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About Phas3L0ck

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  • Location
    NorthWest, U.S
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Architectural design
    Electrical system dynamics
    Modifying PC systems
    Data hunting and archival
    Russian hardcore rock music (SLOT and TKN)
    Collecting strange/rare parts


  • CPU
    Dual Xeon E5-2687W V4
    (3.0GHz 12C/24T 160W)
  • Motherboard
    Tyan S7086GM3NR
  • RAM
    32GB DDR4 2133 (2x 16GB)
  • GPU
    NVidia Quadro K4000
  • Case
    Tyan GN70
  • Storage
    Intel S4610 960GB SSD
    8x 6TB Seagate Enterprise v5 SAS (ST6000NM0205)
  • PSU
    Dual Redundant 770W
    *760W 12v rail; DPS-770
    (Delta GB_C custom variant)
  • Display(s)
    EIZO S2133 (1600 x 1200) *LED-IPS, used
    Dell 2007FP (1600 x 1200) **PVA, wasted CCFL*
  • Cooling
    8x 60mm fans - passive cooling with Dynatron T408R1 1.5U &
    IC Graphite 40mm thermal pads
  • Keyboard
    Leopold FC750R (Dye-Sub White)
  • Mouse
    V7 MU200-WHT (main)
    Micro Innovations PD430P (alt)
  • Sound
    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 (SB1570)
  • Operating System
    Server 2008 R2 SP1
    Datacenter Edition

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  1. Hey @SHOT, did you figure out the weird error? It's been weeks and I had to wonder if maybe you were still working it out or looking for parts.
  2. That could be significant. Told ya it has something to do with the fans. Have no idea why they'd refer to it as an I2C error though. Keep digging and see if you can find specs and/or a pinout for the cable(s) and the headers that connect, and maybe fixing that will start to solve the errors.
  3. If you think it's worth it, go for it. But I do have one more question; are the fans sitting on a backplane that allows them to be hot-swapped, or are they just connected straight to the board? **I didn't think of that before because such a feature is very rare outside of older or proprietary systems.
  4. It would rule devices on the board in or out, (CPU, RAM, and iRMC) but that can be prohibitively expensive. If your board works and runs the OS, there's no point. The problem could still be a loose connection somewhere, or simply a jumper not set right.
  5. For low speed and potentially using only Linux, any server will be fine. As for raid-- or any redundancy, you're better off doing a manual or automatic disk backup by imaging or file replication. How to do this varies by software choice. The 6305 can take 2 HDDs provided a mounting adapter is used in the 5.25" drive bay.
  6. One other suggestion; if you would prefer a more user friendly approach to the home-NAS space, just grab an HP 6305. Plenty of functionality for essential storage (if you use very few hard drives or plan to have one large central one) or something to screw with for typical homelab experiments. Just be sure to use a server OS like windows server or any version of Linux in order to access the system's storage and resources from multiple end clients.
  7. Are you kidding me? The Dell 860 is legacy tech! It takes the least amount of power even compared to a variety of "basic" desktops. Do NOT use a laptop, much less with raid-1... and stay away from ANY form of software raid. Trust me, that's all been done before, and I can't even begin to describe the horror stories regarding performance-- or the lack thereof. If you want something "newer" and in 1U space, be prepared to sacrifice your a large portion of your hearing, as the 40mm fans that are commonly used will at the very least annoy you to death, or even be deafening at high
  8. If all you need is a basic system that handles files, printing, networking, and the works, then go with an old Dell PowerEdge 860-- if you want it super cheap. If you're looking for something a lot more serious, pick up a Synology DS118 or an older DS116 unit.

    IT'S METAL!!!


    It's 2:00AM and I was bored.

    Did I ever mention that I'm a metal fan!?!


    And while we're talking about fans, I just watched this demo (over 25 times now) of an enormous yet beautiful squirrel cage fan by San Ace:

    Obey the rotation, or face the pulsation! (pun intended)

    Don't get blown away!

  10. I'll just go for broke; if you haven't reflashed the BIOS with the same image, do that and see what happens. If you already did the reflash, try and find an older version of your system BIOS and flash the old image to the chip to replace the current one. Literally exactly what I had to do a few weeks ago for my sensor problem was to flash an older BIOS version. If possible, get an older BIOS update and use it. If that doesn't work, nothing will.
  11. LOL Very glad 2 hear. BIOS problems can be one screwy thing. Can't even begin to tell ya the stories of fixing other systems. Desktops are bad enough, but servers... WTF. Hope I added some fun to your day (or night)
  12. Okay, you're totally gonna hate me for this, but if that other error has stopped showing, there are a few things to do that might clear these errors. 1. physically switch the CPUs in their sockets (sounds lame, but has an effect on older boards) 2. Find a BIOS update image, even if it is the same version you currently have, re-flash it again and then replace the CMOS battery once more - then clear BIOS and reboot (I recently did this to fix a sensor problem on my own server, which is a newer system) 3. if you have several RAM modules, switch them around-- I don't know why, but d
  13. And I'm guessing you've already tried clearing the BIOS with no luck, right? Not sure what else it could be then.
  14. Not sure if it matters at this point, but did you check all the fans to see if they are all running and properly connected? I just read a side note somewhere that PWM control goes through I2C. Could be one of those weird fan issues.
  15. I had the same thing in mind while planning the cable layout for my system. According to spec, 6/8-pin should carry at least 150W. HOWEVER; when you consider the physical/electrical tolerances of common 18-16AWG wire, (and the fact that PCIe 8-pin is basically 6-pin with extra signals for negative but don't provide any additional power) you can actually send up to 250W (more or less) over a 6/8-pin PCIe power cable, in the form of 7A per physical wire pair, (1 positive and 1 negative) at 3 pairs in a 6-pin connector, all from the same solder joint inside the PSU. So if you can take at lea