[CentOS] Latest AMD CPUs and AM4 Motherboards

Mon May 8 19:33:22 UTC 2017
ken <gebser at mousecar.com>

On 05/08/2017 02:36 PM, peter.winterflood wrote:
> On 8 May 2017 5:23:37 a.m. "Eugene Poole" <etpoole60 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Has anyone used the new AMD CPUs and AM4 motherboards with CentOS 6 / 7?
>> Any reservations or warnings?
>> -- 
>> Eugene Poole
>> Woodstock, Georgia 

Not with current linux.  But I had a system built with an AMD cpu some 
years ago.  Turned out it had a major flaw in it, one which caused 
multiple crashes on a daily basis.  AMD notified Windows and its 
microcode patched the problem.  But no public notice or acknowledgement 
was given and no patch was issued for linux users.  Nor would AMD honor 
its warrantee... one which did not specify any required OS.

My disdain for AMD is not so much with the technology.  Mistakes happen 
and companies learn from that and do better next time around.  But not 
honoring their own warrantee was a business/legal decision, one which 
reflects a lack of integrity to the corporation's highest offices.  That 
very rarely changes.