I want to rebuild my stock N54L. My preferred line of thinking is to use a PCIe X-16 card and about a 240Gb NVME M.2 SSD as my boot drive. I'm concerned about the BIOS seeing this though and being able to use it as a bootable device. Anyone tried something like this yet? I'm wanting to use all 4 drive cages for storage drives. I can't find anything in the bios regarding UEFI so I have to wonder if this is even possible or could there be a bios mod out there that would work?
My alternative setup would wind up being a regular SATA SSD and replace the DVD drive with it. I'd rather the speed of the NVME PCIe setup though if its possible.
I recently bought a used 1240 v2 but can't get it to work properly in my Microserver Gen8.
It POSTs fine, but 9/10 times fails to boot FreeNAS (returning "panic: unrecoverable machine check exception" followed by some seemingly CPU-related error messages), and the one time it managed to boot it crashed from the slightest load.
When I run Memtest with the 1240 v2 in it, it constantly reboots at test #6 "Block move".
With a 1265L v2 in it it runs flawlessly - FreeNAS boots without an issue and there are no errors in Memtest.
I contacted the seller believing the CPU was faulty, then he told me that he had the same issue getting in to work in his Microserver Gen8, and that the solution was to use another PSU.
I haven't gotten around to try another PSU yet, but I find it a bit weird that the PSU would be the issue, because surely 13A @ 12V (156W) should be enough to power a 69W TPD processor.
I even tried disconnecting all the drives to leave as much power to the CPU as possible, to no avail...
And on top of that I've seen loads of posts from people having upgraded to 1230s, 1240s and even 1270s with no mentions of upgrading the PSU.
I'm running the lastest BIOS (2018.05.21) along with upgraded cooling (Akasa K25), so those shouldn't be the reason either.
Has anyone ever heard of this before?
I have a Raidmax case that I suspect is messing with my motherboard, and I generally don't care for the large size of it. So I will be selling the case if I can find a new one.
What I need:
Something $70 or less (I could go more if needed)
Micro ATX size
Handle/possible to mod for a handle
I was looking at this one: E-2007 to buy. So what do you think? Any cases that you know of that I could buy?
Before some many choices of case that I had, I've finally decided to go with the PC-T3-i5-4200U, but the official website does not give too much info about this beautiful case.
So, if there is out there any PC-T3-i5-4200U owner that is reading this topic, I've a few questions for you friend, and I'll really appreciate any answer that could be provided.
These are my questions:
How many space for rad (or fans only) I will have in the space behind the case?
How much thick my rad in the top can be with fans without touching the fans at the front? (The ones that are perpendicular with the Motherboard).
How much tall can my Reservoir be with Pump included? I don't wanna drill holes in such a beautiful case.
As I said, any info provided would be really appreciated!
I have a syba Si-PEX40064 4 port sata card based on marvel chipset installed in my n54l. Bios sees it and can boot from it, but when it is installed, ubuntu loses the onboard network card. Using ifconfig-a lists it as enp3s0 and disabled, without the pcie card installed it is enp2s0. I have tried manually enabling it using ifconfig enp3s0 up, this says it is active, but it does not talk to the network. Any ideas appreciated.