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Contemplating building a new Linux PC? It’s time to Ryzen shine!

Posted 05-19-2020 at 08:46 AM by beachboy2
Updated 05-25-2020 at 02:53 AM by beachboy2

I am not a gamer and I usually use Intel processors, but since I had read such a lot of rave reviews about AMD’s Ryzen CPUs, I decided to give one a go.
I already had a spare Antec case with 2 fans, a Seasonic 430w PSU and an Intel SSD, so all I thought I needed (see below) was the CPU, RAM and a motherboard.

I chose the much-in-demand Ryzen 5 3400G with onboard Radeon RX Vega 11 graphics. Had I been a gamer I would have gone for a Ryzen 5 3600(X) or above, plus a separate...
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Old New Box

Posted 05-11-2020 at 12:53 AM by zaivala

I spent some time today successfully setting up a box I inherited when a friend died a few years ago. It is in surprisingly good condition with great specs except for the i3 CPU in it, and is easily upgraded to an i5 or i7 or even Xeon. I cloned my M.2 SSD in the Galago Pro 2, but made some errors getting it installed; I had to reinstall Mint twice, but then got it completely updated and almost completely back to what I had in the Galago. I also did not lose anything in my OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 partition....
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Script to watch potentially misbehaving processes and kill them if needed

Posted 09-30-2016 at 10:09 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-02-2016 at 02:04 PM by the dsc (small improvements / bug fixes)
Tags cpu, hang, kill

A second adaptation of an adaptation of this script:
http://searchenterpriselinux.techtar...sses-with-Bash

The original adaptation was supposed to put any misbehaving process under cpulimit leashes, I'm not sure it's working properly. I've made a more radical implementation intended for programs that are more likely to misbehave and probably hang with high cpu, when killing them after a while seems to be a good idea.

I think...
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Ugly script to sleep "accordingly" to CPU temperature, on loops

Posted 03-28-2014 at 08:40 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Sometimes you have a script or one-liner loop thing that may put quite a heavy load on the CPU, that can be at least bothersome due to the noise of the fan, or somewhat worrisome if the temperature approaches or goes beyond what the processor specifications recommend, and yet the system doesn't do anything by itself to avoid it.

One could simply add some arbitrary, constant sleep time within the loop, but that will likely make the whole thing slower than it needs to be. If within...
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Conky - Lightweight system monitor in openSUSE

Posted 05-11-2009 at 05:36 PM by rbkumaran

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD. Conky has more than 250 built in objects, including support for a plethora of OS stats (uname, uptime, CPU usage, mem usage, disk usage, “top” like process stats, and network monitoring, built in support for IMAP and POP3 and many popular music players (MPD, XMMS2, BMPx, Audacious). Read More
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