This post may sound ridicolous, but I need to ask given my situation.
I need to trash my current hardware due to an annoying issue that it’s a bit difficult to troubleshoot…
The system hangs after a while (6/24/48-72h…) and I have no time for this, gotta be productive asap.
The kernel seems to have dumped something the last time, but I couldn’t get the location, again, time loss in checking how it is configured by default.
The default application for crash monitoring doesn’t show any of these crashes.
So, here’s the list of options:
Use Fedora in Parallels on MacOS (pay the license dude), I have 32GB of RAM, they should be enough until I don’t decide to buy a proper workstation for more demanding projects in programming, RAM is the only limiter here… Though RAM compression has an interesting rate on my MacBook Pro M2 and the swap is always used by useless cashed memory portion, so no much writing on the M2.
Buy a workstation, which I think I’ll buy it anyway later.
I was thinking to the Dell Precision T5820 with the following hardware specs:
- Xeon w-2145 8c/16t (6y old)
- 128GB RAM ECC
- 2TB M2 or 4TB if big bucks will come for Christmas
- Video card? Any that doesn’t soffer driver issues? 20-30 pounds budget on that…
The total expense would be 700 pounds + the M2 and a time machine disk (linux version ), so around 1000 pounds max.
The main hardware is already 6y old, I’m not sure if this the right choice but it’s definitely the cheapest solution out there as used hardware.
Do you know any better choice?