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post #191 of 7150
I actually used the loop tie downs. I cut one side of the loop, held it tight, and tightened a screw onto each loop adapter. I really dont have an actual benchmark of my before setup. I know I should have, but my vista64 was a really old install and suffered a few infections, so the benchmark would have been comprimised. Even now you guys with 4x1tb spinpoint f1's will be way faster then me. I had 4x300gb WD 6L300S0's raid5 on my ich8r controller. Now I'm running 5x300gb 6L300S0's raid5 on the perc5. I do have 1x1tb spinpoint f1, I'll be buying about 1 of those every other month until I have 5 1tb spinpoint f1's.

I have noticed I would guess a 30-40% speed increase, but also remember I added one more drive during the switch.


Also to add onto the previous posts about filesystem size. The issue is: The old windows partition table can only allocate a 2tb filesystem, the newer GPT partition table can allocate more then anyone will require for at least 5-10 years. lol.

I think some copies of windows xp have gpt support, although I may be thinking about xp x64.
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post #192 of 7150
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I'm really interested in your before/after benchmarks and your cooling.

The stock cooling is freaking inadequate and I really wished they didn't use loop-mounts.
+1

I would also like to see pictures. I've been trying to think of ways to cool this monster - as it gets extremely hot and brings the temp inside my Antec P180B up dramatically!
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post #193 of 7150
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I think some copies of windows xp have gpt support, although I may be thinking about xp x64.
Yes you are thinking of the 64bit xp.
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post #194 of 7150
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It supports larger the 2TB partitions, currently i use 4X1TB drives in a raid 5. You need to use GPT and not MBR.

*EDIT*
Sorry didnt see the XP 32bit.
2TB is the partition limit, you can create the VD as a larger size and split it up via partitions in XP 32bit
Thanks! +rep
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Just in case someone's up for taking a chance...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Perc-5i-SAS...d=p3286.c0.m14

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Just in case someone's up for taking a chance...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Perc-5i-SAS...d=p3286.c0.m14

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This seller has sold other Perc 5/i's that he tested in his own XP box and knew where good, so I would take his word that the board is DEAD!
post #197 of 7150
So my PERC 5/i is running super hot lately... I attached a small 40mm x 40mm x 10mm fan to it, but it still get's pretty hot to the touch. So I was cleaning up the office the other day, and found some extra video memory heatsink (from a Zalman VF900 VGA cooler). These are the small adhesive heatsinks.

ok... so looking at the backside of the PERC 5/i:



You can see four square where it seems like there are no solder points (you'll notice that there seems to be solder points along the '+')

This is what I'm planning on doing:



Putting the adhesive heatsinks in each of those squares...

So my questions are:

1) Would it help sticking some heatsink on the backside of the PERC 5/i help any? Seems like the backside of the PERC 5/i (directly behind the chipset) is the hottest.

2) Is there any danger to the card if I stink these adhesive heatsink directly on the PCB (it's meant to be applied to a chip... I do not know the implications of applying it directly on the PCB).
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So my PERC 5/i is running super hot lately... I attached a small 40mm x 40mm x 10mm fan to it, but it still get's pretty hot to the touch. So I was cleaning up the office the other day, and found some extra video memory heatsink (from a Zalman VF900 VGA cooler). These are the small adhesive heatsinks.


You can see four square where it seems like there are no solder points (you'll notice that there seems to be solder points along the '+')

This is what I'm planning on doing:


Putting the adhesive heatsinks in each of those squares...

So my questions are:

1) Would it help sticking some heatsink on the backside of the PERC 5/i help any? Seems like the backside of the PERC 5/i (directly behind the chipset) is the hottest.

2) Is there any danger to the card if I stink these adhesive heatsink directly on the PCB (it's meant to be applied to a chip... I do not know the implications of applying it directly on the PCB).
It would definitely help temps but would take up another PCI/PCIe slot. How thick is the adhesive? You don't want anything puncturing it and shorting. Likewise, you don't anything touching the edge of the HS. On the otherhand, the HS is anodized so it shouldn't be electrically conductive unless scratched.


Have you mounted a HS on the ARM processors? Are you using a heatspreader on the RAM? Both help a bit.
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It would definitely help temps but would take up another PCI/PCIe slot. How thick is the adhesive? You don't want anything puncturing it and shorting. Likewise, you don't anything touching the edge of the HS. On the otherhand, the HS is anodized so it shouldn't be electrically conductive unless scratched.
The adhesive is pretty thin. Nothing is touching the edge of the heatsink.

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Have you mounted a HS on the ARM processors? Are you using a heatspreader on the RAM? Both help a bit.
Yes... I replaced the original heatsink with a copper heatsink and a 40x40x10 fan.
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Too bad they don't make full coverage perc 5/i waterblocks
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