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About heartspeace

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    Case: Cooler Master Haf 922
    Air Cooled: 2x200mm 1x140mm 3x120mm -
    2x120mm on Noctura NHU12P with Noctura Grease NTH1 (artic sx)
    Motherboard: Asus P6x58D Premium
    i7 930 rev D0 - OC at 20x201 CPU PLL 1.88v CPU 1.3v QPI 1.325v DRAM 1.66v ICH (auto) 1.1v IOH (auto) 1.1v
    GPU: Sapphire 5850 Toxic 2GB
    HD: 1 x WD Black 1TB, 2 x Hitachi Deskstar T2B
    Memory: Gskill Rip Jaw 2Gx6 F3-16000CL9T-6GBRH (7-7-7-21 1T) 1606 speed
    Windows Ultimate 7 x64
  1. SO I have access to most Windows based software free and legal that you would install on a server based system. Looking to install a home based server with enough things to mess around with and work on my skills on different areas under Windows servers, and also act as a backup file system & NAS. May start running exchange on it for a central mail repository etc. However, I really like the advantages of ZFS with FreeBSD, especially their file system robustness, ability to use *nix based applications, etc. If it were a pure NAS I probably would just go FreeBSD - but I want some of both. There are not enough users to warrant a huge system for this (under 5) and we are on a gigabit ethernet system inhouse - minus one computer on 802.11n. I was wondering if its possible/feasible/smart to maybe set up a virtualized system on a relatively low end system (about the speed of an old Intel Q6700 cpu based system) with Windows as one virtualized server and FreeBSD as the other - but put most of the storage under FreeBSD/ZFS. What I don't know is: 1) Which would be best to run on the bare metal to virtualize these e.g. WIndows 2008 R2 with their vritualization or FreeBSD w/ Xen (or something equiv). 2) Is there a semi-efficient way for the Windows based server to access the Free BSD/ZFS system transparently as mapped drives (not over the network) but using Samba or the like with an internal stacked based system (e.g. maybe looking like going over the net - but really not going over the net and accessing the disk at somewhat close to regular Windows disk access speeds). 3) Best option for a slight upgrade for a robust file system from basically mirroring files on multiple hard drives across machines and using USB backup devices, to backing up the different clients to the main system with a ZFS 3 disk system (e.g. RaidZ) or does that really buy me much rather than having to go with RaidZ3 or higher. 4) Even with ZFS and all its advantages Im leaning towards Windows 2008 R2 for the sheer amount of applications I have access to and run FreeBSD a Linux equiv. without ZFS - and I suspect Windows would do just fine with most things - but hard drives are about to break the 2TB limit - and thus will force without option paritioning of the newer drives (3TB due out this fall). 5) Optimal solution would include support for multiple older size drives in the environment integrated with the above stated goals but this is not a steadfast requirement. HP
  2. Ok - but what about the WTB portion? It seems it would be reasonable to add the abililty for users to simply post a WTB for such things as old ddr 400 memory... not a lot of risk there. HP PS Nice new sig of yours I see.
  3. I tried - but I can't post a WTB thread... not friendly.
  4. Wow things are pretty tight... around here. Why not loosen it up a bit? No offense intended - but this is a little steep dont you think?
  5. I cant find it anywhere - but how many posts do you need to post before you can post in the marketplace so I can see if anyone has any ddr 400 184 pin 1gb sticks of memory for my Mom, she fractured her pelvis and is starting to use her computer more?
  6. Yea I saw that and I think its very misguided on their part. They are selling a low cost motherboard for the most part that can be powered by a low cost cpu - and people have lots of DDR2 around - and people that don't care about money typically opt for higher end solutions - so really I think they should consider AM2+ - I think its foolish not to, but yes your right - can't find a board that does it - but I write to each vendor to see what they say - who knows -maybe they will one day. Meanwhile probably will go with the Asus full size ATX. Its about $80 and I can get the cpu for $100 - both no-tax - and reuse my memory/case and a smaller sized hard drive for now until I get a couple on sell to make it a zfs server... Just can't decide to go zfs with linux or Server 2008 - both are free to me. HP
  7. Ok not sure how PLL helps the cpu to OC... don't quite understand that part - did have it up to 1.88 but that was blind following what I found. Not sure what you are referring to for iRFC 74 -or 88... I can try the settings and see how high my temp gets and if it passes - it might be cool night tonight - the thing is though that normally I will run it during the day and temps will be very hot in the house/room - but of course it wont most of the time be near load or even 85% load... HP
  8. Yea I have older people in the house who like the temperate at 77 F downstairs which translates up to 80-84 upstairs... Right now at more or less idle my temps are around 40-45c depending on the core and 37c on the motherboard. I will come back in just a little and post bios shots of my system as its set up now. I loosened the RAM timings because even though memtest86+ said they are ok - Passmark Bench said there were errors. Didn't feel like playing around too much so made then 8-8-8-24 1T at 1600mhz - which isnt bad I guess considering the ram is rated 9-9-9-24 at 2000mhz for 3 sticks but must be lowered for the 6 sticks I have.
  9. I did have them posted in my sig - but then a moderator said they were too long and then I posted that the moderator claimed mine violated the rules- but when looking at this - he had more than 10 lines and 3 images - also violated the rules... so I changed my sig to say that. Then my sig was deleted. SO when I get a chance I will try to post my complete clock settings again.
  10. But AMD's website says differently: http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/chipsets/8-series-integrated/Pages/amd-890gx-chipset.aspx Quoting directly from their website: "Memory Support AM2+ socket motherboards support DDR2 AM3 socket motherboards support DDR3 " which seems clear that it is just up to a motherboard maker to implement it.
  11. Seems that the 890 series of chips from AMD eliminates use of DDR2 - so its definitely one of the older chipsets Ill have to use thus an older motherboard. I take that back - now I see on AMD's website - which contradicts the article - it can support DDR2 memory so now if there is a 895fx chipset with graphics.... would be cream of the crop (prob more than $100 - but it supports: Graphics Not Included Up to 2 slots for Graphics Upgrade CPU Compatibility AMD Athlon™, AMD Athlon™ II, AMD Phenom™, AMD Phenom™ II Memory Support AM2+ socket motherboards support DDR2 AM3 socket motherboards support DDR3 PCI Express® PCI Express® 2.0 USB Up to 14 USB 2.0 SATA Supports SATA 6Gb/s devices
  12. Simpy put, I am looking for a motherboard that can go using existing 8GB (4 sticks) DDR2 800 memory with a (to be purchased) X4 II 630 Processor and later move to an Phenom II X6 processor (or better at the time). It's not a gaming machine - more like a WIndows 2008 server/NAS or perhaps FreedBSD/Linux with ZFS. I know I can get a motherboard for 60-100$ range and the CPU for under $100. I understand that the "better at the time" leaves a huge hole so please ignore that part - but it would be ideal if the motherboard manufacturer was known for supporing future CPUs and updating their drivers well. Some are better than others with updating bios and drivers. I would like to take advantage of some ddr2 800 memory I have, case, hard drives,etc. I just really need the cpu/motherboard/heatsink for cpu overclocking combination. Ideally it would support usb3/sata6 and dual support DDR3- but I think that is a pipe dream, and upgradable later if I have the PCI bandwidth available through a PCI-E card. I think Asus already has a $30 USB3.0 which is more important the Sata 6 by far. I know jetway made a board that had an upgrade path to DDR3 - but they didn't look so hot - so I have abandoned DDR3 so I can use the 8GB memory I have reducing the budget considerably. I also have 1066 memory in another machine I can swap with that is using an Intel Q6700 with an Intel D975xbx2 motherboard (which honestly for these $200 Im about to spend should be just as fast as this new machine or faster - especially with a future processor upgrade path that places an X6 close to an i7 930). A built in video is nice - but not mandatory - was looking at motherboards with the 4200. However I am not in tune with what is out/just about to come out in terms of supporting DDR2 memory with an upgradable path to Phenom II X6 and beyond. My case can do either matx or atx - so not sure why I would prefer one or the other. I need sata 3 capability obviously with at least 6 ports. I have looked at: ASRock A785GXH/128M ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157180 GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H Micro ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128394 ASUS M4A785-M Micro ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131595 yet those are just the one's I can find on newegg to compare and I know they don't have a complete selection of all motherboards that exist by anymeans. Im not tied to the 785 chipset but onboard video at first would be nice - having an upgradable path to the future is much more important, so was considering something in the 790x chipset but couldn't find anything close with ddr2 (and possibly onboard video). Any reasonable help would be most appreciated. HP
  13. Proven. I loooove proofs. Please show me the research and articles using something akin to the scientific method to figure out which way is best. I searched for a testing lab or some organization with testing standards and metholodogies to determine the best approach. I guess I didn't search hard enough so please (not being sarcastic) provide the link(s) to the tests from a testing lab or other organization that used a fair testing methodology to compare different ways of applying pastes and their results. Better yet and bonus points if it has a matrix that either shows a different application method is best for different processors and combined with different pastes. I want this!!
  14. Just curious as to who is exclusively on tihs ste, or both and if both which seems more active.
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