CPU, Motherboard, or Distro? Please help...
Posted on 2004-10-27
I really need some sound advice here.
I am not a hardware expert, but not a novice either. I have built several DOZEN PC’s in the past few years. Not hundreds, but close to 40 most of them dual boot with SuSE.
Most of them for friends and family. You know… Free-Bees, they buy parts I put together.
My dilemma is that it has been about 9 months since my last build now, and I had to upgrade my system.
I wanted to try the new 64 bit architecture.
ASUS K8V SE DELUXE K8T800
AMD 64 |3000+ ATHLON 64
512 PNY 2700 MEMORY
I have always used TYAN motherboards, but they have shifted to high und dual processor boards only.
I have never used ASUS. I have what is either a Motherboard or a CPU Issue.
I do not know which to return.
The board takes about 2 – 3 minutes to run through its POST before it will load an OS.
Win XP works like a million bucks on the system (after the long POST)
But Linux is flakey as Windows 95!!! The DVD cannot read the SuSE 9.1 64 or 32 DVD.
I Bought and exchanged 3 different DVD’s now.
So I tried installing from the CD’s.
I have installed from the CD’s now 4 times with different results each time.
(I am not used to this… I have NEVER had issues with SuSE since version 6.4)
What is spooking me out is 3 times during installation I will have SuSE tell me or warns me that I am installing a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit computer.
My latest install is my best, but it sucks… freezes up after 10 minutes of use.
Does this sound like a MB or CPU Issue. I’m thinking to exchange the MB for an MSI MB, but am for the first time unsure what to do.
Moving to Windows is not an option.
Thanks in advance…