Turning yet again to our power-hungry Tyan i7230A S5160 workstation, we gave the Sytrin Nextherm PSU460 a run for its money. The i7230A uses the E7230 + ICH-7R Mukilteo Chipset and paired with this motherboard is an Intel Pentium D processor and 2GB (4 x 512MB) of DDR2-667 memory. In addition, cooling the setup was a Swiftech-based water cooling system with 12V DC pump.
|Processor:||Intel Pentium D 820 (2.80GHz)|
|Motherboard:||Tyan Tomcat i7230A S5160|
|Memory:||4 x 512MB DDR2-667|
|Graphics Card:||eVGA GeForce 6800GT 256MB|
|Hard Drives:||Western Digital 160GB SATA|
|Power Supply:||Sytrin Nextherm PSU460 460W|
|Operating System:||Fedora Core 4|
|Linux Kernel:||2.6.15-1.1831_FC4 (x86_64)|
|GCC - GNU Compiler:||4.0.0|
|Graphics Driver:||NVIDIA 1.0-8178|
Before moving onto reporting our voltage results, we took notice to the airflow throughout the power supply as it was running in our open-air environment. Using the "stick the hand in front of the fan" method, the air was abnormally warm. Moving onto reporting our voltage results, we first had allowed the system to idle inside of GNOME for 30 minutes and the power management features were disabled. After the 30 minutes were up, we recorded the various voltages using a WinMax Global WIN8696 digital multimeter and then proceeded onto the load testing. In the event of our load, we used CPU Burn-In v1.00 for the same amount of time while simultaneously running Doom 3, in order to stress both the processor and video card with its power load.