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Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

fifer55
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ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

Hello,

This is a continuation to the upgrades I am doing on a ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus (RNDP600U-200NAS) that I recently purchased. I decided to first upgrade the RAM. You can find what I choose, why and the brand here:
viewtopic.php?f=110&t=70664

Feeling like a rebel and with the confidence that the below thread gave me, I decided to upgrade the CPU as well. Might as well!
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=29284

Before anything, I made sure that I was able to procure the CPU's that I thought would best fit my needs, which were narrowed down to 3. I found them quickly and easily, all on eBay. The CPU's I bought are:
1) Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40 GHz SL9ZL (~ $42)
http://ark.intel.com/products/27250

2) Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz SLGTD (~ $45)
http://ark.intel.com/products/41495/Int ... 66-MHz-FSB

3) Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz SLACR (~ $55)
http://ark.intel.com/products/29765

Now, I have 2 ReadyNAS boxes:
A) ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition (RNDP600E-100NAS) OR (ReadyNASRNDP6000)
B) ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus (RNDP600U-200NAS)

For the above Pro Pioneer, I checked my registration on myNetgear.com and found that my serial number is associated with the ReadyNAS RNDP6000, NOT the RNDP600E-100NAS. My FrontView says ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition?! I bought the system in 2010 from Dell.com. Anyway, it is ONE of those. Don't know which one for sure yet, but will edit as soon as possible.

OK, from the above, I was thinking of upgrading the Ultra 6 Plus with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 first as it does not have ANY data on the drives and the upgraded RAM. Pretty sure that it could handle the Quad CPU without issues. Then, if everything goes well with the Ultra 6 Plus, thinking of upgrading the Pioneer Edition with the Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 and RAM. Bought the Intel Core 2 Due E6600 JUST in case any of the above had issues, then I would replace with a "slower" CPU.

Before I upgrade the CPU, wanted some ancillary products. Might as well!
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 3.5 Grams with ArctiClean 60 ML Kit (~ $10)
http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-The ... ML+Kit+NEW

OXO Good Grips Electronics Cleaning Brush (~ $6)
http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Electro ... ning+Brush

Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724040ALE640 4 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (0F14683) (~ $400)
http://www.amazon.com/Ultrastar-7K4000- ... 14683%29+-

The Ultra 6 Plus already has the updated BIOS (07/26/2010 FLAME6-MB V2.0), RAM (8 GB) and latest full release RAIDiator (4.2.22) and NO data. First some metrics:
Current CPU check:
cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 15
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz
stepping : 13
cpu MHz : 1795.604
cache size : 1024 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 0
cpu cores : 2
apicid : 0
initial apicid : 0
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm dts
bogomips : 3591.20
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor : 1
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 15
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz
stepping : 13
cpu MHz : 1795.604
cache size : 1024 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 1
cpu cores : 2
apicid : 1
initial apicid : 1
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm dts
bogomips : 3590.82
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

Current I/O, before any drives are configured:
hdparm -t -T /dev/c/c                                                                                                                     
/dev/c/c:
Timing cached reads: 2316 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1158.69 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 342 MB in 3.00 seconds = 113.86 MB/sec

Verify free and used memory in system (default command returns KB, but I wanted MB so I added * -m):
free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 7990 1222 6767 0 18 52
-/+ buffers/cache: 1150 6839
Swap: 511 0 511

Since MY RAM is 7990 (MB) OR 8181844 (KB), I used the following dd command that I found here:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-lin ... check.html
dd if=/dev/urandom bs=8181844 of=/tmp/memtest count=1050
Now, the above command takes a while. I thought it wasn't doing anything, but I opened another terminal window and SSH'd in. Went to the /tmp directory and did a "ls -lG" command. Aha! the file is growing. Good, it is working!
The dd command completed in about 13 mins:
dd: writing `/tmp/memtest': No space left on device
481+0 records in
480+0 records out
3927683072 bytes (3.9 GB) copied, 829.524 s, 4.7 MB/s

Now to verify the results of the above dd command via MD5:
md5sum /tmp/memtest; md5sum /tmp/memtest; md5sum /tmp/memtest
10defad0f4d64832ac34d82c226633a3 /tmp/memtest
10defad0f4d64832ac34d82c226633a3 /tmp/memtest
10defad0f4d64832ac34d82c226633a3 /tmp/memtest
Cool! Everything matches! I delete the memtest file.

Now for a memtester pass as suggested from:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-how- ... ry-faults/
nas-EA-92-17:~# memtester 7990 5
memtester version 4.1.3 (32-bit)
Copyright (C) 2010 Charles Cazabon.
Licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2 (only).

pagesize is 4096
pagesizemask is 0xfffff000
want 3894MB (4083154944 bytes)
got 3828MB (4014682112 bytes), trying mlock ...locked.
Loop 1/5:
Stuck Address : ok
Random Value : ok
Compare XOR : ok
Compare SUB : ok
Compare MUL : ok
Compare DIV : ok
Compare OR : ok
Compare AND : ok
Sequential Increment: ok
Solid Bits : ok
Block Sequential : ok
Checkerboard : ok
Bit Spread : ok
Bit Flip : ok
Walking Ones : ok
Walking Zeroes : ok

Loop 2/5:
Stuck Address : ok
Random Value : ok
Compare XOR : ok
Compare SUB : ok
Compare MUL : ok
Compare DIV : ok
Compare OR : ok
Compare AND : ok
Sequential Increment: ok
Solid Bits : ok
Block Sequential : ok
Checkerboard : ok
Bit Spread : ok
Bit Flip : ok
Walking Ones : ok
Walking Zeroes : ok

Loop 3/5:
Stuck Address : ok
Random Value : ok
Compare XOR : ok
Compare SUB : ok
Compare MUL : ok
Compare DIV : ok
Compare OR : ok
Compare AND : ok
Sequential Increment: ok
Solid Bits : ok
Block Sequential : ok
Checkerboard : ok
Bit Spread : ok
Bit Flip : ok
Walking Ones : ok
Walking Zeroes : ok

Loop 4/5:
Stuck Address : ok
Random Value : ok
Compare XOR : ok
Compare SUB : ok
Compare MUL : ok
Compare DIV : ok
Compare OR : ok
Compare AND : ok
Sequential Increment: ok
Solid Bits : ok
Block Sequential : ok
Checkerboard : ok
Bit Spread : ok
Bit Flip : ok
Walking Ones : ok
Walking Zeroes : ok

Loop 5/5:
Stuck Address : ok
Random Value : ok
Compare XOR : ok
Compare SUB : ok
Compare MUL : ok
Compare DIV : ok
Compare OR : ok
Compare AND : ok
Sequential Increment: ok
Solid Bits : ok
Block Sequential : ok
Checkerboard : ok
Bit Spread : ok
Bit Flip : ok
Walking Ones : ok
Walking Zeroes : ok

Done.
nas-EA-92-17:~# echo $?
0
nas-EA-92-17:~#
Awesome! The correct value of 0 came back!

Now for the CPU upgrade. I will start with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. I am thinking this SHOULD work. After some cleaning to the Ultra 6 Plus, I pop it in.

Here are the same tests as above with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600:
nas-EA-92-17:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 15
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
stepping : 11
cpu MHz : 2394.247
cache size : 4096 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 4
core id : 0
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 0
initial apicid : 0
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority
bogomips : 4788.49
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor : 1
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 15
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
stepping : 11
cpu MHz : 2394.247
cache size : 4096 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 4
core id : 1
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 1
initial apicid : 1
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority
bogomips : 4787.74
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor : 2
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 15
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
stepping : 11
cpu MHz : 2394.247
cache size : 4096 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 4
core id : 2
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 2
initial apicid : 2
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority
bogomips : 4787.76
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor : 3
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 15
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
stepping : 11
cpu MHz : 2394.247
cache size : 4096 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 4
core id : 3
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 3
initial apicid : 3
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority
bogomips : 4787.76
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:


Now the I/O with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600:
nas-EA-92-17:~# hdparm -t -T /dev/c/c  

/dev/c/c:
Timing cached reads: 8656 MB in 2.00 seconds = 4335.33 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 344 MB in 3.01 seconds = 114.32 MB/sec
nas-EA-92-17:~#


To be continued...
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fifer55

Mac OSX 10.8.5 - AFP Protocol only - RAIDar 4.3.8

ReadyNas Pro Business - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Single-Redundancy) (RNDP6620)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz SLACR Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Dual-Redundancy) (RNDP600U)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz Dual-Core SLGTD Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

Router: Netgear R6300

Switch(es): Netgear GS110TP - Netgear GS724TPS

Rack: LackRack (IKEA Article Number: 200.114.08)
Message 1 of 20
fifer55
Apprentice

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

WOW! BUT, I got the errors!!!
Apr 24 21:37:46 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: DDB18 power is out of normal range [expected: 1.80  current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:37:46 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: AVCC power is out of normal range [expected: 3.30 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:37:46 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VCC3 power is out of normal range [expected: 3.30 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:37:46 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VCC1_25 power is out of normal range [expected: 1.25 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:37:47 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VCC1_5 power is out of normal range [expected: 1.50 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:37:47 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VCC1_05 power is out of normal range [expected: 1.04 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:37:47 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: 3VDUAL power is out of normal range [expected: 3.30 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:37:47 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VBAT power is out of normal range [expected: 3.30 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:37:47 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: Fan 1 has failed (SYS -1 rpm from /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon2/device/fan1_input).
Apr 24 21:38:13 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: DDB18 power is out of normal range [expected: 1.80 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:13 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: AVCC power is out of normal range [expected: 3.30 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:13 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VCC3 power is out of normal range [expected: 3.30 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:13 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VCC1_25 power is out of normal range [expected: 1.25 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:13 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VCC1_5 power is out of normal range [expected: 1.50 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:13 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VCC1_05 power is out of normal range [expected: 1.04 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:13 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: 3VDUAL power is out of normal range [expected: 3.30 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:13 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VBAT power is out of normal range [expected: 3.30 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:34 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: DDB18 power is out of normal range [expected: 1.80 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:34 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: AVCC power is out of normal range [expected: 3.30 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:34 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VCC3 power is out of normal range [expected: 3.30 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:34 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VCC1_25 power is out of normal range [expected: 1.25 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:34 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VCC1_5 power is out of normal range [expected: 1.50 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:34 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VCC1_05 power is out of normal range [expected: 1.04 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:34 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: 3VDUAL power is out of normal range [expected: 3.30 current: -0.00].
Apr 24 21:38:34 nas-EA-92-17 RAIDiator: VBAT power is out of normal range [expected: 3.30 current: -0.00].
Funny thing, apparently my fan died?!

Anyway, took out the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 chip and put the Intel Core 2 Duo E7600.

First thing I notice, my fan is back! Also, NO ERRORS!!!

Here are the same tests as above with the Intel Core 2 Duo E7600:
nas-EA-92-17:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo      
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 23
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7600 @ 3.06GHz
stepping : 10
cpu MHz : 3059.463
cache size : 3072 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 0
cpu cores : 2
apicid : 0
initial apicid : 0
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 13
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 xsave lahf_lm dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority
bogomips : 6118.92
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor : 1
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 23
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7600 @ 3.06GHz
stepping : 10
cpu MHz : 3059.463
cache size : 3072 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 1
cpu cores : 2
apicid : 1
initial apicid : 1
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 13
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 xsave lahf_lm dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority
bogomips : 8563.69
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

nas-EA-92-17:~#


Now the I/O with the Intel Core 2 Duo E7600:
nas-EA-92-17:~# hdparm -t -T /dev/c/c  

/dev/c/c:
Timing cached reads: 3852 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1926.92 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 340 MB in 3.00 seconds = 113.23 MB/sec
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fifer55

Mac OSX 10.8.5 - AFP Protocol only - RAIDar 4.3.8

ReadyNas Pro Business - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Single-Redundancy) (RNDP6620)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz SLACR Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Dual-Redundancy) (RNDP600U)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz Dual-Core SLGTD Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

Router: Netgear R6300

Switch(es): Netgear GS110TP - Netgear GS724TPS

Rack: LackRack (IKEA Article Number: 200.114.08)
Message 2 of 20
chirpa
Luminary

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

The system is hard-coded to look for the stock CPU's voltages, thats why you are seeing those warnings.

I posted details how to have the system ignore those here: viewtopic.php?p=387444#p387444
Jedi Council Alumni | See my profile About page for my ReadyNAS history (2004-2012) |
https://twitter.com/chirpah/status/852389882764840960/photo/1
Message 3 of 20
fifer55
Apprentice

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

chirpa wrote:
The system is hard-coded to look for the stock CPU's voltages, thats why you are seeing those warnings.

I posted details how to have the system ignore those here: viewtopic.php?p=387444#p387444

Thanks Chirpa. I did see that. My only question is, will it damage anything, or is it an FYI kinda thing? I would consider putting the Q6600 back in if it would be safe for the system (stable).
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fifer55

Mac OSX 10.8.5 - AFP Protocol only - RAIDar 4.3.8

ReadyNas Pro Business - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Single-Redundancy) (RNDP6620)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz SLACR Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Dual-Redundancy) (RNDP600U)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz Dual-Core SLGTD Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

Router: Netgear R6300

Switch(es): Netgear GS110TP - Netgear GS724TPS

Rack: LackRack (IKEA Article Number: 200.114.08)
Message 4 of 20
chirpa
Luminary

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

The voltage stuff I consider safe to ignore. The temp/fan stuff you need to keep an eye on. With new CPU, the fan/temp paths may be slightly different.
Jedi Council Alumni | See my profile About page for my ReadyNAS history (2004-2012) |
https://twitter.com/chirpah/status/852389882764840960/photo/1
Message 5 of 20
fifer55
Apprentice

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

Now here are some pictures for you visual guys!










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fifer55

Mac OSX 10.8.5 - AFP Protocol only - RAIDar 4.3.8

ReadyNas Pro Business - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Single-Redundancy) (RNDP6620)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz SLACR Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Dual-Redundancy) (RNDP600U)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz Dual-Core SLGTD Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

Router: Netgear R6300

Switch(es): Netgear GS110TP - Netgear GS724TPS

Rack: LackRack (IKEA Article Number: 200.114.08)
Message 6 of 20
interested
Tutor

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

I know, that power consumption is larger by the processor Q6600.

how much is the difference in temperature ???


Comparition link http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/705/Intel_Core_2_Duo_E7600_vs_Intel_Core_2_Quad_Q6600.html
OS 6.0.5 on ReadyNAS PRO6
Message 7 of 20
fifer55
Apprentice

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

interested wrote:
I know, that power consumption is larger by the processor Q6600.

how much is the difference in temperature ???

Comparition link http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/705/Intel_Core_2_Duo_E7600_vs_Intel_Core_2_Quad_Q6600.html


Here is the first comparison I did. This is using the Intel Core 2 Duo E7600:




Then I killed the command and waited about 5 minutes:




The exact command I used was:
while true; do echo; done


Will pop the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 back in tomorrow.Excited to see what that does and HOPEFULLY it works!?

Seems the Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 runs cooler at 100% CPU utilization than STOCK CPU. Maybe it was also the thorough cleaning I did?
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fifer55

Mac OSX 10.8.5 - AFP Protocol only - RAIDar 4.3.8

ReadyNas Pro Business - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Single-Redundancy) (RNDP6620)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz SLACR Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Dual-Redundancy) (RNDP600U)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz Dual-Core SLGTD Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

Router: Netgear R6300

Switch(es): Netgear GS110TP - Netgear GS724TPS

Rack: LackRack (IKEA Article Number: 200.114.08)
Message 8 of 20
fifer55
Apprentice

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

OK, I put the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 back into the ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus.

I tried to get as many screenshots as I could.

This is BEFORE I did any CPU load test:




The temp was harder since the SYSTEM temp was reading at about 90 degrees, but there was no temp for CPU. Again, the fan was dead.

This is DURING the CPU load test:


Again, during the CPU load test. the SYSTEM temp never went above 130 degrees.

Finally, after about 10 minutes I killed the CPU load test, waited about 5 mins and this is what I got:




Note that this is all with the sock fans. Unfortunately, I don't know how to check the temp in the CLI via SSH. Anyone care to enlighten me...

By the way, I did notice all the fans were running on the NAS. They seemed to be running at full speed. I decided to check with my iPhone app what the noise level was and it was averaging at 85 dB!!! Way to loud for me!
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fifer55

Mac OSX 10.8.5 - AFP Protocol only - RAIDar 4.3.8

ReadyNas Pro Business - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Single-Redundancy) (RNDP6620)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz SLACR Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Dual-Redundancy) (RNDP600U)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz Dual-Core SLGTD Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

Router: Netgear R6300

Switch(es): Netgear GS110TP - Netgear GS724TPS

Rack: LackRack (IKEA Article Number: 200.114.08)
Message 9 of 20
juntabravo
Tutor

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

Which processor did you end up sticking with and were all the fan issues resolved? I am also planning to upgrade the CPU/Ram on my RNDP6000 in hopes of improving transcoding of large 1080p files.
Message 10 of 20
fifer55
Apprentice

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

juntabravo wrote:
Which processor did you end up sticking with and were all the fan issues resolved? I am also planning to upgrade the CPU/Ram on my RNDP6000 in hopes of improving transcoding of large 1080p files.


The processor and fan I ended up with are on my signature.

I was able to have the temperature settings and fan issues resolved with changing the config database file of the temperature controls.

It all works without issues now and great. However, once in a while, especially on warmer days, my CPU temp goes about 65 Celsius on occasion, but not a big deal.

It is on 24/7 (Ultra 6 Pro). The Pioneer pro I hardly ever turn on 😞
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fifer55

Mac OSX 10.8.5 - AFP Protocol only - RAIDar 4.3.8

ReadyNas Pro Business - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Single-Redundancy) (RNDP6620)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz SLACR Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus - RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86) - X-RAID2 (Dual-Redundancy) (RNDP600U)
HDD: 6 x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 (HUS724040ALE641) (0F14683)
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ)
SysFan: Noctua 120x120x25mm (NF-F12)
CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz Dual-Core SLGTD Processor
UPS: CyberPower Systems Smart App LCD OR500LCDRM1U

Router: Netgear R6300

Switch(es): Netgear GS110TP - Netgear GS724TPS

Rack: LackRack (IKEA Article Number: 200.114.08)
Message 11 of 20
CarlEdman
Luminary

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

Not much to add, except to say that I followed these instructions to install a Core 2 Duo E7600 and 8 GByte of GSkill RAM in a ReadyNAS Ultra 6 Plus, with--so far--exactly the same positive results. I had some trepidation, but, having in the past assembled my own PCs from parts, these upgrades turned out to be remarkably simple, fast, and trouble-free.

Thanks, fifer55!
Message 12 of 20
CarlEdman
Luminary

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

Just one quick question: How in the world does the second core in a Dual Core processor get 25% more bogomips than the first? That happened to both fifer55's and my E7600.
Message 13 of 20
fastfwd
Virtuoso

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

CarlEdman wrote:
Just one quick question: How in the world does the second core in a Dual Core processor get 25% more bogomips than the first? That happened to both fifer55's and my E7600.

CPU frequency is variable. I'd guess that in your case, the first CPU was measured while it was running at a low speed, and by the time the second CPU was measured, the CPU frequency had increased.
2 × Pro 6 [Main & Backup] – XRAID2 Dual-Redundant (RAID6): 14.53TB (110MB/s Write, 123MB/s Read)
  • CPU: 2.4GHz E6600 SL9ZL - RAM: 8GB (PSD28G800K) - BIOS: 07/26/2010 - OS: 6.10.3 w/ custom kernel - Drives: 6 × ST4000VN000 / ST4000VN008
    Fans: Noctua NF-S12A FLX (Case), NF-R8 PWM (CPU), NF-R8 w/LNA (Power Supply) - USB: STGY8000400 - UPS: APC BR1000G
Ultra 2 Plus [for experimentation and testing] – JBOD: 8TB (110MB/s Write, 123MB/s Read)
  • CPU: Standard 1.8GHz Atom D525 - RAM: 2GB (CT25664BC1067) - BIOS: 11/02/2011 - OS: 4.2.31 - Drives: 2 × ST4000VN000 - Fan: Noctua NF-B9 - USB: ST31000340
Message 14 of 20
menkelis
Tutor

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

Just installed a E7600 in my Ready-NAS PRO.
Best $20.00 I every spent.
Message 15 of 20
aequus
Aspirant

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

I have a Ultra 4 Plus. Can I use your combination (CPUFan: Noctua 80x80x25mm (NF-R8 PWM) CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz Dual-Core SLGTD Processor) too?
Message 16 of 20
mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

The CPU in the 2-bay and 4-bay Ultra Plus is soldered on. The fan size is different for the different size models.
Message 17 of 20
CarlEdman
Luminary

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

menkelis wrote:
Just installed a E7600 in my Ready-NAS PRO.
Best $20.00 I every spent.


I'll say. I just paid $50 for the same processor which I thought was an OK price. Where did you get it for $20?
Message 18 of 20
Sandshark
Sensei

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

OK, so are the Ultra 6, Ultra 6 Plus, Pro 6 and older Pro Business or Pioneer Edition essentially the same computer with different processors? If I bought an Ultra 6 (or 6 Plus) on eBay, could I upgrade the processor to be the same as my Pro6 or CPU-upgraded (E6600) Pro Business edition?

I'm somewhat confused because this thread says it's for upgrading an Ultra 6 Plus, but the Frontview shots show a Pro. Did it start thinking it was a Pro because it had the right processor? Internals certainly look identical to my machines.
Message 19 of 20
mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: ReadyNas Ultra 6 Plus CPU Upgrade - Various

The Ultra 6 (not Plus) has an Intel Atom CPU which is soldered on. The internals of this unit are different to the other legacy 6-bay units.

Some early Ultra 6 Plus units mistakenly had Pro Business Edition EEPROM programmed onto them. They use the same hardware so it shouldn't be an issue. Furthermore this mistake means that you have business features.
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