AMD Bios, etc..

By: Adrian (a.delete@this.acm.org), August 15, 2019 9:16 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
Jan Olšan (olsan.delete.delete@this.this.mf.cz) on August 15, 2019 8:49 am wrote:
> > 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.



During the Bulldozer era, I have used only one AMD processor, but that one matched your experience.

It was also a Richland APU, an A10-6800K, on an Asus F2A85-M PRO motherboard.

It was used during many years as a 24/7 active server, running FreeBSD.

The stability was perfect and the server was usually rebooted less than once per year, only after kernel updates or after power outages. However, since the OS was FreeBSD, no drivers written by AMD for Windows were used, where bugs might have existed.


While it was slow compared to the Intel processors of 2013, it was used as a cheap upgrade of an old Pentium 4, so compared to its predecessor it was a huge improvement.




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