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More like a hair dryer. :) I'm still trying to... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
More like a hair dryer. :) I'm still trying to find the sweet spot, RPM wise. I'm at just under 4500 RPM right now and hovering at about 84 - 85 deg C. This is with an ambient room temp of about 23...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Mar 5, 2007 at 04:27 PM, in Team MacNN
Nice find! I just installed it and am running it... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
Nice find! I just installed it and am running it now. I set my MacMini's fan to 5000 RPM and so far my CPU is running about 82-83 deg under full BOINC load. I guess by default the fan never spun up...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Mar 4, 2007 at 11:21 PM, in Team MacNN
I do not have the link anymore, but on Intel's... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
I do not have the link anymore, but on Intel's web site I saw that they list this processor as being safe up to 100C and that it goes into thermal protection mode (auto-shut down? throttled?) at...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Feb 20, 2007 at 01:38 PM, in Team MacNN
Did you see my thread about doing this very same... 145,298 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Did you see my thread about doing this very same upgrade?
http://forums.macnn.com/72/team-macnn/320496/mac-mini-core2-upgrade-time-crunch/
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Feb 7, 2007 at 12:54 PM, in Team MacNN
Sure thing. Here are my Mac Mini's memory... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
Sure thing. Here are my Mac Mini's memory statistics as of 21:46 MST Tuesday:

Wired: 174.13 MB
Active: 555.10 MB
Inactive 280.21 MB
Used: 1,012.50 MB
Free: 12.31 MB
VM size: 8.43 GB
Page...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Feb 7, 2007 at 12:51 AM, in Team MacNN
Sorry, no I did not. I only had the Mini for a... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
Sorry, no I did not. I only had the Mini for a day or two before my new processor and RAM showed up, so I didn't really have time to get to know it with its 1.5 GHz Core Solo CPU.
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Feb 6, 2007 at 11:08 PM, in Team MacNN
I'd be interested to see pics of that when you... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
I'd be interested to see pics of that when you get it done. Also, please report back on temps you're seeing with BOINC running after you get your CPU upgrade. :thumbsup:
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Feb 4, 2007 at 05:46 PM, in Team MacNN
So far no issues at all. It's running well and... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
So far no issues at all. It's running well and holding at about 1800 RAC. I do wonder about the longevity of the built-in cooling fan, though. It's at full output 24/7. We shall see, but so far no...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Jan 29, 2007 at 11:48 AM, in Team MacNN
I got the 2 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU at newegg.com for... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
I got the 2 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU at newegg.com for $295.49. I did not shop around though, so I'm sure it could be found for less elsewhere. The bus speed remains the same. This setup cost me about $900...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Jan 23, 2007 at 12:52 AM, in Team MacNN
Yes, I cleaned the heat sink and re-applied... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
Yes, I cleaned the heat sink and re-applied thermal grease (Artic Silver). The computer still runs warm, but it's purring away at between 85 - 87 deg C. Adding the exta little feet to the bottom of...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Jan 11, 2007 at 03:52 PM, in Team MacNN
Macworld 657 Views / 3 Replies  
Well Zombie, no 8 core Mac Pros for us. At least not yet. I'm actually sort of relieved (as is my bank account bottom line). :p

Any guesses on how long it'll be before we see the Mac Pro revved...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Jan 9, 2007 at 07:52 PM, in Team MacNN
Yup, I've got his optimized code loaded and will... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
Yup, I've got his optimized code loaded and will report back when the system's RAC peaks.
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 23, 2006 at 08:29 PM, in Team MacNN
Just wanted to follow up on my Core 2 Duo Mac... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
Just wanted to follow up on my Core 2 Duo Mac Mini. I took DrBoar's advice and stuck four little rubber feet on the bottom of the case to raise it up for better air flow. This helped and the computer...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 23, 2006 at 05:52 PM, in Team MacNN
That's a great idea! I did the same thing to some... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
That's a great idea! I did the same thing to some other Apple gear I have, such as my Airport (first gen) and my 23" HD Cinema's Display's external DVI adapter, both of which got pretty warm before I...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 15, 2006 at 10:23 AM, in Team MacNN
I definitely think that's a factor. It would... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
I definitely think that's a factor. It would explain why people with notebook systems are seeing similar temps. I think the Mini's heatsink and fan just aren't up to the task of a CPU pushed to full...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 14, 2006 at 12:32 AM, in Team MacNN
Yup, that's been done. It was completely cleaned... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
Yup, that's been done. It was completely cleaned and a new thin application of Arctic Silver was used. As Zombie says, it appears to be just the way these Core processors run.
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 13, 2006 at 10:21 AM, in Team MacNN
Thanks guys, you've eased my fears. I'll power my... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
Thanks guys, you've eased my fears. I'll power my little Mac Mini back up without fears of China syndrome. :)

EDIT: I pulled my Mac Mini apart again and my heat sink was in place as it should be....
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 12, 2006 at 07:28 PM, in Team MacNN
Interesting. Perhaps I have nothing to worry... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
Interesting. Perhaps I have nothing to worry about then. I'm still going to check my heat sink, but it sounds like maybe these Core Duo and Core2 Duo chips just run hot. Thanks for the info on your...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 12, 2006 at 02:54 PM, in Team MacNN
That seems much more reasonable. I'm guessing my... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
That seems much more reasonable. I'm guessing my heat sink got messed up when I was trying to reassemble the machine. I'll open it up tonight and check. Thanks for the feedback on the temps.
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 12, 2006 at 10:22 AM, in Team MacNN
Yeah, it's got me a little spooked. I think I... 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
Yeah, it's got me a little spooked. I think I might pull the machine apart and make sure the heatsink didn't pop one of it's anchors loose while I was reassembling everything. That's the only thing I...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 12, 2006 at 02:27 AM, in Team MacNN
Mac Mini Core2 upgrade... time to crunch! 7,385 Views / 63 Replies  
Tonight I dropped a 2 GHz Core 2 Duo T7200 processor into my Mac Mini (previously 1.5 GHz Core Solo). The upgrade was rather tricky, as I've never had a Mini apart before. Working in these small...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 12, 2006 at 01:55 AM, in Team MacNN
Don't worry, if the new CPU doesn't fit in the... 1,149 Views / 23 Replies  
Don't worry, if the new CPU doesn't fit in the socket I'll just break off some of those little pins until it does. I don't think the CPU needs all of them anyway. :)

No, seriously, I ordered a...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 8, 2006 at 11:45 AM, in Team MacNN
I've put [email protected] on hold and re-tasked all... 984 Views / 14 Replies  
I've put [email protected] on hold and re-tasked all my systems to spend 30% of their time on [email protected] Every little bit helps, I guess.
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 7, 2006 at 09:57 PM, in Team MacNN
Well, when not crunching for the BOINC projects... 1,149 Views / 23 Replies  
Well, when not crunching for the BOINC projects my P4 is my gaming rig. I plan to upgrade to a new Core2Duo (or maybe quad?) system with a directx 10 video card. I'll probably do that this summer....
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 7, 2006 at 09:53 PM, in Team MacNN
I got it at newegg.com for $295.49. I did not... 1,149 Views / 23 Replies  
I got it at newegg.com for $295.49. I did not shop around though, so I'm sure it could be found for less elsewhere.
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 7, 2006 at 08:58 PM, in Team MacNN
Hi team, I'm Fourth Horseman (Scott). I've been... 1,149 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi team, I'm Fourth Horseman (Scott). I've been crunching for SETI since 1999. I used to participate in the distributed.net RC5 key cracking projects, but with RC5-72 I finally gave up. Coming up on...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Dec 7, 2006 at 02:24 PM, in Team MacNN
I perfer the Fourth Horseman equation which... 899 Views / 9 Replies  
I perfer the Fourth Horseman equation which states that the distances are far too vast and the speed of light is far too slow. We might as well be all alone in the universe for all it matters. :)
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Oct 5, 2006 at 10:58 AM, in Team MacNN
From the SETI @ Home page: 899 Views / 9 Replies  
From the SETI @ Home page:
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Oct 4, 2006 at 10:44 PM, in Team MacNN
Running [email protected] as my alternate here. 899 Views / 9 Replies  
Running [email protected] as my alternate here.
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Sep 11, 2006 at 02:03 PM, in Team MacNN
No joy on any of the above. I'm going to give up... 747 Views / 9 Replies  
No joy on any of the above. I'm going to give up and just live with it. It seems to be reporting results ok, so I guess it's not a show stopper. Here's hoping there's an Core 2 Duo Mac Pro in my...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Jul 26, 2006 at 01:52 AM, in Team MacNN
Thanks for the replies, folks. I have run disk... 747 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for the replies, folks. I have run disk utility to check perms. I run that a couple of times a month on my MacOS X machines as part of routine maintenance. It's definitely not a disk space...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Jul 24, 2006 at 03:09 PM, in Team MacNN
Sorry to report no change with all files in my... 747 Views / 9 Replies  
Sorry to report no change with all files in my BOINC directory set to 777. Still getting the same error. :brick:
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Jul 23, 2006 at 08:00 PM, in Team MacNN
That possibility occurred to me, and I did a... 747 Views / 9 Replies  
That possibility occurred to me, and I did a recursive chmod on my boinc directory to give owner and group both read and write perms. I'll try just setting it to 777 and see if that helps. Odd that...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Jul 23, 2006 at 04:54 PM, in Team MacNN
Help please, Can't rename state file: Error -1 ? 747 Views / 9 Replies  
Did some searching both here and on the SETI BOINC forums with little luck. On my dual G4 system I consistantly get the following error messages while running SETI:

Can't rename state file: Error...
Posted by Fourth Horseman, on Jul 22, 2006 at 04:33 PM, in Team MacNN
 
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