Forum discussion tagged with workstation.
  1. J

    Question HP Z420: Power Button Lights-Up When Pressed, but Doesn't Power-On

    HP Z420 Workstation: CPU: INTEL XEON E5-2670 RAM: 32GB ECC Memory GPU: NVIDIA K600 SSD: 128GB Boot Drive HDD: 8TB Archive Drive CMOS Battery: New --- HP Z420 Workstation powers-on just fine if I Press the CLEAR CMOS Button and then plug-in the power cable (system turns-on automatically)...
  2. L

    Question Need help/advice with heavy workstation build

    I'm trying to scope out a really meaty workstation build, and would love a sense check/some advice. We are going to be using the workstation for three main things: Houdini sims (flip/pyro mainly) Redshift rendering Unreal Engine development Here are the current specs of the proposed build...
  3. indigoataxia

    Build Advice Solidworks Workstation for $1000

    A client of mine asked me to build a similar Solidworks workstation to 3 I built a few years ago. Previous workstations were a budget of a $1000, I went with i5-6600, Gigabyte DS3-B250M, 16Gb DDR4, PNY Quadro P1000, 850 EVO 500GB build. This is the build I came up with today for $1000. For...
  4. J

    [SOLVED] Does re-assembling a 5 year old workstation boost performance?

    Hi All, I am using a 4.5 years old DELL Precision T5820 workstation. Recently one of the HDD got crashed, while changing the HDD I noticed too much of dust inside the chassis. For urgency sake i haven't cleaned that, just replaced the HDD and continued my work. As of now system is being stable...
  5. goldenretrieverfan

    Question Motherboards compatible with Z400 power supply

    Hello. I have a HP Z400 computer which I was given for free due to the motherboard being broken by my friend. Everything else still works in the computer. I know that the Z400 power supply has a non-standard power output to motherboards. Which motherboards work with a Z400 power supply other...
  6. A

    Question Serious Question - Can This PC Run MS Flight Simulator 2020 At 1080P?

    I use my PC for general use, as well is virtualization and now I want to get into some gaming (or in this case, simulation)... I maxed the machine out to 64GB of RAM (for my virtualization needs) and upgraded the graphics card to a Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, resizable bar is enabled. The CPU is...
  7. thepctinkernerd2021

    Question Dell precision T7600 cpu upgrades

    Hello, I had at my place of work a dell precision T7600 workstation. The it guy managed to get dual 12core 24threaded Chips on that system. He said he did with a bios update. Is it even possible to put those v2 intel Xeon E5 cpus in this computer? I remember watching a video back in the day of a...
  8. C

    Question New Build // Upgrade

    Hi, thank you checking this thread out - hope you can help me out! About 8 years ago this forum helped me (different user, back then) build my current primary workhorse and, hundreds of projects later, i think it's time to retire this beautiful but tired machine and replace it with some new...
  9. G

    Question Remote-controlled workstation ?

    I want to built a workstation to be remote controlled via wide area network. I need reliable remote KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) control. The system is for realtime audio and graphic rendering and needs high performance like a 16 core processor e.g. Intel core i9. I identified Intel AMT as a...
  10. D

    Question Hp Workstation Z240 - Rx 580

    Hello, before i start explaining everything i am really sorry for my bad english. Not so long ago i found out that older HP Workstation's are pretty cheap for what they offer. I have found a local around a Z240 Workstation and i have a question. To start of i found out that rx 580's (8gigs) are...
  11. H

    [SOLVED] "System Board Regulator Failure" on Dell Precision T7500 ?

    hi all, I have a dell precision t7500 which originally had no ram, storage, GPU, extra riser card and only had a Xeon x5667 installed. I purchased 2x Xeon x5670's, a riser card, 48gb of 12600r memory, that's 12 4gb sticks of single rank x4 stuff. I installed my own known working storage and...
  12. scrantonstrangler

    [SOLVED] Workstation for design, need advice

    Hi everyone, got a tasty one for anyone who´s willing to help My dad has put me in charge of getting a new machine for his work since the old one is already tired and its impossible to maintain the workflow. He owns a local publicity and design shop, mostly uses CorelDraw (still on the 2015...
  13. jstoffy

    Build Advice Render Workstation/node for Houdini and Redshift ?

    I am looking to update my system or build a new system to use as a strong render node for redshift and Houdini so I can speed up my render times. Maybe my computer isn't configured right and I could update something to help ? I am hoping to build an at-home render farm and have 4 GPUs (Add 2...
  14. S

    Question Help i have a Amd opteron 2435 problem

    Hello everyone I'm nieuw here. I have a problem with my hp workstation xw9400. I bought two amd opteron 2435s And the workstation wont turn on. They are on the support list and the bios is up to date, i also did a bios reset before swapping the cpus Can someone help me?
  15. H

    [SOLVED] Best CPU for Gaming and a Workstation?

    I am looking to build a PC that will excel as a workstation and gaming rig. I know it is not the best time to build a PC with supply chain shortages and price gouging but my current PC is hampering my work. I plan to use the new PC for virtualization, rendering, and 3d modeling but I want it to...
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    [SOLVED] Need Help for Development Workstation Build Configuration

    Hi, I am looking to build a workstation for my development works. Initially, I was waiting for the new AMD Zen 4 (5nm) CPUs to launch as I wanted a future proof system. But my current system is in such a bad condition that it is mere;y unworkable (currently have a 6-year-old system). Here is...
  17. Servs

    [SOLVED] Is the Corsair ONE Pro a200 bad?

    I am looking to buy a small form factor workstation/gaming machine. I was looking at the Ryzen 9 5950X with RTX 3080 Corsair ONE Pro a200 but "bad thermals" seem to be on every user review, discussion, and video. Does it ever actually throttle or shut down? Is the performance impacted that...
  18. I

    Build Advice Budget desktop workstation for UE4/UE5 game development and scene renderings in Blender ?

    Hi, guys! I'm saving up for a powerful workstation that can help me with UE4 game development as well as designing and rendering 3D scenes in Blender as well as doing motion graphics in After Effects. My current gaming laptop isn't enough and starts slowing up when I run Photoshop and After...
  19. Vermilion572

    [SOLVED] Standard power supply in HP Z220

    I want to upgrade the power supply in my HP Z220. However the motherboard uses a proprietary 18 pin connector instead of a 24 pin connector. I can plug a 24 pin connector into the 18 pin, the connector clicks into place and there are 6 pins off to the side. However I wanted to know if this...
  20. W

    [SOLVED] Xeon Gold 5218R vs 6226R for HPC workstation

    Dear all, I am configuring a workstation for intensive 3D finite element numerical analyses in engineering. Basically, it will consist of a dual socket motherboard with two Xeon Gold, either 5218R or 6226R, the latter for only 50 € more than the former. Despite having less cores (16 vs 20 of...
  21. SparkyTech934

    [SOLVED] Debating HDD Setup for New Server

    Hey everyone! I'd love to hear some ideas/opinions about what I've got going on as I prepare to deploy a server for the first time, specifically about storage setup I'm looking at storage solutions for my newly purchased (used) HP Z640 Workstation. I got it for $360 with the following specs...
  22. SparkyTech934

    [SOLVED] HP Z640 Workstation "Pre-Video Graphic Card error"

    Hello. I just bought a used HP Z640, and was in the initial stages of setting the device up at my home. I started by clearing the CMOS, and reverting any changes by the previous owner of the device in the firmware so I could set things up how I wanted them. I noticed that legacy support was...
  23. D

    Best Workstation Laptop Around USD 2k (INR 1.5 lakh) India (Recommendation)

    Hello Everyone, I am a Senior 3D Artist and looking for a Workstation/Gaming Laptop specially for 3D work. Software i use: Maya Zbrush Purpose: 3D Modeling & Animation Work (Gaming very less) Country: India Preference: Budget: INR 1.5 Lakh (USD 2k) little flexibility is possible Screen...
  24. D

    Question USB-C to HDMI converter without Integrated graphics on desktop PC

    Greetings! This is kind of a specific scenario and since at the time i can't afford to buy the adaptor to just try and risk having it not work i might as well ask and see if someone knows so thank you in advance for reading: I have a motherboard with a usb 3.1 type c connector (asus prime...
  25. chrismath

    [SOLVED] Big data simulations - the best AMD socket to invest

    I am building a system for big data simulations and large scale statistical modelling and would like to hear opinions on what is the best route considering currently available hardware and the ability to upgrade in the future. For my statistical modelling I require high CPU and RAM capacity...
  26. mf2385

    [SOLVED] Recommendations for a new Gaming/Workstation Laptop ?

    Hey everyone I'm making a big move in about a week or so and currently looking for a workstation/gaming laptop for the work that I do in the Adobe Creative Suite as well as some gaming. I am not looking to spend much more then $2,000 really. I am looking for at least some of the latest tech...
  27. S

    [SOLVED] [SOLVED] HP XW8600 Dual Xeon e5450 - some games not launching

    Hello, I recently managed to get my hands on an HP XW8600 workstation, on which I attached an GTX 970. Shortly, as stated in the title, I have some issues and can not launch some games in windows 10 ( AC Valhalla, Doom Eternal, Horizon Zero Dawn for example) - no error being generated...
  28. LastBuyIn

    [SOLVED] T5500 Workstation: Can I use these CPUs together?

    I have owned a Dell T5500 workstation with a single Intel Xeon 5650 CPU for years now. I've upgraded it in many ways over the years and I've been so happy with this machine that I don't want to kiss it goodbye, but I'm finally hitting the limits of its hardware capabilities in both my...
  29. T

    [SOLVED] Huge price difference between two workstations?! Question

    Anyone have any idea what might be the cause for the price difference between these two workstations? The specs are the same!
  30. V

    [SOLVED] What is a good upgrade path for Ryzen 2600 + RX 570

    Hello! I'm very new to upgrading PC's. I built a budget rig (~$900) back in early 2020 and i'm now looking to upgrade for faster 3D rendering and editing with Adobe Suite . What is a good upgrade path for my Ryzen 2600 + RX 570 system? Here are my pc specs: Ryzen 5 2600 ASRock Phantom Gaming...
  31. Jeamy7

    [SOLVED] New Computer Build

    Below is the list of components I plan to use for my next build. I understand the parts, as of right now, are impossible to come across and that the price will drop eventually, hopefully later this year. I was wondering if there are any changes or...
  32. alif.ashf

    [SOLVED] First build! Could I get some feedback?

    Hi guys, This is my first build to be used as a VFX workstation (for learning) lighting and rendering. I'd like to make sure these parts are the best at this price range & all are compatible before I purchase.
  33. volstead

    [SOLVED] Looking for best 3D graphics pc at around $1000

    I'm looking for a pc (desk or lap) that can handle apps like Maya and Autocad with ease. Gaming pc's have a lot of power, but I assume there must be a difference between gaming and 3D modeling. I'm using Blender right now but the Cycles render engine slows it down, especially when doing particle...
  34. J

    [SOLVED] Workstation + light gaming laptop

    Hello everyone. I'm searching for a workstation laptop for my girlfriend who is an interior designer and mostly uses 3ds Max, Sketchup, AutoCAD etc. for both modelling and rendering. I understand it is a CPU intensive workload and could benefit from multiple threads but I'm really not familiar...
  35. Viktor4645544

    Question Is it OK buying an old HP 8570w Workstation ?

    Hi. My question is it ok to buy old mobile HP workstation 8570w? It has these specs: i7-3520M CPU 2.9Ghz, Nvidia 1000K 2GB, 320GB SSD. Is it completely waste of time to look into used laptops or they can work even if they are old?
  36. C

    Question Need help in Mobile Workstation

    I need to buy a mobile workstation which can perform heavy computing like monte carlo simulation and data analysis. I'll not perform heavy 3D rendering like CAD. I've been thinking to use cpu: Intel Xeon W-10855M (12 MB Cache, 6 Core, 12 Threads, 2.40 GHz to 5.30 GHz, 45 W), GPU: Quadro T1000...
  37. I

    [SOLVED] How many power can bear my PSU ? 850W can really bear 800W ?

    Hello there, it's done, my new workstation parts has been shipped!! BUT the only part that it's missing is the PSU. :( It seems they re all out of stock everywhere (at least here in France and Europe). What i want to ask is : pcpartpicker website told me that the consumption of my WS will...
  38. WPostma

    [SOLVED] Extremely SLOW Dell Precision T7610 Workstation (has 10x lower benchmark scores than any other box in my office)

    So when I check Geekbench scores out and compare the Dell T7610 workstation I have to any other computer, it's mind-numbingly horribly slow. Latest geekbench 5.x scores are in the range 290-490 for single core, depending on bios options. Other Dell 7610 workstations owned by other people have...
  39. noGachaLuck

    Question Custom Build Workstation [Need Advise]

    Hello, I am looking to build a PC for work (URGENT). I managed to find most of the parts but I could not decide on the Power Supply Not sure which one is good, please advise! Aim Working mostly with unreal and heavy point cloud data files. Maya 3D modelling, Sculping in Zbrush and Texturing...
  40. krishna_balajee

    [SOLVED] Suggest a build or digitization of books?

    Hi, I'm sorry to post again but I'd be happy to get some replies. We're a team of 5 individuals indulged in the digitization of books. We're looking to create a workstation build with the budget of 1200 USD (90K INR) that will do the following: Connected to a high-end scanner and enable the...