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improve home server power consumption - smaller PSU worth a try?

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 11 Minutes ago by: jkn

Hi All This question might be better in a more dedicated forum. but I know there is a lot of expertise here... I have a Supermicro 2U server which I use as an (overkill) home server. It sits in a metal cabinet in the garage. Jaimie Va

Re: has anybody used Coolermaster V10 monster cooler? (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 8 Hours 7 Minutes ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

Bloody hell that thing *is* a monster! Are there any CPUs that need such massive heat dissipation these days? 200W LGA1366 it seems. /glances at 14w M1 Cheers - Jaimie

has anybody used Coolermaster V10 monster cooler?

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 9 Hours 16 Minutes ago by: Brandon

I bought a mixed bag of computer stuff at a deceased estate garage sale. It included one of those V10 coolers, unused in sealed box. Christ it's huge! 1.2 kg weight. I can't see it fitting in a standard destop tower case. I reckon you woul

Re: Encrypted drive - computer failure - recovery? (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 5 Days 11 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

Depends. Modern Windows will handle the entire encrypt and key storage in software if needed. If the laptop has a TPM module, the key may be in there instead. There are at least three generations of Windows whole-drive encryption that wo

Encrypted drive - computer failure - recovery?

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 5 Days 11 Hours ago by: David

Just helping someone with a dead laptop (apparently just won't power up). The plan is to extract the M.2 SSD and use an adapter to recover the contents to the new laptop. However I just wondered if the drive could be encrypted. Probably

Re: Tend Nova Mesh (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: Adrian Caspersz

Our one unlocks after a spell of 'power off'. It then trusts that ye have opened the drain hole below and previously emptied out the water... If Microsoft has anything to do with it, you would expect a message "Smoke detected. Installi

Re: Tend Nova Mesh (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Blooming thousands of them :-) I discovered It actually has an emergency release tucked away under a cover and despite the rust it just worked, must have been made by Microsoft. Just got to stop the washing getting mouldy until the ne

Re: Tend Nova Mesh (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

I bet there's a video on youtube showing how to pop the latch with a length of string ...

Tend Nova Mesh

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 10 Days 12 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

I have had a broadband problem recently, speed dropped to 6 Mb/s. The way to report things nowadays is brill, send a text to a Plusnet number saying HELP followed by your 'phone number and robots take over. They sent an Openreach engine

Re: 2TB failing Samsung SSD (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 11 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

1TB (decimal, as per seller marketing) is 930GB (base 2, everyone else). May be problems if all the files on it are very tiny and actually use more space than 930gig. If your free space on the 2TB is over 930gig you should be okay thoug

2TB failing Samsung SSD

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 11 Days 8 Hours ago by: alo

Hello... 2TB failing Samsung SSD. It has 831 GB of data on it. Will I be able to setup a new 1TB SSD with this amount of data to transfer?

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 19 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike Halmarack

Thanks for the extra information Phil. I'll study it.

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 19 Days 10 Hours ago by: Philip Herlihy

In article <MPG.3cdb0d2257a30e19899e8@news.eternal-september.org>, Philip Herlihy wrote... Another article (lost among the discarded tabs now) suggested that doing a drive cleanup (from the Properties dialog, or using cleanmgr.exe, will

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 19 Days 10 Hours ago by: Philip Herlihy

In article <jdadrjFrn58U1@mid.individual.net>, Jaimie Vandenbergh wrote... There's clearly a whole raft of stuff related to this that I've been unaware of. Most of the documentation online seems to relate to mapped drives (e.g. M: \myst

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

I expect so, but only because Windows really doesn't like putting things anywhere else! No idea where. Cheers - Jaimie

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 20 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike Halmarack

Thanks Jaime, that mostly cleared it up for practical puposes. In a multi drive machine would the cache be held on the drive that holds the OS by default?

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 20 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

This - client side. If I read correctly, using a third PC you've proved that there's just one client machine with a bad idea of what's on the server? So whatever has happened is on that client. I'd suggest turning caching on (on that

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 20 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike Halmarack

If the data on the drive is cached, so it can be accessed while offline, where is the cache located? Is it that the cache of the data is held on the basis of the drive being turned off but the machine containing it still on and holding t

Re: Really - do not know what to do next. Desperate. (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 20 Days 10 Hours ago by: Dan

Theo, yes I did power down for at least 10 minutes. I then waited for SH3 to show a red - purple light. Still Asus WAN was showing a red LED.

Re: Really - do not know what to do next. Desperate. (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 20 Days 10 Hours ago by: Theo

Hmm, when I ran a SH2 it wasn't like that. 192.168.100.1 was the IP of the SH in modem mode, but you didn't need to assign that. You just ran the DHCP client on the router WAN interface, which would talk to the VM headend and assign you

Re: Really - do not know what to do next. Desperate. (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: Dan

Thanks to all. Yes, I know about router to modem mode the IP address changes. When my now failed rtax88u was working, upper surface temp was a comfortable warm. Lower surface has a lot of long thin strips - that allowed air movement. Bu

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 20 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike Halmarack

Can't be my one because I turned it off, thanks to you Phil.

Re: Really - do not know what to do next. Desperate. (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 20 Days 13 Hours ago by: Paul

I think his SH3 has been changed from default modem+router mode to just modem mode. One LAN port should work, and upon detecting the usage of one LAN port, that should be the only LAN port working (in modem mode). Then, a separate router

Re: Really - do not know what to do next. Desperate. (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 20 Days 14 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

The ISP is Virgin Media, they supply one of several models of "superhub" you must use it, you have a choice of leaving it in router mode where is acts as a modem+router+wifi, or you can switch it to modem mode where you supply your own

Re: Really - do not know what to do next. Desperate. (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: Jeff Barnett

Check with your ISP. They should provide a list of all and only the modems that they will interact with. Don't forget, they are the ones that provision the modem with the appropriate firmware (not the modem manufacturer). Their technic

Re: Really - do not know what to do next. Desperate. (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 20 Days 16 Hours ago by: Paul

I'm not up on the routers, so don't have a snap answer for you. I take it the extra effort they put into pfsense, it could be related to thruput at gigabit rates. They seem to use a separate box for pFsense and use another device as an A

Re: Really - do not know what to do next. Desperate. (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 21 Days ago by: SH

Are you aware that when you switch a superhub from router mode to modem mode makes its IP address change? When in router mode, its 192.168.0.1 When put into Modem mode, its 192.168.100.1 Not only that when in router mode, the SH3 pr

Re: Really - do not know what to do next. Desperate. (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: Dan

Thanks Paul, it now is not even powering up. :-( When I press the on button, the power led stays on for about one second, then the 2.4 and 5 Ghz leds flash white and finally the WAN led lights up red. Then it shows no led at all. Wha

Re: Really - do not know what to do next. Desperate. (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Paul

I started by looking for trouble: https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/SH3-Crashing-in-Modem-Mode/td-p/4831523 but perhaps the observations here will help. https://www.theserpent.co.uk/posts/virgin-media-and-modem-o

Really - do not know what to do next. Desperate.

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Dan

On virgin media 200 Mbit connection - SH3 set to modem mode. Computer is a i5, 16GB RAM with a Samsung 1TB (48% used) SSD 99% health. System: SH3 (modem mode) using upper Ethernet port 1 -> TP link switch Tried direct from SH3 to RT-AX88U.

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 21 Days 10 Hours ago by: Philip Herlihy

In article <MPG.3cd871db9a2b4b729899e6@news.eternal-september.org>, Philip Herlihy wrote... Must have been stuck in a cache somewhere!

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 21 Days 10 Hours ago by: Philip Herlihy

In article <MPG.3cd735a2dfe1f1449899e4@news.eternal-september.org>, Philip Herlihy wrote... (This replyk seems not to have got through, though it was sent. Sending again:) Digging around, I see the "Advanced Sharing" dialogue has "Cach

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 21 Days 10 Hours ago by: Philip Herlihy

In article <MPG.3cd735a2dfe1f1449899e4@news.eternal-september.org>, Philip Herlihy wrote... Digging around, I see the "Advanced Sharing" dialogue has "Caching" options. Drill down from the "Properties" dialogue accessed by right-clickin

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 21 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Halmarack

I didn't even know such a thing existed. At last, something to do.

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 21 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Halmarack

It sees the new structure as it should be. I need to look into caching.

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 21 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Halmarack

Thanks for the advice and explanation. It's a network share. It turns out it was only a problem on one of 3 PCs. I restored a backup and it's OK now. From what you described though, I need to develop my understanding beyond the GUI optio

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 22 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

What does a third, definitely-hasn't-cached-the-folder computer see? That'll clear up whether it's a client or server side cockup. Cheers - Jaimie

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Maybe caching of offline files is enabled, and has got confused?

Re: network voodoo (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 22 Days 8 Hours ago by: Philip Herlihy

In article <843q6hdtd2bnsoviottcr2p5c3vtn3ocug@4ax.com>, Mike Halmarack wrote... Curious, and interesting - something I've never seen. Are you accessing the folder via network sharing notation (e.g. \\myothermachine\sharename) or as a

network voodoo

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 22 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike Halmarack

Yesterday I restructured an archive folder on one of my shared drives. It has so many sub-folders and files it took me most of the day. Today I accessed this archive folder from another PC and the structure I see is as it was before I star

Re: W11 upgrade (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 23 Days 7 Hours ago by: Theo

It's partly a special exception for the original Surface Studio, which has a 5 year old CPU but Microsoft were selling until fairly recently. There isn't really a good reason why they couldn't support other similar CPUs if they wanted to

Re: W11 upgrade (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: GB

Thanks. I didn't think any gen 7 intel cpus were supported. I stand corrected. i7-4790K here, so I'm in the same boat as the op.

Re: W11 upgrade (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Frank

Thanks, that was useful. I'll be sticking with W10!

Re: W11 upgrade (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Frank

Thanks. I'll give W11 a miss then (and won't be replacing the laptop!).

Re: W11 upgrade (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

More here for those interested: https://www.techepages.com/does-intel-core-i7-7700hq-support-windows-11/#:~:text=No%2C%20the%20Intel%20i7%2D7700HQ,generation%20that%20support%20Windows%2011.

Re: W11 upgrade (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: GB

The simple answer is that series 7 processors are not compatible. There are ways round this, but then you are in unsupported territory. Unless there is a helluva good reason you must have W11, I suggest you stay with W10. Or, get a ne

W11 upgrade

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 23 Days 9 Hours ago by: Frank

I'm looking to upgrade my Gigabyte Sabre 17 laptop from W10 to W11 but the PC Health Check tells me all is fine except the processor which is an 'Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz 2.81 GHz'. It seems that the minimum is '1 giga

Re: warning: "This [Crucial M.2] storage device is likely to fail soon" (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 24 Days 9 Hours ago by: jkn

Thanks Theo, that's all very useful. I do do some semi-intensive compiling so the point is well taken. As it happens I've just placed an order for a Samsung 970 EVO Plus (1TB), I will take your advice and leave some part unpartitioned. A

Re: warning: "This [Crucial M.2] storage device is likely to fail soon" (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 24 Days 10 Hours ago by: Theo

One other thing... if it's going to be under any kind of intense workload (eg compiling) what I tend to do is look for 'performance consistency' graphs, eg this is a cheap and old drive: https://www.anandtech.com/show/9258/crucial-mx200-

Re: warning: "This [Crucial M.2] storage device is likely to fail soon" (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 24 Days 10 Hours ago by: Theo

Sounds reasonable. Samsung Evo are my standard fit. I've also been using Sabrent as they have been better at producing PCIe Gen4 drives at a decent price, although I'm a bit more uncertain about reliability. (I have 8 of them in a ser

Re: warning: "This [Crucial M.2] storage device is likely to fail soon" (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 24 Days 11 Hours ago by: jkn

Thanks a lot Theo, very useful. I installed nvme-cli and get this: {{{ $ sudo nvme error-log /dev/nvme0n1 Error Log Entries for device:nvme0n1 entries:16 .................. Entry[ 0]

Re: warning: "This [Crucial M.2] storage device is likely to fail soon" (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 24 Days 11 Hours ago by: Theo

I checked my NVMe and I don't have an 'error log' section. I don't know what yours means. You could try nvme-cli (that's the package in Ubuntu) eg: $ sudo nvme error-log /dev/nvme0n1 $ sudo nvme smart-log /dev/nvme0n1 (other *-log comm

warning: "This [Crucial M.2] storage device is likely to fail soon"

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 24 Days 12 Hours ago by: jkn

The Storage Device /dev/nvme0n1 is likely to fail soon erk! I have not seen this before, but TBH yesterday was the first time I have powered this machine off in a long time; I'm checking 'quiescent' household power consumption. I d

Re: SSD Temperatures (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 24 Days 12 Hours ago by: Theo

There should be no difference[*] between an M.2 stick being plugged in direct, and via an adapter. But it may just be that that stick doesn't offer the temperature via SMART. Anyway, if you aren't reading temps in the 70+C range there's

Re: SSD Temperatures (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Many thanks for the replies :-) I ran AS SSD benchmark and it pushed the temp of the SSD I was testing to 30 but it dropped back to 25 after the test. I left HW INFO on overnight and the temps were 25-30 for the drive I tested, 25-26

Re: SSD Temperatures (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 25 Days 6 Hours ago by: Philip Herlihy

In article <RJg*rQKMy@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk>, Theo wrote... HD Sentinel is the best SMART monitor that I've found. Not free, but pretty good value, especially the five-license deal.

Re: SSD Temperatures (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: Theo

Unlike HDDs, SSDs burn most of their power when actively doing reads and writes. So unless you're thrashing them doing a RAID rebuild or something they aren't taking much power. You can look up the specs of the SSDs which will tell you

Re: SSD Temperatures (thread)

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

SSDs supposedly don't like to be actively cooled anyway, they like a certain amount of heat to ensure written data is durable.

SSD Temperatures

uk.comp.homebuilt

Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

My main desktop machine has an Icy Box caddy fitted with 4 x SSDs. The caddy fits into the space of a DVD slot so very useful. I have finally got round to removing the very small fans because of noise. Only been running for a couple of

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