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n_w95482
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join:2005-08-03
Ukiah, CA

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reply to watts3000

Re: do I need a new power supply

The only thing that may be an issue is peak current during spin-up at boot. If you're using a hardware RAID controller and there's an option for staggered spin-up on the controller or drives, I'd use it.

If it's an option (probably the easiest: Windows on an admin account), consider undervolting the CPU. In my experience, Intel set the default voltage on those Core 2 chips to way higher than what most of them need to run stably. I messed with a C2D E4500 in my work PC, which I believe defaulted to 1.325v. I got it down to 1.1875v (lowest I could select in software). 1w drop at idle, 7.4w at moderate load (Folding@Home), 15w at extreme load (Linpack), not to mention lower temperatures.
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watts3000

join:2002-01-21
Thanks for the info the system currently runs a perc5i raid controller but this box will be a dedicated freenas system so that raid controller will be replace with an IBM M1015. Also I'm running the below video card it did not come with on board video.

»www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-S-Vi···rce+6200

Chrno

join:2003-12-11
In that case, you may need to upgrade the PSU. Something around 500w with a single rail would be ideal.