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by squash
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hardware for small, quiet home router/server
Replies: 22
Views: 8548

Re: Hardware for small, quiet home router/server

If your initial use case is just a router, you can do that easily with a newer dd-wrt compatible unit, plus it will include wifi and 4 or so gig ports, and run on a couple of watts from a reasonably efficient 12v wall wart. It will be difficult if not impossible to get these things separately for le...
by squash
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 240482

Re: List of fanless laptops

My chromebook is indeed the ARM version. While I do use GMail for one account (almost entirely for the instant messaging), I do most of my email through Roundcube webmail. I have seen non-free webmail apps that claim to support multiple accounts, such as xandmail, but I don't have any experience wit...
by squash
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950
Replies: 17
Views: 11130

Re: Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950

Well guys, I hate to say it, but I think I've had a change of heart. Not because i think the project is too difficult, but because I think the end result ends up not being worth the effort. I used the Phoronix Test Suite to benchmark this guy, and for grins I ran the same benchmark on my desktop. I ...
by squash
Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950
Replies: 17
Views: 11130

Re: Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950

Thanks for the replies, guys. So first off, the stock heatsinks. The fin spacing isn't as generous as my Ultra Extreme 120s, but I'm not sure its terrible. A shot on its own: http://i.imgur.com/U0rxYV1.jpg A shot with a monitor behind it so give an idea of the space between fins: http://i.imgur.com/...
by squash
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950
Replies: 17
Views: 11130

Re: Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950

Thanks for the reply! The replacements for the 60MM fans, I'm not targeting high CFM. In fact, if I am able to set the alarm threshold to 0 on the BMC, I might skip them entirely. Absolutely the way to go in my mind is to cut the case to allow mounting off 120MM (or 140mm) fans. I'm convinced that t...
by squash
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950
Replies: 17
Views: 11130

Re: Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950

I have to say I'm a little surprised at the feedback so far. I'm not new to servers, and I'm not coming at this from an uneducated position. The 2950 series supports (and I have) Clovertown Xeons, which include VT-x virtualization. The enhancements since then are nice, but Clovertown gets the import...
by squash
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950
Replies: 17
Views: 11130

Re: Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950

Well I have a few environmental advantages that should help me, such as not being in the middle of a stack of other hot running servers, not to mention a workload that shouldn't stress it out too much. That should be worth a few points. http://i.imgur.com/nQ6wcSU.jpg The ATX/EATX thing is a no-go, t...
by squash
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 240482

Re: List of fanless laptops

Does anyone know what GMail is like on a Chromebook? Is there a separate app/client for GMail, or does it just bring up the regular GMail website? Do Chromebooks have all the same Google ads in GMail and elsewhere that the Chrome web browser for PC has? I've had my samsung chromebook for a few mont...
by squash
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950
Replies: 17
Views: 11130

Glutton for punishment - Silencing a Poweredge 2950

Hi Guys, I find myself needing more virtualization capability than I'm getting out of my HP N40L Microservers. I've been getting by with virtualbox on my workstation, but that brings its own set of problems. I've had a small stack of Poweredge servers sitting in a pile for a while. Pretty good spec,...
by squash
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H Budget FM2 Motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 5759

Re: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H Budget FM2 Motherboard

Another motherboard with neutered HDMI. I can't find a HDMI version spec for this board, but 1.3 supports the higher resolution screens of 2560x1600, and has been around for 6 years. It seems like manufacturers are arbitrarily limiting the resolution of their HDMI interfaces, but to what end? I've s...
by squash
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD FX-8150 8-Core Bulldozer Processor
Replies: 26
Views: 8129

Re: AMD FX-8150 8-Core Bulldozer Processor

I think its fair to say that we all hoped for something better from the fine folks at AMD. The Bulldozer architecture seems to take the worst parts of Intel's initial P4 offering (longer pipeline, lower IPC, relies on clock speed for performance) and Sun's Niagra (lots of slow integer cores, each re...
by squash
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi screen...
Replies: 46
Views: 16006

Re: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi scree

it fluctuates between the 3, but with Compiz running I almost never see it in mode 0. Pretty much only if I minimize all my windows and let it sit for 30 seconds or so.
by squash
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Poll - are Sandy Bridge early adopters affected by the flaw?
Replies: 12
Views: 4059

Re: Poll - Are you Sandy Bridge early adopters affected?

I'm using 3 of the 4 ICH SATA 2 ports on my Asus P8P67 Pro. So far no problems and I am *VERY* happy with my system. I am giving Asus a couple more days before I ask them what they're going to do about the recall, but there is no way I am going back to my old system. I have to say, the Turbo multipl...
by squash
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi screen...
Replies: 46
Views: 16006

Re: NVidia GPU always runs full speed when using multi scree

Hopefully this doesn't confuse the issue more than it already is, but on my dual head Linux workstation, I certainly do not experience the clocks running at full speed all the time. I'm using Twinview on an Asus EN210, and while it tends to run full speed if you do much of anything, it does clock do...
by squash
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New system, new video card: nvidia 210 (also linux)
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: New system, new video card: nvidia 210 (also linux)

Agreed, but the 8800gt was set to be gifted to a friend, and the Accelero was part of it. I'm pretty pleased after just unplugging the fan.
by squash
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8P67 and P8P67 Pro P67 Motherboards
Replies: 11
Views: 7678

Re: Asus P8P67 and P8P67 Pro P67 Motherboards

Exactly what I needed. Now I can accurately determine my best overclock and monitor current speeds! My current settings were just a stab in the dark, with this tool I can determine my best overclock. Running 'stress -c 10': core CPU %c0 GHz TSC %c1 %c3 %c6 %c7 %pc2 %pc3 %pc6 %pc7 100.00 4.43 3.50 0....
by squash
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8P67 and P8P67 Pro P67 Motherboards
Replies: 11
Views: 7678

Re: Asus P8P67 and P8P67 Pro P67 Motherboards

I picked up the P8P67 Pro yesterday as part of my upgrade to Sandy Bridge. Along with it, I picked up a 2600k cpu, 16G of Corsair XMS3 ddr3-1333, Thermalright MUX-120, and an Asus EN210 video card. As a preface, I'm running Ubuntu on this system. The P8P67 Pro has a lot of features I don't need. I d...
by squash
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New system, new video card: nvidia 210 (also linux)
Replies: 2
Views: 699

New system, new video card: nvidia 210 (also linux)

Hey all, Just reporting in with a purchase I made yesterday. I dropped a little money on a Sandy Bridge system, which I will post about in the motherboard/cpu section, but part of the upgrade was a new video card. My previous setup used the ECS N8800GT, which came with a factory-installed Accelero S...
by squash
Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Momentus XT: The Best of Both Worlds?
Replies: 32
Views: 11384

I have - and love - this drive

I picked one up pretty quickly once they became available. I've been a Seagate fan for a while, and I really needed an upgrade from my 250G 5400 drive I was using before. I would have a hard time being more pleased with this drive. I have an Antec P150 case and have it rubber band mounted, its well ...