...Server was leak tested at the weekend, and run at stock while I installed Windows. Thought I'd try an OEM copy that I'd used previously and see if I could get it to activate, but no joy. Switched the key for a retail one I'd got and lost EVERYTHING. Hard disks wouldn't boot. Looked to all the world like a hardware failure, but it was just the copy of Windows failing to work.
Managed to re-install windows again last night, but I'm not happy with the temps. Nearly 70C folding under water with 2x.2.120 rads and 2x1.120 rads installed. I know the fans are sh1t€ so i've ordered some off Specialtech - Scythe Jyuni 1900's. Got several in my main rig, and at 130CFM on full whack they should cool things down a bit.... especially as they're 2 thirds the price of the Gentle Typhoons - ordered the last 5 I can find, which should mix things up a bit.
Not sure what to do if that doesn't resolve it..... There's no way that CPU (2600K) should get that hot!
Fans should be here today, along with the 6 port controller, so should have an update tonight.
Switching from ICH10 to a Rocketraid 2680 has paid off for transfer speeds. While the raid array (4x1tb in Raid 5+1 hot spare) was in the initialising status I started to restore my data and was stunned to see write speeds of 80mb/sec. To put that in context using intel's that was 1-4mb/sec like for like. Copying the files over only took a couple of hours instead of DAYS, and the array finished initialising late into the evening which was a day or so ahead of the Intel one. It's slower on the boot, but as this box will be up and folding 24/7 that's no issue.
Fold on people...