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  • mahuyar
    started a topic Intel Core i7 and X58 experience?

    Intel Core i7 and X58 experience?

    Now that they are out, please post your experience with Intel Core i7 CPU and X58 chipset. I am wondering if anyone has installed Linux(any distro, in general) on this new platform.

    Of course, a thorough review from Phoronix would be ideal.

    A bit OT: In the kernel config, there is an option to choose "Core 2" for Core 2 Duo processors. Anyone knows of any new options regarding Core i7?

  • ldesnogu
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    A quick report about my experience:

    Hardware: i7 920 (stepping D0), ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 (BIOS 0302), 6 GB Corsair Dominator, Gainward GTX 275
    OS: FC 11 preview x86_64

    Everything seems to work OK, at least network and integrated sound.
    I'm using nVidia 185.18.10 drivers (only beta drivers support the GTX 275).

    I'm very happy, the step from my AMD 3500+ is huge

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  • morphemass
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    I solved this by installing the r8168 driver, blacklisting the r8169 driver and rebuilding the initramfs. I initially managed to get normal functionality restored but was only getting a 100Mb connection (even though nm-applet claimed it was a GB connection) thus the blacklisting and purge.

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  • JunGL
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    Hi,

    This happens to me after rebooting for a certain number of times. I remedy it on my Gigabyte ex58 Extreme by doing the following:

    First, save your bios settings to flash if you haven't already
    Unplug your computer
    Hit the reset CMOS button at the back of your computer rapidly for about 20-30 times
    Turn your computer back on
    Restore your saved bios settings

    Hope that helps.

    jun

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  • morphemass
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    The network ports died on me.....

    The symptoms are very strange (I think it may be 2 separate issues) but I'm certain that I will need a bios update. Has anyone with this problem solved it with a bios update and if so, which bios?

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  • morphemass
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    SOLVED. I had one drive attached to the Gigaabyte SATA 2 controller which was taking a long time (10mins+) to be detected. Hung everything off the ICH10R and was able to install. Looks like theres some compatibility issues there.

    Now I just hope my network ports dont die on me

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  • nbi1
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    Originally posted by Jupiter View Post
    The 'W83667HG' is the sensor chip the Asus board has. Your mb probably
    has a different sensor chip. I am basically using a 'W83627EHF' module
    for now because it is very similar. 'modprobe w83627ehf force_id=0x8860'.
    A patch has been added to kernel-2.6.28-rc8 to add support for the
    w83667hg module. The lm_sensors repo now has a beta version that
    allows coretemp to be recognized as the Core i7 temp module.
    Sensors-detect has also been patched to detect w83667hg.
    http://dl.lm-sensors.org/lm-sensors-3/snapshots/
    The kernel.org full source of 2.6.28 doesn't include any code for the the W83667HG. Wonder why the patch didn't make it. Maybe it'll turn up in the next release. For now I guess the w83627ehf driver will do.

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  • morphemass
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    Originally posted by jwilliams View Post
    I installed from the Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop AMD64 CD (aka Live). I have the F4k BIOS on my UD5. I've seen reports the F4 release BIOS is buggy, strangely enough...I'm sticking with F4k.

    Did you IDE drive work? I have built a lot of systems in 2008 and they are running together a bit in my mind. Most of the systems I built used Asus MBs and I remember having to use AHCI disk mode on those to get SATA DVD drives to work. I cannot remember what I set the Gigabyte UD5 to, but I vaguely remember trying AHCI first and maybe it didn't work so I switched to IDE? Not certain. I can't reboot now to check.

    Did your IDE drive work? What BIOS are you using?
    Im going to have to check bios when I'm in work next; probably F3 bios and didn't manage to get the install to work from the IDE DVD drive either. I was trying to install the 32bit version first (need to benchmark it vs the 64bit....primarily doing video encoding/recoding so memory isn't stressed). I'll try switching between AHCI/IDE as well...thanks for the tips

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  • jwilliams
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    Originally posted by morphemass View Post
    On the EX58-UD5, was it the live or alternate CD you installed from?

    I've just got a UD5, i7 920 and am getting dropped into busybox with a casper log message of "unable to find a medium containing a live filesystem". I've tried moving the DVD drive to different controllers and popped an IDE drive in to confirm that it isnt a DVD problem (and burnt a couple of images which work fine on other systems).
    I installed from the Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop AMD64 CD (aka Live). I have the F4k BIOS on my UD5. I've seen reports the F4 release BIOS is buggy, strangely enough...I'm sticking with F4k.

    Did you IDE drive work? I have built a lot of systems in 2008 and they are running together a bit in my mind. Most of the systems I built used Asus MBs and I remember having to use AHCI disk mode on those to get SATA DVD drives to work. I cannot remember what I set the Gigabyte UD5 to, but I vaguely remember trying AHCI first and maybe it didn't work so I switched to IDE? Not certain. I can't reboot now to check.

    Did your IDE drive work? What BIOS are you using?

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  • morphemass
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    On the EX58-UD5, was it the live or alternate CD you installed from?

    I've just got a UD5, i7 920 and am getting dropped into busybox with a casper log message of "unable to find a medium containing a live filesystem". I've tried moving the DVD drive to different controllers and popped an IDE drive in to confirm that it isnt a DVD problem (and burnt a couple of images which work fine on other systems).

    I was hoping for a nice, easy install from others reports

    Oh and happy new year all

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