November 2008


Statfink released a new update recently including a new mobile phone interface.  If you play in a yahoo fantasy football league it is definetly worth checking out.  The new mobile interface is really slick.  It’s designed for the iphone but should work well with most mobile phones.  You can take it for a test run on your mobile by connecting to my server at supercow.net/statfink and selecting the iphone interface.

I was having overheating issues on my Shuttle SN85G4 XPC.  It’s an older box but it’s been running great so I decided it was worth keeping alive.  After checking the fan it seemed to be fine but the motherboard quit supplying power to the fan!  I decided the best thing to do would be to replace the fan and get a separate speed controller for the fan.  I found the Zalman ZM-OP1 after doing a little researching and it worked out perfectly.  It’s originally intended for one of their video card coolers and as a bonus contains an extra splitter that can select between Silent mode: 20 dB/1400 RPM and Normal: 32 dB/2800 RPM.

New Fan!

The box – time to tear it apart, remove the case (three screws on the back)

The Broken Fan, remove the fan (four screws on the back)

The problem – Remove the 4 screws and replace it with the new unit

Install the fan back inside the box – I used the new Zalman Cover

Hook up the speed control if your using it – I used the silent setting (white plug) – otherwise just plug it into the motherboard

It Works!!