[rescue] Transplanting a Sun Fire V210 motherboard - PSU requirements?`

Robert Novak rnovak at indyramp.com
Tue Feb 26 03:20:18 CST 2013

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 1:02 AM,  <microcode at zoho.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 12:40:03AM -0800, Robert Novak wrote:
>> Thanks. I'm mainly looking to test the boards first... I've found the
>> power supplies for ~$30 but if I can validate power and basic
>> functionality with a standard ATX power supply, that would save me a
>> few days.
> I paid 90 bucks each for my V210 PSUs so you have a bargain there. If you're
> going to run the boards without a case make sure you have an A/C blowing
> over it when it's running or I suspect you'll burn up the CPUs fairly
> quickly unless the OBP shuts down for you which it well might. The temp
> limits are very high for these CPUs but they are still silicon!

Well, the CPUs have dual fan +  heatsink on each... are those not sufficient?

Luckily my shop is generally chilly (I've had the heat panel on about
15 minutes in the past year, just to make sure it worked) but I
would've figured the fans on each cpu would take care of a fair bit of
the cpu heat.

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