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DL380 G8 - Fan Speed Increase when adding expansion card

 
BITSAdmin
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DL380 G8 - Fan Speed Increase when adding expansion card

I've noticed when adding a expansion card (NIC) into my DL380 G8 the fan speeds increase, I've installed the newest HP Service Pack with the latest drivers, tried a few different cards in different slots (1-3) but can't seem to get the fans down, without the cards fans 5/6 run about 27% and with the cards fans 5/6 run about 43%. I've also verfied the BIOS thermal settings are set to optionmized. I'm sure this is prob by design, but is there anything I can do to quiet down the server. 

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brodbobot
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL380 G8 - Fan Speed Increase when adding expansion card

Make sure that the power cap is ENABLED.

If not, Restore Default System Settings on the BIOS.  Normally, you will not loose your ilo4 settings.

After reboot set Power Management Options (to whatever suit you).

Good luck!