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Server maintenance
« on: March 15, 2023, 07:43:57 pm »
Today there was a couple of down time issues.  First, Comcast upgrading the service lines in my neighborhood.  Higher bandwidth options will be available here soon.   :tup:  Second was a rolling power blackout.  So, during the blackout, I did some much needed repairs on the server PC.  The GPU had one fan that was dying.  I replaced the fan, cleaned out the cooler and repasted it.  Other was the stock CPU cooler got upgraded.  I managed to pickup a Deep Cool Gammaxx 400 V2 in blue.  It was only $22 from Microcenter.  It was the only modern single tower style cooler with a 120mm fan that I could find that's compatible with socket AM3+.  The system is running nice and cool now.
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Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming
CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K
GPU: Powercolor Liquid Devil RX 6900 XT
RAM: 65536 Mb G-Skill Trident-Z DDR4 @ 3,200 MH
Storage: WD Black SN750 1Tb PCIe Gen 3 NVME M.2 Main.  Corsair MP510 4Tb PCIe Gen 3 NMVE M.2 Secondary. 
Monitor: Dual 34-inch 1800R Curved LG Ultrawide 3440 x 1440 @ 160 Hz QHD IPS
Case: Lian-Li 011 Dynamic XL Case (black) with 7 Lian-Li Unifan SL120 V2
Cooling: EKWB full custom water-cooling loop with 2 360mm radiators

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Re: Server maintenance
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2023, 01:11:21 am »
I must say, I'm actually impressed with how much better that new cpu cooler is working.  Even under moderate load, it's keeping that processor at a comfortable 34C.  The stock cooler would be 20C higher with the same load.  The odd part of the story is, the gpu is running at the same temp as the cpu is now.  Both hover around 32C to 34C.  I've never seen that happen before with air coolers.  Usually, one device runs hotter than the other.


Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming
CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K
GPU: Powercolor Liquid Devil RX 6900 XT
RAM: 65536 Mb G-Skill Trident-Z DDR4 @ 3,200 MH
Storage: WD Black SN750 1Tb PCIe Gen 3 NVME M.2 Main.  Corsair MP510 4Tb PCIe Gen 3 NMVE M.2 Secondary. 
Monitor: Dual 34-inch 1800R Curved LG Ultrawide 3440 x 1440 @ 160 Hz QHD IPS
Case: Lian-Li 011 Dynamic XL Case (black) with 7 Lian-Li Unifan SL120 V2
Cooling: EKWB full custom water-cooling loop with 2 360mm radiators

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