Re: AMD vs. Intel
On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 12:44:48PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> I am a huge fan of AMD, not only because their processors are
> Recently, however, I have experienced random crashes on two machines
> that run AMDs. The crashes seem to be related to IO and happen
> usually when there is a lot of disk activity. The disks themselves
Any common software activity (at the time of crashing) between the
two machines that might be the cause? (No one seems to be asking about
the software ;)
> are fine, though, and also the controller appears without problems.
> Thus I am logically considering chipset and processor. I can hardly
> imagine that this is a problem with AMD, but I would like to know
> from you success and failure stories of AMD processors and Linux.
I have been very happy with them. Actually, the only CPU issue I have
run into was with an (AMD 5x86 or IBM/Cyrix 686) that would sometimes
crash when Netscape was running (turned out to be overheating with
CPU usage because the fan was not working properly). CPU is still going
after fixing the fan.
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