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. 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. We
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
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