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by graysky
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replacement of TIM on an MSI GT 1030 2GH LP OC
Replies: 3
Views: 4577

Re: Replacement of TIM on an MSI GT 1030 2GH LP OC

Thanks for the info. I will see how the temps track for a week or so and see if it's worth removing the HS and replacing the TIM. Just wanted to see what others have to say/experiences.
by graysky
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replacement of TIM on an MSI GT 1030 2GH LP OC
Replies: 3
Views: 4577

Replacement of TIM on an MSI GT 1030 2GH LP OC

Owners of the MSI GT 1030 2GH LP OC... has anyone removed the stock HS, cleaned off the TIM and replaced it with something like Arctic Silver 5 or the like?
by graysky
Sat May 21, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Linux benchmark request/Samsung 950 Pro @ PCIe 3.0 4x
Replies: 1
Views: 2908

Linux benchmark request/Samsung 950 Pro @ PCIe 3.0 4x

Any members in here running Linux and a Samsung 950 Pro and would be willing to post a benchmark with the hardware? I used iozone to get some read/write data on mine (256 GB version) and would like to compare with others. Mine is connected to the PCIe bus using an ableconn adapter as my motherboard ...
by graysky
Sat May 21, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Newbie question - 950 PRO M.2 on an MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC
Replies: 11
Views: 5239

Re: Newbie question - 950 PRO M.2 on an MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX A

So I just received that particular adapter and it works with the current Linux kernel completely transparently. Any of you guys in here running Linux and would be willing to post a benchmark with the hardware?

EDIT: I posted a new thread here with the request to keep this thread clean. Thanks!
by graysky
Sat May 21, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Newbie question - 950 PRO M.2 on an MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC
Replies: 11
Views: 5239

Re: Newbie question - 950 PRO M.2 on an MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX A

Fire-Flare wrote:
graysky wrote:Thanks for the link and info. Looks like it would be a waste without PCIe 3.0 4x.
There are M.2 adapters that go in PCIe x4 expansion slots, perhaps that would work for you?
I did find http://ableconn.com/support_1.php?gid=62 for $22 so I might try it out. Thanks for the suggestion.
by graysky
Thu May 19, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Newbie question - 950 PRO M.2 on an MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC
Replies: 11
Views: 5239

Re: Newbie question - 950 PRO M.2 on an MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX A

Thanks for the link and info. Looks like it would be a waste without PCIe 3.0 4x.
by graysky
Wed May 18, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Newbie question - 950 PRO M.2 on an MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC
Replies: 11
Views: 5239

Newbie question - 950 PRO M.2 on an MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC

I understand that my MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC only supports an M.2 speed of "PCIe 2.0 2x" but the Samsung 950 Pro I am considering support "PCIe 3.0 4x." Assuming that it [the 950 Pro] is backwards compatible, I have two questions about using it on this motherboard: 1) Will the 950 Pro physically fit i...
by graysky
Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutdown
Replies: 11
Views: 6982

Re: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutd

An update: this is a BIOS bug but there is a work-around. I have been testing several systems (Z77 and H97-based) after I disabled all references to 'xHCI' as it pertains to USB settings[1]. I also enabled wake on keyboard[2]. And finally, I disabled EuP 2013 which affects wattage in power off mode....
by graysky
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Logic Supply ML100G-10 Fanless NUC PC
Replies: 1
Views: 3218

Re: Logic Supply ML100G-10 Fanless NUC PC

Nice review. Any plans to evaluate it running a Linux distro?
by graysky
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Detailed study on AS5 break-in time; it only takes a few hou
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Re: Detailed study on AS5 break-in time; it only takes a few

Good to know, now all I need is whether the AS5 wears out at all over time so I know when to re-paste. :) I recently replaced the HSF on an Athlon XP from about 10 years ago. The AS5 wasn't dried out and wiped right off. I also saw nothing in the server's monitorix reports about CPU temp being high...
by graysky
Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Detailed study on AS5 break-in time; it only takes a few hou
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Re: Detailed study on AS5 break-in time; it only takes a few

I commend you on your thorough research. 8) My only real question is, for what end? You show AS5 reaches max efficiency in only a few hours. I'm not sure how this info will change the way anyone uses it... except maybe reviewers? I had to move the chip into a new motherboard and saw that as an oppo...
by graysky
Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Detailed study on AS5 break-in time; it only takes a few hou
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Re: Detailed study on AS5 break-in time; it only takes a few

OK, ran out to ~200 hours and as expected, no change in the conclusion. The original post was updated with these results.
by graysky
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Detailed study on AS5 break-in time; it only takes a few hou
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Detailed study on AS5 break-in time; it only takes a few hou

Purpose According to the manufacture of AS5, there can be up to 200 hours of break in time required for temps to stabilize. This claim has been tested the results are shared in this thread. Materials, software, and experiment A delidded i7-3770k (over-clocked to 44x100 with fixed vcore) was treated...
by graysky
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Comparison of AS5 vs. MX-4 on Haswell i7-4790K
Replies: 5
Views: 3294

Re: Comparison of AS5 vs. MX-4 on Haswell i7-4790K

Consider the results I presented invalid. I did not control for the FFT size (thought I did but later realized the defaults define a range). I edited the first post of this thread and will repeat.
by graysky
Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Comparison of AS5 vs. MX-4 on Haswell i7-4790K
Replies: 5
Views: 3294

Re: Comparison of AS5 vs. MX-4 on Haswell i7-4790K

Don't think there's a new formula. In fact, my tube is probably 3 yrs old.
by graysky
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Comparison of AS5 vs. MX-4 on Haswell i7-4790K
Replies: 5
Views: 3294

Comparison of AS5 vs. MX-4 on Haswell i7-4790K

[S]I compared Arctic Silver 5 to MX-4 between my new i7-4790K and my NH-14D. In short, I ran mprime (Linux64,Prime95,V28.5,build 2) using large FFTs with 8 threads and logged the temps throughout the run once per second using a shell script. Ambient temp which is very important to consider did not v...
by graysky
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC - Fans do not change their speed
Replies: 4
Views: 3559

Re: MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC - Fans do not change their speed

@Abula - You were right! I studied the manual closely and it seems that the two CPU fan connectors expect the 4 pins to be: 1) Ground 2) +12V 3) Sense 4) Speed control The three SYS fan connectors expect the 4 pins to be: 1) Ground 2) Speed control 3) Sense 4) NC I hooked up my two CPU fans to the S...
by graysky
Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC - Fans do not change their speed
Replies: 4
Views: 3559

Re: MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC - Fans do not change their speed

Thank you for the reply. My old MB was an Asus P8Z77-V Pro which also had 4-pin connectors on the MB for both of the fans in the D14. Both of these fans are 3-pin as you mentioned. On that MB, I could control them booted into Linux just fine by adjusting the corresponding pwm from the kernel. I trie...
by graysky
Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC - Fans do not change their speed
Replies: 4
Views: 3559

MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC - Fans do not change their speed

Just build an i7-4790K system with this board and have my NH-D14 two fans connected to the two CPU fan pins on the MB. I cannot get the smart fan feature in the BIOS to work with either of them; they only run at full throttle despite my adjusting the temp/RPM points. Has anyone with this board or a ...
by graysky
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutdown
Replies: 11
Views: 6982

Re: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutd

Booting into windows 7 and then shutting down from there does not exhibit this behavior. It seems to be something unique to Linux...
by graysky
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutdown
Replies: 11
Views: 6982

Re: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutd

Thanks for the reply. This machine runs Linux and is setup properly as far as I can tell... % sudo ethtool eno1 Settings for eno1: Supported ports: [ TP ] Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 1000baseT/Full Supported pause frame use: No Supports auto-negotiatio...
by graysky
Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutdown
Replies: 11
Views: 6982

Re: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutd

Update - Latest BIOS 1005 does not fix this problem and 14 emails between myself and the people at Asus who barely speak English have not been fruitful.
by graysky
Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutdown
Replies: 11
Views: 6982

Re: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutd

Jakoob wrote:Isn't there any packet flying around your network and waking up your PC?
No, never been a problem until I purchased this MB.
by graysky
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutdown
Replies: 11
Views: 6982

Re: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutd

Just updated to the new BIOS revision 0905 but same bullshit :(
by graysky
Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutdown
Replies: 11
Views: 6982

Re: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutd

I will disconnect it and see. Is your thought that some other machine on the LAN is sending the magic packet to wake up or just that some kind of voltage is tripping?
by graysky
Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutdown
Replies: 11
Views: 6982

WOL in the BIOS causes spontaneous power ups after shutdown

In order to support WOL, my Asus H87I-Plus requires an option set in the BIOS ( Onboard>APM>Power on by PCIE ). When I have this enabled, I can indeed start the machine using the wol magic packet, but there is an undesired side-effect: about 25 % of the time I shutdown the machine, it stays shut off...
by graysky
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel i3-4330T HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 18489

Re: Intel i3-4330T HTPC

grant2 wrote:I just put this together with a haswell 4130T processor. It works well. Board was mostly incompatible with my old 64gb SSD. Their tech support blamed the intel chipset. A new Samsung SSD works fine.
Linux or Windows? Can you provide the hardware specs and power consumption/temps?
by graysky
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115349

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

Yeah, about 5 min after I posted I googled and verified it. Just too lazy to update my post.
by graysky
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115349

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

With Haswell just released, I'm wondering if Intel is using the same method of attaching the IHS to the die in the new chips...
by graysky
Mon May 20, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Exquisitely sensitive stability testing - the linux kernel!
Replies: 6
Views: 4944

Re: Exquisitely sensitive stability testing - the linux kern

@mkk - True enough. Best you can do now is to: 1) Boot from the Ubuntu Live CD and do it from there. 2) Install linux to a small partition on the machine to give a more permanent install; such setups can nicely coexist with both MacOSX and Windows. Option #2 is actually really nice since you don't h...