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Re: Debian hardware compatibility

On 20/04/17 10:33, Ben Caradoc-Davies wrote:
> why not just install stretch from RC3? stretch is close to release.

Sounds like a good idea! Thanks Ben.

Will stretch RC3 smoothly transition to stable (with an apt-get
dist-upgrade) when stretch is released?

> HD 630 iGPU is working fine for me with XFCE on an i7 7700 with one HDMI
> output on 4.9.18-1 amd64. I am on sid, but stretch has the same kernel.
> I purged xserver-xorg-video-intel because the modesetting driver is
> preferred for modern hardware.

Will that apply to me? I.e. I should purge xserver-xorg-video-intel?

> Asus UEFI BIOS (H110I-PLUS BIOS 3202) defaults to incorrect turbo boost
> multipliers but I was able to manually set the correct "Per CPU" values
> in the BIOS. For a 7700K, these should be 45/44/44/44 if you are not
> overclocking (base clock 100MHz):
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaby_Lake

OK, cool, thanks.

...and what if I am overclocking? I've never overclocked a system
before, but I heard I could safely overclock my new CPU to 5GHz, which
sounded pretty exciting..! :P

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