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Old June 24, 2010, 06:51 AM
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I booted today and only 1 quad showed up under linux. Very Strange.
How did you resolve this problem, did you replace the board?
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Old June 24, 2010, 07:49 AM
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How did you resolve this problem, did you replace the board?
No it is the original board. I cleared the CMOS, and got a single rail PSU.
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Old June 29, 2010, 09:00 AM
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Yeah I put the fans on the back side of the heatsinks facing backwards. So there was a larger channel between the front and rear heatsinks, for the top fan to push new air in.

The CPUs are Opteron 8356 2.3ghz quad core 75W each was $62 on ebay.

The CPUs run between 26C and 35C. It varies based on the room temp. The left rear CPU is one degree hotter than the rest.

System idle is 250W, full load 510W.

Chipset stock was 45C, with the 120mm fan and aftermarket heatsinks it is down to 25C.

The 4 mosfet heatsinks run hot between 45C and 75C. Tyan said their operation temps were up to 125C. I plan to change those heatsinks.

The RAM run at 26C to 45C depending on location.
Wow this thing is beastly! You should really get new mosfet heatsinks though haha.
Also whats with the C clamps? Please tell me that those are just temporary!
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Silenx Fans FAIL

YouTube - 4 out of 5 Silenx Fans FAIL
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thats been what...about 3 months?
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Damn... that bites!!!! Bad batch of fans, or have others been reporting problems?
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I've said it once and I'll say it again.

Clear plastic based fans with LEDs are CRAP
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Old August 9, 2010, 07:21 AM
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thats been what...about 3 months?
I started having troubles with them about a month in.

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Damn... that bites!!!! Bad batch of fans, or have others been reporting problems?
It seems like the majority of the silenx fans fail.

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I've said it once and I'll say it again.

Clear plastic based fans with LEDs are CRAP
First off they are not cheap. They are currently $20 on newegg. Second it being acrylic with LEDs has nothing to do with the failure. I have had plenty of acrylic LED fans that have lasted a long time. They are constructed similiar to there none acrylic, none LED counter parts. This is a bearing failure because of poor design. They tried to decrease the size of the center of the fan to increase surface area of the fan blades to create more air flow. The bearings they use were not able to perform. I am guessing the Silenx non-acrylic fans will fail also.
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