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    Media/Central Storage

    Well it took all weekend but i took ubuntu 13.10 , loaded it on a old gateway media pc, with a single core 1gb, loaded a NTFS usb external got it mounted with correct permissions, installed webmin, plex, ssh. Albeit it isn't the most beautiful setup, I have all computers/wifi devices communicating with it, seeing it as a samba server, plex streams to all media devices (not tv yet as i have no client for the tv). What do you all recommend for a solid performing media server/storage? I am intermediate with linux, mostly google educated and self learning. I know hardware good, but I am not sure what would be good? I am upgrading my network over the next few moths to all /ac standard and gigabit routing, eventually I will move this desktop up to the router area and not on wifi. (if I can get the eth drivers to recognize the device). Let me know what your media server is running, that way I can gauge what I may move to. I work in the hosting industry so may be able to pull a lowcost dual quad core, with a few 1tb drives in it. Those things are just so damn load even if tucked away.
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    Y500 SLI Overclock Thread

    Y500 650M Overclock Thread I can not find any of my 3dmark keys... EVGA deleted them I guess. So I am using Valley from Uni Engine. I so far have a stable clock at 969mhz Core 2500mhz Mem Score on Extreme HD 1046 Stays around 70c. Increased playability of games a whole hec of a lot. But I have noticed small artifacts so I may either see if its throttling down, or if it just happens to be to high a mem clock maybe lower the cor to 950 and keep mem up. Let me know all your experiences! I did this with Afterburner, and of course unlocked bios. Nothing special though. No CP changes, or driver tweaks. I used to be much in to benchmarking but now I look at it this way, my car may go 150 but really where can I use it at that speeds?! So playability is where I am at on this project. I will update this accordingly, I may get a cooler, put IC Diamond compound on the parts, and ThrottleStop it. These cards can run good around 70-75c without much problems. Update your findings here as well!
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    Y500 PXE screen

    I can not seem to disable it, but I changed its priority on the list. It does go away when I have an Ethernet cable plugged in.
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    Y500 PXE screen

    So every time I cold boot I have to CTRL/ALT/DELETE because it trys to forever boot PXE (Intel) I took it off bios but doesn't change anything. Any help!
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    USB 3.0 port's finicky y500

    Seems fine now. Thanks! ha
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    USB 3.0 port's finicky y500

    Ok so this y500 stays on my desk, never moved, use the ports for a mouse, and a external sometimes. Other 2.0 is for my headset for work. The port next to the hdmi port, will give errors, mouse sometimes will go wanky, so I have to use the other port (works fine) however wont work so well if something is plugged in to the affected port. Wtf could be causing this? Did it rip a cable, is it not grounded properly? Please help there are few ports as is lol.
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    USB 3.0 port's finicky y500

    Just been not busy at work to come back to the forums. I am going to try a few things, even take it apart and take a gander at the board (I am comfortable doing this) It isn't a huge deal just a pain in the arse.
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    Questions on selling my y500

    So I have a bios modded, (vbios also) y500. 120gb msata, and 256gb ssd. I was thinking of selling. It is a 12gb. What could I get for it, been a desk dweller. Want to go back to desktops.
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    USB 3.0 port's finicky y500

    Not an option, as I work from home, and this is all I have. May just have to take a look at it next weekend.
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    Unlocked Bio Y500, Recommended wLan card?

    Yeah well I run DSL, but even on DSL i cant stay connected to work! I use a vpn and voip..... Updated the drives, a bit better. But I just ordered wideband business class cable. I need to upgrade this and the router and wanted to go ac! Thanks guys. Ill report once I get probably in a month or so.
  11. You heard it, this thing sucks, and does drop out and after all this time assumed it was the router. Well I have an unlocked bios, can I use any mSATA wlan for an intel board? I game plus work from home. I don't have wideband but will upgrade to 50mbps business connection when we move.
  12. Back up your BIOS for sure. There is a tut in this to do it. I don't use the exact tools they do here but the files I do. All about user preference.
  13. You are 100% correct. I just explained it in layman's terms. It will work if you flash them correctly. However a 650m with a 750m wont work, you would have to flash one or the other.
  14. btw this isn't possible. If you put two cards in the same family 6xx then yes, but the faster card downclocks to the slower one. But you can't cross sli 6xx with 7xx. Unless you flashed the 700 to be a 600 series. Which is foolish.
  15. mSATA for os/programs. Mine boots fast, but i keep games on the platter. I may go to a 512gb SSD though when the money allows.
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    Laptop Cooling Pad

    The y500 is no reasonable "laptop" for gaming, I mean without AC atleast. lol trust me 2 hours. and its deaddddddd.
  17. Use the nvidia flasher, load it on the drive, boot in to usb, and BAM go to the rom and overclock the other pci device.
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    Lenovo y500

    You can, but the price to performance isn't worth it. (upgrading cpu). However faster low latency ram(and more of it), and a nice mSATA for boot/os, and ssd for storage.
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    Y500 SLI Overclock Thread

    Ive been running it stable with the above config. No issues. Like any overclocking its luck of the draw. I have what I would call great overclockers. Not wondrous but great.
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    Turbo boost safe temps?

    I didnt see any fan settings in there, it is more then likely controlled onboard. And the whole to delicate with your hardware. I mind you that 100c is when it shuts down, THESE chips are not met to run continuously at 90c+. Check out my mod rigs at evga, and the number of times I have overclocked. I assure you those little tiny circuits take a beating when they get anywhere near 100c.
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    Laptop Cooling Pad

    I took my y500 apart, and did not need to reseat or reapply thermal paste, I have ICY DIAMOND and Artic Silver still from my desktop days (refrigerate it stays good). The paste on there was of the correct texture and color and well spread. So I didn't even wasted my time. I am going to add larger rear feet for it to sit. Maybe put a 120mm fan and plop it under or to the side.
  22. Contracts do not simply allow a business to go under. If they contracted for a million ultrabays, they would invest time to make sure that corporation doing the work isnt going to just, fall of the face of the earth. Chances are Customs and proper importation and law compliance stalls. We are in North America (atleast I am)...
  23. Going to do this next, thanks for the idea! Ill also post pics once I get to it.
  24. Yes you have to boot the mod rom to the vBios for the ultrabay card (as it isnt internal it is an external pci card (technically). Then BAM you are done. These cards can push quite a bit, but find the sweet spot. Keep temps around 70c at max load, dont overvolt, and optimize the control panel and your games.
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