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    Disk errors during ZFS receive

    I ran all the SeaTools tests on the disks. The Fix all (long) test found some errors on the disk that kept going to a "REMOVED" state in ZFS but fixed them, thus it passed. The same test found errors on the other disk too but could not fix them, so it failed. So it looks like I have one damaged...
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    Disk errors during ZFS receive

    Running "badblocks -b 4096 -nsv <disk>" on each disk at the same time went over a day with no errors. As soon as I started a ZFS send/receive, one of the disks got removed again in a similar fashion to before. None of the several hour-long scrubs I've performed have ever thrown up an issue...
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    Disk errors during ZFS receive

    Hi, I have put together a backup NAS using old parts. It contains a "backups" ZFS pool and I am using ZFS send/receive to backup my main data pool (on my primary NAS) to this backup pool. However, every now and then, the ZFS send/receive operation hangs and if I run "zpool status" on the backup...
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    Vega Rumors

    I don't care too much about power consumption per se but higher power consumption = higher heat output, which I don't want. My study gets hot enough in the summer already.
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    Vega Rumors

    If Vega 10 is going to be $499 in the US, that's about £465 in the UK including VAT. The cheapest GTX 1080s right now are ~£500. I really don't think that's good enough if it's only offering GTX 1080 performance whilst producing a lot more heat, especially given all GPU prices are currently...
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    Vega Rumors

    You totally misunderstand. FreeSync and G-Sync are to avoid screen tearing when you're not running at your monitor's refresh rate, e.g. 144 Hz monitor but only getting 100 FPS. Nothing to do with what happens when running at the monitor's refresh rate, in fact normal V-Sync or a configured FPS...
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    Vega Rumors

    RX Vega is 8 GiB.
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    Vega Rumors

    I'd have bought an nVidia card long ago if they supported FreeSync. Right now my RX 480 is fine but if Vega is significantly better I'll grab that and sell the RX 480 if the market stays like it is now.
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    Vega Rumors

    My RX 480 has factory max clock of 1290 MHz @ 1150 mV; I run it at 1300 MHz @ 1060 mV. Stock memory speed is 2000 MHz @ 1000 mV; I run at 2100 MHz @ 940 mV. It uses ~100 W whilst playing Overwatch at 1440p with 99+% usage most of the time (a couple of specific spots in some maps look to be CPU...
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    Native PS/2 Mechanical Keyboard?

    FYI, Das Keyboard 3 worked.
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    Native PS/2 Mechanical Keyboard?

    I'm looking to get a basic mechanical keyboard for work (with "quiet" switches like Cherry MX Browns). I have a Ducky DK2108 at home which I love but unfortunately I can't use the same model at work - we use PS/2 KVMs, which do not work with USB keyboards (even with USB-to-PS/2 adapters)...
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    Drive pooling: drive spin-up and folder separation

    An update 6 months on... :) I've migrated to StableBit DrivePool for my storage pooling solution, with FlexRAID running on top. For some reason the re-calculating of parity only took ~12 hours, whereas last time I had to do that it took at least 24 hours. Performance when copying over the...
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    Does anyone here use a TP-Link router? I recently bought a TP-Link Archer VR900, which is working great with my VDSL2 connection and it's nice to finally have a decent WiFi connection. I am trying to use the Bandwidth Control feature to basically ensure no single device saturates the connection...
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    Drive pooling: drive spin-up and folder separation

    Could you explain that in more detail please? FlexRAID's RAID-F and drive pooling are entirely separate and disabling the drive pooling won't upset my snapshot RAID configuration in any way.
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    Drive pooling: drive spin-up and folder separation

    I currently use FlexRAID for both drive pooling and snapshot RAID but the pooling is just not good enough for what I want. Here's an example of my folder layout and a description of the issues I have: HDD 1: \Audio, \Data, \Backups HDD 2: \Video\TV HDD 3: \Video\TV HDD 4: \Video\Sport HDD...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Sounds a bit odd. Back in the day, some people disabled HyperThreading on their i7-920/930s because it reduced heat output, thus allowing for higher overclocks in some sense. Of course, these days you'd just go Core i5 in that situation but back then there was no Core i5. With Westmere-EP...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I haven't yet run into RAM issues on that desktop, no. I don't play demanding modern games though, so I'm not sure how useful my experience is in this case.
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Only two things would push Intel to change their current formula, which has been working for 5 years. Either AMD's Zen would need to be good enough to compete at the high end, or DirectX 12 would need to dramatically increase multithreaded performance of games (which so far looks promising)...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I got my X5650 for £60 and sold my i7-920 for £30. It sold immediately though, probably could've got £40 for it. Probably the best bang-for-buck upgrade I've ever done. :D
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    A Xeon should overclock slightly better (200-400 MHz more judging by most posts here) and obviously has 50% more cores but if your i7-920 isn't overclocked there might not be much point upgrading. If you have a decent cooler, just overclock your i7-920 - you can get a ~50% improvement in...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    What voltages are you using for Uncore and CPU PLL? Also is your QPI is in "slow mode" (18x)? If so, try upping it to 36x (5.4 GT/s @ 150 MHz BCLK).
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Or just market confusion. I can see people with i7-970s selling them and replacing them with Xeons to earn some easy cash. A Xeon X5675 would be equivalent but most X5660s and X5670s would overclock to the same level. :D
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    This is true. It's better to use good SATA 3 Gb/s ports (i.e. Intel ones) than crap SATA 6 Gb/s ports. You'd almost never see the difference between the two even if all else was equal but you definitely want to steer away from Marvell controllers, they're generally cheap and nasty. Any modern...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Did another couple of hours at 200 MHz BCLK, no crash so far. I guess it was just the PLL voltage that was too low...I have no idea why though, must just be chip specific. Never had to touch it for my old i7-920. Might try 200 MHz with turbo boost enabled next, although I think it'll probably...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Same settings but with BCLK = 180 MHz seems to be fine also (had to drop DRAM and Uncore frequencies due to multiplier restrictions though, of course).
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Finally had some time to try a new config: VCore = 1.25 V VTT = 1.25 V PLL = 1.84 V BCLK = 160 MHz Multiplier = 20 DRAM Voltage = 1.66 V LLC = Enabled So far no crashes. The only difference I'm aware of between this setup and the previous one I had (which crashed at 160 MHz) is the higher PLL...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    An X5650's max speed at stock is 2.66 - 3.06 GHz depending on core load, and it seems fine at that. However, manually setting to 160x20 (3.20 GHz) still resulted in a crash. I've already tried upgrading GPU drivers, didn't help. I've already checked the file integrity within Steam and it checked...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    The crash I get in TF2 is one of the following: - Application randomly closes for no reason. - Players and other objects in the game turn invisible, then anywhere from 10 seconds to 2 minutes later the application closes. The latter is more common. No error messages, no BSODs, no restarts. I...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Yep, maximum or high and for 10 iterations usually. The problem is it's very suspicious that I can't even avoid in-game crashes at 3.2 GHz with generous voltages, yet it can pass IBT at 4-4.4 GHz with reasonable voltages quite happily. I've tried 180x20 at VCore = 1.35 V and VTT = 1.35 V...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I had my X5650 passing stability tests in IBT and Prime95 at 200x20 and 191x22/23 but I was getting crashes in games even when dropping down to 182x20. So I did a full BIOS reset and it seems stable at stock. It's been a while since I've started an X58 overclock from scratch so what's the best...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Is VTT what Asus calls "QPI/DRAM voltage"? If so, mine needs to be much higher than that to go above BLCK = 191 MHz. I tried 1.33 V and can only get up to 200 MHz ish (210 MHz isn't stable).
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    2 more cores but built on a 32 nm process rather than 45 nm, hence less heat dissipation. Unfortunately that was pretty much the last process jump that came with an automatic reduction in heat, as became evident with Ivy Bridge.
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Speaking of too high values causing instability, I was a bit bemused when first overclocking my Xeon that I couldn't get it stable at 3.8 GHz even with 1.3 V but it was because I raising both the VCore and Uncore voltages. If I leave the Uncore at ~1.23 V and just increase the VCore to ~1.25 V...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I know there's the "0006" BIOS version that fixes the problem but AFAIK it's based on an older BIOS version that doesn't support the Westmere-EP Xeons.
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Have you found a way to get the 22x multiplier working? I have the same motherboard and it won't stay at 22x for more than about 10 seconds without throttling down to 20x, despite using sensible voltages (~1.25 V) and low temperatures (55-65 °C).
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    Dell Printer - can't scan to network share (login error)

    Alright, I fixed the problem. I had a look at the communication between the two machines using WireShark and I saw the printer sending requests using SMB, whilst HDA was responding using SMB2. I guess the printer only supports SMB 1.0, which is pretty bizarre considering it was superseded in...
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    Dell Printer - can't scan to network share (login error)

    Once again, I already said in the first post that I've tried this. Doesn't help. I've now also tried scanning to a share on my Windows 8.1 laptop, which works fine. So it seems to be only shares on HDA that the printer is having problems with.
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    Dell Printer - can't scan to network share (login error)

    Nope. Tried turning that off and it has the same issue. Something I have noticed is that if I use "HDA" as the server address, it takes a while to fail (15-20 seconds). If I use "192.168.1.99" it fails almost immediately. Hmm... I've also tried: - Giving my printer its IP, subnet mask, and...
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    Dell Printer - can't scan to network share (login error)

    Good idea but unfortunately HDA\Printer already has full permissions: As I said in the first post, I've already tried that and it makes no difference. EDIT: I've also tried mapping "\\HDA\Scans" as a network drive on my laptop using the "HDA\Printer" login credentials, and it worked...
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