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6 hours ago, Exocer said:

CPU integrated graphics will work .

That was indeed what I was trying to say ;-)

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1 hour ago, seeteeyou said:

FYI - here's a list of Z490 / Z590 motherboards that either came with or without VCCGT (i.e. no VCCGT = integrated graphics couldn't even be powered on)

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16YJm4L1-ohpL8s-4rLDDDCBZvi97ZYwkc44s7LS5-2Q

https://www.overclock.net/forum/6-intel-motherboards/1746916-1440a-madness-z490-vrm-discussion-thread-v3-13-6-20-a.html#post28432822

Touche! 🙂

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Now, should be possible to set up an old style Apple IR remote with FLIRC USB Universal Remote Control Receiver to control volume on Windows PC without much difficulty.

 

But, what software options are there for lossless volume control in Windows?

 

As far as I am aware Euphony, Audiolinux do not implement lossless volume control.  I used to use HQPlayer volume control, which was brilliant (and you could set max level as well), but seems complete overkill if I don't intend on up-sampling.

 

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58 minutes ago, Gavin1977 said:

Now, should be possible to set up an old style Apple IR remote with FLIRC USB Universal Remote Control Receiver to control volume on Windows PC without much difficulty.

 

But, what software options are there for lossless volume control in Windows?

 

As far as I am aware Euphony, Audiolinux do not implement lossless volume control.  I used to use HQPlayer volume control, which was brilliant (and you could set max level as well), but seems complete overkill if I don't intend on up-sampling.

 

Should I add - 'system wide' lossless volume (if possible). 

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Good Day Gentlemen,

 

Has anyone had any trouble with Intel i7-10700k (125w TDP) or alike in a fanless case HDPLEX H5 ?

 

I built a new server with this CPU and yesterday when my SR7T arrived and connected to it, the first one hour while in BIOS, temp was very good 38 to 40 Celsius and then up to 75 to 80 C ( Red Numbers ).

 

This morning i dissemble the copper block, CPU and pipes and cleaned it very well so i could put some new Thermal paste, perhaps i put a little more on CPU and on Pipes, but it was worst, Temp when to 70 Celsius in a heartbeat, i had to turn it off.

 

I have been using the same thermal paste that i used on a NUC, and an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (65 TDP)

 

Any experience on this ?, Thanks

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is that temperature with the CPU in idle? Is everything configured properly in BIOS?

 

I am discovering that some incorrect BIOS settings or the presence of the Optane stick (trying to get Optane NVME to work on a new X570 AMD board to work) make the CPU temp go high even when idle without OS real fast (60-65'C). Now without the Optane and some BIOS settings changed all is back to more normal temperatures (40-ish), that is with the heatsink and fan, as the HD plex cases are not yet in stock in the EU.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, mikicasellas said:

Good Day Gentlemen,

 

Has anyone had any trouble with Intel i7-10700k (125w TDP) or alike in a fanless case HDPLEX H5 ?

 

I built a new server with this CPU and yesterday when my SR7T arrived and connected to it, the first one hour while in BIOS, temp was very good 38 to 40 Celsius and then up to 75 to 80 C ( Red Numbers ).

 

This morning i dissemble the copper block, CPU and pipes and cleaned it very well so i could put some new Thermal paste, perhaps i put a little more on CPU and on Pipes, but it was worst, Temp when to 70 Celsius in a heartbeat, i had to turn it off.

 

I have been using the same thermal paste that i used on a NUC, and an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (65 TDP)

 

Any experience on this ?, Thanks

 

125W TDP might be too high for the HDplex. Its heat sinks are not the best. 

How hot is the heatsink when the CPU is 80C? If it gets really hot (i.e. you can't keep your hands on it) you might have reached the capacity of the HDplex. However, if it does not get that hot, then most likely something is not right with the rest of the components that are routing the heat to the heat sink. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, mikicasellas said:

Good Day Gentlemen,

 

Has anyone had any trouble with Intel i7-10700k (125w TDP) or alike in a fanless case HDPLEX H5 ?

 

I built a new server with this CPU and yesterday when my SR7T arrived and connected to it, the first one hour while in BIOS, temp was very good 38 to 40 Celsius and then up to 75 to 80 C ( Red Numbers ).

 

This morning i dissemble the copper block, CPU and pipes and cleaned it very well so i could put some new Thermal paste, perhaps i put a little more on CPU and on Pipes, but it was worst, Temp when to 70 Celsius in a heartbeat, i had to turn it off.

 

I have been using the same thermal paste that i used on a NUC, and an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (65 TDP)

 

Any experience on this ?, Thanks

I have one  (i9-10900K, sorry) running in the HDplex H5 - yes if you dwell in BIOS setup more than a few minutes the CPU temp will shoot up.  The H5 passive cooling is undersized for this CPU in general applications. However for playing music (no fancy DSP, upsampling etc, in my case) the CPU heatsink/pipes remain cool to the touch - CPU core temps reported by Audiolinux are normally under 40C.

 

BTW - it sounds fantastic in my setup!

 

Hope you get it sorted & enjoy it as much as I !

 

ATB,

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47 minutes ago, bit01 said:

I have one  (i9-10900K, sorry) running in the HDplex H5 - yes if you dwell in BIOS setup more than a few minutes the CPU temp will shoot up.  The H5 passive cooling is undersized for this CPU in general applications. However for playing music (no fancy DSP, upsampling etc, in my case) the CPU heatsink/pipes remain cool to the touch - CPU core temps reported by Audiolinux are normally under 40C.

 

BTW - it sounds fantastic in my setup!

 

Hope you get it sorted & enjoy it as much as I !

 

ATB,

b

 

1 hour ago, Nenon said:

 

125W TDP might be too high for the HDplex. Its heat sinks are not the best. 

How hot is the heatsink when the CPU is 80C? If it gets really hot (i.e. you can't keep your hands on it) you might have reached the capacity of the HDplex. However, if it does not get that hot, then most likely something is not right with the rest of the components that are routing the heat to the heat sink. 

 

 

This is what Euphony is showing now !!

 

Im using a Asus Hyper M.2 PCIE card where my Optane resides but has no info on it yet, this might be elevating the heat

 

 

 

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something is seriously broken or mis-configured in your system. You are almost reaching to a thermal shutdown point where the case won't be able to keep up with the cooling and the temps will rise slowly.

 

I run i9-10900K in HDplex case. The case is not optimal for anything greater than 65C TDP Processor. There is a bunch of Bios optimization that I had to do and run the clock at 4.2GHz given the power supply I have. I now run Win10Pro now and my temps are in the range 46-48C.

 

Earlier when I ran Euphony the temps were high ~60C but not that high at yours. One thing to note that Euphony Linux kernel is very old (not sure if they updated it recently) and lot of recent Intel/x86 optimization and bug fixes are missing. Later I tried a bunch of other distros, including AudioLinux which bought the temps back in ~50C. Audiolinux also sounded fantastic. In my system, I find Euphony to be bloated and after much experimentation I realized that Euphony is good for lean systems. For system which are already on the fuller side and neutral, you are better off with other OS.

 

Try resetting the Bios to "Load Optimized defaults". Disabling hyper-threading and Turbo and slowly go from there. I would also advice either AudioLinux or Windows for 10th gen and above Intel proc.

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5 minutes ago, Exocer said:

Those are some high temps. Are these idle temps? or are you doing HQPlayer upsampling?

Only Roon + Euphony Stylus Ep

 

Apparently these temps are with PC on idle, so yes

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meanwhile I finished replacing the 8 pin EPS and 24 pin EPS cable for UP-OCC, the last cable is still breaking in but the difference is far more pronounced that it ought to be😄

 

@mikicasellas I suggest you double/triple check all components and BIOS settings, that temperature is too high for comfort

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7 cores 15 threads, is that correct? Odd numbers? Should you not see 10?

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1 hour ago, MarcelNL said:

7 cores 15 threads, is that correct? Odd numbers? Should you not see 10?

 

No, nothing really odd. Its actually 8 cores and 16 threads which is exactly what i7-10700k should be !

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20 minutes ago, Dev said:

something is seriously broken or mis-configured in your system. You are almost reaching to a thermal shutdown point where the case won't be able to keep up with the cooling and the temps will rise slowly.

 

I run i9-10900K in HDplex case. The case is not optimal for anything greater than 65C TDP Processor. There is a bunch of Bios optimization that I had to do and run the clock at 4.2GHz given the power supply I have. I now run Win10Pro now and my temps are in the range 46-48C.

 

Earlier when I ran Euphony the temps were high ~60C but not that high at yours. One thing to note that Euphony Linux kernel is very old (not sure if they updated it recently) and lot of recent Intel/x86 optimization and bug fixes are missing. Later I tried a bunch of other distros, including AudioLinux which bought the temps back in ~50C. Audiolinux also sounded fantastic. In my system, I find Euphony to be bloated and after much experimentation I realized that Euphony is good for lean systems. For system which are already on the fuller side and neutral, you are better off with other OS.

 

Try resetting the Bios to "Load Optimized defaults". Disabling hyper-threading and Turbo and slowly go from there. I would also advice either AudioLinux or Windows for 10th gen and above Intel proc.

 

Im working on it as im writing this, let me finish and i will be back

 

Thanks for the support guys !!

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3 hours ago, mikicasellas said:

Only Roon + Euphony Stylus Ep

 

Apparently these temps are with PC on idle, so yes

Your CPU usage is very very high for just using Roon + Euphony. That kind of CPU usage is more like HQPlayer running DSD128 with ECC filter. 
 

I do wonder if Euphony kernel has full support for i9 10th gen. i know Dev’s had issues. 

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4 hours ago, mikicasellas said:

 

This is what Euphony is showing now !!

 

Im using a Asus Hyper M.2 PCIE card where my Optane resides but has no info on it yet, this might be elevating the heat

 

 

 

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There must be something wrong on how you installed CPU, thermal paste, copper pipes. I would disassemble and redo it carefully (check out YouTube videos) and use Kryonaut thermal paste. 

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@seeteeyou I may be alone here but I have a bit of trouble reading Chinese even when google-translated...If there is a suggestion that using different PSU's for the CF card creates different sounding OS for a Pi when using one and the same PSU for the PI, please try so for PC😀

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12 hours ago, seeteeyou said:

IMHO this opened up a whole new can of worms, the same Linux distro turned out to sound different if we're compiling the kernel etc. on a drive that's powered by different external PSUs

 

https://www.stsd99.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=19613#p19613

 

That's pretty darn cool if those differences were actually significant enough to warrant the cost of a flagship PSU.

Wow so that's amazing ... do you think that if I write the kernel drivers on a battery powered laptop they will have different SQ?

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it sounds ridiculous enough for me to try....Daphile is installing itself real quick but I'd need a really poor PSU to make most of the difference to increase the chance of catching it.

 

I recently discovered that playing files from RAM sounds better when they sat on Optane rather than the (externally fed) SSD...no, don't ask me to explain ;-) Let's wait for some of the objectivists to call nonsense and explain me why this cannot be true 🤣

 

 

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sha256sum DaiCosel/* GanCosel/* GanDaitron/*
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ls -og DaiCosel/* GanCosel/* GanDaitron/*
-rw-r----- 1 67108864 Mar 27 10:07 DaiCosel/0.fat
-rw-r----- 1  1103789 Mar 27 10:07 DaiCosel/initrd-4.19.122v8_44k.gz
-rw-r----- 1  1103450 Mar 27 10:07 DaiCosel/initrd-4.19.122v8_48k.gz
-rw-r----- 1  8890616 Mar 27 10:07 DaiCosel/kernel419122v8_44k.img
-rw-r----- 1  8890616 Mar 27 10:07 DaiCosel/kernel419122v8_48k.img
-rw-r----- 1 67108864 Mar 27 15:41 GanCosel/0.fat
-rw-r----- 1  1103867 Mar 27 15:41 GanCosel/initrd-4.19.122v8_44k.gz
-rw-r----- 1  1103275 Mar 27 15:41 GanCosel/initrd-4.19.122v8_48k.gz
-rw-r----- 1  8890616 Mar 27 15:41 GanCosel/kernel419122v8_44k.img
-rw-r----- 1  8890616 Mar 27 15:41 GanCosel/kernel419122v8_48k.img
-rw-r----- 1 67108864 Mar 28 06:02 GanDaitron/0.fat
-rw-r----- 1  1103906 Mar 28 06:02 GanDaitron/initrd-4.19.122v8_44k.gz
-rw-r----- 1  1103433 Mar 28 06:02 GanDaitron/initrd-4.19.122v8_48k.gz
-rw-r----- 1  8890616 Mar 28 06:02 GanDaitron/kernel419122v8_44k.img
-rw-r----- 1  8890616 Mar 28 06:02 GanDaitron/kernel419122v8_48k.img

 

ls -og *DaiCosel.img.* *GanCosel.img.* *GanDaitron.img.*
-rw-r----- 1 25000000 Mar 29 02:38 piCorePlayer6.1.0-Quantum_DaiCosel.img.7z.001
-rw-r----- 1 23524433 Mar 29 02:38 piCorePlayer6.1.0-Quantum_DaiCosel.img.7z.002
-rw-r----- 1 25000000 Mar 29 02:38 piCorePlayer6.1.0-Quantum_GanCosel.img.7z.001
-rw-r----- 1 25000000 Mar 29 02:38 piCorePlayer6.1.0-Quantum_GanCosel.img.7z.002
-rw-r----- 1   577603 Mar 29 02:38 piCorePlayer6.1.0-Quantum_GanCosel.img.7z.003
-rw-r----- 1 25000000 Mar 29 02:38 piCorePlayer6.1.0-Quantum_GanDaitron.img.7z.001
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Dunno what the developer did (i.e. other than having different PSUs) before / after each compilation, somehow he just happened to end up with different flavors of kernels

 

https://www.stsd99.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=19586#p19586

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我把kernel大小和設定檔拿出來比對一次,沒錯。

 

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