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Date:      Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:56:53 -0800 (PST)
From:      =?iso-8859-1?Q?D=E1nielisz_L=E1szl=F3?= <>
Subject:   Re: hdd voltage
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Right now I'm done with almost 20GB download from the BSD machine to my lap=
top by ftp, and 5GB to the BSD from http, in the mean while I've done almos=
t 40GB of torrentflux's checking existing data and I do a make install to a=
 port, all in the same time and everything is working great. I hope it will=
 continue to work just like this.=0A=0AThe hdd temperatures are:=0A# smartc=
tl -A /dev/ad0 | grep Temp && smartctl -A /dev/ad4 | grep Temp=0A194 Temper=
ature_Celsius     0x0022   095   081   000    Old_age   Always       -     =
  48=0A194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   107   102   000    Old_age   Al=
ways       -       43=0A=0ARoland, I have no connected any display to that =
machine.=0A=0A=0A=0A=0A________________________________=0AFrom: Roland Smit=
h <>=0ATo: D=E1nielisz L=E1szl=F3 <laszlo_danielisz@yahoo.c=
om>=0ACc: Tue, November 17, 2009 8:42=
:18 PM=0ASubject: Re: hdd voltage=0A=0AOn Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 09:43:04AM -=
0800, D=E1nielisz L=E1szl=F3 wrote:=0A> Hello,=0A> =0A> My computer get sta=
rts to reboot all the time I do a higher hdd use (like:=0A> fsck, copying m=
ore GB of data). I was sure that my power supply its not=0A> enough so I ch=
anged it (300W->450W), now it does the same. I'm looking for a=0A> tool to =
measure the exactly power consumiton (voltage and amper) of my hdd,=0A> cpu=
 and ram on FreeBSD.  Do you have any idea?=0A=0ATools like mbmon can show =
you the different voltages that the power supply=0Aproduces. But current is=
n't measured in the different circuits, AFAIK. If you=0Asee a drop in volta=
ge before a reboot that would be a clear sign of=0Atrouble. Unfortunately t=
he chips that do the monitoring sometimes only provide=0Anew values once ev=
ery second. That is probably not fast enough to detect a=0Aswift voltage dr=
op.=0A=0AThere are devices (e.g. kill-a-watt) available that you can plug b=
etween the=0Apower outlet and the PC that show you the total power consumpt=
ion. See=0Ae.g.
The abovementioned link shows a decent system using between 118 and 205=0AW=
att. So I'd be surprised if your 450 Watt powersupply wasn't sufficient.=0A=
(unless you have one of those graphics cards that is covered in fans and=0A=
heatsinks and that you could still use to fry an egg on.)=0A=0ABut I agree =
that it looks like a hardware problem. Unfortunately there are=0Amultiple p=
ossible causes. Check to see if all the cabling and cards are=0Asecurely co=
nnected. Monitor the temperatures that the on-board sensors=0Areport. Remov=
e dust from heatsinks and fans. Check the electrolytic capacitors=0Aon the =
motherboard. If the metal "lid" is bulging, it's busted.=0A=0ARoland=0A-- =
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