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Mike Drummy
Occasional Advisor

DL380 G3 Fan Speed

Hi everybody,
I've a a new DL 380 G3: the fan start at full speed, and doesn't reduce when the OS (win2003 w/SP2) starts. I've already check that the System Management is correctly installed and started, upgrade the firmware at the last version available, the room temp is about 25 degrees, the internal temp is about 40 degrees. I've even re-ran the PSP installation from within windows but fans are stil noisy.

Bios ver 2004.09.15
System Management 8.01
Appreciate any assistance.

Thanks
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Speed

hi

my recommendation is power off your server and reseat all fans and also reseat PCI riser cage specially this one take it out put it back again and be sure that is properly seated.

try that and let us know

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Blazhev_1
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Speed

hi,

here is explained how the fan contro works :

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01214901〈=en&cc=us&taskId=101&prodSeriesId=316529&prodTypeId=15351

It can be that the temperature sensor has failed .

You can try to take out 1 fan out or put a sheet of paper in front of the fans to see if they begin to spin faster, so you can see if the fan control is working, if there is no reaction , you will at least know

Pac
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Speed

What does the fan status report on the Environment page on the System Management Homepage?
Mike Drummy
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Speed

Karlo,
I've followed your recommendations but the fans are sill very loud.

Thanks
Mike Drummy
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Speed

Pac,
I've tried the paper test but there was no adjustment to the fan speed, Are there any other test I can perform to determine if the fan controls are defective?

Thanks
Mike Drummy
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Speed

David,
My overall environment are below threshold.

Overall Thermal and Fan Status: OK
Sensor Location Temperature Threshold Type
1 CPU 38 C 62 C Caution
2 CPU 35 C 73 C Caution
3 IO Board 48 C 68 C Caution
4 CPU 36 C 73 C Caution
5 Power Supply 34 C 55 C Caution

Fault Tolerant Fans
Fan Location Type Present Hot Pluggable Speed Redundancy State
1 CPU Spin Detect Absent Hot Plug Unknown Not Redundant
2 CPU Spin Detect Present Hot Plug Normal Not Redundant
3 IO Board Spin Detect Absent Hot Plug Unknown Not Redundant
4 IO Board Spin Detect Present Hot Plug Normal Not Redundant
5 CPU Spin Detect Present Hot Plug Normal Not Redundant
6 CPU Spin Detect Present Hot Plug Normal Not Redundant
7 Power Supply Spin Detect Present Hot Plug Normal Not Redundant
8 Power Supply Spin Detect Absent Hot Plug Unknown Not Redundant

Thanks
David Claypool
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Speed

Mike: Your fans are reporting 'Normal' so it's operating as expected. Keep in mind that a) the processors available at the time of the G3 were some of the hottest processors Intel ever made and b) the system is designed for data center use, not deskside use. Acoustics are secondary to cooling efficiency.
Mike Drummy
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Speed

Thanks for everyone who tooh their time to participate in the thread. I am looking for a server that will be used in a home office. Seems the DL380 G3 is not the right fit for my environment. I'll look into a quieter model that can be used.

Thanks
Mike Drummy
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Speed

Welcome any suggestions. I'm looking for.....

64Bit
2U server
RAM upgradeable to 12G
At least 2.4GHZ
Quiet enough to be used in a home office and allow the baby to sleep.

Plan to run Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 Host with several VMs

Thanks
Merc2k
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380 G3 Fan Speed

Not sure if you'd get anything Rack Mountable and quiet. Certainly I haven't seen one before.