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ML350 T04 X3 Excessive Fan Noise

Wayne Lloyd_1
Occasional Visitor

ML350 T04 X3 Excessive Fan Noise

The system fan on the ML350 is running like a jet engine. I have searched the forum and tried various solutions to no avail.

The system specs are;
ML350TO4 X3 2/800 dual Pentium Xeon 3.2Ghz Server
Windows 2000
HP Insight Management Agents for Windows 2000/Server 2003

ATI2MPAD Miniport Driver 5.0.2195.5022

HP Array Configuration Utility

HP ProLiant iLO Advanced System Management Controller and Enhanced Management Controller Driver

HP ProLiant Smart Array Device Manager Extension

Smart Array 5x and 6x Controllers SCSI Miniport Driver

Compaq Integrated Management Log Viewer Utility 5.1.2195.0

Compaq Legacy Port Configuration Component 1.8.2195.0

HP ProLiant Remote Monitor Service 5.1.2195.0

HP Version Control Repository Manager

HP Array Configuration Utility (CLI)

HP Array Diagnostics Utility

HP Insight Diagnostics Online Edition for Windows

HP System Management Home Page for Windows

Intel 6300ESB Chipset Support for Windows 2000/Server 2003

HP NC10xx/NC67xx/NC77xx Gigabit Driver NDIS5 Driver.

Hewlett-Packard Survey Service

LSI Logic Fusion-MPT MiniPort Driver (ScsiPort)

HP Version Control Agent

HP Smart Array 642 Controller 2.26

Compaq System ROM 2004.08.26

If anyone has had this problem on this type of server and solve it please tell me.

Mahesh Kumar Malik
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 T04 X3 Excessive Fan Noise

Hi Wayne

Fans noise will be high when server is powered on. Its speed depends on inside temperature. When the temperature inside the server chasis is brought down with recommende environmental conditions, fans speed will come down and thus the moise.

Oleg Mochkin
Trusted Contributor

Re: ML350 T04 X3 Excessive Fan Noise

Very possible that CPU fan is failed so chassis (system) fan speed up. Try remove one of CPUs (with correspondent PPM-module). We have the same case recently. BR, Oleg.
Terry Hutchings
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 T04 X3 Excessive Fan Noise

Are there any errors showing up in either the event viewer or the integrated management log? Have you looked at the system management homepage? If so, are there any problems showing up there?
The truth is out there, but I forgot the URL..
Wayne Lloyd_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML350 T04 X3 Excessive Fan Noise

Thanks Guys,

There are no indication in the System Management Homepage. In the environment it shows all fan OK.
1 System 41 C 57 C Caution
2 CPU 58 C 80 C Caution
3 CPU 72 C 80 C Caution

I restarted the server and an event showed in the event log.

System Information Agent: Health: Post Errors were detected. One or more Power-On-Self-Test errors were detected during server startup.

Maybe this has something to do with it? I found a refernce in the HP Forum but there are no solutions provided.