[ubuntu-uk] Phenon 9600 unstable on Ubuntu 7.10

Kris Douglas webbox.uk at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 17:45:34 GMT 2008


On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 5:39 PM, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:
>
>  On Sun, 2008-03-09 at 16:54 +0000, Kris Douglas wrote:
>  > On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:
>  > > Hi folks,
>  > >
>  > >  I wondered if anyone has seen any reports of stability problems on the
>  > >  AMD Phenon 9600 CPU with Ubuntu 7.10?
>  > >
>  > >  I've upgraded my PC this weekend to a Phenom 9600 running on an MSI
>  > >  motherboard with AMD chipset (it's an AM2+ motherboard with the standard
>  > >  AMD790FX chipset on it).  I've had nothing but issues with it.
>  > >
>  > >  I've reinstalled Ubuntu 7.10 a couple of times, tried 3 different video
>  > >  cards (ATI Radeon X300, NVidia GeForce 7200GS and a ATI All-In-Wonder
>  > >  X800GT) and nothing is completely stable.  I keep getting random freezes
>  > >  (which I can't seem to replicate).
>  > >
>  > >  I've checked the CPU temp and that is about 35 degrees and it has 4GB
>  > >  memory in there from my previous system which was working fine.
>  > >
>  > >  So I'm a bit stumped.  I've done a Google search and found something
>  > >  relating to the network card but it's a different card to what I have on
>  > >  the board.
>  > >
>  > >  Just wondered if anyone had heard anything before I look at trying
>  > >  another distro (maybe Gentoo or SUSE).
>  > >
>  > >  Rob
>  > >
>
>
> > Interesting, can you tell me what chipset you have? "NForce ###"
>  >
>
>  It's an AMD 790FX chipset (the new AMD chipset for AM2+ CPU's).
>
>
>  > I have had some problems with them. Also.. I would try a distro like
>  > SuSE live, Knoppix... etc.. just to see if its stable.
>  >
>  >
>  > Another thing you could check is your kernel logs, to see if something
>  > happens at time of crash.
>  >
>
>  I'll have a look in the kernel logs.
When you do paste/ pastebin them here. =]


  I'm also going to give Hardy Alpha
>  6 a try (can't be much worse!).

Agreed. But some stuff is genuinely buggy.

>
>  Times like this I just feel like downgrading to Vista!!!*

I get that sometimes, you wish it just works...

>  Rob
>
>  * Just to get dual head video working and SPDIF passthrough to my
>  surround sound amp.

*shrugs :) *

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