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alphapointe
Don't Touch Me
Premium,MVM
join:2002-02-10
Columbia, MO
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Socket Internet ..

[FP-Ops] Hardware Heads-up

The CPU fan in F2B2 started growling this morning, so I opened up the machine to dust it out and see about replacing the fan (I did get it replaced). The caps on the motherboard are starting to swell a bit, so we might want to start thinking about replacing it.

If anyone finds any good deals on a quad-core (or more) MB, CPU, and RAM, let me know, and I'll pick them up as soon as I can afford it (no case needed, as it's already in a 2U rack mount case)

So far, everything is running OK, but when it starts doing that, we're on borrowed time.
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sortofageek
Runs from Clowns
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Hint: We never intended for our FP Ops to pay for replacement blades or computers or parts.

Once a decision is made about what to do for a failing unit (not sure of the process there) and determination of available funds, you are supposed to be reimbursed for such expenditures.

Maybe a board ossifer can explain how this is done?
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sortofageek
Runs from Clowns
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3 recommendations

And suddenly the sky lit up with offers to help, looks like these repair issues are getting handled.

Did I ever mention I think we have incredible people on this team? Well, I assure you, we do!
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parkut
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join:2001-12-15
Harrison Township, MI
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5 recommendations

reply to alphapointe
New motherboard w/memory and Intel quad core CPU on the way, tracking info has been sent to alphapointe See Profile


sortofageek
Runs from Clowns
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1 recommendation

Thank you, parkut. Sometimes I think you're just too good to us.


alphapointe
Don't Touch Me
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join:2002-02-10
Columbia, MO
kudos:2

1 recommendation

reply to alphapointe
UPS shows estimated arrival on Wednesday. Depending on what time UPS shows up, I'll change the hardware out on either Wednesday or Thursday.

I'll put the other board aside until we decide what to do with it.


Gargoyle
Premium,MVM,ExMod 2004-07
join:2000-12-29
Planet X
reply to parkut
said by parkut:

New motherboard w/memory and Intel quad core CPU on the way, tracking info has been sent to alphapointe See Profile


Very nice!
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alphapointe
Don't Touch Me
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join:2002-02-10
Columbia, MO
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Reviews:
·Socket Internet ..

2 recommendations

reply to alphapointe
F2B5 (Intel Quad Core 2.4GHz in a generic mini-tower case) is now online and crunching. (The big quad-core CPU won't fit in the 2U case. parkut See Profile sent an Intel dual-core board, CPU, and RAM as well, and it will go in F2B2's case tomorrow (my back is killing me right now)

Thank you all for helping get this squared away quick, fast, and in a hurry, and before real trouble set in.


usa2k
Blessed
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Redford, MI
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said by alphapointe:

... and before real trouble set in.

Who is this trouble you speak of?


alphapointe
Don't Touch Me
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join:2002-02-10
Columbia, MO
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·Socket Internet ..

2 recommendations

reply to alphapointe
F2B5 is humming along, and the scripts appear to be running properly...



alphapointe
Don't Touch Me
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join:2002-02-10
Columbia, MO
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·Socket Internet ..

1 recommendation

reply to alphapointe
F2B2 has its' new motherboard, and is now back online (no pictures... swearing might be apparent in them...)

Everything is done, and I'm gonna eat dinner! YAY!

EDIT: And according to /proc/cpuinfo, it's got an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz CPU in it... I thought it was a dual core...


sortofageek
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Thanks so much to alphapointe and parkut for getting this done so quickly and efficiently.

And thanks to all the FP partners who are ready and willing to donate to keep the foldies running.

You are all heros.
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