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

Rick B zajelo3 at cfl.rr.com
Wed Jul 21 22:52:51 EDT 2004

Matthew Barber wrote:

>->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.
    I do the same on my box, although on Fedora it is "acpi=off". I 
didn't notice that it affected stability, I just did it to adjust my 
IRQ's through the bios better.
                Rick B

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