For those looking for quiet fans, I have found the Nexus PWM series
120mm to be the quietest fan for air flow yet. Moves more air then the
Arctic fans with the same or lower noise level. I have one cooling an
AMD x4 3ghz. I have it set to min speed of about 50% and it takes 100%
load to get the cores up to the 40c level that it would take to trigger
a higher speed. The fan is also clear with LED mount holes for those who
want to fancy it up with lights.
Mika Laitio wrote:
OK, i finally found the time to complete a VDR PC
based on the ION board.
The good news are:
+ 1080p plays back smoothly with xine/vdpau
with very low CPU usage.
+ sound over HDMI works.
+ the streamdev-client plugin works - even with HD channels.
+ the xine plugin works fine - also with HD channels and HD
recordings. I had to tweak a few config items.
The not-so-good news are:
+ The fan is a bit loud and so far I have not found
a silent replacement fan.
+ I originally set up the system as a diskless (nfsroot)
system, but KDE 4 (I am using OpenSuSE 11.2) performs
unbearably slow, so I was forced to install a hard disk.
So, as it turns out, I do not need a DVB card in the PC
(the server has 2 DVB-S cards and one DVB card).
If I keep it that way, I really do not need the PCI slot,
so I could use one of these passively cooled main boards
I currently use this (actively cooled) main board:
Using a passively cooled main board would solve the
fan noise problem.
I also finally setted up my ion system.
I have a similar kind of passive cooled zotac that you put in your links
but found out that without any cooling it's temperature get still pretty
hight 60-65 celcius.
The included 4 inch fan was indeed pretty noisy, so I invested for a 8
inc fan and put that to my own made wooden case. (I first used old case
from broken video, but that one had about 30 cm extra width, so I ended
up making my own case)
With this 8 inch fan, the cpu and mcu temperatures are now about 40
If you are interested, I put a picture on
For some reason the "--video vdpau" option for vdr-sxfe still does not
work for me... (Using mandriva 2010 version of everything else except
from own build vdr-1.7.10 and couple od days old xineliboutput plugin
with latest fix being: Fixed generating lirc key release events)
). gdb crash log is below:
(gdb) set args xvdr+tcp://192.168.3.11:37890 --video vdpau
Starting program: /usr/local/bin/vdr-sxfe xvdr+tcp://192.168.3.11:37890
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
vdr-sxfe 1.0.90-cvs (build with xine-lib 1.1.16, using xine-lib 1.1.16)
Video driver: vdpau
VDR Server: xvdr+tcp://192.168.3.11:37890
[New Thread 0x7fa4ab9af6f0 (LWP 10536)]
 [vdr-fe] GNOME screensaver disabled
[New Thread 0x7fa4a3514910 (LWP 10545)]
 [vdr-fe] fe_xine_init: xine_open_video_driver("vdpau") failed
Error initializing xine
[Thread 0x7fa4a3514910 (LWP 10545) exited]
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x00007fa4aa5e2cad in pthread_mutex_lock () from /lib64/libpthread.so.0
Missing debug package(s), you should install:
#0 0x00007fa4aa5e2cad in pthread_mutex_lock () from /lib64/libpthread.so.0
#1 0x00007fa4a9a09773 in xine_list_video_output_plugins ()
#2 0x000000000040cc80 in list_plugins_type (xine=0x1,
msg=0x416993 "Available video drivers:",
#3 0x000000000040cd57 in list_xine_plugins (fe=<value optimized out>,
verbose=0) at xine_frontend.c:125
#4 0x0000000000412648 in main (argc=<value optimized out>,
argv=0x7fff415c6e08) at xine_frontend_main.c:749
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