Recent content by PigLover

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    Topton Jasper Lake Quad i225V Mini PC Report

    Very nice @pigr8 !
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    Homelab 2.5GB Networking / Firewall Segregation Advice Needed

    Opensense on an RPi (any generation) will be a pretty disappointing experience. One thing that you need in any router is really solid network performance. While there are Arm-based maker boards that have good networking - the RPi isn't one of them. There are lots of sub-$200 ways to get a...
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    Next-Gen Supermicro SSG-121P-NES24R 1U 24-bay NVMe at FMS 2022

    Planning now for my used server purchases in 2032...
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    Lenovo Thinkcentre/ThinkStation Tiny (Project TinyMiniMicro) Reference Thread

    That's going to wreak some havoc on cooling them if you put anything above/below it. The Lenovo Tiny's really depend on those top/bottom vents for proper airflow.
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    PSA: Want to mount 2.5" drives in your chassis? Got a 3D Printer?

    Some versions of the Supermicro sleds (really old one) actually have a sliding damper on the air inlets so that you can adjust how much air flows through - really nice when sleds are empty or when using 2.5in drives. Also - instead of printing the big sleds why not just print something to block...
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    Topton Jasper Lake Quad i225V Mini PC Report

    Exactly! And 4-threads in iPerf (one for each core).
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    Lenovo Thinkcentre/ThinkStation Tiny (Project TinyMiniMicro) Reference Thread

    Sadly not either one of those issues - thought about power as an issue so tested with multiple adapters, 175w and 135w. Swapped the adapter with a known working one from an M350 gen2 and when I swapped them I moved the riser too (had to take the riser out to remove the card anyway so I just...
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    Topton Jasper Lake Quad i225V Mini PC Report

    I’m not seeing that issue. I get solid 2.44-2.48gbps in both directions.
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    Lenovo Thinkcentre/ThinkStation Tiny (Project TinyMiniMicro) Reference Thread

    I'm having trouble getting an M90q (gen 1) to boot with an Intel X540-T2 installed. It just hangs at the "Lenovo" splash screen - or sometimes get past that but won't continue with boot. Same cards work perfectly in M350 Gen2 systems. I've cross-swapped them to make sure it isn't the card...
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    Topton Jasper Lake Quad i225V Mini PC Report

    I can live with the QS part - but still feel like it is somewhat fraudulent for them not to disclose this part. Running the SOC hot is OK too. I wouldn’t worry about hitting 80c on it regularly with the 105c Tcase. No issue there. But the SoDIMMs running that hot are a problem. They will...
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    Topton Jasper Lake Quad i225V Mini PC Report

    You are correct (well - mostly correct as that "almost" in almost always should have been bold, red and larger font). Two issues though: Those of us that purchase ES/QS chips on ebay do it with our eyes wide open and the seller disclosing the fact. We chose to take a risk. Sometimes the...
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    Topton Jasper Lake Quad i225V Mini PC Report

    At least you got an honest answer from them. The others here who got ES chips in their box - including me - got told all kinds of BS in their responses from Topton. Its still not right...
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    Tiny/Mini/Micro PC experiences

    The HP 1L PCs that have GPUs don't use a normal PCIe slot. The GPU is a custom board that connects to the HP "miniport" PCIe connector. 100% custom... You can confirm this for the G9 in the hardware service manual found here.
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    Topton Jasper Lake Quad i225V Mini PC Report

    @p3kty I’m not sure mounting a blower fan like that will do much good since you’ve got both the intake and output of the fan inside the case. You should probably at least turn it over so it is pulling outside (cool) air. Probably better would be a common radial fan. 4010s should fit just fine.