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0answers
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Not able to configure my RAID Controller

I am not able to configure my RAID controller because there are no devices on "sas topology". 3x 500G SATA devices are connected by using a mini SAS --> SATA cable. What can I do? IT Firmware is ...
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0answers
24 views

False flag multibit errors on highest populated DIMM socket on second CPU of Sunfire x2200. Faulty CPU or faulty motherboard?

I'm testing 2GB ECC Registered DIMMs in a Sunfire x2200. Recently the system event log (SEL) began logging Multibit Errors on the highest populated DIMM socket on CPU1. With 8 DIMMs on CPU1, the SEL ...
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1answer
33 views

Determining the type of motherboard in a server

I was wondering if I could get some advice from the community. I am trying to identify a type of motherboard used in this particular product: LINK TO PRODUCT Does anyone know what type of ...
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4answers
2k views

Do all LGA 1155 Motherboards work with all LGA 1155 CPUs?

Hardware is an area that I have very little competence in. I've recently been tasked with the creation of a new server for the company I work for. I've priced out a motherboard and CPU for the ...
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2answers
103 views

What are the advantages of getting an expensive server? [closed]

Server CPUs cost multiple times more than Desktop CPUs; so do Motherboards and PSUs. What are the advantages of getting a server system rather than a desktop system? Stability can be one, but what ...
2
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3answers
173 views

Are there any good (hopefully free) hardware diagnostic utilities available?

A diag utility that runs from CD or USB would be my preference. I'm having some trouble with a desktop PC that I support, and I haven't been able to figure out what is going on with it. I used ...
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1answer
371 views

2U rack hardware, budget but stable, what to buy? [closed]

So, I'm tasked with helping buy motherboard/CPU/ram for a 2U server, that will be brought in luggage to China. The requirements are that the hardware is reliable/stable (read: long lasting) at the ...
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2answers
129 views

Building a backup server

One of my older motherboards broke and I'm planning to use the remaining power supply, hard drive and case to build a backup server. I want to buy a new motherboard and CPU that can be used 24x7 and ...
2
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9answers
4k views

Can a motherboard that supports multiple CPUs run with fewer CPUs than it supports?

I'm looking at building out a pretty beefy server, and I was wondering if I were to get a motherboard that supports multiple CPUs such as this one, can it run with only one or two CPUs temporarily? ...
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4answers
8k views

Do I have a bad motherboard or a bad CPU? (STOP 0x00000101 and 0x00000124) [closed]

I just built a new system and I'm getting very frequent STOP errors. The STOP errors I've hard are 0x00000101 and 0x00000124, which are both Machine Check Exceptions. I know that I have a hardware ...