> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> Avi Greenbury wrote:
>>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>> The Shuttle cpu cooler is weird. There is just one large fan
>>>> for cooling.
>>> It's also not overly effective (but it is quiet), we've used to
>>> get shuttles from a supplier to run their kit, but they kept
>>> melting. I know of several in 'normal' usage doing fine for a
>>> while (PSUs appear to be their weakpoint, but they're not
>>> particularly worse than anyone else), but these ones spent most
>>> of their lives at high load 24/7 and just kept falling over.
>>> We drilled a couple to take 2x50mm fans on the sides, which
>>> worked wonders. But since space isn't really a premium, we use
>>> Dell desktops instead now.
>>> Avi Greenbury http://aviswebsite.co.uk
>> As you recall the cpu cooler is weird. And it states it can't
>> dissipate more than 150 watts of waste heat. I expect this was the
>> failure point.
>> We will see if this is a problem in normal use.
>> 73 Karl
> While I haven't used these Shuttle systems, a few years ago one
> customer of mine was using similar compact systems for Linux servers
> in their dry-cleaning stores.
Dry cleaner stores run Hot! They use a lot of bad for
computers liquid's that become a gas. I imagine ANY computer
would fail fast in a Dry Cleaners!
So the systems were up 7/24 though
> after the nightly backup and other processes ran they went into
> low-power mode. The point where they failed was in heat-dissipation of
> the CPU fan and in the failure of the weak power-supplies.
It has a 250 watt PS which is fine with a modest cpu. I have
checked my CPU heat and it is well within the Shuttle spec of
no more than 150 watts.
> also drilled holes in the side of the cases to mount a fan. As Avi
> said, that worked wonders and would be something I'd do again if I
> were to put any Shuttle-like machines into situations where they'd be
> running "hot".
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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