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Razor Blade

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    Razor Blade got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Microsoft: Me: Nah I'm good P.S. it is enabled by default...   
    Microsoft:

     
    Me: Nah I'm good
     
     
     
    P.S. it is enabled by default...
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    Razor Blade reacted to TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Looks like fun I wish this was still a thing...   
    Looks like fun  I wish this was still a thing...
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    Razor Blade got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Have spare drives, messing around. It's a race to see which VM will get all the updat   
    Have spare drives, messing around. It's a race to see which VM will get all the updates installed first...
     
    WD green 120GB SSD on a mobo SATA port VS 4X  2TB WD green spindle drives in a stripe of mirrors config on a Dell Perc 6/i.
     
    Seems the winner is clear... though to be fair the RAID array does have 4TB and redundancy where the SSD only has 120GB. I'm actually pretty surprised... I didn't expect the low end SSD I ended up getting in an old ebay laptop to do so well.
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    Razor Blade got a reaction from Psittac for a status update, I understand the need for companies to collect relevant data to market products to co   
    I understand the need for companies to collect relevant data to market products to consumers. But it seems like you can't even take a dump without companies wanting to know about it.
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    Razor Blade reacted to TopHatProductions115 for a status update,   
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    Razor Blade reacted to TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Just installed the Elgato HD60 Pro, and it works as expected. Windows auto-installed   
    Just installed the Elgato HD60 Pro, and it works as expected. Windows auto-installed the driver(s) required, and the Game Capture HD software detected the HD60 Pro. Now, I'm only waiting for the GTX 1060 6GB and my HDMI-to-DVI adapter  ...
  7. Like
    Razor Blade reacted to TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Currently installing 3DMark, to test it on the T7500. if it doesn't work, that will m   
    Currently installing 3DMark, to test it on the T7500. if it doesn't work, that will mean that I can't play it at all, seeing that the ProBook didn't take to it nicely, either. Always stuck on the splash/logo, never successfully launched. Paid 30 USD for the thing. If it doesn't work after this, I'm getting a refund.
     
    The bad part is, I always wanted to play it. But, can't play it if it won't even open properly...
     
    #NeverGotToPlay 
    #JustLikeSpiralKnights
     
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    Razor Blade got a reaction from Psittac for a status update, I don't normally post crap like this...but seems like a heck of a deal for people loo   
    I don't normally post crap like this...but seems like a heck of a deal for people looking for a 1U server that can take 3.5" drives... I already have a Dell R410 but found this while browsing eBay. This is not my listing BTW.
     
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-PowerEdge-R410-8GB-mem-2x-600GB-SAS-1x-Intel-Xeon-E5520-2-26GHz-server/223057992426?hash=item33ef4adaea%3Ag%3AxH8AAOSwcF1bHzPD&_sacat=0&_nkw=Dell+PowerEdge+R410+8GB+mem%2F2x+600GB+SAS%2F1x+Intel+Xeon+E5520+2.26GHz+server&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313
     
    If you want to add another CPU you need another heatsink, I've seen those on Ebay for around $10...
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    Razor Blade got a reaction from Psittac for a status update, So I finally got my card in from the Chinese eBay boat. Excitedly I popped it in my t   
    So I finally got my card in from the Chinese eBay boat. Excitedly I popped it in my test server to try it out before taking down my main machine. So far it has just been plug and play... add a card, it shows up in ESXI. Well....not this time. After installing the card and booting ESXI it would show up in available devices but would not show up in physical NICs. I could even pass the damn thing through to a VM and even PFsense picked it up and would use it no problem...so I knew we had a driver issue... Well after bashing my head against the wall trying to find out how to get the stupid Intel 10Gb card to show up in ESXI I finally found a driver that will work. Anyone that is having a hell of a time getting an Intel X540 or (especially) the X550 10Gb card working properly in ESXI 6.5, I'm going to save you some time...
     
    Driver found here...
    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=DT-ESXI60-INTEL-IXGBE-451&productId=491
     
    File manager I used found here...
    https://winscp.net/eng/download.php
     
    SSH client I used found here...
    https://www.putty.org/
     
     
    Here is how to install it...
     
    Extract the .zip file of the driver. You'll either install the .vib driver or update it using the zip offline bundle. (use the offline bundle if you're using an OEM version of ESXI)               Open ESXI web interface or go to your server and enable SSH (on server it is found in troubleshooting)
    Open WinSCP and log into your server by tying your server's address in host name (red), login user (root) and password (blue), then click login (black)
    Once inside WinSCP, copy the .vib file or the update offline bundle zip file in the tmp directory by just dragging from your downloads folder and dropping it into WinSCP. Now open Putty and type your server IP address in host name  
    Inside Putty type the user (root), enter, then your password Verify the file is in the tmp directory by typing... ls /tmp Then install the driver by typing... esxcli software vib install -v /tmp/net-ixgbe_4.5.1-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585.vib Or install the update by typing... esxcli software vib update -d /tmp/ixgbe-4.5.1-2494585-offline_bundle-5197765.zip That's it, you're done! Now you just need to reboot the host and setup your card. A bit of a disclaimer, I did NOT use the offline bundle so I can't vouch for if it works or not.
     
  10. Like
    Razor Blade got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, I don't normally post crap like this...but seems like a heck of a deal for people loo   
    I don't normally post crap like this...but seems like a heck of a deal for people looking for a 1U server that can take 3.5" drives... I already have a Dell R410 but found this while browsing eBay. This is not my listing BTW.
     
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-PowerEdge-R410-8GB-mem-2x-600GB-SAS-1x-Intel-Xeon-E5520-2-26GHz-server/223057992426?hash=item33ef4adaea%3Ag%3AxH8AAOSwcF1bHzPD&_sacat=0&_nkw=Dell+PowerEdge+R410+8GB+mem%2F2x+600GB+SAS%2F1x+Intel+Xeon+E5520+2.26GHz+server&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313
     
    If you want to add another CPU you need another heatsink, I've seen those on Ebay for around $10...
  11. Funny
    Razor Blade reacted to TopHatProductions115 for a status update, lol - wut?!   
    lol - wut?!  
     
  12. Like
    Razor Blade got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, So I finally got my card in from the Chinese eBay boat. Excitedly I popped it in my t   
    So I finally got my card in from the Chinese eBay boat. Excitedly I popped it in my test server to try it out before taking down my main machine. So far it has just been plug and play... add a card, it shows up in ESXI. Well....not this time. After installing the card and booting ESXI it would show up in available devices but would not show up in physical NICs. I could even pass the damn thing through to a VM and even PFsense picked it up and would use it no problem...so I knew we had a driver issue... Well after bashing my head against the wall trying to find out how to get the stupid Intel 10Gb card to show up in ESXI I finally found a driver that will work. Anyone that is having a hell of a time getting an Intel X540 or (especially) the X550 10Gb card working properly in ESXI 6.5, I'm going to save you some time...
     
    Driver found here...
    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=DT-ESXI60-INTEL-IXGBE-451&productId=491
     
    File manager I used found here...
    https://winscp.net/eng/download.php
     
    SSH client I used found here...
    https://www.putty.org/
     
     
    Here is how to install it...
     
    Extract the .zip file of the driver. You'll either install the .vib driver or update it using the zip offline bundle. (use the offline bundle if you're using an OEM version of ESXI)               Open ESXI web interface or go to your server and enable SSH (on server it is found in troubleshooting)
    Open WinSCP and log into your server by tying your server's address in host name (red), login user (root) and password (blue), then click login (black)
    Once inside WinSCP, copy the .vib file or the update offline bundle zip file in the tmp directory by just dragging from your downloads folder and dropping it into WinSCP. Now open Putty and type your server IP address in host name  
    Inside Putty type the user (root), enter, then your password Verify the file is in the tmp directory by typing... ls /tmp Then install the driver by typing... esxcli software vib install -v /tmp/net-ixgbe_4.5.1-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585.vib Or install the update by typing... esxcli software vib update -d /tmp/ixgbe-4.5.1-2494585-offline_bundle-5197765.zip That's it, you're done! Now you just need to reboot the host and setup your card. A bit of a disclaimer, I did NOT use the offline bundle so I can't vouch for if it works or not.
     
  13. Funny
    Razor Blade reacted to TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Welp, I resigned from Amazon at around 1200 EST today. This happened right afterward:   
    Welp, I resigned from Amazon at around 1200 EST today. This happened right afterward:
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/16/17577654/amazon-prime-day-website-down-deals-service-disruption
     
    Think I went too far?  
  14. Like
    Razor Blade reacted to TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Just did some simple testing with my new drives (to make sure everything works), and   
    Just did some simple testing with my new drives (to make sure everything works), and found that I may have a faulty SATA cable. Guess I'll be looking for one, along with the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB  That won't stop me from completing the objective, though. I may move the purchase up to either this upcoming Friday or the next if things go right - Prime week means more overtime. A larger paycheck will most likely result...
     

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    Razor Blade got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Have an iDRAC6 enterprise daughter card? Wish you could make IE11 work with it? Well   
    Have an iDRAC6 enterprise daughter card?  Wish you could make IE11 work with it? Well after finishing off only two 16 fl/oz coffees, I found out how to make mine work...
     
    Problem: Even though Google Chrome and Firefox will allow you to login to your iDRAC6, it is likely that you won't be able to launch a console...which is one of the best features of having the freaking iDRAC in the first place... So opening IE11 either won't let you log in or you log into a cesspool of undefined links and 404 sadness... IE does have a little feature that will make it work... but if you have any other version of Windows besides enterprise, you're SOL right? Welp.. lets fix that shall we?
     
    Prerequisite: I'm assuming you can already log into your iDRAC. If you can not (example if you get login failed even though credentials are correct. Or during bootup of your server log into your iDRAC and set your password), check to make sure "Video Encryption Enabled" is checked. You may have to use Google Chrome or Firefox to do this.
     
    Step 1: Enable enterprise mode feature.
        On Windows 10 Pro this is not supposed to even be an option so you will have to add to the registry in order to unlock this feature...    
     
    (EDIT #2 11/24/18) Actually typing out instructions for this...
     
    you want to go to this location in the registry...
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft After pasting the address in and pressing enter, right click on they key called "Microsoft" and select "New" then "Key". Name the new key "Internet Explorer" Next right click on the key you just created (Internet Explorer) and select "New" then "Key" and name this one "Main" Next right click on the key you just created (Main) and select "New" then "Key" and name this one "EnterpriseMode" (no space) Next right click on the key you just created (EnterpriseMode) and select "New" then "String Value". Name the string "Enable" \/\/ This spoiler depicts what it should look like... \/\/
    Now close the registry and open Internet Explorer (NOT EDGE) and you should now see the option under the tool menu for "Enterprise Mode" If you don't, you may have to restart your PC.
     
    Step 2: Enable enterprise mode for the iDRAC6 web portal.
        Open IE11 and open the web portal using the iDRAC IP. On the menu bar click the "Tools" drop down and select "Enterprise Mode"
     
     
    Step 3: Login to your iDRAC.
    Step 4: Adjust the virtual console settings appropriately. These are settings that I have found work for me...
     
     
    Step 5: Go into the IE11 settings and add your iDRAC web portal to trusted sites.
    Step 6: Launch the virtual console. Wait a minute until the popup asks you to install the plugin. Click install. NOTE: It will take a bit for it to actually install as the iDRAC6 works a bit slow for this so be patient... Once installed the virtual console should work.
     
    EDIT #1: Apparently firmware version 1.8 still won't work... The system I tested this on had version 2.85. So for the sake of convenience... Here is a link to Dell's latest firmware 2.91
    https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=MXKG2
     
    Download the file named "iDRAC6_2.91_A00_FW_IMG.exe" and extract the file "firmimg.d6" which is what you use to update your iDRAC...which you'll have to do with Chrome or Firefox. Go to iDRAC settings then update. Upload the file (which takes a long time) then verify it shows your current firmware then the new firmware, click the next button to update. If you have issues you can always use the rollback feature to uninstall the firmware.
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    Razor Blade reacted to TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Welp, time for a Cinebench R15 screenshot Having fun yet, @Densetsu ? "Checkmate", @s   
    Welp, time for a Cinebench R15 screenshot

     
    Having fun yet, @Densetsu? "Checkmate", @savagepain  
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    Razor Blade reacted to TopHatProductions115 for a status update, YES.   
    YES.
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    Razor Blade got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Now that I've consolidated my NAS and router into one box, I feel like I'm finally re   
    Now that I've consolidated my NAS and router into one box, I feel like I'm finally ready to pull the trigger on a pair of 10Gb network adapters... teaming network ports worked sort of but won't work all the time for everything and I've experienced some strange issues when streaming video the same time I'm saturating the connection with an iSCSI drive file transfer on my main PC... It seems like it is a Windows problem as it isn't happening in Linux... Although I am not using the driver Windows wants to for my adapter... If you hadn't seen my other post...Microsoft removed the teaming option in Windows 10 Pro...so I had to use a work around with an Intel driver and some creativity.
     
    I've decided on the Intel X550-T2 for the server and the ASUS XG-C100C for the client. The T2 twin port allows me to connect another 10Gb cable to the server and isn't that much more expensive to the T1 single port model... I'm going with RJ-45 because the client is about 20 meters from the server with walls and floors in the way. Sure it is going to be more expensive to go with RJ-45 but I have a CAT 6 run already so I can just use that...in the end it would be a lot easier than trying to figure out how to run a 20 meter optical SFP+ cable through the tight spaces of my house... Plus when I have to move my PC (which will inevitably happen) I won't have to leave a precious SFP+ cable behind. The nice thing is since my NAS and router are on the same box they're communicating on a virtual 10Gb network already so I don't need to buy a 10Gb switch!
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    Razor Blade reacted to TopHatProductions115 for a status update, The Intel Xeon X5680's have been installed. The two 2TB HDDs are coming in the next f   
    The Intel Xeon X5680's have been installed. The two 2TB HDDs are coming in the next few days. Now, there is only one thing that prevents me from my objective...
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    Razor Blade got a reaction from Psittac for a status update, Fire up the barbecue and crack open an ice cold adult beverage of your choice! I wish   
    Fire up the barbecue and crack open an ice cold adult beverage of your choice! I wish all fellow Americans a safe and happy Independence Day!
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    Razor Blade reacted to Techstorm970 for a status update, HAPPY 4TH, AMERICAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!   
    HAPPY 4TH,  AMERICAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!
     

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    Razor Blade got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Fire up the barbecue and crack open an ice cold adult beverage of your choice! I wish   
    Fire up the barbecue and crack open an ice cold adult beverage of your choice! I wish all fellow Americans a safe and happy Independence Day!
  23. Funny
    Razor Blade reacted to handymanshandle for a status update, Apparently, CNN's viewership lost to the fucking Food Network. omegalul   
    Apparently, CNN's viewership lost to the fucking Food Network.
    omegalul
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    Razor Blade reacted to CircleTech for a status update, Intel's X58 platform is like that old guy who comes whizzing past the spandex cyclist   
    Intel's X58 platform is like that old guy who comes whizzing past the spandex cyclists in a race out of nowhere. He was the guy you never expected to show up, yet can still get up to race.
     
    A properly tuned X58 system can still achieve similar performance of even base platforms from Intel or AMD made this year, yet X58 came out all the way back in 2009. LGA 1366 is coming up on 10 years old at this point!
     
    My dad's system is still X58 with a xeon X5680 and 32GB of RAM. If you throw a graphics card in there, it should play almost any game out today just fine at 1080p. 
     
    I wish people would stop focusing on the new, and look back at the old. Sometimes previous generation computer hardware can actually be faster than current generation hardware of the same cost. A good example would be an LGA 1155 system with a sandy bridge i7 and a overclock should in theory have close performance to a quad-core Ryzen APU.
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    Razor Blade reacted to DrMacintosh for a status update, Tested the first StarTech.com Thunderbolt 3 Dock and it works fine! Of course it has   
    Tested the first StarTech.com Thunderbolt 3 Dock and it works fine! 
     
    Of course it has the issues with the audio jacks outputting pretty poor audio but that is supposed to happen  
     
    (It's got a hiss in the background and it pops when doing things like increasing volume) 
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