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    Default Intel Core i7 3960X Sandy-E Takes Big Dive On Linux

    Phoronix: Intel Core i7 3960X Sandy-E Takes Big Dive On Linux

    While the thousand-dollar Intel Core i7 3960X "Sandy Bridge" Extreme Edition processor can build the Linux kernel in under 60 seconds, this morning it took a nasty dive under Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAyNzE

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    "Gone in Sixty Seconds"

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    Bent/burned pin on the socket? Those little bastards are very fragile and there are several reports of some motherboards (in the past at least) that already had some burned pins straight out of the factory.

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    my overclocked core 2 duo system randomly doesn't boot whatever you spit to it, linux, windows..., the (software) uefi goes like kernel panic if it doesn't like the hdd configuration and so on... crappy motherboards is your problem...
    and like phoronix didn't have 10 news last day it needed one more...

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    ..., I'm still loving the Core i7 3960X
    If I had a Ferrari, I'd love it too. Until I win the lottery, neither the aforementioned Ferrari nor a $1000 proc is worth it for me, however.

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    I can actually verify this problem (I have a 3930k). I can't remember if I was able to get it installed, however. Pretty much identical stack track, symptoms, etc.

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    Default Any news on this bug?

    Hi

    I am planning to purchase the processor discussed here (Intel Core i7 3960X "Sandy Bridge" E) and would like to run Ubuntu 12.04, but I am really worried about the bug. Does anybody know whether this bug has been confirmed or resolved?

    Thanks a lot!

    Daniel



    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Intel Core i7 3960X Sandy-E Takes Big Dive On Linux

    While the thousand-dollar Intel Core i7 3960X "Sandy Bridge" Extreme Edition processor can build the Linux kernel in under 60 seconds, this morning it took a nasty dive under Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAyNzE

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    I had some serious serious bios issues with the 3930k system I built. Back in february/march I finally got a bios which allowed the system to boot cleanly every single time. I'm guessing the problems are related to ram compatibility with the memory controller.

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    bnolsen,

    thanks for your reply. Do you think that the new bios resolved the issues, so that now it should be safe to buy such a system?

    The reason that I am asking is that I found a thread on the Intel forum which discusses a similar issue ( http://communities.intel.com/message/162695#162695 ). There, the problem seems to have been solved when a new bios update came out.

    Quote Originally Posted by bnolsen View Post
    I had some serious serious bios issues with the 3930k system I built. Back in february/march I finally got a bios which allowed the system to boot cleanly every single time. I'm guessing the problems are related to ram compatibility with the memory controller.

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