AMD Bios, etc..

By: Jan Olšan (olsan.delete.delete@this.this.mf.cz), August 15, 2019 8:49 am
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Anon (no.delete@this.email.com) on August 14, 2019 11:39 pm wrote:
>
> AMD has had a long history of good ideas with terrible software support, it seems.
>
> Prior to Ryzen, my last use of them was Kaveri APUs (yes, I often need a semi-competent GPU..) and
> these were not bad at all, except for a TERRIBLE chipset Raid, and long term driver memory leaks
> that meant machines seemed to need a weekly (at best) reboot, and a 6 monthly drive format.
>
> Further back, there were almost always issues of one type
> or another - and almost always to do with chipset..
>
>

Dunno what are you doing, but after nforce4/Athlon64, I had Llano APU, Richland APU and now recently Raven Ridge, and they were all stable. I never used chipset RAID, that is true (and it has a bad reputation universally, so perhaps that's what was happening), but your need to format every 6 months sounds quite suspicious.

I ran the same W8 install upgraded to W10 on Llano from 2012 till 2015, then W8 updated to 10 from 2015 till now on Richland, upgrading it to Ryzen APU without actually reinstalling Windows this spring. And note that I always just hibernate the computer, so reboots happen only about monthly (patch tuesdays). They were work computers, so that means everyday 8h+ usage.
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