2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 26, 2017 6:55 PM by neon

    Upgrading my AMD Athlon XP 2800+ in order to get SSE2 extension. Do you think it is possible?

    alberto1967

      Hello Techies, facts are these:

      my machine is a bit old, it's 2003's, 32 bits. The cpu is AMD Athlon XP 2800+.

      My OS is Lubuntu 16.04.2 LTS.

      As I got to Firefox 54.0 playing videos became difficult as Firefox often crashes.

      I asked Mozilla and what I understood is the crashes might depend on proceeding .mp4 files as Firefox 54.0 uses the SSE2 cpu extension that my machine does not have.

      So there could be two solutions:

      1. using a particular Firefox release, called Extended Support Release

      2. upgrading my cpu's drivers.

      (It goes without saying that the third solution could be buying a more recent machine, with a SSE2 supporting cpu, but I would prefer not to.)

       

      You can imagine my question:

      is it possible to upgrade the drivers of my cpu? How can I do? Where can I find the new drivers? Who can I rely on?

      I guess performing this is highly delicate.

      Many thanks and regard

      Alberto