WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO

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Re: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO

Post by djon » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:17 pm

My ECO experiences here:
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Schroinx wrote:I got the CPU fan to stop when temps are below 47 degrees c. Nice one.
How did you manage to disable the CPU fan? Mine keeps running whatever I do.
Also, for how long is it stopped? Does the CPU idle at lower than 47 degrees?

I think the Eco Center Pro and the BIOS are somehow working against each other.

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Re: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO

Post by Schroinx » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:42 pm

Thanks. Uh, I think in the eco app, I set to no power, and then it should spin up. It worked, but I had some strange reboots with only a kernel power event in Eventmanager. After removing the flag it ran fine. The memory modules are rma'ed, so is not running right now.
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Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

Post by sn1009 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:33 am

CA_Steve wrote:If you can go with H chipset and if you want to avoid any potential DPC latency issues, then take a look at the H97 mobo's. They can be reasonably priced (at least here in the US). Some examples.
Do you know if the Z97 chipset is also a safe bet if one wants to avoid DPC latency issues?

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Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

Post by cerbie » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:58 am

sn1009 wrote:
CA_Steve wrote:If you can go with H chipset and if you want to avoid any potential DPC latency issues, then take a look at the H97 mobo's. They can be reasonably priced (at least here in the US). Some examples.
Do you know if the Z97 chipset is also a safe bet if one wants to avoid DPC latency issues?
Try to find tests of boards. The chipset isn't adding or reducing that latency, but higher-end motherboards tend to get more performance tuning done to their firmwares, and what few sites test DPC latency of course only do so for samples they receive, which aren't of the boring B85 or H81 chipsets.

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Re: WHS11 server with MB3 what hardware?

Post by CA_Steve » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:59 am

sn1009 wrote:Do you know if the Z97 chipset is also a safe bet if one wants to avoid DPC latency issues?
Either of the '97 chipsets have much improved DPC latency over any of the '87's. Here's a comparison of Z87 and Z97 boards at Anandtech.
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