07 May 2023

7th of May

Farm status
CPU only
Both Ryzen 5900X's doing Einstein and Universe@home work in the mornings

Nvidia GPUs

Raspberry Pis
All running Einstein BRP4 work

For news on the Raspberry Pis see Marks Rpi Cluster

Other news
Its still warm during the day but nights are getting cooler as its Autumn in Sydney at the moment. I have been running the Ryzen 5900's first thing in the morning so they can warm the place up before the sun takes over.

I am waiting for the larger DDR5 memory modules to become available (and the prices to drop) before starting a couple of Ryzen 7900 (non-X) builds. My Ryzen 5900X machines have 4 x 16GB memory modules but with DDR5 they don't recommend using 4 sticks of memory as they have timing issues, they recommend either dropping the memory speed or only using 2 sticks.

I saw some tech news items talking about Ryzen 7900X3D's catching fire, with reports MSI has already issued a BIOS update to prevent overclocking. No news yet if this issue also effects the other CPU's in the Ryzen 7000 series. As with new tech (new CPU's and DDR5 memory) it is best to wait until they iron out the issues before buying.