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Hardware tips from a kernel hacker

Dave Jones, a RedHet kernel guy, has put together a list of hardware tips. This could be useful for anyone who has to deal with potentially flakey hardware.

http://www.livejournal.com/users/kernelslacker/16552.html

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I’ve been saying this stuff for years and nobody listens to me.

Particularly overclocking. As amusing as it is, I’ve never understood why people have this need to soak a little bit extra out of their processor. When it was back in the 486 days and you could get an extra 8MHz out of your 33MHz chip, that was something. But these days getting an extra 100MHz out of a 2GHz part is really fairly negligible, and hardly worth the headaches of figuring out whether it is stable or not. To say nothing about the fact that most people don’t know how to test for long term stability.

My solution is much more simple: purchase a bigger processor.

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