Hi all, I ma new to the Tesla community. I recently set up a machine for CAD combined with CFD and FEA. Machine specs are:
Dual Xeon Silver 4216
128 GB Memory
Asus WS C621E SAGE main board
HDDs are all solid state NVMe
Asus GeForce RTX2070 video card
PSU: Corsair AX1600i (main) Corsair RX850 (for a little extra power)
Latest BIOS installed
I bought three Tesla K80s of Amazon. They were used and re-certified so I bought the insurance with them.
I am having issues getting the machine to boot after installing the first card. I have Above 4G Decoding enabled and my machine does POST and begins loading windows but hangs up and says it could not start windows. so I am trying to narrow down what the issue could be.
No NVIDIA Tesla drivers are loaded yet…cant load them until a TESLA is installed and windows starts
Location on main board…The GeForce RTX 2070 is in slot 7 (bottom) and I installed the first Tesla in slot 5. the closest they can physically be located. Other cards will go into slots 1 and 3 once the first card is working
Not compatible with mother board or combo of GeForce and Tesla on the same board (god I hope not)
Thermal issue…the card was seriously hot. I have rad that these will heat up and need active cooling but it sounded like that’s only the case when you are really taxing them. I know I have to add active cooling and I am 3D printing a duct to move allot of air but the duct is not done yet
I have plenty of power and its wired up right, maybe I just have to wait until the air duct is done to cool it and try again if the heat is causing it to shut down. I have not tried putting it into a different slot.