MikeMirzayanov's blog

By MikeMirzayanov, 6 months ago, In English,

Hello,

Three days ago I was forced to come back to ITMO (at midnight!) to turn on the server. I was just happy that the night security at the university understood everything and I got into the server room without any issues. It seems the server was overheated and and shut down. Today, I and _kun_ are planning to update a thermal grease in it. We have not done this before (but I watched the video on YouTube). Wish us good luck!

 
 
 
 
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6 months ago, # |
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Considering that Codeforces is still working, should we assume that the operation was completed successfully? If yes, then congrats!

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    Thanks. Actually, partially. It seems we coped with a thermal grease. But the temperature dropped slightly. I've found that there is no air shroud inside the server, it could be a reason. Unexpectedly, but it is not so easy to buy it.

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It was failed once again. I took an air shroud from the other (less important) server. But anyway, I have plans to change this server to another more stable (

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    An air shroud didn't help :(

    I completely replaced the server to another and ran memtest for more than a day. It didn't show any memory error. After it I replaced power supply to new and started it (but now if it crashes, it will not affect the system). Let's wait a little.

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      I'm happy. It worked ~2 weeks without any issues. It seems the power supply was the reason.