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1850r FAn Noise under win 2k

1850r FAn Noise under win 2k

ok so after failing to get the machine to regulate the fan speed under win 2k3 i'm now trying under win 2k server. and i'm getting the same result.

Essentially the fans are running at full tilt all the time which makes the machine way too noisy. i installed the proliant support pack 7.00 from here : http://h18004.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/20_1115.html

but that doesn't seem to have worked. is there a special component i need to install?

anyhelp would be really appreciated

thanks
10 REPLIES
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: 1850r FAn Noise under win 2k

Hi,

Perform the following actions to allow the fans to run at low speed under normal conditions:

Ensure that the System Management Driver (Health Driver) is installed.

Update the System ROM latest

When the update is complete, power the server off.

Ensure that the SW2 System Maintenance Switch S3 is set to the "OFF" position.

Restart the server. After the operating system and System Management Driver (Health Driver) have loaded, the speed of the fans will be reduced and adjusted as needed based on the temperature sensors inside the server.

Regards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible

Re: 1850r FAn Noise under win 2k

can you tell me what the System Management Driver (Health Driver)is?

do you hgave a link?

Thanks for the help.

James
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: 1850r FAn Noise under win 2k

hi

It is the part of proliant support pack 7.0 so please do the rest
Nothing is impossible

Re: 1850r FAn Noise under win 2k

Ok seeing as i've already installed the sp7 i'll try check the switch.

Thanks
Ken Henault
Honored Contributor

Re: 1850r FAn Noise under win 2k

Make sure you update the system firmware too.

Ken
Ken Henault
Infrastructure Architect
HP

Re: 1850r FAn Noise under win 2k

thanks I have p07 which appears to be the lastest

Thanks

Re: 1850r FAn Noise under win 2k

thanks I have p07 which appears to be the latest

Thanks

Re: 1850r FAn Noise under win 2k

Ok, I checked everything i could,

the rom software is the p07 set which seems to be the latest. also i installed the support pack 7 and thats ok but it doesn't seem to make much of a difference.

is there a way i can manually set the fan speeds?

many thanks

James
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: 1850r FAn Noise under win 2k

Hi James

Q)is there a way i can manually set the fan speeds?

A) no i suppose.

Where as when changed the switch setting as i mentioned it didnot changed at all

And the fan noise is steady from server boot only.

Regards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible

Re: 1850r FAn Noise under win 2k

Prashant,

It's been a while since i've used an 1850r WE've got ml370's and dl360/380's here mostly. and as you know when you fire them up the fans run at full speed and then slowdown to a much slower and quieter speed. However the fans are not reducing their speed at all which means i can hear it 2 rooms away and it's really annoying.

I'm sure then fans should reduce in speed. i gues can't figure out why they are not.

regards

James