[CentOS] CentOS 4.3 on Intel Xeon Core 2 Duo

Tue Oct 31 15:49:21 UTC 2006
chrism at imntv.com <chrism at imntv.com>

Michael Kress wrote:
> Hi,
> Marc Saric wrote:
>> Any of the stability/heat issues which where mentioned in the "Dual
>> Opteron or Dual Xeon?" thread from 2006-10-26?
> Just for the case you're planning to use a BBU with your 9550 ... Don't
> put it into a 2U case, rather use a 3U case. I had much problems with
> the BBU temperature during high IO and CPU usage. Temperature went up
> just a little bit and syslog told me "Battery temperature HIGH" after a
> few minutes. HIGH means 45°C to 50°C, everything above means "TOO HIGH"
> which deactivates write cache. Using a 3U case solved this problem and
> everything works as expected, even when the system is totally busy with
> IO and CPU.

I had a similar issue, even though the 2U case had obnoxiously loud and 
over-engineered cooling fans.  I haven't had any problems in (also 
obnoxiously loud) the 3RU Supermicro enclosures we've standardized on 
for deployment.