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  1. 2 points
    Listened to this today. Really enjoyed it. I really just said that. I enjoyed listening to a podcast about taxes...what have I become???
  2. 2 points
    Sorry to dig up this old thread, but in case someone else find this post and is unable to work through the RMRR issue, I can confirm that you indeed need to patch the Linux kernel, but it works flawlessly afterwards. The RMRR restriction is Linux kernel specific, which explains why this works under ESXi, because of a patch that RedHat explicitly included because this causes major issues under specific conditions. This is explained at https://access.redhat.com/articles/1434873 More information and details on how to compile a custom kernel that skips the RMRR check at https://forum.proxmox.com/threads/tutorial-compile-proxmox-ve-5-with-patched-intel-iommu-driver-to-remove-rmrr-check.36374/
  3. 2 points
    Hobby all the way, if I'm not mining then I'm gaming, can't do that with asic...
  4. 2 points
    I'll continue to mine until I hit my coin targets, then move to a different coin, its not a short term thing...
  5. 2 points
    You may want to just open a separate bank account only for mining / currency transactions. That way the account is isolated from your family finances.
  6. 1 point
    I haven't finished listening to your team viewer rant but I use it and will continue. However if they installed something without me approving it I may be there with you. I don't pay given I use it for home use only.
  7. 1 point
    Yes. This server have watercooling. Fan working 11% with Plex and all videos are H265 (Need transcodification). The temperatures are: It is ok?
  8. 1 point
    Your drive does take a very short 6-32 screw. Page 34: https://www.seagate.com/files/www-content/product-content/enterprise-hdd-fam/enterprise-capacity-3-5-hdd/constellation-es-4/en-us/docs/100780698h.pdf An additional issue is that the drive caddies on the MS Gen8 require a screw with a fairly flat, high degree backside angle, yet broad countersunk head. 100 degree or higher are the best fit. I have had good luck getting short high angle screws from these guys: Here is a 6-32 100 degree 3/16 that I would try. http://www.metricscrews.us/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_252&products_id=612
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    I'm using a E3-1270 v3 (80W tdp) in this server with the original heatsink and shroud. At 9-17% fan speed (barely audible) the CPU stays exactly at 40°C (104°F) even under heavy load. The fan has short rev ups every time the CPU is starting to get used full blast, 3 seconds later the cooling fan revs down again while still at at 100% CPU usage. The hottest surface in my server is actually the raid controller heatsink. (even when actively cooled) Remember the specifications of these servers are set with a lot of headroom in mind, so the performance does not change in hot climates or heavy loads...
  11. 1 point
    I recently started mining with one GPU (Awesome/MPH), just to dip my toe in the water and learn about crypto. Thus at this time I am certainly not doing it for the money. While I only have a small sum accumulated, I still do not trust the exchanges, even Coinbase, to keep my keys safe. I am currently using Exodus as a desktop wallet. Nice UI, no account setup, encrypted local data, and while the number of coins they support is not extensive (29 so far), they do have the major coins and are adding more over time. The risks I take keeping them on my computer are being hacked (unlikely), theft, or destruction (fire, hardware failure). All low risks, especially with the low amount of currency I have so far and Exodus has a backup mechanism. However if I ever do eventually accumulate a more substantial amount, I will move my keys to a hardware wallet, Ledger Nano or Trezor. BTW, would like to pass along the warning about hardware wallets like Ledger and Trezor. Always buy them directly from the company, or be extremely cautious using other vendors. There are accounts of people getting them through third-party vendors, which have tampered with them to steal the currency you load on them.
  12. 1 point
    I ran it 24 hours. I agree, it could be interesting. I may put more hash on it later but at the moment I'm back on ETN. Honestly, this BTCPrivate is probably the better play.
  13. 1 point
    I'd also come to you with one question: Are you going to upgrade your RAM? VM's usually consume more RAM than CPU time as far as I have been dealing with it with not so often exclusions. Let's check: CPU is around 210-220$ on Ebay, and you will pay at least 150$ for 16Gb RAM for sure. Or you can get LGA2011 e5-2660 v2 for 150$ (it was 120$ just month ago ((( ), 32Gb Buffered ECC RAM for 120$ and you have to add just around 40-50$ above the remaining budget to buy a motherboard, with this addition you will get 10-core 25M cache CPU and 32GB RAM. I am not blaming the Microserver, but do you really want to get all the power of it with all the consequences including the maximum speed system fan rotation, a lot of heat watts produced per perfomance an so on?..
  14. 1 point
    It is the first time I hear about installing e3-1280 v2 in Microserver, but it the stepping is OK and BIOS microcode supports it there should be no problem with it. It is the first time you are writing here but is it your first visit? If you haven't heard about Shoondoggy's bracket, the answer is - yes, you can use the fan and it will work. HDD's power consumption is not even close to CPU consumption. TDP is not the exact power consumption so you can probably meet some difficulties trying to run a lot of HDDs as CPU left not too much power. But if you read the board through you will know people place much more hard drives without problems. The answer is - probably you will not meet problems but you should check the spin-up goes ok and doesn't cause a detection problem.
  15. 1 point
    This is a nicely spec'd entry level gaming PC. http://fave.co/2Bn3Bm6 It's on Woot.com. Alone, it will game nicely, and mine Crypyonight algorithms by night and while you are at work. The RX550 and the Ryzen CPU should do nicely! HP Pavilion Power 580-137C Gaming Desktop, AMD Ryzen R7-1700 8-Core 3.0GHz, Radeon RX550 4GB, 16GB DDR4, 1TB SATA, 802.11ac, Bluetooth, Win10H HP Spec sheet is here - https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05686933 Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz (Turbo up to 3.7GHz) 16MB Cache Processor Core: 8-Core Memory: 16GB DDR4-2400 Max Memory: 16GB Memory Slots: 2 Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB GDDR5 (Dual Link DVI-D + HDMI + DisplayPort) Hard Drive: 1TB SATA 7200RPM Optical Drive: Ultra Slim SuperMulti DVD±RW drive Audio: Integrated 5.1 audio Network: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Bluetooth: 4.2
  16. 1 point
    You can download BIOS for HP servers if your server is within warranty or you have a service contract. You just need to set up an service account with HP and add your MS Gen10 to that account. Then you will be able to download the BIOS. Here is the document: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04044353
  17. 1 point
    Building a PC is part of the fun of getting into gaming, but these deals on HP and Dell entry level gaming systems are hard to beat.
  18. 1 point
    Good evening Jason, First let me start off by saying I am by no means an expert on VLANs and I am in the process of learning just like you so bare with me. From what I have learned this far I think your over complicating the setup as a result of miss understanding of VLANs. Have a look at this article from SNB for a great explanation of VLANs and how to set one up in a 'single subnet' VLAN, Pay close attention to the following. The 2nd bullet point is what your doing, Not the 1st bullet point that requires extra steps with the router. 1) "For example, a network connected to the Internet usually employs a gateway router, which is probably also providing DHCP and NAT (Network Address Translation) services. If VLANs are created on different subnets, then the gateway, or another router will need to provide those services to each VLAN. In larger LANs, inter-subnet routing and VLAN segmentation is often handled by Layer 3 (sometimes called "multilayer") switches." 2) This is what you want to setup. VLANs can also be configured to share a single subnet, yet isolate various LAN members from each other. I'm going with the single subnet approach here, using the SRW as my Layer 2 managed switch and a Linksys RV042 router (Figure 3) for Internet access, DHCP, and NAT. On closing all switches to be a part of the VLAN need to be VLAN aware. Remember your setting up a VLAN (virtual private network) and as such a dumb switch aka an unmanged switch has no idea how to process the data. Its like someone that only talks Chines and you only speak English, You wont understand what there saying. Same thing apply here. Hope this helps....
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    Just for reference, I can confirm that I was able to use GeForce GT 1030 on an HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 with the stock PSU and an upgraded Xeon E3-1265L v2 CPU. I was able to passthrough the GPU to a Windows 10 VM using Proxmox under Linux. There is indeed an HP issue with RMRR checks that requires the Linux kernel to be patched, but it works flawlessly afterwards. More information at https://forum.proxmox.com/threads/tutorial-compile-proxmox-ve-5-with-patched-intel-iommu-driver-to-remove-rmrr-check.36374/
  20. 1 point
    Yup. They decided to do what I recommended they do in the first place. I did not think they would spend this much, so I did not list it as an option in this thread. A local VAR that is focused on SMB customers will be their IT department now. They will be installing a Fortinet Fortigate 60e in each facility with the full UTM bundle and configure the site to site VPN: https://www.fortinet.com/content/dam/fortinet/assets/data-sheets/FortiGate_FortiWiFi_60E_Series.pdf The VAR will check/update the Fortigates and review threats. Thanks to everyone for the input, I appreciate it.
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    I didn't see a post or sticky for introductions, so I figured this was probably the best place to start. Hi. I'm Ryan. I've been a HSS/RESET listener for a few years and have lurked the forums off and on and finally feel like I need to become a bigger part of this community. I'm going to paste my profile bio below and then expand on that a little bit. " My passion for tech started with our first family computer sporting a 66MHz CPU and 400MB harddrive. Discovering the world of DIY PCs in the late 90’s led me down an educational, then professional, path in the IT field, and soon I was modifying mice to add cooling fans, cutting up side panels to install case windows, and wiring in automotive LED and EL lighting products to enhance the aesthetics of my builds. There was no looking back. " As stated above, I work in IT full-time and have been involved in the enthusiast PC industry since the late 90's as both a consumer and journalist. I've had my hands on, and in, everything from low-level consumer gadgets to enterprise-level storage systems from today's biggest manufacturers. That being said, I'm definitely not an expert at everything, but I've experienced a lot. I've been a bit hesitant to hop into the cryptocurrency realm, as I have always kicked myself for not buying in when BTC was at around $20 and thinking that it going up to $50 made it way too expensive to get into. That hurt just typing that out. Listening to Dave and others like Jim and Mike over at Home Gadget Geeks has me wanting to get in on the action, so here I am. Sure, there are nearly endless subreddits and blogs I could check out and comb through to learn from, but I've always been a fan of traditional forums and the communities they build up over time. Plus, I already have a feel for what this community is like having been a listener for so long. Thanks for having me, and hope to see you on the boards!
  22. 1 point
    I have been using Blue Iris for a few years now. Love it I run 4No 720p Bullet Cams outside my house. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NZWJFK6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1. The NVR with this system is crap. So i worked out a way to power these (SPOE not normal POE as its "special" there own way of POE, blimin Chinese manufacturers!) and run them off my home network. (Made sure they were Onvif capable before purchase so i could run BI ) I used to use my HP Microserver Gen8 with Xeon 2.4GHz as the BI server but realised that a far less powerful PC can run these cams fine. and i can hide it away a lot easier than the server and pulls a lot less watts! This is what i use. https://www.gigabyte.com/Mini-PcBarebone/GB-BXBT-1900-rev-10#ov. SSD in the box with an external USB3 drive for the saving of the constant video files. (3Tb WD Video Surveillance Drive ) I have set up on BI. Motion detect videos saves to a OneDrive folder so its backed up to the cloud straight away. (Folder Size of 30Gb Total, 30 Second Clips are around 15Mb ea) And Constant recording to the External USB Drive. All the above takes about 30% of CPU power. Running the BI android app so i get push alerts for movements around the house. Also use masking so i don't get that many false positives. Apart from Posty who delivers to the door! :-) If i can be any help with anyone on setup of Blue Iris i will :-) PS As it is a "foreign" manufacturer and one that will send info back to the manufacturer website,as it did have QR code on the NVR. I have blocked all access to the web via my router. So no info gets out with me saying so.
  23. 1 point
    Those things are also crazy loud, pull lots of power, and in most cases, mine a single flavor of coin. Resell market is dangerous as well. You can look at the curve on SIA coin to see what the ASIC miners did to it. Small timers can't mine like they used to with this coin. These ASICs are for the farmers, not the small timer, but people buy them. Crazy payback on them as they generate coin fast. I'll stay "hobby" miner.
  24. 1 point
    As a basic function of the idea of "difficulty" in mining, yes, the less people mine, the more the difficulty drops and the easier it is to win a block. So Yes. It pays to stay in as interested goes down
  25. 1 point
    The Repayment program will start on Friday, February 2, 2018, and will initially reimburse 10% of the old balance amount to all users that were impacted by the security breach. NiceHash is committed to periodically repay the remaining amount to all users in the coming months. This means all users will be fully reimbursed, at the same time and under same conditions. Every new part of the reimbursement program will be announced in advance and users will be able to monitor repayment progress. If any user notices he had not received any respective payment, such user should immediately notify NiceHash in order to receive such payment. The old balance will be repaid in Bitcoins (BTC) and not in the fiat value or any other cryptocurrency. Below you can find more detailed information and instructions for internal wallet users and external wallet users. Repayment program for internal wallet users Users that were registered on the NiceHash platform before December 6, 2017 can log in to their account and can see their old balance tab under the Wallet section on their Dashboard. The old balance shows the total amount of Bitcoins (BTC) that users had on their wallet address prior to the attack. This balance will be fully reimbursed by NiceHash to users current balances, starting with the initial ten percent of the total amount on Friday, February 2, 2018. Registered users should enter the Repayment program by clicking the “Enter repayment program” button on their Dashboard. Users will be notified about all future payments in advance. https://www.nicehash.com/news/nicehash-will-fully-reimburse-its-users
  26. 1 point
    Did you login and start the reimbursement process? You have to login, check your wallet and click the button. You will get 10% immediately. Go!
  27. 1 point
    Schoon, Your suggestion I think would be perfect. Thank you.
  28. 1 point
    Acer, Veiwsonic, HP, Dell and Planar all build good touchscreen monitors. 27-32 inch would be a big monitor to hang in most kitchens. You can get into a 27 inch TS Acer for $479, but it will be 1920x1080 which is not a great resolution for a big monitor especially if you are close to it. A 27 inch TS Acer 2560x1440 will set you back $920. Features vary widely, speakers, camera, USB hub, mic, points of touch, inputs, check closely to be sure it has everything you want. Also, for VESA mounting watch the depth, some of these can stick out from the wall. If you can get by with a 24 inch, I would look at this Planar that Newegg has on sale for $156: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0FU6MN1690
  29. 1 point
    O Dave, Its a sad day in the McCabe house. I am a believer that when you have insurance you don't need it but as soon as you drop it you need it. Good luck...
  30. 1 point
    It's time. Nobody streams the DVD's that I ripped almost 10 years ago. I still have the discs so why do I keep 2TB of data? I've babied that folder forever and nobody uses it. Netflix and Amazon Video has put my poor folder out of business! I know a lot of you stream to Plex but it hasn't caught on here.
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    I have a complete section of notes in my OneNote and this is my attempt to gather them all up as a guide. More importantly, things I've learned and in what order to do them in. These are my notes and written quickly but should be fairly understandable. If you need clarification on why I did something just ask below. I'm not saying all of this is 100% perfect, it's either things I have been doing or have learned the hard way. I'm going to present this to you from the point of view of a new PC. My recommendation is to do this on a PC you can trash, meaning, take the hard drive and wipe it clean at any time to start over. Need hardware ideas? When I say mining rig it could be a single GPU, CPU, or a frame full of 6 cards. This is mostly from the point of view of building something from the ground up and using it only for mining. Many people use their gaming PC and GPU as a miner during downtime and that is completely fine. Some of these steps will not apply to that miner and obviously, some of these steps may not be the best for you or the most secure thing to do to a PC. Take that into consideration for the health of your personal PC and your network. Prep Harden your internal network to exclude the IP address of the mining rig. Don't store information, keys, passwords, etc on the miner. Don't have Chrome browser or any other browser loaded that will login to your password programs automatically. I don't like storing personal data or links to network drives, etc on the miner. Consider removing your personal HDD and replacing with a spare. Check your mobo bios. Up to date? If it's working don't update it. Keep that in mind if you run into a problem. RAM = 4Gb will work on most low end rigs. You will want more for 6 cards and up. Makes it run smoother. Don't buy the expensive super fast timing ram unless this is an investment in a future server or gaming PC. Slower is fine. CPU - Go for Celeron and up to run a GPU miner. Choose more to mine via CPU. HDD - Make sure you have enough room to set a large swap file. 20Gb to 30Gb of swap and then make sure you have space left over. 100Gb SSD or spinner is fine. Power Supply - Make sure you have enough for the cards you want to run. You can't overload this thing. It will cause problems, reboots, fires, etc. Cables too. Fans - You can get a box of 3 for under $20. Make sure your case has adequate air pulled in, and pushed out. If you are in a mining frame make sure that you can pull heat away from the cards. If you are going to use PCIE risers it is advised that you not use SATA power plugs. If you must use one, which I have before, use it on a lower power GPU, and never use a molded plug. A molded plug is plastic wrapped all the way around the power wires. Use 6 pin or molex. Start a log book of your hardware and what you have done to it. Also GPU's. Example: If you flash a bios on an AMD GPU, note that down somewhere and store the exported bios. Also log steps you take, changes you make, costs involved. Take notes! Does the box have onboard video? Use it. No GPU's yet. This is controversial. A lot of folks say to use it so the GPU doesn't have to worry about video output. Using the onboard video consumes resources of the PC as well. I've found it better to use the onboard if you are using NVIDIA cards. If you are using AMD cards they sometimes get fussy about not being used. This one may scare the crap out of you. Some folks have used shoddy gear and cables and have turned their mining rig into melted plastic or a sparking fireball. Don't use cheap crap. I personally have put a security camera on my rig. I can jump on a remote camera app and see the rig running. I also have a temperature sensor nearby so if the room spikes in temp I will be notified. That means environmentally there has been a change or the room is on fire. Both not good and getting notified ASAP is a good thing. Heads up items. The first thing you need to do is get your "Patience" out. Your going to need it a lot! I'll put it in the notes below but get a method of remote connection put on the machine ASAP. Don't install miners until the end. Don't install anything that has an intense auto startup routine. Ummm, like a miner! Windows 10 takes time to sort out GPU's. It’s surprisingly good at it though. If you have an open air mining rig in a frame make sure you have installed a HDD light. We need to see it! When installing cards, GPU's, or making changes from GPU to onboard video or vice versa always let Windows settle down and do it's thing. Don't fire up a miner, don't start Task Manager, just CHILL!!! Watch the HDD light and let it settle down. Sometimes around 5 minutes. Work on something else! Mobo BIOS First boot with onboard video and first boot with a GPU installed You may need to go into BIOS and set up video if you are using onboard video. The machine will default to PCIE video card if you have one installed. You may have to tell the BIOS to use onboard. Do you have an older board? Com ports, LPT ports? Disable them. Do you need audio? No? Disable it. If the BIOS has a setting to resume power after a shutdown use that. Installing Windows 10 I'm leaving this up to you. Reset the PC via factory app. Reset the PC via Windows 10. Install fresh from a download only from Microsoft. Don't get it anywhere else. Use only Genuine Windows please. If it doesn't have onboard video, install one GPU. Don't do drivers for it yet. Windows will light it up for you and we will undo that later. Installing Windows uncheck all the privacy options. No Windows Live login. Choose local account. Name the account. No password so hit enter or click the arrow on the blank password. In some cases we may want to set a password but for now leave it blank. No Cortana Uninstall everything that you don't need for mining. No Candy Crush! Reboot it. Check for Updates. Many times. Make sure there are no pending updates. Check every time it reboots. You want the Fall Creators Update. Teamviewer. Go sit on the couch. If you use RDP then go into settings and explicitly allow RDP sessions to PC. If you are on a Windows 10 Home edition you need to use another program such as Teamviewer. It is free for personal use. It is a little naggy but works well. I can't tell you how many times I've booted a machine and made a mistake and have no video output. Teamviewer will save you from having to hard reset it. Do it! Check Devices to make sure there is nothing that needs attention. Yellow exclamation points? Take care of them. Remove as many auto start applications as possible. Everything that loads up takes RAM away from you. Windows installed, stable, and updated. Take a deep breath because it's about to get interesting. These next steps will separate the mining rigs from the gaming rigs. Do them if you want. Do them at your own risk. Do them if you are serious. Nothing is worse than you setting your rig to mine at midnight and then it rebooting to do a piddly update at 1 AM and you have lost 6 hours of mining time. I'm about to come at you with some crazy settings. Don't give me the "unsafe" or "reckless" lecture. Make your own decisions. This is a mining rig, not a family PC, or HTPC. Memory Lock. This works well for miners using xmr-stak. This miner is a command line miner for monero type coins. KRB, ETN, MSR, etc. This step comes straight from the README file. By default we will try to allocate large pages. This means you need to "Run As Administrator" on Windows. edit your system's group policies to enable locking large pages On the Start menu, click Run. In the Open box, type gpedit.msc. On the Local Group Policy Editor console, expand Computer Configuration, and then expand Windows Settings. Expand Security Settings, and then expand Local Policies. Select the User Rights Assignment folder. The policies will be displayed in the details pane. In the pane, double-click Lock pages in memory. In the Local Security Setting – Lock pages in memory dialog box, click Add User or Group. In the Select Users, Service Accounts, or Groups dialog box, add an account that you will run the miner on Reboot for change to take effect. Virtual Memory Increase I always do this via File Manager. Right click This PC, Properties. Advanced System Settings In the Advanced Tab, Performance box at the top, click settings. Advanced tab in the middle. Virtual Memory Box at bottom. Change Untick Automatic Select the drive Custom Size I've been using 25000 as minimum and 30000 as maximum. I've heard you need more if you are running over 8 GPU's. You have to restart now. I've seen this take two restarts to sort out. Auto Log In to Windows Start, Run, type NETPLWIZ. Uncheck, Users must use password. Add a username if necessary. http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-automatically-login-in-windows-10/ Stop Windows Update Start, Run, services.msc or start and type services Scroll way down for Windows Update Stop it. Double click it. Set Disable on Startup type. Reboot. Go back and check if it's disabled. It does not want to be disabled! This is where you have to be in tune to the world of Windows. If there is an update out there you need, google it with mining, read up on it, update your rig. Simple. Brace yourself. Download this registry tweak and run it. https://mega.nz/#!8gZzjQaa!Dt4wE0WEo8nZkui_-cAAXL4mb4YlO6CJgFZTXKq9pnQ Disable all it asks you to. If you are skeered you can edit the file and see what it is going to ask you and each edit it will do. It doesn't fly through your registry, make changes, and say done. It asks you for every single change. It's actually really handy, like disable telemetry and data collection. It also disables cosmetic stuff you may never know is there but takes resources. Reboot Change your Power Settings You may think you know this setting but read it carefully. I found it helpful. Control Panel. Power. Click on Show additional plans Select High Performance plan In High Performance plan, click Change plan settings Select “Never” on all four options for “Turn off the display” and “Put the computer to sleep“ Click “Change advanced power settings” and look for “PCI Express” “Link State Power Management“, make sure it is set to “OFF“ I found this On in one of my PC's. I never did do a check on hash rate performance though. DDU it There is a tool called DDU that will strip your Windows of video drivers. It's good to use if you have a PC that has gone through multiple GPU's for gaming, onboard drivers, etc. http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html The idea is to remove all the drivers and turn it off. Install a GPU and then install that driver manually. If you want to use onboard video you have to be careful. This tool will also tell windows to never update the video drivers. That is also handy. New load of Windows? Perhaps you can skip this step but keep it in mind if you get into trouble. Regardless. Turn the box off now. Time to put in your first card. GPU Time! Here we go. One Card, One Card Only. Put your GPU into the first slot. Where you normally would. Use a riser, whatever. Check everything twice. Make sure the riser is balanced in the slot. Power applied to card, and riser. Power on. Wait for Windows to chill. 5 Minutes. Watch the HDD lite and wait for it stop being constantly on. Install your driver. AMD - http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows 10 - 64 NVIDIA - http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx AMD, do a custom install. No ReLive or audio drivers. Right Click on the Radeon driver icon in the toolbar and start the Radeon Settings. Click gaming, click global settings. Set GPU workload to compute for mining and graphics for a little Fortnite fun. You can now check Device Manager and see if the Display Adapter is properly shown. If there is any doubt you are on the new driver do a reboot. You should have seen the screen flash and it should now be in a more suitable resolution for your monitor. Reboot and check it again if needed. If you see the card then turn the box off. Shut down. Install another card. Repeat. Patience. Wait 5 minutes for Windows to sort out the GPU that is added. Maybe even more time. Some guides I have seen put the rest of the cards into the rig all at once. I'm saying go one at a time. Less chance of an error and more time to plan. Turn the box on. When Windows boots wait 5 minutes for it to chill as before. Don't touch it for anything. No miners, no device manager. No browsers, nothing. Stop. Chill. When the HDD light stops you can check device manager. Only when it stops. You should see 2 GPU's. No exclamation points. I'll get busy on a new post for GPU optimization and what software to use for mining. Here is my small time miner. Ya, I know. 1050's! Say thanks by using links in these posts to purchase items with. Make sure to turn off your ad blocker for this site. If you are registered here you will not see Google Ads. Or Sign up with this link to mine a coin with your browser. Join me in self mining - https://jsecoin.com/o/?a=40280 We both get a bonus!
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    It is Canadian, so it's about the same as the $350 on eBay. Actually, it's almost exactly $375USD, so not far off. At current rates, I figure the cards will both be paid off between October and December this year. Nowwwww you tell me
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    I had purchased one of these around June last year for the same price from Newegg. Back then, the reviews were so-so. But as an external Offsite back up, couldn't go wrong. I've had no issues, but I'm not banging on it a lot. Great Price than as well as today. BTW, my WHS 2011 is still running strong with 25T of storage. Too bad Dave gave up on it.
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    @Brian M, did this work?
  36. 1 point
    OK the extras are an entire computer! If you are looking for an entry level gaming computer and want to play with a bit of mining, this may be a good deal. HP Omen gaming desktop. Woot.com
  37. 1 point
    You may be right. The excitement of doing something new and different from my day job might be exciting and make it even easier. I guess I won't know unless I tried it.
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    I think people do it anyway. Imagine that! I'm going to keep them, so I'll be a good example for the rest of us. Bad @Trig0r!!!
  39. 1 point
    Over the past several years I've only gone as far as dipping my toes into the "smart home" / "home automation" world. It all started with SmartThings in 2014 when my company (InfernoRed Technology) built their original Windows Phone app (back when they were still a startup). I picked up several SmartThings "things" including the original hub (which I'm still actually using), multi sensors, etc. and started tinkering around with things. But I never got past a few light/dimmer switches and plugs because I kept letting the fear of getting locked into a single platform get in my way, along with over researching everything - "should I avoid Wifi things and stick to Z-wave things?", "Does Z-wave have a future?", etc. For a while, I really felt Z-wave was the way I wanted to go - but I kept having connectivity issues in my house with the z-wave things. I also went down the rabbit hole of trying to figure out if and how I should segment my "things" from my main network. On top of all that, I was never really successful in getting my wife to adopt the SmartThings app (on iOS) - it's a great app, but not extremely user friendly for the non-tech enthusiast who just wants to turn things on or off from their phone. Over the past few years I've all but ignored HomeKit... originally because the lack of a single app, and also because of the limited marketplace of "things"... But I started looking into it over the past couple months and really liked what I was seeing - the "Home" app seemed very clean and simple to use, the security seemed solid, and it looked like "things" vendors were starting to really adopt and build for it... So right around Christmas time I went out and bought 3 iHome plugs that were on sale at the time for $20 at BestBuy and hooked the Christmas trees up to them (we had 3 trees setup throughout the house ). First of all, the setup was so simple - was able to do it all within the Home app and didn't even download the iHome app. I setup a Scene that toggled the 3 Christmas trees on and off and that was it. It literally worked 100% of the time and the Home app was super easy to use - in fact my wife figured it out without me showing her (she's the first to admit she's not tech savvy at all) and she used it every day with no complaints, so spousal approval is high so far. Now that the Christmas trees are back in storage I've repurposed those plugs for some lamps around the house... and so far we are still really enjoying the Home app and as far as connectivity, it just works 100% of the time, it's great. So - I think I'm sold on HomeKit now, but I still don't want to lock myself into a single platform... And to avoid that I've looked for "things" are HomeKit, GA, and Alexa enabled so at least if I decide to abandon HomeKit at some point my "things" are still usable with other platforms. For example, those iHome plugs I mentioned work with all three platforms as well as SmartThings so it was a low risk way to give HomeKit a shot. Next steps for me - dimmer switches for the LED ceiling lights throughout the house and for the outside lights. Also planning on getting into the HomeKit automation stuff a little deeper - I don't expect it to be as sophisticated as SmartThings, but honestly, my requirements aren't that complex. I currently don't own an Apple TV, but planning on getting one to enable remote access to the HomeKit "things". Will try and report back to this forum to share my experiences as my HomeKit adoption evolves.
  40. 1 point
    Tell me about. Stupid mining has ruined the PC build. It's a joke.
  41. 1 point
    I personally agree with you Jason but this is kind of Ford vs Chevy. I don't think you could go wrong with either Eero or Orbi.
  42. 1 point
    What a deal. Best home mesh system available!
  43. 1 point
    Last night I got one of these in an eBay auction for $160, 16.5 cents per GB: https://www.ebay.com/itm/263449003296 Seller had them listed in seperate auctions, starting bid of $160, around 30 of them did not get a bid. The other 20 sold for $160 each. I know there are concerns about used SSD, I am sure I will get burned some day, but so far so good. Not the fastest performance: http://downloads.sandisk.com/downloads/ess/cloudspeed-eco-product-specs.pdf If you are interested you may want to reach out to the seller to see if he is going to relist. Firmware updates are available: https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16943
  44. 1 point
    Having used HP servers for the last 20 years I'd say it's absolutely as intended. Their boot times have never been good - a DL380 can take up to 3 minutes. At the end of the day it's a server, it's not intended to be shut down/booted regularly.
  45. 1 point
    Made a small investment today to expand my capabilities. Will take about a week for everything to arrive. Once assembled it should run 3 GPUs with no issue and can be expanded to 6. I will document what I am doing in a different topic.
  46. 1 point
    One per customer: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 SC GAMING, 02G-P4-6152-KR, 2GB GDDR5, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) $115 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487296
  47. 1 point
    I just picked up another 1060 3GB card off ebay. Slow and steady...
  48. 1 point
    I feel your pain as for the confusion on what do do, What technology to use to accomplish your goals. When we have the wealth of options that Synology offers us and the fact that when you look at these options they seem to overlap in some ways and that can cause us to make the wrong choices in what we use. Try calling Synology and ask the rep when should we use Hyper Backup vs Cloud Station and see what answers you get, They are dumb founded on what to say. They will tell you that there both used for backup, Wrong answer. Let me try my best to break it down for you and share what I have learned since 2012 using Synology and all there great packages. As I have already said, Using the 'Cloud Station suit' is not backup, It is strictly used for syncing of folders and files within. This does not allow for folder level recovery in the event of a virus or system meltdown. Cloud Station retains up to 32 versions for file rollback, Notice I said FILE rollback not folders. This works in the same way as 'Windows File History backup' 'Hyper Backup' Also retains up to 32 versions but you can rollback at not only the file level but also complete folders. Hyper Backup also allows you to select anything and everything on your hard drive to backup unlike Cloud Station though I would not backup me entire hard drive. Hyper Backup just like Cloud Station allows you to backup to multiple destinations including cloud services with encryption. OK so what does this all mean and when should you use one over the other? Here is what I have finally figured out and what I do after struggling with this same topic. 1) Use 'Cloud Station' suite if, a) you like to keep your files stored on your computer and you use multiple devices and want to have those files synced to all your devices for viewing/editing and have those changes reflected across all your devices. One example would be you have a desktop and laptop that you use. (I do use 'Cloud Station' for this use case) But I also use Hyper Backup to backup those same files... b: You have a work-group of people that need access to those files and everyone needs to to view and or edit them and have all changes reflected across the people in the group. 2) Use Hyper Backup someplace in this chain to correctly backup your files, I can't stress this enough.....
  49. 1 point
    Uploaded a mirror here: atomicrhino.net/upload/P03093_001_spp-Gen8.1-SPPGen81.4.iso (will be fully uploaded 45mins after this post) feel free to add to the original post. no download limits on it or anything. After flashing the ISO, it installs the latest BIOS at the same time right? Just checked the iLO, says System ROM J06 11/02/2015 So I guess that's it?
  50. 1 point
    At http://h20464.www2.hp.com/index.html?adid=10428184?jumpid=ba_r329_hhoaffiliate?jumpid=ba_r329_hhoaffiliate&aid=38293&pbid=TnL5HPStwNw&aoid=35252&siteid=TnL5HPStwNw-Xc__nm0aNu9m9IiTT5OvDw Check out the HPe Customer Self Repair Services Media Library Under 1. Product Category SELECT Servers Under 2. Product Family SELECT HP ProLiant ML Servers Under 3. Product Series SELECT HP ProLiant ML10v2 Server Then click on Remove/Replace Videos Which took me to the next screen: Then I just selected the video I want to watch: http://h20464.www2.hp.com/index.html?adid=10428184?jumpid=ba_r329_hhoaffiliate?jumpid=ba_r329_hhoaffiliate&aid=38293&pbid=TnL5HPStwNw&aoid=35252&siteid=TnL5HPStwNw-Xc__nm0aNu9m9IiTT5OvDw
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