SMF - Just Installed!
Started by Andy Brown, November 01, 2014, 04:53:46 am
Quote from: digitaltrousers on March 17, 2015, 12:07:21 amNot a silly question - I was actually wondering if my 1333MHz memory would clock down to 800MHz for the E5504 - I had assumed it would.
QuoteI've got 3x4Gb sticks in the black slots for CPU0. It's genuine HP memory (registered I believe) with the part number 500203-061 (http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?searchText=500203-061). I've also tried with just one stick
QuoteI have some "normal PC" memory that runs at 800MHz but I don't think one can install such memory in this one?
QuoteI have rigged up a little speaker and the HDD LED which is also involved in displaying the codes. I don't get any codes when I try to boot up, but if I turn the power supply off at its switch, it beeps/flashes four times, which is a power supply overload error. I had been chasing this, but then I thought it might be because of the hacked wiring (Chinese adaptor cable) or other differences from standard. I.e, standby lines staying active a little longer when the switch is turned off or something. It's a 1050W power supply and all voltages are normal at the connectors during "running".
Quote from: BenGman on March 16, 2015, 05:45:44 pm1. How do you remove the motherboard standoffs that come with a new board and
Quote3. How do you remove the CPU fan brackets from the motherboard? The CM 212 Evo fan mount standoffs cannot fit.
QuoteThis link has photos of my build log so far, including pics of the motherboard standoffs: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ndo0kl2q4txi1v8/AAB4RlnKAWsvTB-CSYkwur9Da?dl=0.
Quote from: BenGman on March 16, 2015, 05:45:44 pmHow do you remove the CPU fan brackets from the motherboard? The CM 212 Evo fan mount standoffs cannot fit.
Quote from: BenGman on March 17, 2015, 04:33:23 pmThis standoff is too big to fit in the built in bracket so there isn't a way to fit the heat sink to the MB.
Quote from: digitaltrousers on March 17, 2015, 03:29:23 pmafter drilling out the holes you would be able to put the included standoff through the hole and use the included nuts on the underside
Quote from: BenGman on March 19, 2015, 07:32:19 pmPictures of me installing the fans are on dropbox, as well as my intermediate cardboard box case.
QuoteI do not have security torx bits at the moment to remove the standard motherboard standoffs
Quote from: BenGman on March 27, 2015, 04:10:56 pmProgress made - I'm out of the box and into a case. More pics uploaded.But cannot install Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC. I use WMC w/ ServerWMC and Mediabrowser 2 to stream TV to devices. I like WMC best out of all media centres. The laptop that I had this on was Celeron level with 4GB RAM that couldn't keep up so the purpose of this HP Z800 build was firstly to use this as the TV server with 2+ HD streams, secondly as my RTL-SDR twin trunking decoder box streamer, scanner streamer, flight tracker(7 RTL-SDR USB devices), thirdly as a desktop with some VMs.Is it that 8.1 Pro w/WMC doesn't like 24GB or it doesn't like the two Xeons?
Quote from: BenGman on March 27, 2015, 04:10:56 pmBut cannot install Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC.
Quote from: Andy Brown on March 28, 2015, 01:54:33 amQuote from: BenGman on March 27, 2015, 04:10:56 pmBut cannot install Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC.Can you give more detail about the problem? I'm running 8.1 pro (without WMC) on an SSD attached to a 3rd party SATA-3 card as you can see in the main article.
QuoteI kept connecting different fans to the system/chassis fan and was annoyed by still getting fan not found then I saw that the MB wants 2 fans connected to the same pin. I think I could get 2 fans working by joining 12V and ground.
Quote(still fails at prime95 though)
QuoteAnyone has the pinout for the memory fans? I want to make sure before I connect the wrong pins.
QuoteI also have no MB serial number so I get that invalid serial number message on startup. What is the format for the serial number?