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About ElSeniorTaco

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  • Birthday May 10, 1989

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  • Biography
    I find it hot that you are checking me out like this
    bom chicka wa wa,
    seriously why are you reading this lol
  • Occupation
    Director of uhhh QUANTUM ENGINEERING.. WITH LASERS! .... ok not really.. I'm a systems administrator


  • CPU
    mostly crap cause i dont game anymore.. now if you want to talk servers that is a different story.. :-D
  • Motherboard
    what ever works
  • RAM
    Lots for work
  • GPU
    what is G p U ?
  • Case
    metal box?
  • Storage
    uhh Public Storage down the street from me, or my shed
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
    air conditioning
  • Keyboard
    one with letters on it
  • Mouse
    actually use a decent one
  • Sound
  • Operating System
    debian, centos, esxi, windows server, windows, everything basically sept mac, suck it mac! sorry mac guys, they just piss me off with the new direction things are going in lol

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  1. Power line you say? Is the powerline connected to the same outlet as the computer? IF so, move it, connect it somewhere else. maybe when your graphics card spins up hard, it is introducing noise into the line, especially that outlet, and even more especially if that outlet is old. Change your outlets on both ends for new ones if you know how, its only like $1.50 each. I do this for all of my powerline adapters, its the only way to really secure a confident care free connection with these things. You may also be suffering from packet loss somewhere else. If a ro
  2. DOA Ram maybe? Have you ever try memtest? (i don't always trust its results, but it might tell you if something is broken) Do you have an SSD?
  3. I will look into this, I had sort of built this based on max performance, as well as speed for recovery of a failed node or drive. But I am curious how much of a trade-off I can do by fattening the nodes up, and what that does to performance. Either way, I agree with this, fatter nodes can lower costs by having fewer core components and more drives being managed by those components. I am going to look deeper into this when I hit work on Monday, trying to figure out the time for recovery and performance for these nodes has been very tricky as there isn't a ton of solid informatio
  4. I edited the above post before you responded. Added the following And I am fairly familiar with Linux and I am comfortable implementing a solution that way, actually, most of my solutions end up on some sort of Linux based OS. Also, I am totally fine starting with used hardware, everything but the drives, and probably battery backups for raid cards if caching is used. For CEPH, my solution was Red Hat OS Used servers with 1 core per drive, 1 socket preferably for this 1gb of ram per TB of storage 1 ssd for every 5 drives for journaling
  5. I am going to add this to the main post, but budget wise I am in the 10~50k region, there is flexibility to a point, it all depends on how I sell it and if I can prove its reliability and worthiness of that price tag. And I am hoping to end up with 100tb+ or so if possible, to start out with. But I have realized that can be easy or difficult to achieve at this price depending on how I deliver the final product, aka what type of system do I use. Networking would be 10gbe at least for the intercommunication between the nodes. Also, I believe you can do file, block, a
  6. So I have been tasked with something that is a bit large for me. I am used to handling some fairly big projects on my own, and normally I will handle this sort of project from the ground up. All the research, implementation, etc. But this one has brought some interesting challenges and some very time intensive research. And a friend thought I should bring it here, and honestly, I thought it would be indeed interesting to see what sort of recommendations I get from this online community. I have been tasked by my job to look into what it will take to start providing an
  7. Imo, It is possible that this is a hardware failure of some kind. Can you recreate the event? Does the computer work fine now? Keep track if it happens again and the frequency in which it happens. If it is a hardware failure, many times it will get worse and worse progressively. Could be anything from motherboard, gpu, psu, maybe ram. I would put my guess on psu or gpu though if it is indeed hardware failure. As a start. If you can indeed replicate it, remove your overclocking and see if it still happens It's helpful to know that when you
  8. I want to clarify, you want to take a few physical hard drives, and drop a vdi file on each one, and then use a vm to connect all the different vdi's together and make a raid drive out of the connected vdi files. And your question is, if you do this, should you use dynamic or static vdi files. If this is indeed the question. I think its possible that it wont matter which one you use, Since the vm software handles the vdi files, I believe your VM wont notice anything special about the drive. but as I have never heard of someone trying this, you might have to j
  9. GoDaddy, yahoo web hosting, almost any web hosting company will allow you to buy a domain name. and almost all of them let you transfer it. I usually use go daddy, and never had trouble transferring a domain in or out. Once you buy the domain, you own it, it cannot be taken by someone else. Now when you goto move it, there are steps you need to follow, in order to transfer it etc.
  10. cable splitters will let you output to a bunch of different things
  11. I got one on the way to my office, if I can test it, I will let you know. I think (this is an assumption) that if you have an Intel CPU there should be no problems.
  12. If I remember correctly, HDMI sets up a sort of digital link/ performs a handshake between the two devices, maybe there is something wrong in that link, and thus the tv doesn't even know something is connected. If this is indeed the case, I would try a different adapter, maybe a different model or type. However with the info we got, I am not sure what it is, and this might all be beyond the point. Some testing you can do, plug the same HDMI port into something else and see if it works. Try the same cable as well with that other device and see if it works. Try to connect you
  13. try using a VPN, see if this resolves the issue, It should give you an entirely different route for the most part obviously, this isn't a permanent solution, but it will give us an idea of where the choke point is also usually in this situation, I bust out Ping Plotter https://www.pingplotter.com/ It will give you a lot of useful information You should probably run it before the problems occur and during the time of day the problems occur as well, do a comparison and see what changes on the route. Also this could be your ISP doing priority or something nutty like
  14. You can use speedfan or hwinfo to increase the speed of the fans on board if your chipset is compatible with these programs. But I would invest in some good thermal paste as others have suggested and replace it And also what stateofpsychosis said, there is most likely a lot of dust inside, I found a wad of what looked like dryer lint in my Alienware once, it was literally half an inch thick.. If so, you might have to consider that your fan can be dying from being strangled to death by dust and what not. It might not be, but I would start by tearing down the laptop and clean