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Re: Harddisk clicks -> System freezes/reboots



On Mon, 2007-01-22 at 00:17 -0500, Claude Jones wrote:
> On Sun January 21 2007, Tim wrote:
> > I rearranged things in an unreliable Windows machine so that a fan blew
> > across a drive
> 
> I do that to every desktop I build - I build up most of our company machines 
> myself. My video editing workstation has 7 fans in it, and the drives are 
> cool to the touch. I have two stacked RAID's and three other desktops in the 
> same room, plus two laptops, so I also have a fan on the floor blowing air 
> away from behind the mid-towers - hell, I have had our heating and AC guy 
> come in and install a return in the ceiling to suck out the hot air lingering 
> at ceiling level. This may sound extreme, but I've had a lot of heat 
> problems, and solved many by the use of the above methods. 
There was a big writeup about that, air-flow strategies with regards to
clusters in Linux Magazine about a year ago. Lotsa good electrical
wiring advice as well. They recommended each machine have it's own line
to reduce line noise, in the conduit. Proper grounding is essential. But
the biggie was getting the heat out. Ric

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