like a few Q8xxx and Q9xxx models). > The CMOS battery is definitely an easy fix, and I even have CR2032s > kicking around - it's just never been important enough to fix. > > I was looking for any warning or things I should watch out for getting > a new system. Thanks. Oh. Want new toys. My last purchases were apparently so severely overkill that now I haven't got to buy anything new in like 7 years. For linux support (assuming that is what is important) with kvm pretty much any current intel or amd cpu should do. I can't think of any that don't support that given windows is using hyperv features for a lot of things now which requires those features. AHCI and NVMe disk interfaces seem to be standardized well enough that those tend to just work. Network controllers can be a problem if it is too new to be supported in the kernel yet, which sometimes happens. Probably no reason to go less than 32GB these days, although I haven't checked desktop ram prices in a while. I guess 16GB is enough for a lot of people too, although I haven't had that little in a long time. Video should at least work in VGA mode, and usually better without too much trouble. -- Len Sorensen --- Post to this mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe from this mailing list https://gtalug.org/mailman/listinfo/talk