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  1. My thorough analysis now complete, I find Windows 11 continues the 'fine' tradition of $MSFT releases: Vista crap W7 good W8 crap W10 good W11 crap To qualify as crap you have to achieve at least one, but preferably more, of: - obsolete a large proportion of the installed base (even though your stated corporate aim is to have the same version running everywhere) - introduce a reduced functionality UI start - promote revenue-earning crapware centre-stage - fail to deliver the most popular enhancements requested by the customer contact programme e.g. tabbed Explorer, ReFS, ... Hopefully Windows 12 will be with us in 2025!
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  2. Win 11 Forum up and running!
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  3. My 14tb is this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Elements-Desktop-External-Drive/dp/B07Y3KDVZH wdc wd140emfz Shucked of course. Hope this helps
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  4. It's not your fault you're not able to find corded keyboard and mouse combos.... the Best Buy search engine is next to useless. Instead, use Google to look for what you want then add "site:bestbuy.com". So, to look for corded keyboards, type the following search string (or just click the link below): corded keyboard site:bestbuy.com https://www.google.com/search?q=corded+keyboard+site%3Abestbuy.com&oq=corded+keyboard+site%3Abestbuy.com&aqs=chrome..69i57.6263j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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  5. I found 2 normal E5-2690 in china (don't know if i can tell the sales site) at 10usd and buy. They arrived at my home in Brazil today after 22 business days About SSD's using the 3.5" cage...... the western digital green, it goes through all post screens without any error, they are my production ssd's now.They are my favorites right now for my homelab.
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  6. It depends on the card you are using, on my card i didn’t need to do anything. But if the card you choose doesn’t have an inbuilt switch you will need to enable PCIE bifurcation in the BIOS.
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  7. I have a 14tb and a 3tb currently in mine, so 16tb isn't a limit as far as I am aware. Its more likely that its a limit per drive, so only 16tb each drive, although at the time of them writing the spec I doubt there were drives bigger?? I don't know.
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  8. Hellooooo everybody. As time has finally come and all required parts has arrived, I am presenting you my long struggling upgrade of the CPU + Noctua cooler. All is reversible with no permanent destruction. (At least, I hope ). And CPU fan is working according main case FAN. Upgrade is about to have a new CPU: Xeon E3-1270 V2 with noctua fan: NH-L9i, installed together and cpu fan would work according main case fan. (so if case fan spinning fast, cpu fan too. And vice versa). 1, CASE: ------------- At first, the case needed to be modified little bit. I didnt want to drill out the original passive cooler mounting holders so I did a small workaround. I filed a holes for the screw headers on the outside frame (1) and also a longer hole in the ("I dont know reason why is there" ) "mountain" below CPU (2). pic 1: https://ibb.co/FBxC04k pic 2: https://ibb.co/bJdb0gG 2, SCREWS: ------------------ As there was a hole in the screw holder on the motherboard plate, I had to find out the size of the screws, thread, diameter and so on. But in another topic on this forum I was asking for the help with that, and somebody replied that I can use application and screw compared with different sizes. So I did that and found out that the right size of screw is: #6-32. So I had to ordered them (toghether with screw nuts) from China because I couldnt find them in our country stores. 3, BRACKETS: ---------------------- It is known, that Noctua original brackets were longer in size, 75 vs 65 mm. So I had a luck and asked our local CNC machining store if they could make a new brackets for reasonable price. So here we are: 65 mm brackets for Noctua fan. pic 3: https://ibb.co/DVBM8Qt (The new ones are not labeled) 4, COMPLETING: --------------------------- After months of waiting, I've got all necessary parts and installed them together: https://ibb.co/0D2rN5g - screws in the motherboard plate. https://ibb.co/w74Z27B - Noctua fan cooler mounted with screws and nuts. https://ibb.co/RBNMfRX - with fan. https://ibb.co/nC94fs1 - reason for the hole. 5, FAN - Most tricky part ------------------------------------- This was interesting part as we all know that the signal in the case fan is inverted and it is hard to workaround it. But after some hours of googling I found the solution. There is IC chip existing which can invert the signal in the opposite way. The chip is: 74HC04 and you should be able to get it easily. So with this scheme I found, it was really simple to create a new CPU fan cable: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/322390/12v-pwm-fan-seems-to-be-running-inversely-of-what-it-should-be Here is mine: (I also used the mentioned guide with power sourcing from separate molex, another topic on this forum) https://ibb.co/YfKZWh8 - on the left - it is first attempt. I didnt like it much so I created a new one on the right. Much better result. https://ibb.co/CQ5Kw0z - completed setup. I changed the case fan connector to usual one. The cable with chip inside was put into shrinking tube. So with all this, I installed everything together and now the new CPU fan works the exactly same way as the main case fan. The next steps I would like to finish are: (probably more software-ish). As I still have the original BIOS, firmware and all this, I would like to update them. So maybe the question will be put here: what do you recommend to update first ? Or is there any guide how to update all possible things on this server ? in the correct way ? is it deppend on the right order ? Also I realized that I am still using the system SSD disk on the first slot in the bay, so is there any way how to use SSD disk independently and the whole 4 bay slots for the storage disks ? Another thing is that when I run some "stress" test on the server, all 8 cores at 100%, they went to 80 degrees and increasing, but when I checked the iLO, I saw the the fan was spinning only on 18%. After some time on 21%, what I guess is not much. So I need to check the cooling options which are in BIOS, I guess. Also I am not sure if this is because the old BIOS ? Shouldnt be fan spinning more if the CPU has big load ? I think that's all my thoughts, ideas and I hope that maybe it helps somebody. Many thanks again for all your hints and help. Have a great days. cheers
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