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I've just built a new computer using an AMD A6-3650 APU with AMD Radeon 6530 HD Graphics 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Processor and a GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL.

12.04 wouldn't install, and 10.04 hangs up after I select English as my language, whereupon a second language selection screen appears and freezes. Then I can't shut down except by turning off the power supply. Memory check passes (although then goes into endless loop).

I'm not comfortable fiddling around with a lot of code, just want a version that will run.

Thanks John

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Hardware support usually improves from version to version, so your chances with the latest version are better than with an older one, especially with new shiny hardware. I would start by investigating the "wouldn't install" issue with 12.04. Or maybe trying the current snapshot of 12.10 just to see if the problem has been fixed there. –  Sergey Aug 13 '12 at 4:01
    
Thanks, I'll give it a try –  user82829 Aug 13 '12 at 20:48

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As best I can figure out, no version of Ubuntu will work with the AMD A4-3400. However, Fedora 17 ode works very well. Wish Ubuntu could address issues. Best to all, J

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