[linux-audio-user] CPU clock - beware - Solved for now?

Matthew Barber brbrofsvl at aol.com
Wed Jul 21 21:30:22 EDT 2004

->I run almost the same setup, except I have a Asus A7N8X mobo with 
the Athlon 2500 overclocked to 2100Mhz @ 200Mhz fsb  on Fedora with the 
CCRMA 2.4.26-1.ll kernel.  The problem I always run into is that my 
setup will not run the low latency (ll) "athlon" kernel without locking 
up like you described. I have found that if I manually install the i686 
kernel and ALSA from the  CCRMA rpms, it will boot just fine and is very
stable. In other words don't use apt-get to install the kernel and ALSA 
because it will always pick the Athlon versions. I haven't found any 
problems using apt-get after the kernel,alsa rpm installation, although 
when a new kernel comes out you do have to install it manually.<-

Thanks to everyone who responded.  My friend Kevin Ernste pointed me to
one of many forum threads which talk about using "noapic nolapic" (hey,
that's a good rhyme!) as kernel arguments for the nforce2 chipset.  Like
this one:


I did that early this morning (actually, I just passed nolapic so far),
and have not had a single problem at the normal clock speed, throwing
everything I could at it.  I had qjackctl open running alsaplayer into a
simple jack-rack amplifier into freqtweak into a rezound record, while
burning a CD, encoding an mp3, and playing with Celestia.  Aside from
Celestia and the mp3 encoder being fairly slow and the cpu temp reaching
41C during that episode, everything seems pretty solid.



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