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Jim McGuffin
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DL380 G3 Fan Noise

Hi,

I just installed Windows 2003 Enterprise on this G3 with smartstart-7.80. For the life of me I cannot calm these fans. These fans start at the same RPM on boot and stay the same. I never get that calming (ahhhhh) during Windows Startup when the agents kick in and throttle down the fans.

Please help. This is my home machine to test future technology so I can be home with Family. I do not want to sound proof my home quite yet.

Thanks so much in advance!
Jim
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Noise

did you install the Proliant Support Pack?
ProLiant Support Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2003

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/26961.html

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
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Jim McGuffin
Advisor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Noise

I have installed the 7.8 Support pack a few times now.

Another clue. Fans never rev up high like I have experienced with any other DL380 I have worked with. These fans are at a consistent high noise level and RPMs never change. I just bought this off lease DL380 G3. Everything seems to be working great other then noising fans.

Thanks!
Jim
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Noise

there are two thread about DL380 G4
summary
1. latest Bios
2. PSP (you already have it)
3. most important components are properly reseat

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take a look
1.
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=775608

2.
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1057967

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
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Jim McGuffin
Advisor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Noise

I used the 7.8 Firmware and flashed all devices to latest. I will read those threads now.

I am about ready to fall back to 7.70.

Thanks,
Jim
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Jim McGuffin
Advisor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Noise

This thread does not exist:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?

For some odd reason I do not see CPQHEALTH as a process?

Jim
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Noise

the second one?

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1057967

Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
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Jim McGuffin
Advisor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Noise

Reinstalling now.

I have done everything that those articles touch on.

I will keep falling back to previous smartstarts until I am lucky to hit one.

Thanks and I will keep this thread up to date on progress.
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Noise

ok

let me know any feedback

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
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Jim McGuffin
Advisor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Noise

This time I installed Smartstart 7.7 and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise SP1. I avoided R2 this time thinking some security thing was stopping an agent from running. Well it is still noisy. Attached is a survey of internals.

The part I do not understand is the sound of the fans is consistently the same RPM when OS/Agents Starts and when it is in reboot phase. I am use to a load high RPM during reboot and a calming fan when agents start.

Thanks again in advance!