March 31, 2011

Network upgrade pt 2

My brother gave me a C2 Q8200 cpu around Thanksgiving. I'm interested in pushing more services onto my server box and thought that CPU would be a fine upgrade to handle the extra load.

While trying to get the 640AAKS drive added to the storage pool I had to restart the server. After the reboot the heatsink fan had trouble starting up.

So, after before backing up my data I decided to go ahead with the CPU, heatsink and fan upgrade. Of course it would not boot after the upgrade, it would freeze during the POST. I had two RAM stick installed. Thankfully they were the same speed, but were unfortunately different brands and CAS speeds. Removing one of them allowed the machine to boot.

Data is backing up now. 425GB of data, leaves about 150GB for growth.

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