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by Smile
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Never trust Micronet broadband routers again :(
Replies: 11
Views: 9996

Re: Never trust Micronet broadband routers again :(

I will echo Vicotnik in saying it is completely unrealistic for a a router from 2003 in that price range to route 100 mbit. The extremely popular WRT54G came out in Dec 2002 and can barely do 25 mbit without problems. The CPUs used in low end routers back in 2003 simply were not fast enough to do 1...
by Smile
Mon May 18, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Looking for old PC800 RAMBUS motherboard for XEON CPU
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

Looking for old PC800 RAMBUS motherboard for XEON CPU

Hello, perhaps somebody with good knowledge in old server boards will help me with say ASUS etc. server class MB that would have RAMBUS PC800 memory capacity up to 4GB (8 modules total). Would support 2x CPUS. Don't ask why I need this old stuff :) All I can say RAMBUS is miles ahead of DDR RAM, eve...
by Smile
Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?
Replies: 16
Views: 17981

Re: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?

Got the crimp tool from knipex model 97 51 10 http://www.knipex.com/index.php?id=1216&L=1&page=group_detail&parentID=1299&groupID=1301 Very happy with the tool. Works as expected. I ordered spare blades (97 59 06) now, should have done this with the crimp tool. The crimp depth is 5.9mm so that's nic...
by Smile
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?
Replies: 16
Views: 17981

Re: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?

Proskit replied to my email that even the "clones" I said are true proskit tools. That is very strange because the quality even from photos is not there or Proskit has photoshopped the images on their site. Or it's not actual tools but renderings of the tools. Given the 0.1mm repeatability required ...
by Smile
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?
Replies: 16
Views: 17981

Re: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?

It seems Pro'sKit makes this nice crimp tool: http://www.proskit.com.tw/en/product/product_detail.asp?catid=5&itemid=1PK-3003FD14 However there are many china clones, with different handle color and bad quality: http://g04.s.alicdn.com/kf/HT1fstLFNlaXXagOFbXP/200227133/HT1fstLFNlaXXagOFbXP.jpg http:...
by Smile
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?
Replies: 16
Views: 17981

Re: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?

I investigated the EZ-RJ45 and I wonder if the exposed copper wire from the front will not oxidate? The price is another thing, these are not cheap. And third I think anyone can turn regular quality connector to EZ one just by drilling holes with micro precision drill ! P.S. I just tried it, I drill...
by Smile
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?
Replies: 16
Views: 17981

Re: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?

My friend sent me this image:

Image

@Arbutus

I will take a look at those, any shops in EU? Or should I look in ebay?
by Smile
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?
Replies: 16
Views: 17981

Re: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?

Another thing to watch for is your plugs being designed for solid or stranded wire, mixing these will also result in poor connections. Patch cords are usually stranded for flexibility and station cabling will be solid in most cases. I also read wikipedia article on different connectors. But nowdays...
by Smile
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Never trust Micronet broadband routers again :(
Replies: 11
Views: 9996

Re: Never trust Micronet broadband routers again :(

Just because the ports are 10/100 that is no guarantee that the router will be able to fully utilize a 100Mbit internet connection. Nothing strange with LAN-WAN being nowhere near 100Mbit on a router from 2003. I benchmarked the 1 and 4 LAN ports their speed as around 90Mbps. The LAN port 1 and WAN...
by Smile
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Never trust Micronet broadband routers again :(
Replies: 11
Views: 9996

Re: Never trust Micronet broadband routers again :(

I will echo Vicotnik in saying it is completely unrealistic for a a router from 2003 in that price range to route 100 mbit. The extremely popular WRT54G came out in Dec 2002 and can barely do 25 mbit without problems. The CPUs used in low end routers back in 2003 simply were not fast enough to do 1...
by Smile
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Never trust Micronet broadband routers again :(
Replies: 11
Views: 9996

Re: Never trust Micronet broadband routers again :(

Nice link about that Pentium 90Mhz booting windows 7, it just shows what crap is windows 8. That it can't boot in a pc running windows 7. This has something to do how the DVD is made. The boot loader of windows 8 is non standard and can't boot on some DVD drives at all. That said getting back on top...
by Smile
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?
Replies: 16
Views: 17981

Re: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?

Thank you for the link to the tools. While the ratchet helps no doubt the equal pin pressure is all that is required that pins penetrate evenly all across the RJ45 connector. Getting back to the topic is there specification for this? Like how many millimeters the pins should be recessed from top of ...
by Smile
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Never trust Micronet broadband routers again :(
Replies: 11
Views: 9996

Never trust Micronet broadband routers again :(

Well just decided to let you know that back ink 2003 I bought the Micronet SP881 VPN Firewall Router. The router was rated 10/100Mbps on all ports. However in 2009 when it was possible to get 100Mbps Internet I discovered that the WAN port is only 10Mbps ! Back then Micronet was very respectable net...
by Smile
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?
Replies: 16
Views: 17981

Re: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?

the contact pins should always be recessed below the plastic. I agree the pins should be recessed. However I was asking about the other side that penetrates the wires. the blades should always penetrate the core of each wire solidly. Should the blades penetrate the wire and exit from another side a...
by Smile
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?
Replies: 16
Views: 17981

Is there specification for RJ45 pins crimp wire depth?

Hello, as you know there are many crimp tools for RJ45. Some are cheap some expensive. I'm looking for specification of how deep should the golden pins be pushed into the wires. See photo here: http://files.tested.com/photos/2012/03/16/55-27667-4.jpg The image is not mine, however illustrates what I...
by Smile
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GFX coil whine/noise
Replies: 22
Views: 10793

Re: GFX coil whine/noise

I would recommend to get server hardware it makes no funny noises like coil whine. This is true for server motherboards.

Also I can confirm that older GFX cards did not have this problem.
I first noticed this on some gigabyte mb, that were making coild whine while moving the mouse.
by Smile
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18153

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

Just so 1220L benchmarks on http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E31220L+%40+2.20GHz It's 3231 points when my dual xeon 3.8 is only 1384 and it renders HD videos OK :) :shock: Who would need more powerfull CPU for NAS at 20W TDP It seems to much power, and intel should release like 5W ...
by Smile
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18153

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

Unless manufacturers get parts for free for AMD and need to buy them for Intel the board prices do reflect the construction reliability in the long term scenario. A server level board with outlast few other consumer grade boards, easily. So its a free choice quality or quantity (buy 2x amd boards fo...
by Smile
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18153

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

Nice, reliable server gear is great. But the parts situation has to come first. If you can't afford spares and you can't procure replacement parts quickly, you have a serious problem! I agree with you on this one, but whats available on AMD market for us? I never built AMD stuff before, AMD E-350 d...
by Smile
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18153

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

Discussing this in a thread about an expensive low-wattage Xeon is a bit weird by the way. Such controllers and the drives connected to them burn so much more power than you save compared with a regular Xeon... Unraid can spun down drives not in use, and it can distrubute your data so that for exam...
by Smile
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18153

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

Well I did read the specs, but since intel integrate GPU it' confusing for me.
by Smile
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18153

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

I forgot to mention something: I wasn't able to buy a box version of the E3-1260L, only OEM. You will to buy a CPU heatsink too, if you don't have one already. I opted for the SCYTHE Samurai ZZ, which should be more than enough for this CPU Any benchmarks??? I'm thinking to buy E3-1260L, but also t...
by Smile
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18153

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

I can say some words about power usage measurements done by so called "experts", someone has measured AMD APU E350 as 7W (xbitlabs) another review site 50W so the moral is: get normal meters when measuring AC power usage, that takes into account power factor, reactive power etc. and is very precise ...
by Smile
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18153

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

Well the so called budge motherboards have cheap components, since I'm novice in electronics I know how much fot example cheap resitor costs and tight spec. resistor costs. So it's hard imagine when people build their NAS with cheap motherboards (perhaps their data is not important) with no ECC RAM,...
by Smile
Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18153

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

HFat wrote:I don't want to lecture you if you're not interested but that CPU is a singularly poor choice for a NAS.
I'm new to this, but since when Xeons are bad for NAS?
by Smile
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?
Replies: 45
Views: 18153

Re: Is the Intel Xeon E3-1260L available to buy?

Got the CPU today. indeed, most if not all retailer won't have this CPU in stock due to near-inexistant demand. they can get it order for you pretty quickly, thought. What motherboard did you use? I'm looking forwart to build 6x HDD NAS enclosure with this CPU. TYAN S5510 (S5510GM3NR) is nice :) no...
by Smile
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian li HDD PC-F9 an similar HDD mount are worse than PC-A04
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Lian li HDD PC-F9 an similar HDD mount are worse than PC

I also wonder how long the silicone or whatever they use washers last? A year or two?
Can you get spares?
by Smile
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian li HDD PC-F9 an similar HDD mount are worse than PC-A04
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Lian li HDD PC-F9 an similar HDD mount are worse than PC

THe PC-Q08 is too small and I need to take entire rack out to replace single hdd, I wouldn't want to misplace a sata cable when puting it back. If you do not need it right away you can take a look at the coming Lian Li PC-Q25 . The sales text says it supports 5 hot swap HDDs and a few extra on the ...
by Smile
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-9F or Fractal Arc/Define mini ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Re: Lian Li PC-9F or Fractal Arc/Define mini ?

Just found this Fractal Define review that shows that hard disk bays a loose themselves, skip to 11:45min http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw6U0w2eWos Seems to be design flaw to me I have a Define Mini, and there doesn't seem to be a problem with loose hard drive bays. I suspect they've done somethin...
by Smile
Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-9F or Fractal Arc/Define mini ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Lian Li PC-9F or Fractal Arc/Define mini ?

Hi, I'm looking for a case for my mini-itx 6 HDD's server based on perhaps Zotac H55. The 6 HDD bays are all going to be populated. What case will be more silent? I need to be able to pull each HDD individually, no hot swap needed as it's very expensive. I can damp my case as needed I have the mater...