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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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    Do you recommend lapping this waterblock?

    I knew this is somewhat of a long-shot but for the price it was worth a try. I just hope I don't fry the system experimenting. Yes, I am planning to connect 4 of these waterblocks in series driven by a Koolance PMP-450S pump @ 24V. I tried this setup and it gave me just about 1 Gallon per...
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    Do you recommend lapping this waterblock?

    I lapped one of them - I bought a spare just in case. It took a long time with 150 grit sandpaper to remove all the anodized aluminum and the manufacturing scratches close to the corners. The scratches in the middle of the waterblock were tough to get to so I went down to 120 grit and it got the...
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    Do you recommend lapping this waterblock?

    It's for this (and I have 2 of those): Help with quiet air cooling 4 processors in 2U server? ... so 8 good quality wbs gets quite expensive. Plus these are LGA 1576 (Socket LS) which I assume do not have many wbs made for as well as retention brackets, if any. Stock air cooling is scary laud.
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    Do you recommend lapping this waterblock?

    Its for cooling a 8 core CPU. Well, heat transfer is heat transfer. I will lap the base and the top of the plate that I am epoxying but wouldn't it help if I lap the waterblock too? I know it supposed to be better lapped, I just don't know how much better. Maybe it is not worth the effort. Maybe...
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    Do you recommend lapping this waterblock?

    Hi, I bought these waterblocks: For CPU GPU SR Water Cooling Heatsink Block Liquid Cooler Aluminium Waterblock I know they are junk but I needed a lot of them and could not afford the good ones. I am planning to use it to cool a load up to 130W. It is too big for the application so I will...
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    Help with quiet air cooling 4 processors in 2U server?

    Hi, Here is my attempt in QUIET cooling the four Xeon X7560 processors in a PowerEdge R810 server that I bought for a home lab. Behind the heatsinks you can see the six San Ace 60 53CFM fans which at full blast sound like a jet-engine-powered vacuum cleaner cleaning a jet fighter flying at...
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    Cooling (and warming) a container with a TEC (Peltier) - need controller suggestion?

    Hi, (sorry, not a computer question) I am going to use a TEC to keep a container (an ice cooler) at approximately 5C on my terrace. This means that during the summer (30C to 35C) the TEC has to cool the container and during the winter (-5C to -15C) it has to warm it. 1. Could you recommend...
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    vSphere licensing (noob) questions.

    Thanks! 1. So when someone says that their license expired and most of the features got locked, do they mean that their support contract ended? If so, does unlocking back the features require that they buy only a new support contract? 2. If the answers to 1. are both Yes and Yes, then is my...
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    vSphere licensing (noob) questions.

    Hi, I am obviously very new to this. On VMware's website I can see the prices per CPU of the different versions of vSphere and the support packages. I also see some talk of license expiration. Yet nowhere does it say how long it takes for a license to expire. Does everyone know that it...
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    64bit LBA support and 6TB, 8TB drives for RocketRaid 3530?

    Thanks for the warning. It was bought (new) years ago at a price much cheaper than anything comparable (new). I probably should have bought something better, used, for the same price.
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    64bit LBA support and 6TB, 8TB drives for RocketRaid 3530?

    The RocketRaid 3530 says it has 64bit LBA support - drives larger than 2TB. I want to know if that is all that is required to support 6TB, 8TB and larger drives or might there be something else limiting the largest drive to, say, 4TB. Even if the card supports drives of any size, is there a...
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    Xeon E5 2600 v3 - how long before the next stepping?

    Well, I am sure that there will be a way to know you are getting the right stepping - after all, there are large companies that will start using TSX and they will want to know.
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    Xeon E5 2600 v3 - how long before the next stepping?

    right now nothing but hopefully some daaay ......<drifts off into blissful dreamy state> . . . <comes back from a blissful dreamy state>..... considering that intel officially announced the errata and the "fix" around August 12, which means they must have known about it for some time and been...
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    Xeon E5 2600 v3 - how long before the next stepping?

    Intel just released the v3 (Haswell based) of the Xeon E5 2600-series which was supposed to include the TSX (Transactional Synchronization Extensions) of the Haswell architecture but because there was a bug in the implementation of TSX, the feature will be disabled in the first stepping. How...
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    Fried my CPU Fan Header - help!!!

    Hi, I think I fried the CPU fan header of my Inspiron 560. I have to press F1 each time I boot to bypass the CPU fan failure warning. This is annoying but the bigger problem is that I am running a service on the computer which I constantly need. Hence, the computer is running all the time. It...
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    IE8 timeout:

    Hi, Were are the settings to increase the timeout limit for IE8? I googled for 30 min but all I can find is info for IE7 or less. (Switching to another browser is not an option.) I have a website that takes longer than 2 minutes to complete the request and 2 min appears to be the hardcoded...
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    convert a pop3 account to imap while preserving sorting/folder structure?

    Thanks! Let me verify: The server we are using uses the full email address as the account name. Lets say my friends email address is abc123@xyz.com and he has 9 emails in his SERVER inbox: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 - all emails are in the same folder (INBOX) there. Also lets say that he has...
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    convert a pop3 account to imap while preserving sorting/folder structure?

    Hi, I connect to an email server that allows both pop3 and imap. I use IMAP. When I receive an email that is on a certain subject I put it in the apropriate subfolder under Inbox. As soon as I do that the email is automatically sorted on the server and from there on my cellphone. Read/Unread...
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    Need "programmable" program recommendation?

    Actually my job is to learn to program but that is in general and this project cannot wait until then. I found one thing - AutoIt - it allows me to build GUIs and interact with other programs. Someone even wrote functions to interact with MySQL. What do you think?
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    Need "programmable" program recommendation?

    (...talk about unclear title....) I have a tough task given to me at work: I have a database dump with over 100,000 records of client's contact information (email, name, company) and what services they subscribe to. Because each service has its own signup there are many duplicates in the data...
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    Dell 3008wfp of wait for a newer model?

    Hi, I am considering getting the Dell 3008wfp but seeing that it has been out for more than 2 years, I am wondering if there should be a newer model coming soon. How soon do you think until it is replaced? Thanks!
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    Need advice - i7 motherboard / memory combination?

    Hello, What I do: - I am NOT a gamer (anymore) - some photoshop - might one day use programs that need 3D acceleration but not for now, hence the cheap video card (below) - just want the fastest I can get within my budget ---------------------------- What I already have: -...
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    ExpressCard 34 for eSATA port - is it USB or PCIe attached?

    Hello, I read somewhere that the ExpressCard slots of the laptops could be attached (internally) to either a USB header or directly to the PCIe bus. I have an external hard drive that can be connected with either USB 2.0 or a eSATA II. The eSATA should be much faster but my laptop does not...
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    (Atom N270 1.6GHz) VS. (Via Eden 600MHz)

    (Atom N270 1.6GHz) VS. (Via Eden 600MHz) How would these two processors compare? I guess it is not just a matter of MHz. Atom is a much newer design. I am "upgrading" from a desktop with Via ME6000 motherboard with the Eden processor and am considering the Dell Mini 9 with the Atom processor...
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    Help! - Main Partition Problem!!!

    Unfortunately after the steps I took the partition shows empty (when DIR no files come up) but when I run my backup program Accronis True Image - it shows virtually full. I guess the partition table is messed up. We might need one of those services that search through the hard drive for files...
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