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Modified BIOS for Microserver N40L enables hidden features


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Most of us have used spare RAM we had laying around. I used some G-Skill 1333 10666 RAM (actually pulled the fins off) and had no issues. Your issue has to be incompatibility, IMO.

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I cheated and bought similar to what Joe_miner did. (I also checked the HCL, but really...have you been on HP's drives and support site recently?)

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I bought my N40L over a year ago. Regretfully I was unable to afford the drives because of the flood pricing and loss of job shortly after purchase. But even though I am currently very underemployed, I am thankfully employed again, and would like to enjoy this thing for what I intended to use it for in the first place.

 

I'm thinking of using FlexRAID so I can add drives as the funds become available, since I also don't need them all now.

 

Would there be anything wrong with initially using the BIOS that my N40L came preinstalled with? I would like to see eventually having four 3tb storage drives and use the 250gb drive that the N40L came new with for the OS.

 

Could I run the 250gb OS drive off the extra internal SATA connection on the motherboard without seeing much performance loss using this as a file server? I've been away from this thing for so long now, but if memory serves me correctly I remember reading that for typical file server, almost exclusively mkv files, that a BIO mod was not really needed. I'd hate to brick this thing, so if I'd be OK with the stock BIOS I'd prefer that.

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Here's the only options i see:

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I changed the settings to "S3 and S5"

I cannot use sleep mode. I am running Ubuntu 12.10

 

I am a Linux noob, so I am not sure if It is the Ubuntu that needs some package to be installed or if it is the N40L itself.

Anyone knows if this option will really enable S3 or it does not work?

 

 

Thanks

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I changed the settings to "S3 and S5"

I cannot use sleep mode. I am running Ubuntu 12.10

 

I am a Linux noob, so I am not sure if It is the Ubuntu that needs some package to be installed or if it is the N40L itself.

Anyone knows if this option will really enable S3 or it does not work?

 

 

Thanks

Read the information in this forum about the Bios. There is some discussion about sleep mode using Linux OS. That is probably the only help we can provide as very few of us in this forum are using something other than Microsoft Operating Systems.

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