Hi all -
I’ve finally managed to get some “old” PC bits to work, purchased back in 2017/2018. The components are -
- Intel 6700K CPU + Noctua NH-U14S cooler.
- Asus Maximus Formula VIII Z170 mobo
- No GPU (usual GPU on silicon, straight off HDMI from the mobo)
- Dominator Plats 8GBx4 = 32GB @ 3000MT/s (XMP)
- Corsair HX1000 PSU.
This system was always plagued with stability issues, which I’ve manage to isolate by replacing the Corsair AX850 (with two units) - This is a side/note issue but I feel there is a an issue with the Corsair AX range. You may or may not end up with overly sensitive units that go into reboot loops but I do not have enough hardware to confirm. What I can say is that I took a VERY unstable system (that goes into reboot loops with PSU relay clicking over and over) to a system that now runs anywhere between 1 - 4 days just by replacing it with a Corsair HX PSU.
So - now with the HX PSU, I’ve got XenServer (CentOS) v7.2 installed on a Samsung SSD.
The way the system crashes (?) or gets stuck is that the case fans stop spinning (all plugged into mobo), but the Noctua CPU fan continues to spin. Apart from that, it’s dead in the water - no power to keyboard (RGB lights go off), no HDMI output either…
Oh, but it runs for anywhere between 1 - 4 days, if not possibly longer…
Any thoughts?? Back to pulling my hair on this one…