sid (unstable): 4.19.37-3
buster (testing): 4.19.37-3
stretch (stable): 4.9.168-1+deb9u2
jessie (oldstable): 3.16.64-2

Debian GNU/Linux device driver check & report

DELL: Inspiron C521

PCI IDWorks?VendorDeviceDriverKernel
10de02f0nVidia CorporationC51 Host Bridge
10de02fanVidia CorporationC51 Memory Controller 0
10de02fenVidia CorporationC51 Memory Controller 1
10de02f8nVidia CorporationC51 Memory Controller 5
10de02f9nVidia CorporationC51 Memory Controller 4
10de02ffnVidia CorporationC51 Host Bridge
10de027fnVidia CorporationC51 Memory Controller 3
10de027enVidia CorporationC51 Memory Controller 2
10de02fcnVidia CorporationC51 PCI Express Bridge
10de02fdnVidia CorporationC51 PCI Express Bridge
10de02fbnVidia CorporationC51 PCI Express Bridge
10de0241YesnVidia CorporationC51 [GeForce 6150 LE]nv
10de0270nVidia CorporationMCP51 Host Bridge
10de0260nVidia CorporationMCP51 LPC Bridge
10de0264YesnVidia CorporationMCP51 SMBusi2c-nforce2v2.6.25-
10de0272nVidia CorporationMCP51 Memory Controller 0
10de026dnVidia CorporationMCP51 USB Controller
10de026enVidia CorporationMCP51 USB Controller
10de0266YesnVidia CorporationMCP51 Serial ATA Controllersata_nvv2.6.25-
10de0267YesnVidia CorporationMCP51 Serial ATA Controllersata_nvv2.6.25-
10de026fnVidia CorporationMCP51 PCI Bridge
10221100Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
10221101Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
10221102Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
10221103YesAdvanced Micro Devices [AMD]K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Controlk8tempv2.6.25-
14e4170cYesBroadcom CorporationBCM4401-B0 100Base-TXb44v2.6.25-

Red-Hat based distros have much problems, they require kernel options "noapic acpi=off noirqdebug all-generic-ide nolapic" to prevent crash. Even (always with Red-Hat based distros), network card driver (b44) is really unstable in some high transfer load situations, causing a lot of call traces and sometimes kernel panic.
With Debian based distros, no need of kernel options, but not tested the stability of net with high transfer loads. (2010-04-02 00:52:03)