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About Windows7ge

  • Title
    Writer of Guides & Tutorials
  • Birthday Sep 08, 1994

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    Computer networking
    Server construction/management
    Writing guides & tutorials


  • CPU
    AMD Threadripper 1950X
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    64GB G.Skill Ripjaws4 2400MHz
  • GPU
    2x Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X CFX
  • Case
    LIAN LI PC-T60B (modified - just a little bit)
  • Storage
    Samsung 960PRO 1TB & 13.96TiB SSD Server w/ 20Gbit Fiber Optic NIC
  • PSU
    Corsair AX1200i
  • Cooling
    XSPC Waterblocks on CPU/Both GPU's 2x 480mm radiators with Noctua NF-F12 Fans
  • Operating System
    Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

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  1. Been meaning to get this one out for a while.


    For the next time someone looks at you and asks "What is MemTest86?" when you suggest it to them save yourself the trouble of explaining what it is and how to use it.

    Per usual I'm open to having it critiqued. In particular my Linux & MacOS setup instructions. If anybody has other troubleshooting suggestions I can add or anything else that looks like it could use clarification or be phrased better. 🙂  

  2. What is MemTest86 and how does it work? MemTest86 is an x86 based system memory (RAM) testing tool. Despite it's name and origin the latest free versions have compatibility with modern UEFI x64 based systems. What MemTest86 does is it uses a series of algorithms to write blocks of data to system memory then it reads those blocks back. If the data read matches what was written then the blocks pass. If the data read doesn't match what was written then an error was encountered. Under normal circumstances on a stable system no errors should be found but in the event of overclocking, hardware
  3. I don't know about the latest versions of FreeNAS but I can vouch for the Mellanox ConnectX-2 MNPA19-XTR. Plug'n'Play from my experience. You should be able to saturate one but you will likely struggle to saturate both on that slot. If you don't NEED the ability to push the NIC to the max all the time then it should work just fine for you.
  4. If you have the proper PCI_e cables and you use the PCI_e ports it should supply enough power but I'd be wary about the quality of the adapter. Aside from my personal rule of thumb being not to buy used PSU's I definitely wouldn't buy one if it didn't come with all the cables. If you can Id contact Be Quiet and see if they can sell you the proper cable.
  5. Not gonna lie I'm surprised it took LMG until 2021 to implement any kind of fiber on the LAN. I've been running a 10Gig fiber network using transceivers and LC cables off fs.com for the past 5 years. From my experience short runs (50ft or less) at 10Gig how clean the optics are isn't mission critical (that's not to say you shouldn't try your best not to dirty it at all). You can acquire a cleaning pen fairly inexpensively but the optic tester is beyond expensive. Better off buying the pen and just running an iperf test to verify if it's good. Glad to see they're finally
  6. TFW you order a Corsair RM750x off Amazon for an upcoming server/workstation build but they send you a RM850x instead...






    I don't know what happened, but I'm not saying anything unless they contact me. That's an extra 100W I can do something with for the price of a 750W. 😄

    1.   Show previous replies  1 more
    2. WaggishOhio383


      I doubt they'll ask for it back. Amazon makes enough money that they don't really care when those kinds of things happen. On many occasions my parents have gotten a refund on an item, and Amazon didn't even ask them to ship it back. They just said to keep it.

    3. dual290x


      When a company gets so big that they don't give a f#ck about anything...



    4. Windows7ge


      All I know is I have it installed in the chassis and I don't plan on taking it back out.

  7. I was doing this a couple years back when I broke the microUSB port on my phone and file transfers stopped working. A better solution I came up with was hosting a SFTP server in a LXC Container using a Ubuntu Server distribution of GNU/Linux and an app for Android I found in the Google Play store called Turbo Client. It supports Public/Private Key Authentication and can be used over a Client-to-Site VPN for even more security if you're away from home. This has allowed me to upload/download as many images as I need to the server then I just access them from my desktop ov
  8. I believe this changes when you set the desktop color theme under personalization. Don't quote me on it though.
  9. I did this once myself (bought things staggered). I don't particularly recommend it. If you run into a hardware issue that you weren't able to troubleshoot until months later because you didn't have the RAM or CPU your options for a replacement/refund just got tougher. I would save up and buy all the parts in one lump sum. This also give you the ability to swap parts in the list if something newer catches your eye. Buying HDD's smaller than 1TB today is kind of...diminishing returns. Given you want to go with Windows I'd opt for 2x2TB drives in a mirrored Storage Pool a
  10. Is this something just for home use? What's your budget? How much storage does he need? If it's a simple Windows based NAS a 4/6 core Xeon, 8-16GB ECC DDR4, and a ASRock Rack or Supermicro motherboard would be solid.
  11. Oh dear god this is a thing? Who in the right mind thinks using such a device is a good idea? Something like this really doesn't need to be an IoT device.
  12. Browser, version and OS: Chrome: v87.0.4280.141 OS: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Steps to reproduce/what were you doing before it happened? Add one or multiple code boxes with content to an existing topic Save Now edit the topic (not the code boxes) with addition lines of information Save What happened? Each code box now has as many extra empty lines as were added to the topic (ex. adding two lines of information adds two empty lines to every code box.) these lines stack to outrageous lengths to where you cannot see a single line of code withou
  13. That's probably why (how) it works with a wide range of computers & devices. I can work with this then. I have the Pritunl Client-to-Site tutorial. I'll come up with a way of incorporating this into the guide.