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Re: TVS-472XT CPU Upgrade

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:43 pm
by martinav
I have a TVS-1272XU. I presume the conversation above applies to this unit as well. There generally isnt much mention of the rack mounted units. I guess they are just not as common.

The heat solution in this unit is a large passive heat sink. There is a case fan right next to it, which pulls a significant amount of air through it. I am wondering if I can go with a i7-8700k (95W Thermal Spec), compared to the 65W spec of the stock i3-8100. Also, since 9th generation is also a Coffee Lake core, has anyone tried any of those CPUs? However, you lose HT with the i7-9700k. Just checking my options.

BTW, has QNAP stated anything about warranty violations and CPU upgrades?

Re: TVS-472XT CPU Upgrade

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:26 am
by dolbyman
qnap even refuses support with non qnap ram..so you can be sure that support will be refused with a non default cpu

I wouldnt exceed target tdp by a lot..and that seems like a big jump...no idea if microcode would even be compatible..no other chance but to try

Re: TVS-472XT CPU Upgrade

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:24 pm
by martinav
Its been a while. Whats the status with CPU upgrades for these models?

Re: TVS-472XT CPU Upgrade

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:29 pm
by dolbyman
a while?..you posted last 3 days ago

Re: TVS-472XT CPU Upgrade

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:13 pm
by martinav
No, forget it. I misread it.

Re: TVS-472XT CPU Upgrade

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:53 am
by Bbeal
docchris wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:00 pm
glad to hear my googling worked!
Sorry for rehashing this, but when just one or two cores are stressed does it maintain the turboboost frequency or does it immediately drop to 2400

Re: TVS-472XT CPU Upgrade

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:57 pm
by MichaelSee
Just thought of sharing with everyone here about my project of changing almost all the fans in this unit as I cannot stand the noises, they are just too loud! I place the unit just besides my PC as I need to use the Thunderbolt3 ports, but the fan are really very noisy when under load. So after modifying the cooling system, now the unit is noiseless and also the CPU temperature is just around 40-48°C, and the system temperature is 30-36°C!

What I did:

1. Replacing the 2 blower fans to 2 different models that runs on hydraulic fluid bearings, connecting them using an Noctua LNA adapter and a Y-cable to the board fan port 1.
2. Removing the chunky aluminium block.
3. Connecting another Y-cable to the fan port 2 on the board.
4. Putting a server-grade copper based blower cooler to the CPU, connecting to the Y-cable. You can use a LNA adapter if you find the blower fan too noisy.
5. Putting a 2.5cm silent fan and a copper heat sink to the Aquantia 10G chipset, connecting the fan to the other port on the Y-cable.
6. Finally attaching a 3cm USB fan to the back of the casing extracting hot air from the board (you can see partially the fan in the pic below).
Qnap TVS-472xt fans.jpg

Re: TVS-472XT CPU Upgrade

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:16 pm
by Nobo
MichaelSee,

It's interesting, but I can't see the picture. Would you put the photo again?

Re: TVS-472XT CPU Upgrade

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:48 pm
by MichaelSee
Nobo wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:16 pm
MichaelSee,

It's interesting, but I can't see the picture. Would you put the photo again?
Just re-attached the file again, let me know if you can see it this time.

Re: TVS-472XT CPU Upgrade

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:32 pm
by Nobo
Thanks, now I can see it. I will try to find the parts.

Re: TVS-472XT CPU Upgrade

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:38 pm
by MichaelSee
Nobo wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:32 pm
Thanks, now I can see it. I will try to find the parts.
3cm USB Fan: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1 ... 5702405175

2.5cm silent fan for 10G chipset: https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=56 ... 2e8dwzehE6

Heatsink for 10G chipset: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1 ... 1653506080 (it comes with the fan but it is loud, hence I am not using it)

CPU Heatsink and fan: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1 ... 6658261437

Case blower fan: Bought in Taipei GuangHua 6th floor, a shop that specialises in selling computer fans. If you can't get them, I suppose you can use the LNA adapters, you should be able to get the Noctua LNA adapters or other equivalent very easily in Amazon or Taobao.

Forget to say that you will need 2 Y-cables also, again you can find them very easily.

These are the original casing blower fans that comes with the unit, make sure you find the replacement with exactly or almost exactly the same dimension. For mine, one of the holes are not 100% align to the case, so I just cut off a small portion of the hole to make it slightly bigger, fits perfectly after that.
Qnap blower fan2.jpg
Qnap blower fan1.jpg

Re: TVS-472XT CPU Upgrade

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:54 pm
by codyrocco
Can USB DOM be replaceable? I'm looking for something with the same form factor, for aesthetic reasons :)
Also I managed to install Windows 10 on an NVME SSD (also on HDD), but I'm in trouble finding a suitable audio driver for it (video works OK, even HDR; Ubuntu works OK, but there are problems with HDR).
Also, i think messages could be sent to a COM port on Windows, to be displayed on LCD - more info here http://www.smovs.dk/blog/2013/01/26/sho ... p-nas-lcd/ , here https://redsleeve.fandom.com/wiki/Insta ... NAP_TS-421 and here viewtopic.php?t=19180 (linux based, but basically it's echoing to a serial port)