Monday, October 22, 2007

Core 2 Duo freezes randomly

A lot of complaints.

30 Comments:

Blogger Intel Fanboi said...

Um, when I click on the link you provided, the title of the page is "Vista Freezes Randomly"

Um, the link you provided was to a Dell technical assistance website.

Could the problem be Vista????

Could the problem be Dell????

No wait! Lets READ the link!! Here is what it says a few posts down:

Good news, it looks like the problem is solved !!!
Indeed, after reporting the problem to Dell Europe, I was called by a technician who told me that a solution had been found and how to fix the problem. He kindly assisted me on the phone during the whole process.
(This fix applies to a Dell Dimension 9200 with two hard disks in RAID 0 on SATA ports 0 & 1 and two CD drives on SATA ports 2 & 3)
What I had to do was move the CD drives from SATA ports 2 and 3 to ports 4 and 5. If you open your computer, you will see two orange cables coming from the CD drives to connectors on the motherboard. Two other free connectors are located underneath. You just have to disconnect both cables and connect them into the lower set of connectors.
After this is done, when you restart the computer, you have to go to the setup (F2 at startup) and change the status of the SATA ports 2, 3, 4 and 5:
Drives
SATA-2 set to OFF
SATA-3 set to OFF
SATA-4 set to ON
SATA-5 set to ON
You can then save and leave the setup. After you restart, the computer runs smoothly.
I did this about an hour ago and didn't experience any freeze yet. I guess the "30 second freeze syndrome" is history now.

10:31 PM, October 22, 2007  
Blogger yestertech said...

Please tell us where this mythical Ph.D. was issued....
So we can avoid such a place of obvious bias, lack of clear thought, and delusion.
Maybe we can even avoid anyone who ever associated with such a place.

This link is obviously a technical issue with a particular series of equipment and software environment, not a general CPU issue.

Please play again...

10:45 PM, October 22, 2007  
Blogger Giant said...

Apple sells over 2 million Macs, earning them over 900m in profit! Each one of those Macs were Intel based.

I hear that Hector Ruiz is going green with envy at how much cash Intel and Apple are raking in.

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/10/22results.html

GO WITH AMD AND RECORD LOSSES! FOLLOW APPLE AND GO WITH INTEL TO SEE MASSIVE 34% growth and massive profits!

12:34 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger GutterRat said...

Sharikou,

Did you know that current Barcelona BA steppings in production as well as the newer B2 follow-on stepping have a broken TSC (aka errata 280) and broken IDIV/DIV problems (aka errata 244) that could lead into data corruption/incorrect results?

Barcelona Errata Doc

Did you also know that there's even more severe errata being shared under NDA with OEMs?

I knew you knew.

Remember what I said: the more you post the more desperate you appear.

ROFLMAO

12:42 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger yauipop said...

There is someone encountering the same problem, but he had an Athlon X2! (See the post made on 03 Sep 2007 at 5:24 PM UTC)

4:46 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger pointer said...

yauipop said...
There is someone encountering the same problem, but he had an Athlon X2! (See the post made on 03 Sep 2007 at 5:24 PM UTC)


No, it can't be Athlon X2. It is impossible! It MUST be Core 2 Duo ... because ...
no one would buy Athlon since Core 2 Duo's introduction ... :) hahahaha

5:17 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger doorknob_dan said...

Wow. You pick one specific user's problem (out of how many billion computers?) with occasional hangs and label it as an Intel CPU problem?

Anyone with half a brain could have told you it's nto a CPU issue. Had your intrepid journalistic abilities driven you to look a little further and read the resolution you would have found that it of course wasn't a processor issue.

But no, instead you look like a fool. Again.

6:48 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger abinstein said...

It has nothing to do with the processor. It's apparently a Dell MB or Philips DVD firmware problem.

7:08 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger Evil_Merlin said...

Once again, Sharidouche is trying so hard to make AMD look good and Intel to look bad, he was too fucking stupid to check his facts.

Yet another reason why Sharidouche isn't a journalist, but rather a sensationalist fuck with about as much intelligence as puss.

What a fucking moron. He owned himself again.

7:10 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger abinstein said...

GutterRat said... "Did you know that current Barcelona BA steppings in production as well as the newer B2 follow-on stepping have a broken TSC (aka errata 280) and broken IDIV/DIV problems (aka errata 244) that could lead into data corruption/incorrect results?"

Those bugs are actually pretty easy to avoid. OTOH,

"these processors are buggy as hell... some of these bugs ...will *ASSUREDLY* be exploitable from userland code."

Gutterrat == FUD.

7:17 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger Rodney said...

Since Sharikou is so convinced that AMD is on the right track, perhaps he should put his money where his mouth is and buy some AMD stock. I own Intel stock so I'll let that speak for itself.

7:18 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger machupi1 said...

Since Sharikou is so convinced that AMD is on the right track, perhaps he should put his money where his mouth is and buy some AMD stock. I own Intel stock so I'll let that speak for itself.

He did. He bought on margin when it was in the $30's. He was bragging about it in the yahoo AMD message board.

7:32 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger Rodney said...

Please tell me you're joking about the $30+ on margin.

7:52 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger Rodney said...

LOL... this guy is all over the Internet!

http://www.bloggingstocks.com/2006/10/16/amd-for-and-against-after-intel-shipments-of-core-2-dual/

Gotta love those comments.

8:06 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger Vic said...

Did everyone else also notice that the link -- in addition to being for a Dell technical support page, explaining a Dell-specific problem, that affected certain Dell models, related only to the use of Vista -- also happened to be dated March 26?
I mean, c'mon! Sharikou's latest post depends on a thread from March? That's seven months ago! That's an eternity in the world of processor technology and manufacture.

8:15 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger Spaztic Pizza said...

Getting a little desperate there, aren't we liar?

8:27 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger oneexpert said...

intel defects are massive

OpenBSD: Intel Core 2 Bugs
June 30, 2007 - 4:37pm
Submitted by Jeremy on June 30, 2007 - 4:37pm.
OpenBSD news

Theo de Raadt described an active effort by OpenBSD developers to work around "serious bugs in Intel's Core 2 cpu".

Intel Core 2
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 11:08:16 -0600

Various developers are busy implimenting workarounds for serious bugs
in Intel's Core 2 cpu.

These processors are buggy as hell, and some of these bugs don't just
cause development/debugging problems, but will *ASSUREDLY* be
exploitable from userland code.

c2ds have had the same errata problems listed at intel for the original pentium 3 processors plus new ones added by glueing them together in duals and quads.

intel has been very successful in hiding the fact that all there present line up of cpus are antique relics not fit for todays computing loads and tasks.

intels entire line up are obsolete cpus and platforms and not compatible with there up coming nehalem AMD barcelona knock off.

Its just too bad so many people believed all of intels, fud, spinola, and marketing benchmarks and there entire vaporware line of products.
The old saying, buyer beware certainly applies when dealing with intel.

DON'T TAKE CHANCES....BUY AMD hi performance, energy saving, low cost, state of the art, reliable, cpus, platforms, and video solutions.

8:35 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger Spaztic Pizza said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAH....errata from June...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....

Why don't you post Barcelona errata you addle-brained dipshit?

You're really getting desperate...

9:38 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger Tonus said...

rodney:
LOL... this guy is all over the Internet!

Haha...

"2. My projection is AMD will soon cross 33% market share and head to 40%, leaving Intel at 55%. At that level,Intel will be looking at 4.8 billion revenue, and $2.2 billion quarterly loss."

10:03 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger Spaztic Pizza said...

Like I said, this clown can't project when he's going to take a piss, much less anything in the IT industry.

I predict that his local drugstore now runs out of Depends on a regular basis...

11:03 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger netrama said...

I think AMD should learn from Intels rulebooks -
AMD should buy out NVIDIA and make sure to enable NO_EXECUTE when ever it detects an Intel CPU ...that will be Intel's almost sudden and violent ....

11:40 AM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger Evil_Merlin said...

netrama is smoking dope.

AMD cannot even afford to keep ATI right now. Nvidia's overall market cap is THREE times higher than AMD's total market cap.

NVidia's ROE is sitting just under 30 right now. AMD's is almost NEGATIVE 50!.

AMD's stock has remained more or less a steady decline for the past two years. Nvidia's has been growing consistently since 2004 or so.


Even if AMD could AFFORD to buy Nvidia (which is can't even come close to doing so), the antitrust laws woudn't allow it.

12:03 PM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger Spaztic Pizza said...

Netrama said..."I think...."

No - you don't. You mindlessly follow and believe everything Sharipoop and Hector Ruinz (sic) and co. spew out...that's the problem with you lemmings...you don't think...probably gives you guys headaches...

12:10 PM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger GutterRat said...

abinstein,

Eat shit and die, you AMD fanboi tool :)

All others,

Look - I can be Sharikou!
Vista freezes solid on AMD dual core, single core ok

6:02 PM, October 23, 2007  
Blogger Giant said...

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3:06 AM, October 24, 2007  
Blogger pezal said...

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4:29 AM, October 24, 2007  
Blogger pezal said...

INTEL supremo Paul Otellini is now in worried because he might have to write a cheque, as high as $3.2 billion to be paid to EU.

He admit that apparently Intel is in 'trouble' by the fact that the European Union charged Intel in July with violating antitrust rules by selling chips below cost to strategic customers.

More here..
http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2007/10/24/eu-getting-anti-american

4:37 AM, October 24, 2007  
Blogger Evil_Merlin said...

Holy fuck Pezal can't even cut and paste properly. If you can't even fucking quote properly, you are no better than Sharidouche/Onebraincell

As usual the fanboi's have to try to make AMD look as good as possible and Intel as bad as possible, be damned with the facts.

INTEL supremo Paul Otellini is worried that the European Anti-Trust regulators are only walloping US outfits.

Speaking to Business Week, Otellini said that he found statements by EC Competition Commissioner Neeley Kroes about Europe's role in regulating " dominant" companies "very troubling".

He is apparently 'troubled' by the fact that the European Union charged Intel in July with violating antitrust rules by selling chips below cost to strategic customers.

But he noted that Kroes seemed to be only interested in outfits like Intel, Microsoft and Qualcomm who were all proud to fly the US flag outside their offices.

Otellini pondered where the EC was going with this argument in the long term. After the commissioner's definition of dominant company was a US definition of "success".

In the current case against Intel, the Commission's basic argument is that Intel sold under cost, he said.

Otellini said that argument is flawed and if Kroes relies on that, Intel will "fare fine".

Still, he sighed, the worst case scenario is that he might have to write a cheque, even if fines in the current case could be as high as $3.2 billion.

More here .ยต

8:50 AM, October 24, 2007  
Blogger Giant said...

selling chips below cost to strategic customers.

So while Intel is making 1.9 BILLION in profit, they are selling CPUs below cost. How the fuck does that work?!

9:15 AM, October 24, 2007  
Blogger 13ringinheat said...

Evil_Merlin said...

Holy fuck Pezal can't even cut and paste properly. If you can't even fucking quote properly, you are no better than Sharidouche/Onebraincell.

Well one does not attain a lofty title which our hero pezal has obtained by posting the dumbest post ever without having the cut and paste skills of a retard...do you expect anything less from him????

11:42 PM, October 24, 2007  

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