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  1. Pauven

    Unraid OS version 6.6.6 available

    I gotcha beat. I live in a gated community, and you have to dial 666 at the gate to ring us to let you in. Needless to say, we don't get many visitors. 😈
  2. Pauven

    Unraid OS version 6.6.3 available

    Somehow I feel you were secretly calling out to me to update the Unraid Tunables Tester. 😎 Maybe it is time.
  3. Pauven

    Unraid OS version 6.6.0-rc1 available

    Just a quick followup on this (predicting your next rebuttal): The motherboard vendor's QVL list includes overclocked speeds. They are simply communicating that they have successfully tested the memory at that speed, and provided the necessary BIOS support to enable it. But in the eyes of AMD, if it exceeds the limits I listed above, it is overclocked. Paul
  4. Pauven

    Unraid OS version 6.6.0-rc1 available

    [Edited to address John_M's complaint that I was making unfounded assumptions on his setup. Bolded blue sentences below have been edited to clarify my original helpful intent. I never mean to insinuate John_M was in fact overclocking, I had no way to know for sure and thought I had said as much later in my post, so that was a lazy choice of wording on my part.] They are not suggesting that you're overclocking the memory. They are suggesting that you're overclocking the built-in memory controller in your Ryzen CPU. Depending upon your actual memory configuration, you might be overclocking it by quite a bit, or not at all. For example, on my Ryzen 7 1800X, I'm running my memory at 2400, which sounds low but it is definitely overclocked. The RAM itself is rated for 2400, so the RAM isn't overclocked. But my memory, 4x 16GB sticks, is Dual Rank, so I'm presenting the highest possible memory load on the 1800X. Here's AMD's non-overclocked supported memory speeds for Ryzen 1st generation: 2666 MHz for 2 Single Rank DIMMs in Dual Channel 2400 MHz for 2 Dual Rank DIMMs in Dual Channel 2133 MHz for 4 Single Rank DIMMs in Dual Channel 1866 MHz for 4 Dual Rank DIMMs in Dual Channel As you can see, the non-overclocked speed for my memory configuration is 1866. This is a memory controller limitation, not a RAM limitation. By running them at 2400MHz, I have a 533MHz overclock on the memory controller. 2666 may or may not be an overclock on your system, depending upon the number of sticks of RAM and whether they are Single Rank or Dual Rank. But odds are that if you have anything other than 2 sticks of 8GB RAM (which are often Single Rank but not always), you are overclocked. Paul
  5. Pauven

    We're moving

    Hey Lime Tech, Just curious if the compilation errors are still a problem. I see 4.18 is coming out in a week, which made me wonder if that would fix the compilation errors if they were still a problem.. Paul
  6. Last week I purchased Superorb's other posting for an unopened WD Red 8TB drive, and I received it today. It was exactly as advertised, and Superorb shipped reasonably quickly. I've got it installed and I'm pre-clearing it now. Thought I would share in case anyone is interested. Thanks Superorb! Paul
  7. I'll take it. I'll send you a PM. Paul
  8. Pauven

    We're moving

    No, still required. For psychological reasons only, though. We all have our demons.
  9. Pauven

    We're moving

    I can't speak for Lime Tech, but I can relate my own experience 3 years ago when I moved. I didn't want to trust the movers with my PC's and server, so I moved these all myself. My unRAID server is a large, 24-bay X-Case rackmount, and I find it pretty heavy on it's own. Even with just 16 drives installed, I found it too heavy for me to manage on my own. So I pulled the drives, and with a black sharpie marker, I wrote the bay number on each drive, and then bubble-wrapped and boxed them. Once I was at the destination, I double-checked all my cabling, and reinserted the drives into their original bays. Everything came up perfectly. I hope the various Lime Tech moves went well. Paul
  10. Pauven

    [6.5.2] AMD CPU Microcode Updates

    I look forward to it. I really appreciate the excellent follow-up. As a long-time customer, the Lime-Tech transformation is nothing short of magical. Paul
  11. Pauven

    [6.5.2] AMD CPU Microcode Updates

    Thank you, very much appreciated!
  12. Pauven

    Anybody planning a Ryzen build?

    At that point, it has already been loaded, and is no different than me unloading it from the command line. I want a way to prevent it from ever loading in the first place.
  13. Pauven

    Anybody planning a Ryzen build?

    Interesting results. After loading the linux scaling driver, does the behavior revert to the Ryzen PBoost curve when you unload the driver, or do you have to reboot. I don't see where my driver is getting loaded, which makes me think it is automatic by the kernel. Not sure how I would block it during the boot. I just read that Ryzen microcode updates were finally added to the linux-firmware.git collection. This makes me think my Ryzen 1800X has never received any microcode firmware updates. Not sure if that would affect the boost or not, but regardless I posted a request for including the new microcode updates here: https://lime-technology.com/bug-reports/stable-releases/652-amd-cpu-microcode-updates-r84/
  14. I just read that the AMD microcode files have been added to the linux-firmware.git collection. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Zen-Linux-Firmware-Add https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/commit/?id=77101513943ef198e2050667c87abf19e6cbb1d8 If the CPU microcode updates for AMD processors has not been included in current unRAID releases, I would like to formally request these. I'm now realizing that it is possible that my very early release Ryzen CPU has never received any microcode updates, asI haven't been running Windows, and since the microcode hasn't been included with most Linux distros. If unRAID already includes these AMD CPU microcode firmware updates, please forgive my ignorance. Paul
  15. Pauven

    Anybody planning a Ryzen build?

    I feel that I have essentially already done this test. With everything unloaded and nothing running, unRAID reports that all 16 cores are idle at 0%. I can then run a command to load a single core, and it never exceeds 3.7GHz. I have also repeatedly seen 14 cores idling at 2.2GHz, and the other 2 at 3.7GHz, which seems to corroborate that I am loading only a single core. I have also used other commands to test frequency, besides grepping /proc/cpuinfo. So far, the other commands essentially matched the /proc/cpuinfo, and if anything they were slightly lower. Sorry, I don't have all the commands in front of me, I found them during web searches (supposedly they were more accurate for Ryzen), gave them a try, and moved on. I certainly agree that, based upon that graphic, the Ryzen 2xxx series will hit higher frequencies with more cores active, which is really awesome. But that shouldn't change the fact that with only a single core loaded, a Ryzen 1800X should hit 4.0 GHz minimum, and 4.1 GHz with XFR. Mine never goes over 3.7GHz, which is the same frequency that I can easily hit with all cores using the Performance governor. Perhaps I am mistaken, and that even when it appears that only a single core is loaded, in reality more cores are active. In which case, I agree that the graphic perfectly explains what is going on. Paul