Problems with Arch/Overclocking/thinking of switching distros
I've been using Linux for the past 4 or so years, and I've done a lot of distro switching in that time. A few months back I stumbled on Arch and loved it. Lately, though, I've been having more than my share of problems with things just breaking, either from updates or some mysterious cause. I've been able to resolve them all until now. In this most recent WTF moment, I just upgraded my cpu to a 2700k and went to overclock it. At first, the overclock seemed good. The system booted, I reran sensors-detect, and opened gkrellm only to find no cpu frequencies listed. After about two hours of trying to get that to work, I settled on another front end that displayed the cpu at stock speeds... stock speeds. It was set at 4.8ghz. I even ran Mprime to double check it wasn't a scaling thing. From there I decided to check the BIOS for the cause. I disabled some power saving things and tried to boot again. This time Arch throws up infinite error messages on the boot and never actually gets anywhere. When I reset to stock speeds it worked fine. WTF! I'm no expert, but I've never had anything like this happen before. Combine that with kernal updates breaking the GUI once a month and other periodic nonsense, and I'm seriously thinking of switching distros again, Fedora, maybe Gentoo. My question is then, am I the only one experiencing this with Arch? Am I missing something on this OC? Should I just cut my losses and switch?