Just another data point:
My new 5800x was detected and working with BIOS F06, no issues. My RAM is two modules of KSM32ED8/16HD, installed in the A0 slots (the black slots).
I haven't been able to update to F11 through the BMC, though. I might try to fix that later.
I also expected the CPU...
Finally managed to build a system with this motherboard, installed FreeBSD 14 just to see if my disks were OK and see if it booted. No issues.
Fit very nicely in an old Fractal Design Node 304.
Now comes the hardest part - what do I do with this system? :D First idea is to replace my current...
How are you people powering this? My needs are modest (one NVMe, two SSDs, two 3.5 HDDs) so I've looked into picoPSUs but I'm open for ATX or SFX as well, just not very well versed in looking at the alternatives, finding an efficient one and so forth.
I'm not familiar with the connectors used on this machine, but from this thread I think I've understood the following:
There are two different SlimSAS/Slimeline connectors, one 4i and one 8i
The 4i one can be used for SATA expansion with a cable like this: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0C712HXCJ...
I put a low bid on a SRX300 and got it (~50 USD).
Can I do something fun with it? Change to plain Debian, VyOS, FreeBSD or OpenWRT?
The performance numbers aren't very impressive, 500 Mbps IMIX? Isn't this a 8th gen Intel laptop CPU?
How are your white/black connectors ordered now? I discovered that I didn't need to invert them (I initially did so after reading it was required, but had to redo it) in my switch. This is a working setup for me:
Yes, I might not even run this cluster 24/7 as I initially intended due to power costs (even though I happen to live in the right place for relatively cheap power, at least compared to the rest of Europe). But it will be a lot of fun to setup the k3s (or later k8s) and I might be able to sell...
Note that these units are the dual-core variation, not quad core (the quad core runs at 1,5 GHz, the dual-core at 2,2 GHz). But they come with 8 gigs of storage and PSU, so you don't have to buy anything more to make a really basic system. I was initially not happy with them being dual core and...