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August 2nd, 2009, 05:31 AM
Just wondering if there are any issues with this hardware config using Ubuntu 9.04... well the latest version of Ubuntu for AMD 64 bit I guess.

Rosewill 18" Serial ATA II cable Model RC-18"-SA-90-BK, Black - Retail
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Recertified: XFX PV-T98G-YDL GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL6D-4GBNQ - Retail
AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX920XCGIBOX - Retail
MSI K9A2 CF-F V2 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

August 4th, 2009, 10:43 PM
hi most of it look OK but not sure about XFX PV-T98G-YDL GeForce 9800 GT AMD Phenom II X4 will be fine MSI Motherboard should be ok but not sure if you will get all the sensors configure for that board ie fan cpu temp
ubuntu 9.4 64bit & xubuntu 9.4 64 bit i am running xubuntu 9.4 64bit on my AMD Phenom II X4 3.ghz system and it is fast as hell

August 5th, 2009, 12:12 AM
Sorry for being a bit unrelated, but looks like a gaming rig to me...with Ubuntu?

August 5th, 2009, 06:41 PM
It is a gaming system but all I play is World of Warcraft which runs fine with WINE. I would like to find a golfing game that is Linux or works good in WINE though but its not important.
So I definitely want the AMD 64bit version?
Also I have changed the motherboard to an ASUS M4A78 Plus.

August 6th, 2009, 02:40 AM
hi most of the Asus motherboards i find that when configuring the sensors they all configure ok i have been running the 64bit version of ubuntu for a couple of years with out many problems i like xubuntu more it lighter and faster and wine installs in xubuntu & ubuntu it with out any problems i have a gigabyte GA-MA79OFXT-UD5P and it works fine in ubuntu 64bit & xubuntu 64bit

August 17th, 2009, 01:03 PM
I'm probably late, but you might want to avoid the WD10EADS drive. The first one died on me (click of death) in a matter of days. The replacement is still spinning, but I'm noticing some strange stuttering while writing to it. I use it as storage for a debian file/media server. And if you google around for 'load cycle count green power' you'll find dozens of sites and forums discussing this HDD's problems with linux.
Avoiding WD drives from now on... getting a Samsung when this one croaks - extremely quiet and fast drives.

August 17th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Hi i too agree with him Avoiding WD drives i have quite a few of WD drives die on me