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    Quote Originally Posted by 56k Lagman View Post
    A different colleague just tanked a new server by trying to install the cpu with the plastic guide tool attached and managed to mash a load of the socket pins down
    And people say IT has become a race to the bottom.. BAH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lana Torrin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 56k Lagman View Post
    A different colleague just tanked a new server by trying to install the cpu with the plastic guide tool attached and managed to mash a load of the socket pins down
    And people say IT has become a race to the bottom.. BAH.
    I did that when I built my 2nd PC.

    RMA'd the board and they where like "nah mate, u broke dis"

    hard lessons for a 15 year old.

    That was 3 months wages wasted.

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    Same here. Was one of the machines I had to built for a client. Fortunately enough, we could RMA it, but I was for 1-2 days until the supplier OK'd the RMA. Sometimes the best way to learn a lesson is to fuck up and suffer from it.

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    totally didn't bend a pin because :stupid: and RMA'd it on my first or second PC build when I was a teenager
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    I bent CPU pins as a kid once, AMD Dual core masterrace, good times. I tried to take off the heat sink, was very hard to pull out so I twisted it a little. CPU came off with it and 1/4th of the pins ended up at a 45 degree angle off target. I used a very small screwdriver to straighten them, was still noticeable but I could install the CPU back. Never told my dad, it was his PC. The machine was never as stable afterwards, had some random blue screens every several weeks, not sure what the cause was
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    on another forum i used to post on, one guy put the thermal paste on the wrong side of the cpu. turned into a lords-esque 'i know what im doing guys' megathread, it was glorious.

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    Now I'm worried it's only a matter of time until I fuck up some pins

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    Never bent CPU pins before.. (Also, haven't really played with computers since the pins were on the mobo). I HAVE managed to pull a card from a running machine before and force some RAM in backwards (pre-DDR).
    Quote Originally Posted by lubica
    And her name was Limul Azgoden, a lowly peasant girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrehl View Post
    I bent CPU pins as a kid once, AMD Dual core masterrace, good times. I tried to take off the heat sink, was very hard to pull out so I twisted it a little. CPU came off with it and 1/4th of the pins ended up at a 45 degree angle off target. I used a very small screwdriver to straighten them, was still noticeable but I could install the CPU back. Never told my dad, it was his PC. The machine was never as stable afterwards, had some random blue screens every several weeks, not sure what the cause was
    Bent lotsa pins, Pentium 4, Athlon64 as well. Always managed to straighten them up with a razor, never had any issues. If it helps bring you peace, the system being unstable in the above example wasn't because of bent pins but likely due to other stuff. With pins it's either it works or not, p black and white iirc (yep, I also did break a few off in some cases).


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    Eh I wouldn't be so sure cosmin. I managed to chip a fucking core and the thing still booted and worked but ofc very unstable.


    

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lana Torrin View Post
    Never bent CPU pins before.. (Also, haven't really played with computers since the pins were on the mobo). I HAVE managed to pull a card from a running machine before and force some RAM in backwards (pre-DDR).
    I've been building my own PCs for 15 years (I AM OLD!!!!) and just last year I managed to not rip the PCIe slot off while removing the graphics card. Because the securing thingy broke before the PCIe slot came off. Good engineering, I say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theBlind View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lana Torrin View Post
    Never bent CPU pins before.. (Also, haven't really played with computers since the pins were on the mobo). I HAVE managed to pull a card from a running machine before and force some RAM in backwards (pre-DDR).
    I've been building my own PCs for 15 years (I AM OLD!!!!) and just last year I managed to not rip the PCIe slot off while removing the graphics card. Because the securing thingy broke before the PCIe slot came off. Good engineering, I say.
    I fucking hate those locks. 9 times out of 10 they are completely inaccessible after the rather large video card has been put in..
    Quote Originally Posted by lubica
    And her name was Limul Azgoden, a lowly peasant girl.

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    13 year old mission critical DB server just shat the bed and died, product deliveries are impaired until break-fix is implemented, i have tried getting this server replaced four times the last two years, the PSU is spotty to it's rebooting and the RAID battery has been dead for years, so it's quite happily destroying the data, one cache-loss-caused-by-reboot-at-a-time right now.

    nearest consistent backup is at least two weeks old, existing Vmware cluster is overloaded and it's a 2000 SQL server so it requires physical hardware anyway, oh did i mention it's the DB backend for a fucking sharepoint site ? recovery is going to be SOOO FUN!

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    2. Bloodthirsty sea pirates who ravaged northern Europe beginning in the 9th century.

    Hagar's note: The first definition is much preferred; the second is used only by malcontents, the envious, and disgruntled owners of waterfront property.

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    I now have Veeam covering all my Virtual hosts yay (this replaces some NT Backup jobs and manual use of synctoy).

    Still have to finish off migrating the important servers to the virtual infrastructure to get them covered though, but got the document management systems initial copy started 10mins before I left for the holidays. Good news it has been backing up with out issue since then .

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    Quiet over xmas.. I have been able to give our vmware environment some much needed love. Shit is now running better than it has in a few years, plus backups are back to 100%, plus we have some free space and resources. Its amazing what happens when you patch things.
    Quote Originally Posted by lubica
    And her name was Limul Azgoden, a lowly peasant girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lana Torrin View Post
    Quiet over xmas.. I have been able to give our vmware environment some much needed love. Shit is now running better than it has in a few years, plus backups are back to 100%, plus we have some free space and resources. Its amazing what happens when you patch things.
    Speaking of VMware... I use it at work so I can access my workspace, but I have no knowledge of how to install, configure or administer it. Tried downloading the linux client on Linux Mint, but it doesn't know how to open a x86_64.bundle file. Some pointers would be appreciated, like whether Workstation Player is even the right piece of software I should be trying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordstern View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lana Torrin View Post
    Quiet over xmas.. I have been able to give our vmware environment some much needed love. Shit is now running better than it has in a few years, plus backups are back to 100%, plus we have some free space and resources. Its amazing what happens when you patch things.
    Speaking of VMware... I use it at work so I can access my workspace, but I have no knowledge of how to install, configure or administer it. Tried downloading the linux client on Linux Mint, but it doesn't know how to open a x86_64.bundle file. Some pointers would be appreciated, like whether Workstation Player is even the right piece of software I should be trying.
    Depends on what you want. Workstation player lets you run a VM on your desktop (which is probably what you want). I actually prefer virtualbox for this but virtualbox has its own annoying quirks. I really have no idea how workstation player works in linux but linux has KVM (or whatever they have changed the name to this month) which is integrated and generally works better.

    For the server end, you want ESX, but for this you need hardware that isnt going to be running anything else because its basically its own operating system. I also think its still the best hypervisor on the market simply because it prioritises keeping VMs running above everything else.
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    And her name was Limul Azgoden, a lowly peasant girl.

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    vmware player is a amputated vmware workstation, you're losing snapshotting and a bunch of other meaningless features in exchange for not paying for it.
    Viking, n.:
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    2. Bloodthirsty sea pirates who ravaged northern Europe beginning in the 9th century.

    Hagar's note: The first definition is much preferred; the second is used only by malcontents, the envious, and disgruntled owners of waterfront property.

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    For me as a Windows kid, VMWare Player was a nice playground to finally get my feets wet with Linux. I'm still not good at Linux, so before doing anything major on the live Linux servers I run (on our VMWare farm), I'll try it out in the Player first. Saved me some headaches already.

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    I have a laptop that currently has Win7 32-bit installed. Some of the software I'd like to use requires a 64-bit system. All the hardware is 64-bit. Can I use my Win7 64-bit disc and the 32-bit key to install Win7 64-bit?
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