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    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

  • #2
    "Gone in Sixty Seconds"

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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          ..., 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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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              please do a google search first before whining...

              https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=753219

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              • #8
                Nope, tried it, still not booting.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Is the system using an OCZ Vertex 3? If so, what firmware version?

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                  • #10
                    arch linux

                    I built an 3930k with an msi x79ma-gd45 and 4x8GB g.skill kit N82E16820231507.

                    I plugged drives into the SATA 3g connections (both 3.5" 7200rpm drives).
                    Running arch linux the only problems I had was the memory seating in the board.
                    For some reason these new boards seem to only have tension levers on one side of the ram, not on both.

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