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Thread: Hardware or driver issue AMD A10-5800K

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    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Default Hardware or driver issue AMD A10-5800K

    Having some issues with a new set up. Tried the 12.10/11 and 13.1 drivers, open source works fine for the most part.

    I have the set up listed below. I also have a second set up like this but with a A8-5600K CPU and AMD ram which is working good although it does have one of the glitches explained below.

    • AMD A10-5800K APU Quad Core Processor Socket FM2 3.8GHZ 4MB 100W Retail Box
    • G.SKILL F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR Sniper SE 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 CL9-10-9-28 1.5V
    • Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5in Internal Hard Drive
    • Thermaltake TR2 500W Power Supply Cable Management ATX12V V2.3 24PIN With 120mm Fan
    • Nmedia HTPC-5000B Desktop Media Centre Case mATX

    So using Linux Mint 14 Mate I get this when playing 3D games

    I also get white pixels on the screen especially around images or window borders. I have something similar on the A8 system but not too noticeable.

    I left the Bios settings at factory defaults. I tired a few other distros and I get the same thing with all of them.

    This is my htpc/game rig at work so will take it home and swap out parts with that so see if any changes occur.

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    What games have problems more exactly? Do you use any desktop compositing?
    That thing from the youtube vid looks really bad. What game is it?

    I have an A8-5500 and have no issues with it. I run Debian Wheezy on it with Xfce 4.10 (no compositing) and the 3.7 kernel (the stock 3.2 kernel had issues with the sound card).
    Now i have the 13.1 drivers installed and encountered no issues so far.
    Played TF2, CS 1.6 on Steam, Dungeons and Dragons via Wine, 0 AD, Urban Terror, Nexuiz and whatnot. No issues.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

    Default broken processor

    This problem was caused by broken hardware, enduser reported that on

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