[OT] G4 goes West

Jeff Reynolds jeff at siphonophore.com
Fri Jul 9 11:43:40 EDT 2010


Richmond,

nice frankensteining! did you scream its alive when you turned the  
power back on?

you might want to think about grabbing a little temperature probe. you  
can get these for less than $10 these days and they usually fit in a  
bay cover space and have an in-line drive vampire plug for power. you  
can then put the probe in different areas to monitor the temp. some  
even have an alarm.

i found these really useful on one exhibit installation where some of  
the cabinets i had gear in would have some equipment shutdowns (mainly  
mpeg players) turned out to be cabinet specific. even though the  
cabinet had a fan when closed there turned out to be a really large  
temp differential in the closed beast. was able to determine this by  
some testing with the probe in different places. then some  
rearrangement of components and fan location solved everything! bought  
a probe then for each cabinet and put the probe next to the most  
sensitive piece of gear and set the alarm just below failure temp.  
worked like a charm!

even though the g4 is cooler now, you never know when it might suck up  
a big cat hair ball and start overheating again!

cheers

jeff


On Jul 9, 2010, at 11:20 AM, use-revolution-request at lists.runrev.com  
wrote:

> Umwhiles I promised I would post pictures of my PPC Mac's
> "triple-bypass".
>
> Here they are:
>
> http://andregarzia.on-rev.com/richmond/maxx.html
>
> sincerely, Richmond Mathewson.




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