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William C.

William C.

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SUPERMICRO SYS-5015A-EHF-D525 1U Intel Atom D525 Dual Gigabit LAN w/ IPMI Server Barebone
SUPERMICRO SYS-5015A-EHF-D525 1U Intel Atom D525 Dual Gigabit LAN w/ IPMI Server Barebone

Pros: Great performance. Low cost. Low power. Perfect for a firewall or device server (what we use it for).

Cons: Gets too hot too fast (problem solved in other thoughts). No extra IPMI port. Cannot dual purpose eth0 for both a secondary ethernet and IPMI.

Overall Review: I was testing it's temperature durability by running mprime for several hours and noticed temperatures around 75C. This isn't an issue as this atom is rated at 100C. However, these temperatures change dramatically when BLOCKING THE VENTS. I wanted to see if the system would shut down when too hot so, I taped the vents closed expecting the system to overheat. The exact opposite happened. It now holds 55-57C at 100% cpu load. What must be happening is that the air is pushed across the cpu through the psu's fan. When too many vents are open, the average air velocity over the cpu goes down. Close, them and the air throughput goes up. For anyone having temperature issues: Block the front and side vents. I noticed a 20C drop in temps immediately.