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DL80 Gen9 Unnecessarily Loud Fans

I've just received two DL80 Gen9 servers to install for a client. They will be installed in a small business that is operated out of the clients house. Due to this the machine needs to be at a noise level suitable for a living environment.

The fans are constantly at 50%-55% according to iLO which is way to loud and completely unnecessary in the environment the server is in. It is running the default configuration (788148-425) with no add-in PCIe cards or drives at the moment. It will be remaining in this configuration, the single 85W CPU hardly needs all that much airflow to keep it at acceptable temperatures. Even with the fans at 10% I am sure the cooling will be adequate. At idle the fans are currently at over 8000rpm.

How can I reduce the noise level? As it stands I cannot install this product as is it not fit for purpose.


So far all I have done is run the HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2015.10.0 from a USB stick and let it run through the automatic mode. I read online that this may fix the issue but it hasn't. I've also tried reseating the fan connectors.


Many thanks!



For any HP employees I have a case open ( 652566505) but it's been nearly 2 days with no reply so I thought I'd create a thread.

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