I downloaded the FreeBSD file FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso.xz. I want to burn it to CD so I can boot from CD. Is this file compatible with my Core i3 2100 processor?
Yes, the amd64 release is compatible with all processors utilizing the amd64 instruction set ~ which includes the Core i3.
The bigger question is whether it supports your motherboards storage controller and network card.
You can find a list of officially supported hardware here. For anything different it may or may not work ~ you'll have to try.
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