The squeak was caused by my motherboard being screwed in too tightly (yes, I know that sounds wierd). The instability that I was experiancing was do to my RAM voltage being too low. The default on the mobo is 1.8v the ram I bought runs at 2.2v. Setting it to overvolt .4v fixed her up nicely. It is now quite stable.
I bought an ocz gamexstream 600w power supply thinking that was one of the issues. I was wrong, and now need to resell the nexus one I have. I’m sticking with the ocz just because I don’t want to have to cable the thing again.
My kernel now compiles in 2:20
Power usage: 140w idle 190w loaded.
lyz@core2 ~ $ glxgears
53506 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10701.173 FPS
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
core2 ~ # hdparm -Tt /dev/md4
Timing cached reads: 5344 MB in 2.00 seconds = 2672.22 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 384 MB in 3.01 seconds = 127.66 MB/sec
I was getting 148MB/sec — I need to look into this
Quake 3’s timedemo four runs at 567.8 FPS. 🙂