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by Gewehr98
Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 38387

Re: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM

Blackj, your IntelliStation 9228 already has one built-in VRM on the motherboard to support a single occupied socket. On the top edge of the motherboard nearest the power supply is the edge connector mount for the second VRM. You'll need to source and install one of those before you can add a second...
by Gewehr98
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Intellistation Z Pro 9228 - Hard disk rails?
Replies: 3
Views: 7835

Re: Intellistation Z Pro 9228 - Hard disk rails?

Thanks for the tips, Lomax! I just installed a Corsair Force 3 256Gb SATA III SSD in my 9228. I know I'm limited to SATA II on that machine, but WOW, does that ever make for a responsive system! I kept the 1Tb Western Digital Caviar Black HD as my data storage drive, and also left the pagefile resid...
by Gewehr98
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 38387

Re: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM

Lomax, I'd be tickled pink to modify my 1.45 BIOS with the correct microcode for my Clovertown CPUs. The POST beep is indeed annoying, and someday I may run a virtual machine via tunneling protocol from a remote location. Unfortunately, the BIOS update stuff is all greek to me unless it's done on a ...
by Gewehr98
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Intellistation Z Pro 9228 - Hard disk rails?
Replies: 3
Views: 7835

Re: Intellistation Z Pro 9228 - Hard disk rails?

IBM FRU 42C7423 or FRU 25R8864. eBay has them for $4.50 + S&H: http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-25R8864-Simple-Swap-SAS-SATA-Drive-Bracket-Tray-x206m-x3400-x3500-x306m-/251137700081?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a78f930f1 May I ask how your Samsung SSD install went? I have an OCZ Vertex 2 that won't le...
by Gewehr98
Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation Z Pro video cards?
Replies: 8
Views: 7013

Re: IBM Intellistation Z Pro video cards?

I'm currently running an ATI-AMD Radeon HD6870 in my Z-Pro 9228, no problems.

I am looking to upgrade to a Radeon HD7870 soon, if I do I'll report back here.
by Gewehr98
Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 38387

Re: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM

Confirmed - Clovertowns work. :thumbs-UP: I've been watching this thread for some time, and decided to buy a pair of Clovertown X5365 3.0Ghz quad-cores to replace the pair of Woodcrest 5160s in my own IntelliStation 9228. The 1.45 BIOS will complain mightily that it cannot handle the stepping of the...

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