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Blackbird / Re: Blackbird memory options...
« Last post by ClassicHasClass on May 22, 2020, 09:45:10 pm »
The other question is rank. I haven't gotten a straight answer on this from the IBM docs.
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Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Running a Windows VM on Fedora 32
« Last post by ClassicHasClass on May 22, 2020, 09:43:50 pm »
That I don't know, I only run Windows 98 on mine. I'll look into it when I get a little time unless someone here is already running W10.
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Blackbird / Re: How many fans per FAN header?
« Last post by madscientist159 on May 22, 2020, 12:52:00 pm »
So if you look at the schematics, you can see the fan power pins are wired straight to the main +12V supply rail.  This in turn is normally provided through either a power plane or a fat trace, meaning the power limit will be the fan header itself -- in fact, given the fan power header is comprised of standard stake pins, the power limit is more precisely in the fan connector itself.  Many of the cheapest Chinese fan connectors appear to use non-soldered (crimped) connections to what seems to be horse hair instead of copper wire, meaning I would be very concerned about pulling even an amp though them.

If you can get a high quality connector, the fan headers themselves are likely good for ~5A.  Problem is, if your connector melts down / catches fire, it will damage the header and the PCB, and that would not be covered under warranty, so please be sure of the quality of the mating connector before trying to pull 5A...  ;)
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Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Running a Windows VM on Fedora 32
« Last post by cchinicz on May 22, 2020, 09:52:06 am »
Hi ClassicHasClass,

Thanks for sharing the link. I was really excited but the installation of Win 10 failed with both 64/32 bits version. The installation proceeds until the last stage (about some 30 minutes) and fails with a message that there is a missing file/driver.

Any idea of how to fix this? when setting up the install I tried with E:\viostor\w10\amd64 (for the 64 bits version) and with E:\viostor\w10\x86 (32 bits).

Regards
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Yes. It's mentioned also here.
Also the USB2 port is blocking some cards ...
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Today I learn that my motherboard would refuse to boot up if the J10116 pin touch any metal part of any card on the PCI-E 8X slot. I think J10116 header should be moved to different position to avoid such contact.
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Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Virtualization Extensions are unavailable
« Last post by cchinicz on May 22, 2020, 03:37:57 am »
Hi ClassicHasClass, thanks. I've checked the link you sent, it's way advanced for me.
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Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Firefox Status
« Last post by amock on May 21, 2020, 10:59:51 pm »
In case you haven't seen it there is a bug about this https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1591164.  I haven't verified if it's actually fixed in the latest Ubuntu version, but that's something you could try.  I haven't run into this issue with Firefox on Fedora, so that's another option.
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Blackbird / Re: Blackbird memory options...
« Last post by MPC7500 on May 21, 2020, 05:06:33 pm »
I wouldn't look at speed, since most of them run at 2666MHz anyway.
I would buy as much RAM as I want to pay for it. I would buy 32GB (€130).

The performance is of course better if both slots are in use.
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Blackbird / Re: How many fans per FAN header?
« Last post by MPC7500 on May 21, 2020, 04:55:06 pm »
Hmm, I never thought about that. In my BB I have five fans in total.

2x Silent Wings 3 PWM High-Speed, 140mm (1.68W/ 0.5A max.)
3x Silent Wings 3 PWM High-Speed, 120mm (1.92W/ 0.37A max.)

Would be good, if madscientist159 could comment on that topic.

Till now no problems.
Or maybe someone could look at the schematics? Sadly, I have no working optical drive.
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