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  1. About to attempt this on the following unraid server. AMD EPYC 7401P 24-Core GIGABYTE MZ31-AR0-00 I don't see anyone else in the read who has used an EPYC just curious of any potential pitfalls.
  2. In reply to your keyboard issues, I use <bootmenu enable='no'/> to skip the first boot menu. This focuses the keyboard on the Enoch boot loader. For passing the 25% mark on boot you need to add some boot flags at the Enoch bootloader. I used nv_disable=1 to fully boot. Then install the Nvidia webdriver. The webdriver won't work for 10.11.2 so you need to install and modify the driver with an application called NVIDIA® WebDriver Updater.app. On the NVDAStartupWeb.kext patch tab enter 15D9c as fake OS build. After installing the driver the driver thinks you're still on 10.11.1. I didn't touch anything else in the app. After installing the drivers, reboot with nvda_drv=1 at the Enoch boot loader. I need to enter this at every boot which is annoying. I hope you don't have to. Check out this post for the correct files in the /Extra folder: https://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=44908.msg429831#msg429831 ps: I also use a GTX 960 for the OSX VM. It drives 4 monitors (1*4K, 1*HD, 2*1600x1200) perfectly fine. Working perfectly for my GTX 750 ti ! Download textwrangler and check your boot plist. Make sure textedit didnt add any garbage to it. If i used the one from the macfiles zip it added extra formatting garbage. Once I used textwranger and only had the plaintext version from the guide it worked and no longer required manually adding nvda_drv=1
  3. I figured the reason might be because it was super simple
  4. I have been searching the forum for a few days and I can not find any real answers to whether or not a whole drive can be passed through. We can passthrough GPU's and USB controllers but I can not find a thread that specifically discusses passing through a single SSD as a boot drive?
  5. I just bought 5(400GB) Enterprise SSD's that I will attempt to setup in RAID-Z2 this week. Will keep you all posted.
  6. After reading a bunch of these posts and threads about the disk IO issues with windows and KVM I figured I would run some benchmarks. Its almost impossible to run a apples to apples especially when running a brtfs cache pool. What surprised me the most was how bad the AS SSD benchmarks were on all KVM VM's it suffered far worse than the CrystalDisk benchmarks. Windows Native OS: Windows X64 10 Pro version: unRaid 6.1.6 vDisk: brtfs cachepool OS: Windows X64 10 Pro <emulator>/usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64</emulator> <disk type='file' device='disk'> <driver name='qemu' type='raw' cache='writeback'/> <source file='/mnt/user/VM/win10Test/vdisk1.img'/> <backingStore/> <target dev='hdc' bus='virtio'/> <boot order='1'/> version: unRaid 6.1.6 vDisk: Toshiba SSD - XFS - unassigned devices OS: Windows X64 10 Pro <emulator>/usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64</emulator> <disk type='file' device='disk'> <driver name='qemu' type='raw' cache='writeback'/> <source file='/mnt/disks/TOSHIBA_THNSNJ256GCST_935S101JTSXY-part1/win10XFSTest/vdisk1.img'/> <backingStore/> <target dev='hdc' bus='virtio'/> <boot order='1'/>
  7. This is a really exciting development. I will be testing it tomorrow, hopefully this will solve the disk performance issues with kvm+brtfs.
  8. No need to..... Maybe it was the holiday food coma.... I did not notice that when you change any of the EIST or stepping settings on my SuperMicro board it auto-disables simultaneous multithreading AKA hyper threading.
  9. Seems enabling EIST and stepping also causes unraid to ignore cores. (2) X Xeon x5690 with EIST/ stepping disabled. now same server w/ EIST/stepping enabled
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    Norco 4224 Thread

    Have any Norco 4420 & 4224 modded the case for EATX support? From what I can tell my current EEB board and the EATX board i'm looking to replace it with are exactly the same dimensions. The only difference I can see is in the standoff hole locations between the 2 form factors. My plan is to tap/drill the holes required for the EATX motherboard and I wanted to see if anyone else had done the same.
  11. After some research I think I will return the Asus board and go with a SuperMicro X8DTE It might not have all the bells and whistles of the Asus board but I can get it brand new for a decent price. The Asus(EEB) and the SuperMicro(EATX) are exactly the same dimensions and have the same IO shield placement as far as location is concerned. I will just tap/drill the holes required to support the EATX form factor in the norco 4224.
  12. I am leaning towards your advice however from what I have read about the Norco 4224 it will not fit a EATX board. Finding a dual 1366 board that is either EEB,CEB or normal ATX is turning into a challenge. I have found a few but I will have to sacrifice half of the RAM I already purchased as they only have 6 Memory slots. Thank you for the advice, I will start searching for an alternative board.
  13. Well I finally had all my parts in and started the build. As with most used HW builds the wildcard is always the motherboard. As you can see in my initial post I went with the ASUS Z8PE-D12 which had pretty good reviews and is feature rich. It even came with the iKVM board! I knew it was going to be a crapshoot when I pulled the motherboard from its shipping box and noticed the middle of the motherboard had a very very slight bow in it running from north to south. I installed the RAM and 2 x Xeon x5690's and it posted right away. I did notice a slight and I mean very slight whine coming from the motherboard. Temps in the BIOS look decent so I booted into unRAID which was a success. Decided to get lm sensors up and running and on the surface it looks like I may have an overheating issue on my hands. w83667hg-isa-0290 Adapter: ISA adapter Vcore: +0.06 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +1.74 V) in1: +0.06 V (min = +0.66 V, max = +1.62 V) ALARM AVCC: +2.99 V (min = +1.38 V, max = +3.07 V) +3.3V: +2.96 V (min = +0.26 V, max = +2.14 V) ALARM in4: +0.06 V (min = +1.65 V, max = +1.75 V) ALARM in5: +1.40 V (min = +0.53 V, max = +0.95 V) ALARM 3VSB: +2.98 V (min = +0.98 V, max = +2.00 V) ALARM Vbat: +2.91 V (min = +3.76 V, max = +3.57 V) ALARM fan1: 0 RPM (min = 2109 RPM, div = 128) ALARM fan2: 0 RPM (min = 2636 RPM, div = 128) ALARM fan3: 0 RPM (min = 703 RPM, div = 128) ALARM fan4: 0 RPM (min = 1171 RPM, div = 128) ALARM fan5: 0 RPM (min = 811 RPM, div = 128) ALARM temp1: +125.0°C (high = +51.0°C, hyst = +105.0°C) ALARM sensor = thermistor temp2: +123.0°C (high = +80.0°C, hyst = +75.0°C) ALARM sensor = CPU diode temp3: +58.0°C (high = +80.0°C, hyst = +75.0°C) sensor = thermistor cpu0_vid: +0.000 V intrusion0: OK Ok so that does not look right..... I walked over and the NB was extremely hot to the touch and I immediately placed a 40MM fan ontop of it which dropped the temps from temp1 to 56C. Temp2 is still way too hot I think I will need to find a mobo replacement
  14. Just picked up the replacement 120mm & 80mm fans for the case. 120MM Fans 3 X Noctua 120mm, Anti-Stall Knobs Design,SSO2 Bearing PWM Case 80MM Fans 2 x Noctua NF-R8 PWM 4 pin Cooling Fan