Having some trouble with the fans in my 1U ASUS 4 bay server ( RS120-E4 / PA4 ) Using a Core2Duo 2.4 with 4 gigs ram & soon to be 4 2tb drives, this beast makes noise.
I did do the bios update and now it has smart fan II, however it’s useless smart fan II the machine is still loud, i know in side the unit it has controlable fans *5 pin* they should be able to go to a WAY lower rpm, like the other brother server under it, those fans sit around 800-900rpm and are so quiet.
The new RS120 won’t get much of a cpu load as a storage server so i don’t really think it will get warm, i will monitor it for sure tho.
Doing some research i found that the asus motherboard uses a Winbond chip W8362 witch controls the fans and monitors the temp at different zones inside the server.
Researching and googling a little, i came across this.
SpeedFan 4.43 software, it aparently talkes to the winbond chip and will allow you to slow the fans down.
Stay tuned, i will install windows and test this out 🙂
screen shots of the software.
well doing some more research, i found that the fans that are in it ( 5 wire AVC) are the units that make so much noise. Im going to email the company and see if they have 24V version, if they do ill replace them with that. If they don’t well ill keep them unplugged for now.
Picture of the fans,
Model is DF04056B12U they are 12V high rpm high air flow VERY LOUD fans, funny enough the server thats under it uses the same fans and are dead silent 🙁
Well, I was given a blueray player for free, it would work then wouldn’t. The video signal over HDMI would stop and start randomly. Very strangely I was reading a fix my video card with a oven thread on HardForum.com and well I thought i would give it a shot.
The Board reverse side, removed from the Player. Note the video processors on the bottom.
The board in the Oven pan, note the video chip right side up.
Baked @ 350 for 8 min, let it cool off, put the board BACK inside the BD player, turned it on and watched a movie for 15 min…
IT WORKS!!! OH YEAH!!!
Got the server backup, * duh your able to see this blog* Even got the new Storage server installed and mounted. Now to configure it & order the new drives. For now im just going to tinker and configure and learn more about 2008R2 Strage server on 4 160 gig drives.
Rack setup temporary so I can have network connection for my work laptop & printer.
Desk setup, but needs more organizing…
Good thing the sonicwall emails me when there are attacks & alarms.. people have been hammering on my weblog & iis server. Just to let them know, every ping / port scann is logged 🙂
I love the fact that i can play with any os i want on my macbook pro.
Had some time last night to play with a few os’s.
First up, Google Chrome.
Picture of it installing.
Installed and running,
Newest Release of Debian,
Installed and running,
Fedora, ( crap os )
Updates would not install, could not install default drivers for video, and was sluggish, unlike the other os’s in the vm
Yep, scored another G5 Server, however this one has a processor and ram in it 🙂 Might splurge and spend 25$ and buy a second G52.0 processor, and make it dual cpu’s 🙂
The plan is to get 10.5 server installed running and learn it & mail server, would be nice to learn it and play.
Got my self a set of older Apple x-serve units. One’s a g4 dual 1.0 no drives or ram, the other is a G5 no cpu ram or hdd’s.
Had the g4 working till the smoke decided to come out all on it’s own.
Hope to scrounge some parts to complete the G5, as it needs to processors Sata Drives & ram.