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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:31 pm 
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I was thinking just that re the overclock option. That would be a good idea especially if more people do this. I will certainly be modifying mine as more grunt is always needed. This may also improve ethernet performance too.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:45 pm 
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lb_worm wrote:
This may also improve ethernet performance too.

I have definitely seen network improvement in my benchmark test.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:21 pm 
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This is good. A 25% improvement would be great but I bet its very much less than this.

I am busy ordering my parts at present :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:23 am 
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lb_worm,
Do you know how can I manually (with command line) override the fan speed?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:32 pm 
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Are you using my micro_evtd daemon? If not, type:

miconapl -a fan_set_speed fast [or off, slow, full].

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:47 pm 
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lb_worm wrote:
Are you using my micro_evtd daemon?

Not yet, still running the old version of micro_evtd ("EventScript"). That is the next plan.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:17 pm 
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After reading the thread on LsPro Duo (viewtopic.php?f=50&t=5781&start=15), I notice the performance on the HD on the Duo:
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# hdparm -tT /dev/sda

/dev/sda:
Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 0.96 seconds =133.98 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 3.04 seconds = 21.05 MB/sec

and on the Kuo
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# hdparm -tT /dev/hda

/dev/hda:
Timing cached reads: 230 MB in 2.01 seconds = 114.16 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 138 MB in 3.02 seconds = 45.73 MB/sec

Definitely, my over clocked LSPRo v1, out perform the above 2 boxes.
root@dom_nas2:/# hdparm -tT /dev/sda

/dev/sda:
Timing cached reads: 370 MB in 2.01 seconds = 184.19 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 114 MB in 3.03 seconds = 37.57 MB/sec
root@dom_nas2:/# hdparm -tT /dev/sdb

/dev/sdb:
Timing cached reads: 378 MB in 2.00 seconds = 189.14 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 128 MB in 3.02 seconds = 42.41 MB/sec


The over clock definitely improve performance, and the over clocked box has been continuously running for over 2 weeks w/o missing a beat. I have changed the micro_evtd to have fan on slow speed at 25 degree and fast speed at 35 degree, shich makes the box definitely run much cooler.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:25 pm 
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This is really good. The increase in performance helping shift the data from cache to disk a whole lot quicker than a stock box. I have all the parts now and just need the time (when its not in use) to upgrade my box.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:51 am 
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Would that Buffalo offered a 500mhz LS :(

Using mine for downloading via usenet and more CPU power would definitely help the download speed... the box seems to max out a 6mbit connection and I have 10mbit!! I'll have to get a friend to get the soldering iron out!


I guess this mod DIDNT need a new kernel then????

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:04 am 
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lb_worm wrote:
I guess this mod DIDNT need a new kernel then????


NO, you don't need a new Kernel. I am running Freelink 2.6.16.16.
Also, the ftp figures quoted was on a Gigabit network.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:42 am 
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Great stuff, well you might have saved me many $$$ then.... if I can overclock this LS then I might not need a download PC (damn, no new toy!) - I'd be interested to know what heatsink you used and its dimensions too!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:36 pm 
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You will not gain much on a 10mbit connection. 6mbit is very good from that. Do you mean 100mbit? The improved CPU speed enables it to process the incoming packets quicker.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:48 pm 
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lb_worm wrote:
You will not gain much on a 10mbit connection. 6mbit is very good from that. Do you mean 100mbit? The improved CPU speed enables it to process the incoming packets quicker.


Sorry I meant the extra CPU power would help me max my internet connection when downloading. Currently it downloads around 6mbit rate but I have a 10mbit connection. My LS is connected to networked PCs via gigabit. I just think the CPU is limiting my download speeds (not able to assemble articles etc quick enough)...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:55 am 
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dommer wrote:
I'd be interested to know what heatsink you used and its dimensions too!


You should see it in the photo I posted in the article. Basically it is the type of heat sink used for the Chip set cooling in motherboard or graphic cards, only low enough not to hit the hard disk. I got it from swap meet or flea market in US , I think (with a Fan, which I removed) for AUS$5.- approx.


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dommer wrote:
dommer wrote:
I'd be interested to know what heatsink you used and its dimensions too!


You should see it in the photo I posted in the article. Basically it is the type of heat sink used for the Chip set cooling in motherboard or graphic cards, only low enough not to hit the hard disk. I got it from swap meet or flea market in US , I think (with a Fan, which I removed) for AUS$5.- approx.


Thanks, thats why I asked about dimensions. If I had them I could take a tape measure round when looking at candidates!!

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