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About Windows7ge

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    Writer of Guides & Tutorials
  • Birthday Sep 08, 1994

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

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  1. 7003 hasn't launched yet that I'm aware of so I'm skeptical of this rumor. It'll be fascinating if they do squeeze 96 cores into the SP3 socket though. I'll also want one.
  2. If you already plan on DIY-ing your own cable extend the connections out with some wires then probe those wires instead of the connector itself. Once you know the pin-out from that reconnect the (hopefully) color coded wires accordingly.
  3. Googling what those cables look like the voltages aren't complicated. A hobby DIYer should have a basic multi-meter. Probe the outputs and this will tell you the pin-out.
  4. You're more likely to see single ports failing on a switch before catastrophic failure. If one port is exhibiting strange behaviour try another. I'd also try setting up a iperf test on a system on the other end of the network then seeing if the client in question can read/write to it at full gigabit speeds. This would either eliminate or prove your LAN as a culprit to the issue.
  5. Desktop motherboards do not support RDIMM (registered) memory. You can run UDIMM (unbuffered) ECC though.
  6. As I understand it the Mine-craft server software is very single threaded meaning for a given number of players the higher the single threaded performance the better.
  7. That's how a UPS works. It's to alert you to the fact it's not receiving AC power. Some (or most) UPS's allow you to mute the beeper if you don't like it.
  8. That's the thing. You can pick one up barebones for $240. RAM is going to cost you the same and you don't have to use the highest SKU CPU for the socket. Then you have a lot of growing room for very cheap. PROXMOX uses ZFS. Is it just that you like the TrueNAS WebUI? Generally people build a hypervisor server because they want to consolidate their physical servers. Less noise, less heat, generally cheaper. A File Server for your LAN would be fine ran in a LXC Container. If you're so inclined though you could run TrueNAS in a VM and pass a HBA through to it. (I don't recommend it th
  9. Did you try turning it on and off again? Did you try disconnecting the modem and seeing what it does? Did you try connecting something else like a computer? Does it say the battery needs replacing? (kind of likely)
  10. Rack-mount servers are traditionally not the most quiet but there are resistor mods and scripts you can implement to quiet them down. This is way more power than you will probably need but I really like the expansion capability on the HPE DL380 Gen 9. If you want to build a virtualization server I'd opt for PROXMOX over TrueNAS CORE. I haven't heard any updates that they've moved from using Bhyve. Meanwhile you can do so much more with QEMU/KVM on PROXMOX.
  11. It is. I use it to give me a Windows desktop on my Linux desktop and it works fine if your GPU on the streamed machine has a hardware encoder. Performance can get choppy at times though and you'll see that as a lot of fuzzy output on the screen.
  12. I'm a fan of the LSI 9201-16i. It's SASII/SATAIII. Will work great with ZFS.
  13. With two disks your options are basically no resiliency (RAID0) or mirror (RAID1). I'd opt for the latter but it comes at the cost of 50% of your usable capacity. If you're limited by your number of bays then replacing one disk, re-silvering, then repeating this for the other should/will give you the upgraded capacity but you have to replace both not just one. If you have four bays available though you may be better off just making it a RAID10 by appending two more identical capacity drives to the first pair as another RAID1 (mirror). Then you've just doubled the capaci
  14. The only way that will work on FreeNAS/ZFS is by removing either of the two drives. Re-silvering the array. Then replacing the second the same way. That's assuming you started with a mirrored pool.
  15. I think he was referring to RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) it's a form of disk management/control where data is written across multiple physical disks. This can be for both performance and/or redundancy purposes.