The RMA.

With such little known of the "Linux Performance Marginality Problem" causing segfaults while compiling, any crash or program failure I run into, I will always question if it's related to that problem or not.  So to eliminate that potential, eliminate that problem.

 

RMA Timeline:

October  27th (Friday) - Initated RMA though AMD's website.  Mentioned the segfault issue.

October 30th - AMD responded with instructions to send back the processor.  No questions asked.

November 1st - Dropped packaged to FedEx.

November 3rd - FedEx site reports package will be delivered by the end of day Thursday November 9th.

November 8th - FedEx package delivered at 10:30 am local time.

November 9th - Comfirmation email from AMD that they received the package and validated the contents.  Indicated to watch out for email notification when the replacement product is ready to ship.  (It appears that this notification serves as the shipping notification.)

November 13th - Processor arrives.

November 15th - Tested processor for 1 hour running segfault test.  Passed.

On to Windows 10 testing.

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