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Re: Debian Stretch freezes often

hello Esteban
thanks for responding
the motherboard cannot be overclocked and ram is approved for use with
the motherboard (speed wise); 
as for the heat sink, (temperature) computer freezes right after
startup first thing in the morning (sometimes) but it also freezes
after being on all day; i never checked the temperature since the fans
are not running too fast (they are quiet and the power supply)
i looked in the /var/log/ but most the files are while large
not sure what to look at, also grub outputs some messages, but cannot
i'll continue reading for things to check

On Tue, 2019-04-23 at 17:02 +0200, Esteban L wrote:
> Hello Enzo and all,
> I have had this issue in the past as well, with similar hardware
> (e.g.
> Ryzen 5).
> In my case, I had two causes.
> 1. I was too greedy, and tried to use RAM too fast, and RAM that was
> not specified to work for the board (but it was so much cheaper). It
> appeared to work, outside of the intermittent crashes. I scrambled a
> bit, before realizing it affected all systems (had a windows
> installation as well, that was also BSOD on me). 
> The solution, adjust the timing of the RAM. This was tricky for me,
> since I am not expert in RAM modifications, but basically had to
> ensure
> to use proper voltage, speed (quite slow, like 2400 MHz, but doesn't
> really matter for my applications).
> 2. Had other random stoppages because of my cpu/heatsink not sitting
> properly. I remove it, cleaned the thermal paste, re-applied it, and
> reseated the headsink/fan on my cpu. I am not a fan of the design of
> the stock heatsink/fan that comes with the Ryzen, where you screw in
> the four bolts with the springs. 
> After all that, system was stable, and runs without issue, going to
> sleep and waking, no problems.
> These types of problems are almost 100% always hardware related, e.g.
> not software/debian related, so focus on a hardware solution.
> Good Luck! 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Enzo Guerra <enzo_guerra@xxxxxxx>
> To: debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Debian Stretch freezes often
> Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:17:28 -0400
> hello
> having problem with Debian Stretch 
> (installed around Mar 15, 2019, by netinstall)
> it is freezing quite often
> seems random while using different programs
> my system:
> Ryzen 5, 16gb, ASUS 320 motherboard, mp500 m.2 120gb ssd, debian on
> complete disk (1 partition, also a swap partition), used uefi and lvm
> have an amd rx560 gpu, installed non-free amdgpu driver
> typically installed software (libs) with aptitude
> aptitude reports no broken packages
> did install GOG game BG2EE with instructions 
> from https://wiki.dotslashplay.it/en/games/baldurs-gate-2
> game plays okay, but freezes also
> other programs i run:
> gedit, make, g++-6, vim, evolution and iceweasel
> not sure what information i can provide to help solve this problem
> please let me know
> regards
> enzo