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Tyan Thunder i7501 Xtreme S2726UGN Rev.02 Server Motherboard Review

Tyan Thunder i7501 Xtreme S2726UGN Rev.02 Server Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Tyan does have a reputation for quality and stability, and the company earns its bread and butter by producing some of the best server and workstation motherboards in the market.
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External Mfg. Website: Tyan Aug 15 2005   Mike Dowler  
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Stability and Management Software

Stability and reliability are the most critical factors for a server, especially one in an enterprise level environment. Tyan have earned an excellent reputation for building mission critical parts in our experience, and their boards are widely used throughout the industry. During testing the Tyan Thunder i7501 2726UGN Xtreme did not exhibit any signs of instability but that shouldn't be too surprising.

Tyan's System Monitor is easily the best hardware monitor we have ever used as it's so powerful and detailed. It allows you not just to check voltages and CPU temperatures but it also shows you how hot the VRM is running and can even monitor up to six case fans! Should something fail onboard, the Tyan System Monitor can be made to send an e-mail out to the system administrator or in a worse case scenario, the system can be rebooted or shut down completely.

As you can see, Tyan's System Monitor can not just show you CPU temperatures, it can also warn you of CPU speed fluctuations, if it drops below a certain point the program can send you an email, reboot the system or shut it down completely to save the system from damage.

Because servers are meant to be up and running 24/7, it's important to monitor other system devices as well and with the Thunder i7501 Xtreme 2726UGN, you can also check out how the VRM (Voltage Regulator Module) is doing even if you are off site and VNC'ing into the box over a VPN connection.

Cooling is vital to any server and with Tyan's System Monitor, you can check the status of up to six fans! Enthusiast desktop users would love to have this type of flexibility, unfortunately it's only important in the server world though.

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Contents of Article: Tyan Thunder i7501 Xtreme S2726UGN
 Pg 1.  Tyan Thunder i7501 Xtreme S2726UGN Rev.02 Server Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  EPS12V Power and ECC Registered Memory
 Pg 3.  PC2100 DDR Memory types
 Pg 4.  PCI-X and 64-bit PCI Expansion Slots
 Pg 5.  Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 6.  — Stability and Management Software
 Pg 7.  System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: WebBench static_mt_wb401
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: WebBench static_wb401
 Pg 10.  Tyan is a name you can trust...

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