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Old 01-02-2009, 02:22 AM   #1
peeths003
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AMD Phenom Tripple core on Fedora 10


Hey ,

I am using Fedora 10 x64 , and i am running them in an AMD Phenom X3 tripple core machine, with 4 GB RAM . But sometimes the machine is becoming slow . and its seems like the processor is less capable of handling fedora 10. is there a driver for the processor that needs to be installed on the machine ?

Please let me know

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Old 01-02-2009, 03:57 AM   #2
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Hey ,

I am using Fedora 10 x64 , and i am running them in an AMD Phenom X3 tripple core machine, with 4 GB RAM . But sometimes the machine is becoming slow . and its seems like the processor is less capable of handling fedora 10.

Why nearly everyone blames the CPU for things like these. Well, Fedora always ran slow on my machine, I had Celeron 600 MHz and Fedora 3 ran hell slow on it, then I have AMD Athlon 64 2800+ and Fedora 7 again runs hell slow with frequent slow-motion jerks and now I have Pentium 4 in office and we have CentOS ( based off RHEL, RHEL is based off Fedora) and again my machine sometimes gives me jerks and goes to slow-mode many times.

Try switching to some better distro like Debian or Arch. First try to run a Knoppix or Ubuntu Live CD and if that CD runs slow again then there is some hardware problem. Most probably it will not, which means you need to get-off from RPM based package management, try Arch or Debian. Many will not agree with me but that is what I have observed.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 04:24 AM   #3
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I already have have Ubuntu running on my machine , but it is a 32bit and it is comparatively fast.

at the same time , i also have a fedora 9 32 bit running on a Intel Pentium Duo core machine . and it gives a very good performance .

I don't think this is the issue with the distro.

And when i was using fedora 1 to fedora 8 , i didn't have any issues like the slowness, but those were 32 bit OS. this is the first time that i am running a 64 bit OS ( Fedora 10 ). and in 64 bit also Fedora 9 didn't give me any problem. and also red hat 9 that was also really fast , i remember ... it was a long time ago.

and i have a pretty descent graphics card to handle all the display items ( nVidia Geforce 8500 GT with 512 MB dedicated DDR2 Video RAM ). So my guess is that , this is not the issue with the distro .

Thanks
Peeths
 
Old 01-02-2009, 07:18 PM   #4
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Well

You can download live-cds to stress test your processor and memtest your memory.

When you installed all that heavy hardware did you also install a quality, heavy PSU such as a Corsair HX520 or HX620 depending on how many other devices you have running?

Have you considered installing some other 64-bit linux as a test, such as the new openSUSE 11.1, to see if it is as slow as fedora?
 
  


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