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It appeared that the Intel RAID controller is rather old and not supported by the motherboard so that it could not load the BIOS. What I had to do was install MegaRAID Storage Manager on it. Not a trivial task, especially because MSM is only packaged for RHEL and I have an Ubuntu machine. So if you find yourself in this very edgy case, feel free to ask me ...


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While Sandy Bridge is way faster than a similarly clocked Harpertown, you selected a very low-end Sandy: it has no Turbo, no HT, and its clock frequency is very low. Here you can find some benchmark between two similarly clocked Harpertown and Nehalem system. As a rule of thumb, consider an equally clocked Sandy-Bridge system about 30% faster than a Nehalem ...


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Looking at the specs is only part of evaluating a new system. To do the job properly you have to benchmark the old and new systems under typical workloads. Only when you have done that can you make an informed decision.


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Fantastic. I had this problem with a Fedora 22 Live image on an USB stick created as per UEFI boot of USB sticks using livecd-iso-to-disk --efi --format --reset-mbr Fedora-Live-Xfce-x86_64-22-3.iso /dev/sdX Which gives a bootable GPT-organized disk with a VFAT partition. Then I tried to myy a ZOTAC Nano CI320 using that stick and found myself in a EFI ...



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