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    What was this "new" acronym for High End PCs - I thought it was HEPC but it is not - can't remember?

    Thanks! If I remember where I put my memory pills I'll take some.
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    What was this "new" acronym for High End PCs - I thought it was HEPC but it is not - can't remember?

    What was this new acronym you kids now use for a workstation grade home pc. I went through the whole alphabet: HAPC HBPC . . . HZPC but couldn't remember it. Thanks!
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    What type are these quad-SATA ports?

    Thank you all for your help. If you zoom in really close on the schematic of the motherboard you can see the pins. See attached. These are 36-pin connectors - most likely mini-SAS - check out Wikipedia.
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    What type are these quad-SATA ports?

    Hi, Could you please take a look at Supermicro X11DPG-QT motherboard. In the lower left corner it has 2 ports (gray/black color) where each provides 4 SATA connections. For higher resolution picture download the pdf manual (menu on the right). I want to get the appropriate cables for this but...
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    Dual Xeon Scalable - 8pin CPU + 8pin CPU + additional 4pin CPU - power supply?

    Thank you for your contribution Zepher! I searched through my power cables and found a 8pin to 4+4pin cable from a Seasonic power supply I have. The 8pin end matches the PSU sockets for PCIe: rounded-rounded-square-square square-rounded-rounded-rounded The two flat 4-wire cables, that come...
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    Dual Xeon Scalable - 8pin CPU + 8pin CPU + additional 4pin CPU - power supply?

    On closer inspection, I don't think it can fit into the PCIe sockets of the power supplies I linked to. If you zoom in you can see that the cable has two rows of pins with this configuration: rounded-square-square-rounded square-rounded-rounded-square On the other hand if you zoom in at the...
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    Dual Xeon Scalable - 8pin CPU + 8pin CPU + additional 4pin CPU - power supply?

    I think I found the cable I am looking for: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812304034 Male on both ends. But in the description it says: "Corsair PSU Compatibility: RMi series, RMx series, SF Series, Corsair Type 4 PSU" Shouldn't it be compatible with any and all modular...
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    Dual Xeon Scalable - 8pin CPU + 8pin CPU + additional 4pin CPU - power supply?

    Check out Supermicro X11DPG-QT. In addition to the standard 24pin power socket it has 8pin CPU + 8pin CPU + additional 4pin CPU. The manual says all of these have to be connected. I see that some higher wattage power supplies, like Rosewill and EVGA, come with two 8pin CPU connectors and usually...
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    HDMI signal keep alive?

    Hi, I am connecting a DSLR camera's HDMI output to a computer monitor. When I take a long exposure the camera cuts out the HDMI signal and the monitor goes to sleep. Once the picture is done I have to wait for the monitor to go through its wake up routine which takes a few seconds. This gets...
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    Video Card (RX 480) Power Draw from a Server PCIe slot (25W limit!!!) ?

    Thank you all for your advise. Actually, for right now, I wanted something that will support the latest video standards - 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 color. I am sure there are cards (now) that will do this for $75-$125 but I didn't bother doing my homework. I also wanted something that will do decent 3D...
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    Video Card (RX 480) Power Draw from a Server PCIe slot (25W limit!!!) ?

    The max power draw from the PCIe happens only when under a heavy load, right? I should not have power issues for just desktop (4K) use? How about during boot? (I know that CPUs can draw a lot of power when booting but that is not applicable to GPUs, right?)
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    Video Card (RX 480) Power Draw from a Server PCIe slot (25W limit!!!) ?

    Well, they say it is for thermal reasons - 2 cards 25W each + 4 cards 15W each = 110W ; electrically it might have a wider margin. Keep in mind that the 4 processors have a theoretical max of 520W so it adds up. But the fans at MAX were so strong (before I removed them) that I would have guessed...
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    Video Card (RX 480) Power Draw from a Server PCIe slot (25W limit!!!) ?

    I have a PowerColor RX480 on order which I plan to put in a Dell R810 2U server. The power supplies in the server do not have spare power outputs so I am going to use an external PSU just for the video card. With all the talk about the RX480 exceeding the power draw limit of the PCIe slots I...
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    Second PSU for video card - always ON - problem?

    I am adding a video card ( PowerColor RX 480 - 8GB) to a 2U server (don't ask : ) The server PSUs do not have any spare power outputs. They have a 12-wire connection to the motherboard and not the regular 24-wire one. I plan to get SeaSonic SS-520FL2 520W fanless PSU and power it on with the...
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    Do you recommend lapping this waterblock?

    I used one of those sandpaper holders that painters attach to extension poles, not realizing that the base of those is quite soft foamy rubber. Then I switched to a flat aluminum plate and it is all good now. I even found this 3M "No-Slip Grip" sandpaper that is tacky on the back...
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