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by Icecold
Mon Apr 18, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Cable modem woes
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Cable modem woes

Dealing with an ISP is tedious but maybe less so than dealing with unreliable internet. I think I would also ask the provider to replace the modem, or even just buy my own to avoid that hassle, if they allow you to.
by Icecold
Thu Mar 31, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: eBay: 1U GPU server setups
Replies: 17
Views: 1412

Re: eBay: 1U GPU server setups

This isn't any cheaper but supposedly does 8 GPU's - https://www.ebay.com/itm/393398568695
by Icecold
Thu Mar 31, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: eBay: 1U GPU server setups
Replies: 17
Views: 1412

Re: eBay: 1U GPU server setups

I didn't think about the redundant PSU's load balancing. The low ball offer was $550. I don't know that I think those machines are worth more than maybe $750 personally.
by Icecold
Thu Mar 31, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: eBay: 1U GPU server setups
Replies: 17
Views: 1412

Re: eBay: 1U GPU server setups

My lowball offer was declined.
by Icecold
Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: eBay: 1U GPU server setups
Replies: 17
Views: 1412

Re: eBay: 1U GPU server setups

I just meant the power supply in the unit is rated at 1000 watts at 120v, 1600 watts at 240v. If the P100 shows 175 w in Nvidia-smi or other monitoring tools it's likely that it's drawing more than that. I don't have a P100 but that has been my experience with other cards at least. It probably would...
by Icecold
Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: eBay: 1U GPU server setups
Replies: 17
Views: 1412

Re: eBay: 1U GPU server setups

Might cut it a bit close on power too if plugged into a standard outlet. It's 1000 watts plugged into a normal outlet, 1600 watts on a 240v outlet. 3 video cards plus 56 Xeon cores crunching could be close to 1000 watts.
by Icecold
Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: How do you pronounce "BOINC"
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: How do you pronounce "BOINC"

mmonnin wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:24 pm
Oink like a pig but with a B in front. I guess I've never heard someone else say it.
I was having trouble figuring out how to type it out, but that's how I pronounce it as well. Just based on how it's spelled, never heard anybody say it out loud.
by Icecold
Sun Mar 20, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: EPYC 7551P 8-GPU Setup
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: EPYC 7551P 8-GPU Setup

The problem with that breakout board is that the 8 pin EPS connector is just jumpered off the main ATX connector. I wouldn't risk it on anything other than a super low power usage CPU like a Pentium dual core or something. This image shows it clearly- https://www.parallelminer.com/wp-content/uploads...
by Icecold
Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Installing AMD drivers on Linux
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: Installing AMD drivers on Linux

I've tried it a couple times and failed. So I will be watching this thread. Same. I'm pretty sure biodoc had posted about getting the AMD drivers working in Linux at one point. I gave up with it with the Firepros a couple years ago and just switched to Windows, but I would have preferred Linux. Sam...
by Icecold
Sun Feb 13, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: big coolers
Replies: 16
Views: 4740

Re: big coolers

Since you have a dedicated space for your hardware now why not just stack 3 or 4 20" box fans on top of one another and attach them to the side/front/rear or whatever of whatever shelf you're using to hold all the equipment? I may do something like that at some point but I do still have some machin...
by Icecold
Sat Feb 12, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: big coolers
Replies: 16
Views: 4740

Re: big coolers

Then again, any SP4 based computer would still need comparably high airflow for the VRMs. Watercooling, with a waterblock mounted onto the VRM section (though still with fans to provide some airflow for the RAM areas) might be a better choice for such a project after all. What would be your recomme...
by Icecold
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Help/Advice Finding Specialized PC
Replies: 16
Views: 3063

Re: Help/Advice Finding Specialized PC

There are a lot of PC's in the NUC type form factor on Amazon that might work. Something like this - https://www.amazon.com/Beelink-Windows-Computer-Three-Screen-Supports/dp/B09J2MDZ9F The problem though is touchscreen prices currently are super high. Elo screens are back ordered for months and pret...
by Icecold
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: FAH challenge thread 2022: TAAT vs [H]
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Re: FAH challenge thread 2022: TAAT vs [H]

It ended up being really close last year by doing sign ups for TAAT vs their whole output, but I'm not sure how things have changed on their side since then either positive or negative. I'm in favor of continuing it as an annual challenge. As far as output goes, I would probably just ask [H] what th...
by Icecold
Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: My first epyc build
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Re: My first epyc build

I appreciate the information. I should have a fairly recent bios on the 2P EPYC, but it's running an AsRock Rack ROME2D16-2T motherboard. I pulled the location for the bifurcation settings on a Supermicro motherboard from an older Haswell Xeon motherboard I have. I don't plan on running any GPU's in...
by Icecold
Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: My first epyc build
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Re: My first epyc build

pututu if you happen to need to reboot at some point(don't need to do it just for this) can you check the bios and see if it shows bifurcation as an option? On my Supermicro Xeon board it's under the Northbridge area of the settings (BIOS -> Advanced -> Chipset Configuration -> North Bridge -> IIO ...
by Icecold
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: My first epyc build
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Re: My first epyc build

Nice build! I agree on the IPMI/iKVM - it's 100% game changing. I would have used workstation or server boards that had it for every machine I've put together if I realized just how useful it was. All the other parts are more or less what I would have used if I were setting this machine up. I have a...
by Icecold
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: KVM
Replies: 4
Views: 1673

Re: KVM

Are you good with using VGA for the monitor or it needs to be HDMI/displayport/etc.? That ones that are VGA are pretty inexpensive. I've used the Iogear and Rosewill inexpensive VGA KVM's before and they work well enough. Every KVM I've used though has been at least somewhat occasionally flaky. I ha...
by Icecold
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: FS: 2x E5-2678v3
Replies: 19
Views: 5485

Re: FS: 2x E5-2678v3

If they have an immediate use for them it is probably better to sell to them. I scoured eBay earlier today for a decent price on a dual socket motherboard and was coming up fairly empty. I tried to do a make an offer and buy several at once to get the price down but the seller barely budged. If I we...
by Icecold
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: The Market
Topic: FS: 2x E5-2678v3
Replies: 19
Views: 5485

Re: FS: 2x E5-2678v3

This guy was selling these without a processor or RAM for like $170 maybe 6 months ago, but I made the mistake of trying to lowball with 'best offers' to get a better deal - https://www.ebay.com/itm/154585528506?hash=item23fe03f8ba:g:1mIAAOSwh~1hJ~sT I was trying to buy it to consolidate my existing...
by Icecold
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: The Market
Topic: FS: 2x E5-2678v3
Replies: 19
Views: 5485

Re: FS: 2x E5-2678v3

Do you happen to know what model of motherboard these were successfully running in @crashtech ?
by Icecold
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: The Market
Topic: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.
Replies: 24
Views: 6433

Re: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.

It's about as generic as they come. Cheapest Coolermaster case that supported EEB motherboards. No video card. Superflower 850w power supply. Noctua Heatsink/fans. Cheap SK Hynix NVMe 1TB SSD. Crappy cheap 120mm fans propped up wherever to keep the VRM's with air flowing over them. That's the last s...
by Icecold
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: The Market
Topic: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.
Replies: 24
Views: 6433

Re: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.

I'll probably try to refine this setup a bit. I just threw a couple random extra 120mm fans I had sitting around, and don't even currently have them cable tied or anything they're just sitting in there. I can't get over how great being able to access the BMC is. Any time anybody posted PPT figures h...
by Icecold
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: The Market
Topic: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.
Replies: 24
Views: 6433

Re: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.

I will definitely read through that - thanks! I posted this other places in the forum, but in case you hadn't read those - I initially thought either the processor or motherboard might have an issue since it would always error on Ram slot B1. I was going to flip flop the processors to determine if i...
by Icecold
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: The Market
Topic: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.
Replies: 24
Views: 6433

Re: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.

I'm glad I went with the DDR4-3200 then. I would have always been wondering if my RAM was hindering performance.
by Icecold
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: The Market
Topic: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.
Replies: 24
Views: 6433

Re: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.

I went with DDR4-3200 for Epyc Rome myself, i.e. the top possible speed, but merely out of principle, not based on particular performance measurements. Do you think it's likely DDR4-2400 would be a bottleneck for this build? My thought process being that with 8 channel memory the memory speed shoul...
by Icecold
Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: EVGA RTX 3080 Ti FtW
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: EVGA RTX 3080 Ti FtW

I just sent Mark a PM about this on the other forum

edit - he already won that other one in the Newegg shuffle and isn't interested in purchasing an additional one currently
by Icecold
Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: The Market
Topic: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.
Replies: 24
Views: 6433

Re: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.

The seller had posted 'I guarantee everything works for two weeks after you receive it to give you time to set it up and test.' and had also reiterated that via PM, so if they do not function in my motherboard I think he would probably let me send them back for a refund. I should know in a few days,...
by Icecold
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: The Market
Topic: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.
Replies: 24
Views: 6433

Re: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.

I appreciate the information. I kind of muddied the water by mentioning my multiple GPU builds but this will most likely be a CPU cruncher only. I like having high thread count machines without GPU's. It will run Linux. I think I'm going to just order a motherboard and CPU coolers and hold off on th...
by Icecold
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.
Replies: 24
Views: 6433

Re: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.

Wow, Ice! Nice score! Thanks! I guess now I need to figure out what to do with them. StefanR5R any suggestions? I'd like to throw them both in one machine unless there are any major performance benefits to building 2 separate machines. This would seem to be the logical motherboard to use? - https:/...
by Icecold
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.
Replies: 24
Views: 6433

Re: Cheap EPYC Rome 7742 and 7402 for sale.

I just sent money over for the 7742's