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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
read
i'll continue reading for things to check
regards
enzo

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
>