Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 22:29 UTC
Gnome The future of GNOME - an interesting subject. GNOME 3 has been out and about for a while, and it hasn't exactly been a smashing success. One of the efforts to take GNOME to the next level is what the team refers to as GNOME OS - but in reality, it's a set of improvements to GNOME that are just as interesting to GNOME-the-desktop-environment.
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ggeldenhuys
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2006-11-13

I have a one month old high spec machine based on Ivy Bridge. I tried everything, and K/Ubuntu 12.01 simply kept freezing at random times. It was a system wide freeze, even the mouse cursor didn't move. I google'ed around, and I was not the only one experiencing this with 12.01.

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zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

Have you run burn in and RAM tests on your new machine?

It may just be me, but the last two desktop machines I built for myself had RAM problems. The last one was pretty sneaky because it was able to complete a full Windows installation without an error. It was some problem with triple-channel configuration because each stick tested perfectly fine by itself.

You might also have a heat problem. Perhaps the CPU, the video card or maybe some other motherboard chip.

Speaking of video cards, you can end up getting a bad one. It does happen sometimes that a card may have a defective processor, bad RAM or a badly installed heatsink. Or if it's a gaming card, it may be overclocked beyond what it can really handle.

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