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Thinking about installing LL on my main pc but need some advice.

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I would like to install LL on my main home pc but would like to know if anybody else here has a similar setup.
I looked in your hardware database but did not see the hardware there.

How is the compatibility for this?

CPU - 2700x
Video - Vega 64
Motherboard - AMD x470 chipset
SSD - 2x M.2 SSD PCIe Drives

I mainly use this for video editing and light gaming.
 


Re: Thinking about installing LL on my main pc but need some advice.
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 07:42:00 PM »
 

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I would like to install LL on my main home pc but would like to know if anybody else here has a similar setup.
I looked in your hardware database but did not see the hardware there.

How is the compatibility for this?

CPU - 2700x
Video - Vega 64
Motherboard - AMD x470 chipset
SSD - 2x M.2 SSD PCIe Drives


I mainly use this for video editing and light gaming.

The 2700x stands for AMD Ryzen 7 2700X?  By Vega 64 you mean AMD raden rx vega 64 gpu? If so, then I think you're good to go. One thing you didn't mention was RAM, I guess is at least 4gb. My advice, give it a try and you won't regret it.

Hope this helps! :)
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Re: Thinking about installing LL on my main pc but need some advice.
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 08:05:11 PM »
 

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Correct.

Sorry, its 32GB DDR4 ram.
 

Re: Thinking about installing LL on my main pc but need some advice.
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Correct.

Sorry, its 32GB DDR4 ram.

Well, with those specs you nedd not to worry since I'm sure LL would be lightning fast in that machine of yours. :)
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Re: Thinking about installing LL on my main pc but need some advice.
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 04:54:28 PM »
 

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There should be no problems with the hardware. Please note UEFI or BIOS. For me, LL 4.2 even runs on eight-year-old hardware.  ;)  Just try it in live mode. Since you already know if everything is going.
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Re: Thinking about installing LL on my main pc but need some advice.
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I too had a similar dilemma about this, but as @Linuxkumpel said, try it in live mode. In other words, boot from the live DVD or live USB, but do not press Install yet. Just explore what it's like. At that point, the operating system is running from the DVD (or USB), and not from your hard drive, so you can find out how it would be without making permanent changes. Afterward, when you remove the live DVD or USB, your system will go back to how it was before. To be safe, I always back up my data first, but I've never had a problem.

This lets you try out Linux Lite without actually installing anything. In this mode, you'll want to test whether you can access the internet, do any tasks you might normally do like printing a page, etc etc. If something is not so compatible, you'll notice that at this point. For example, when I tried another Linux distro in live media, I couldn't print, so I figured it wasn't worth the hassle of figuring it out and I moved onto trying a different distro. Trying in live media allows you to test out whether your hardware is compatible, without committing to actually installing it.

Note that the Linux will run a lot slower from live media than it would if it was installed on your computer, so don't attach any importance to the fact that it will appear to run very slowly when you try it out in live media (boot-up in particular will be really slow). It doesn't mean anything has gone wrong, just be patient.
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