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ASUS RS160-E5 Server Combines Energy-Savings with Multiple I/O Solutions Without Sacrificing Expandability
 
To provide customers with "green" and "energy-savings" products, ASUS, the leading producer of servers, has today launched the latest ASUS RS160-E5 server, which features the 80 plus® certified power supply and innovative green designs.

The RS160-E5 server is designed for the mainstream 1U DP server market segment. Featuring the ASUS PIKE technology, the RS160-E5 can support/upgrade with SAS/SAS RAID without sacrificing expansion slots and provide users with the best cost/performance choice for cluster, gaming, and various computing power demanding applications.

ASUS PIKE (Proprietary I/O Kit Expansion) Technology – the Flexible Storage Interface
In general, users may buy servers with SAS or SATA storage separately, but now, all they need is a SAS upgrade kit to provide flexible storage options. The optional PIKE 1064E SAS (with Integrated RAID 0, 1, 1E support) or PIKE 1078 SAS RAID (with Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 support) will provide customers with multiple I/O solutions, while not sacrificing expandability in any way.

ASUS Quiet-Server Technology – Low Noise at 36 dBA
The noise emitted from servers, especially the noise from system fans, can lead to non-conducive working environments. ASUS’ Quiet-Server technology is now able to facilitate customers by providing a quiet working environment (as low as 36dBA) in a 1U dual-processor server system with intelligent fan speed control solution.

Excellent Performance/Watt
The RS160-E5 is equipped with a high power efficiency power supply to reduce power loss of up to 45%, which will help save energy costs – especially for IDC, HPC and Enterprises with 24x7 non-stop server services. 6 DIMM slots provide support for DDR2 533/667 Reg. ECC up to 48GB memory space – which provides excellent computing capabilities while reducing heat generation from memory modules.
 

23% More Server Unit Capacity
Additionally, high power efficiency requires less power input per unit, or put another way – the same power input will power more units with a high power efficiency – which helps customers save more money on their power bills. For example, when the total AC input is 1KKWatt, it will power a number of normal servers; however, if the servers are green-designed with 80+ PSU (such as the ASUS RS160-E5), it can power even more units – about a 23% increase.
 

Dual Use for Server & Workstation in 1U DP System
The RS160-E5 is designed for dual use as a server and a workstation. During server mode, users can utilize dual PCI-E x8 expansion slots with a default riser card; while for workstation mode, there is a riser card option for one PCI-E x16 (x16 link) slot to support high-performance graphic cards.

Key Specifications
Processor SupportQuad-Core Intel® Xeon® 5400/5300 (G0 stepping) series
Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 5200/5100 series
FSB1333/1066 MHz
Core LogicIntel® 5100 MCH + Intel® ICH9R
Memory6-DIMM support up to 24GB DDR2 667/533 Registered, ECC
Storage4 * Hot-swap HDD Bays
1 * Slim-Type Optical Device (Optional)
RAID SupportDefault support
S/W SATA RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 for Windows
S/W SATA RAID 0, 1,10 for Windows & Linux
Option:
SAS/SATA RAID 0, 1, 1E support with optional PIKE 1064E module
H/W SAS/SATA RAID 0,1,5, 6 with optional PIKE 1078 module
NIC2 * Broadcom 5721 PCI-E GbE LAN
Onboard GfxXGI Z9s VGA Controller / 32MB
Expansion SlotDefault Riser Card:
1 * PCI-E x16 slot (x8 link) (Full-Height / Half-Length) and
1* PCI-E x8 slot (x8 link) (Half-Height / Half-Length)
Riser Card Option:
1* PCI-E x16 slot (x16 link) (Full-Height / Half-Length)
Power Supply460W 80+ High Efficiency Power Supply
Dimension600mm * 444mm * 43.6mm (1U)
 
 
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25-03-2008, 06:50:53

Amidar
Hey ! :p
I'm new to this overclocking buisness, didn't even know you can until a week ago..
I have a pretty strong computer now.. Pentium 4, Core Duo, 4GM Ram, Chipset P35, Windows XP and ofcourse a video card which is Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT (Gainward 8600 GT PCX 512 MB to be exact).

Thing is.. I thought I was buying a good enough card but I'm not happy with its performance due to the fact the PC is new and all.. and unfortunately I can't send it back and get the 8800 GT now..

I was thinking of maybe overclocking it...
1. Can I overclock it without harming it or shortening its "life"?
2. What program should I use and how would I go about overclocking it without harming it?

I don't have and probably can't get another cooling system for the card and I understand that's important..?

I'm working with graphics and really want my card to be stronger without harming it in any way... would also be nice to run Crysis on high settings instead of medium.. :)

Thanks a lot !

25-03-2008, 12:49:09

!TIMMY!
Running Crysis on High requires one hell of a PC, but will also depend on what resolution you run it at.

1. If you have good enough cooling then the life span shouldn't be shortend too much. You can buy aftermarket coolers, some graphics cards even come with them when you buy them. There is quite a few Gainward 8600GT 512mb, does your have a fan on it or just a big red heatsink?

2. I use RivaTuner 2.08 to overclock. It is a windows based program. As long as you increase your overclock by small amounts at a time and test it properly then you shouldn't harm your graphics card. Just stop when you see graphics courption while testing and lower the overclock back to where it was stable.

25-03-2008, 13:14:02

Amidar

1. If you have good enough cooling then the life span shouldn't be shortend too much. You can buy aftermarket coolers, some graphics cards even come with them when you buy them. There is quite a few Gainward 8600GT 512mb, does your have a fan on it or just a big red heatsink?


Just a big red heatsink :(
Would an aftermarket cooler make a big difference? Do I have to have 1?
What is the best one for my card?
Looking at the temp level of the card on the nVidia control panel it seems rather high for a non OC'ed card.. it's C67 without any game on.

2. I use RivaTuner 2.08 to overclock. It is a windows based program. As long as you increase your overclock by small amounts at a time and test it properly then you shouldn't harm your graphics card. Just stop when you see graphics courption while testing and lower the overclock back to where it was stable.


And I shouldn't be passing the C80 temperature, right?

Thanks !

25-03-2008, 13:21:34

Pseudonym
A decent cooling set up will make a huge difference in the temperature of your card.

Your temp seems to be pretty high for a idle (nothing running) reading.

THIS review shows the heatsync as being ok, so it might be the rest of the cooling in your case. What setup do you have on the rest of your case. (how many fans, what size, where are they, which direction are the blowing etc) A few pics might be easier to look at this.

25-03-2008, 14:11:27

Amidar

A decent cooling set up will make a huge difference in the temperature of your card.

Your temp seems to be pretty high for a idle (nothing running) reading.

THIS review shows the heatsync as being ok, so it might be the rest of the cooling in your case. What setup do you have on the rest of your case. (how many fans, what size, where are they, which direction are the blowing etc) A few pics might be easier to look at this.



That's not the cooling heatsync I have for the card..
This is what I have:
[IMG]http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/281/img5316xc0.th.jpg[/IMG]

In my case I have 2 fans..
1 is on the board and the other is on the side of the case facing inwards..
Here are 2 screenshots of them, sorry they're sloppy, I still don't have photoshop on this one :)
The inside:
[IMG]http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5029/035ms0.th.jpg[/IMG]

From the ouside, can see the colorful fan on the side of the case facing in:
[IMG]http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/512/036vn6.th.jpg[/IMG]

I just checked the temp while playing Crysis on high settings and it reaches C85 !! OMG ! Without even tweaking the thing.
What should the average temp be for such card on idle and while playing the game?

Thanks for the help !
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