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    ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16
  1. Who has a ASROCK EP2C602 with Dual Xeons?

    Hello! My list wasn't just of things to fix your specific issue, but things I tried to fix all the issues I was having with passing through video. Kind of a trouble shooting bargain bin of things to maybe give you some new ideas for your specific problem. 3: Check out gridrunner's post and youtube video. 4: Doesn't apply for you, as your issue happens before Windows boots up 7: How many discrete video cards do you have? Your earlier post led me to believe you have 2, but your latest response makes me think you have 1 and on-board vga. Is that right? For clarity's sake, include the make and model of Videocard(s) as well.
  2. Keep in mind your server will use slightly more electricity because it is keeping the CPU at the maximum frequency (maximum non-turbo frequency I believe.. if your cpu supports turbo). Also, you may have "onDemand" available, which is the best of both worlds, but is not always available, and may still cause stutters until the CPU speeds up... This of course, is assuming that CPU frequency is causing the issue. Make sure to report back and let us know the outcome of your tests!
  3. Check out the Tips and Tweaks plugin and see what your cpu scaling governor is set to. If it's set to power save, try switching it to performance to see if your transfer speeds go up, and if the stuttering goes away... On my server, with my older slower cpu, and even to a lesser degree with my current behemoth, file transfers over the network and between disks is always faster on the "performance" setting.
  4. Who has a ASROCK EP2C602 with Dual Xeons?

    I have the same board, and have no issues passing through my 2 GPUs to my VMs (Windows 10, OSX). It did take me a lot of experimentation to find GPUs that worked without issue. The ones that I have had success with are in my sig. I did see the behaviour you are seeing as well with one of my failed attempts, but I'm not sure anymore which card/VM was the troublesome one (or what "fixes" were semi-successful). You may just need to try a different GPU... Things I tried in order to solve my various GPU issues: Swapping PCI-e slots Swapping order of GPUs in slots Loading locally the video ROM Different drivers Different kexts/hacks (OSX) Different versions/settings in boot manager (OSX) Disable/enable on-board VGA Unplugging hdmi cable until VM had loaded I had varying degrees of success with all the above, but at the end of the day, I wanted a fuss-free setup that wouldn't need my intervention, so finding the right video cards was the best course of action for me. There should be a few posts detailing my travels floating around that might give you some more ideas... Good luck!
  5. First NAS Build Advice

    +1! Speaking as someone who recently had a drive controller fail, dual parity allowed me to quickly and painlessly recover 2 out of the 3 drives that got corrupted. I've since instituted a nightly sync with CrashPlan to avoid ever losing anything important again, but Crashplan still won't make the recovery as quick as a disk rebuild from parity, nor will it backup the terabytes of less-important re-rippable media content that I wouldn't back up to the cloud anyways. The extra upfront cost of a second parity drive is more than worth it to me. Especially as it not only protects me from loss if multiple drives fail at the same time, but, as mentions, if a second drive fails before I can get the first one rebuilt.
  6. First NAS Build Advice

    The cheapest I could get a similar build down to is $1018. Pluses: Better mobo name (Supermicro) with 3 PCI-E slots and 4 dimm support and IPMI , more powerful PSU, slightly larger case (but still small), that can hold up to 10 3.5" drives. "Negatives": Not hot swap-able, semi modular PSU. Personally, for your use case, hot swap doesn't seem to be a priority. Sounds like you're looking for set and forget. If ever a drive fails, opening the case and pulling it takes 5 minutes more then hot swap. Keep in mind you need to shut the server down either way. PSU: Only cables that are not modular are the cables you need anyways (ATX and Main). The extra PCI-e slots are nice for down the road, and 2 extra dimm slots mean if you decide you need more ram, you don't need to replace the existing sticks. Finally, IPMI is AWESOME :). basically allows you to administer the server without any monitor/keyboard hooked up (over the network). I don't have any familiarity with these parts in UnRaid, so you might want to research first to make sure there are no gotchas, but it would make a more versatile build, and save you a few bucks, assuming the parts are suitable...
  7. Still not enough inotify watches?

    I think my issue is resolved. I went into the Tips and Tweaks Plugin and doubled my iNotify watches from 4 million to 8 million, and re-ran the Fix Common Problem scan. It told me I was still running out of iNotify watches. I then went to command line and (after googling) manually looked for the total number of iNotify watches using this command: cat /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches Lo and behold, my inotify max was still set at the default 524288, even though Fix Common Problems said 4 000 000... I hit the default button in FCProblems, reset everything, and then upped the iNotify watches to 1 million. Sure enough, this time, the command line command showed 1 million watches, and FCProblems agreed... And best of all, no more warnings!
  8. Still not enough inotify watches?

    The weird thing is I'm up to 4 000 000, and I'm still getting the message... That can't be right... I could double it again, as I have ram to spare, but I feel I'm just masking an issue. Everything else is running great, just getting that error message...
  9. Still not enough inotify watches?

    Thanks! I hadn't considered that... Does it show in black and white iNotify usage, or would we use it to see what is being accessed a bunch, and infer iNotify usage from that info?
  10. Still not enough inotify watches?

    Did you ever manage to figure this out? I'm getting the same warning and would like to identify the culprit...
  11. Unusual IPMI Email Notification

    Nope! This is the first time in memory that I have gotten a notification for anything other than bogus critical cpu temps that the broken BMC of this board likes to periodically send out. And when I got home today, everything appears to be fine. I thought maybe it had at least rebooted, but everything was as it should be...
  12. Hey folks, So checking my email a few minutes ago, I noticed I received almost 300 more than 450 (and counting) Unraid Status Notice messages from the IPMI plugin. I'm at work so can't pull any logs or anything, but wondered if anyone could shed some light on what these messages might signify. I googled for answers and can't seem to find anything, so thought I'd see if someone else has come across these before. Here's a sample of 4 of them. They all begin with "System Firmware Progress", but then the rest of the notice refers to different things: localhost *Nominal* System Firmware Progress - System Firmware Progress ; Starting operating system boot process, e.g. calling Unsigned Int 19h localhost *Nominal* System Firmware Progress - System Firmware Progress ; Option ROM initialization localhost *Nominal* System Firmware Progress - System Firmware Progress ; Memory initialization localhost *Nominal* System Firmware Progress - System Firmware Progress ; Keyboard controller initialization Thanks! DB
  13. Just following up to see if you ever resolved this. Currently my solution is a filter on my inbox to auto-move these warnings to a sub-folder so they don't constantly pollute my inbox. As an aside, I've noticed that it seems to happen most often whenever there is moderate to heavy load (UnRaring, parity checks etc). Anyone else figure this out/heard from ASRock about a solution?
  14. EP2C602

    Off the top of my head, I'm not sure which ports are which. I do remember it was a bit misleading as to which ports were what. Initially I had misidentified which ones were the Marvel ones, so examine your board carefully! I'm using all onboard ports except the Marvel ones without issue. As far as SATA2 vs 3, you're right, spinners won't care. Only might affect SSD drives. As far as trying to use the Marvel ones at all, I would recommend against it. These boards have quite a few slots, so personally, if you need more than what is onboard, a used H310 or something of the like from ebay (Be careful of fakes - search the forum for posts with more info) will give you another 8 ports to play with. They used to be able to be found for around $50...
  15. EP2C602

    I can tell you, since I wrote the post above about not having any issues, Karma bit me in the a$$. I had 3 drives drop out of the array and corrupt :(. I recovered 2 because of dual parity, but the data from the last one was lost. After 30 hours or so of various recovery software attempts, I managed to get back the bulk of what was lost, but it wasn't fun. DO NOT USE THE MARVEL CONTROLLER - Especially if you want to virtualize! GPU passthrough works a treat with this board (I'm using the 4L/D16 variant). Passing through 2 video cards and 2 USB cards (well, one is a card, one is onboard headers) to a Windows VM and a Mac VM and they work great. Took awhile to find the right combination of cards to work, but in the end, I have 2 workstations running 24/7 off the server without issue. Almost never reboot them.
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