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About Altecice

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    The Network & Server Guy.


  • CPU
    Intel I7-6850K @ 4.4Ghz (1.35v)
  • Motherboard
    MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengence LPX 32GB DDR4 @ 3200Mhz
  • GPU
    x2 MSI GTX 980TI (+110 Core, 450Mem)
  • Case
    In Win S-Frame (Number 263/500)
  • Storage
    Samsung 950 Pro M.2 (512GB), Samsung 950 Evo (1TB)
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova G2 1000W 80+ Gold
  • Display(s)
    Acer Predator X34A (100Hz)
  • Cooling
    XSPC D5 Photon Res, D5 Vario Pump, 360 EKWB RAD, x3 SP120's, 1/2 OD Piping, Compression Fittings
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 (Red switches)
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    Razer Deathadder Chroma
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. No point I moved from a 4790k @ 4.8Ghz to a 6850k (more PCI lanes than 6800). Sitting at a stable 4.4Ghz and its as quick per core as a 6700k, just more of them... I notice no difference. DDR4 is just another benchmark pleaser its not any quicker for real world uses.
  2. Ok well this thread has gotten out of hand.... If you have changed the order of the cables then yes this will be the cause of your broken array. (Mobo expect Drive 1 to be in SATA port X) etc. You can attempt to fix it by trying to get the correct order again. What does Intel RST say about your RAID? To check if your RAID0 is trimming within windows use this command from a CMD: fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify You are wanting the result to = 0, if you get 1 then you DONT have trim enabled.
  3. look in your motherboard manual. It will tell you what 5 beeps mean.
  4. As people are saying, you would only have 1TB usable per hard drive for a total of 2TB. Not sure what the person above is talking about when he says not to use your on board raid controller (bios raid). Thats exactly what you want to do. To RAID-0 you really need two of the same SSD/HDD's to get maximum performance gains but half reliability (twice the chance of breaking).
  5. Reinstalling is the simplest option.
  6. The update is a gradual release update. Meaning they slowly push the update out in batches to stop some unforeseen bug from wiping out the whole Windows user base. You can download it manually here if you want it now :https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10
  7. Driver incompatibility.
  8. You want the OOBE (Out Of Box Experience). This is what big OEM's like DELL,HP will do for home use computers. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/hardware/commercialize/manufacture/desktop/boot-windows-to-audit-mode-or-oobe
  9. 99% of the time this will work perfectly fine... But you do get the odd time it fails and wont boot with the new motherboard and in that case the only option you have is to start fresh (reinstall Windows).
  10. Unplug your computer from the wall. Find the battery on your motherboard and remove it (size of a coin). Wait 30 seconds. Put battery back in. This will reset your CMOS (BIOS settings) to default and turn that feature off, enabling you to boot. Note: If you have a clear CMOS button on your motherboard you can push that as well, it will do the same thing.
  11. The BIOS is your only option. You cannot tweak HT on the fly, Windows will not know how to cope with loosing half its threads.
  12. You should give a shot at L1 Virtualisation, L2 is fine (like Vmware Fusion/VirtualBox) but can be slower and not as much fun ... Unless your CPU/Mobo has no VT-X support?
  13. Well thats the main part, BECAUSE IT IS FUN! . Just be sure to spec enough RAM if you do decide to go down the VM route. Also make sure (again if you decide to use ESXi) that all the parts you are using are compatible (stick to INTEL NIC's). Avoid prebuilds like Dell C510/610's they are LOUD and expensive to run. Get your feet wet first then move onto greater a bigger things! If you do get majorly stuck just send me a PM, I will get back to you at some point. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Linksys-Business-Desktop-Gigabit-Unmanaged/dp/B00HZMVTBK/ref=pd_day0_147_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=FGX69HAJ3RHWPNSKA4HQ
  14. It sounds is if you are wanting to do many things with this server. You will want to start looking into Virtualisation, I would suggest ESXi for your Host OS... bit of a learning curve but isint that the point? From there you can look into a simple Windows (or Linux) OS for your file shares for the NAS element and have a VPN VM set up for accessing it from the Internet. Expect to spend days/weeks on getting things working but thats how you learn. Get yourself a cheap switch (managed) little Netgear 4 port will be fine and connect your server and your PC to it and then the cable from the wall, will work fine.
  15. I am suspecting that its the GPU and not your PSU.