PD2JK wrote on 2021-04-27, 06:37:
Will it run a multiprocessor OS or is it just for the aesthetics? Either way fabulous!
Green PCBs; clean look. And I like the brass accent on the coolers. Maybe sleeve the CPU fan cables with something black. 😀
Well, I'm leaving the HDD blank, but I think it's a great multiuse dual boot candidate of a machine. A little DOS/Win 3.1 so CPU #1 feels important and a little Win2K so CPU #2 doesn't feel lonely. I wish the brass was my idea, but those CPUs actually came from unused IBM CPU upgrade kits. The HSF was already factory installed and amazingly the thermal compound that is probably fossilized inside is doing its job in spades. I think the colorful electric wire coming from the fans is a nice splash of color, but then again I was never very caught up in vintage hardware interior decorating. 😉 Overall, I agree, I think it looks handsome for sure. Too bad it will be locked away in a case that has no windows, but I love me some In Win A500. One of my favorite vintage beige cases. If it only had a LED readout it would be a killer.
Jed118 wrote on 2021-04-27, 06:38:
Is that 72 PIN memory on the sound card?
No sir. Just your standard 30-pin. On another note, one of the cheap plastic memory clips snapped from age, but the remaining clip is holding it nicely in one of the slots. The entire memory mounting assembly is one piece so Luckybob directed me to a higher quality replacement that has metals clips. I will be shipping that with the system so the new owner can have a weekend project if they so choose.
H3nrik V! wrote on 2021-04-27, 09:35:
Nice! And Klamaths even .. That's gonna be a lot of heat 😀
Believe it or not they idle at around 36C. Under load they only get into the 50s. The Klamath has a max temp of 72C from what I was reading. Maybe IBM put their secret sauce sandwiched in-between the HSF and CPU. Maybe it's peanut butter. Like I said, I didn't change the paste since they are NOS and the temps look really good. If it aint broke... Which brings up another interesting fact about the Supermicro P6DBE. After applying the last and latest BIOS to the board I went into the settings only to find a wall of text in potions (I mean options). I know it's a workstation/small server board, but it has a lot to contend with in there. I left most of it at default settings. I could not understand why the front 80mm case fan was not kicking in that I had plugged into the board's thermal fan plug. Appears this board has a built-in piezo thermal alarm speaker you can enable in the BIOS and you can set the temp threshold of when it should sound the alarm. According to the manual that is when the 80mm case fan will kick in to cool the system down. So I set the threshold to 33C and holy mama on a torpedo. That was seriously loud and made my wife jump into the ceiling, but hey, it worked and the fan kicked in. I would say that was pretty cool, but that's just me trying to be funny.