Pretty sure my PC just crapped out on me... not sure why, but it won't power on anymore. The power light comes on, but it doesn't spin up the drive. I swapped out the drive and it never even tries to hit the BIOS.
Usually if I powercycle it a couple of times, it will boot. This reminds me of when I was a kid and I yanked the keyboard out of the PS/2 slot and it fried my motherboard. I haven't taken it apart yet to inspect for damage, but I have a strong feeling that's what's going on.
All the power of my current rig has sort of been wasted anyway. I have reduced my RAM usage to less than 2G at the peak usage and my CPUs never spike above 30% on one of the 8 cores. (Technically sometimes I hit a bug where it maxes out 2 cores, but I won't have to worry about that since I won't be using KDE anymore for the main desktop)
@herag check RAM seating. Seems unlikely, and yet I've fixed more than one PCs where the RAM chips had just sorta shaken loose.
@klaatu looks like it was a bad processor. It has never worked like it should have. With 8 cores at 4.2 GHz, 16G of RAM, that system should have been blazing fast... instead, it would hang all the time. In the end, I cracked open my case and there are like black burn marks in the motherboard around the processor.
@klaatu it's really too bad. But I have been reading about the Intel i7 7700K processor. It is sort of a fiasco.
@herag yeah, pretty sure those shouldn't be there. I go AMD whenever possible, meself. Not that they can't make mistakes but i do tend to prefer them.
@klaatu haha, yeah I am searching around for an AMD miniPC. I realized recently that I don't really need this beast of a computer that drinks up electricity like a fish to water. If I can find a low power mini PC I will be happy. Heaviest program I've used is gimp, I think.
Heck... I wish I could figure out how to get Alpine Linux on the RockPro64. I've already got a couple of those, and they are more than powerful enough.
i was recently searching for an amd mini itx board and cpu for my file server and only found either underpowered cheap ones (~50€)or pricy ones where i'd have to buy a ryzen as cpu so i'd be at around ~300€. my desktop PC for games doesn't even have a ryzen! :D
@iron_bug in this case I think it might be a little late. The motherboard has burns on it. I am afraid I ignored the periodic issues for far too long.
@iron_bug I have long considered using Void. It might be better in the long run, but I also really enjoy how nothing is installed, basically, with Alpine. And from my Slackware experience, I am quite accustomed to compiling things now.
If I were to use Alpine on my RockPro64, though, that will require a lot more effort. Getting it to boot is quite a big deal from what it seems.
@iron_bug question, do you maintain the packaging for the libraries on your own? Or do you use Void's packages for that?
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