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    Hi,

    I'm having difficulties with the speed of the fans of my HP Proliant DL 180 server.
    I'm running SBS 2003 with Exchange 2003 with 2 Xeon 5405 Quad-core processors. And a HP SA P400 S-ATA/ SAS controller with three SAS 144 GB (3.5 inch) harddisks. And an additional 500 GB SATA disk.

    Normally the cabinetfans of the server only have this speed in the summer. Only this time a year (winter in the Netherlands) they also rotate very fast with a maximum temperature of 15 degrees celsius.

    Does anyone have an idea how I could test the regulators of the fans?

    Kinds regards,
    Tachyon

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    Re: speed of cabinet fans really high

    I believe this was a common/known issue with one lot of HP Servers. There was a BIOS Update released that fixed this issue in the affected machines. Might be worth a look and also might be worth looking to see if the CPU heatsinks have been covered/blocked with dust and lint.
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    • #3
      Re: speed of cabinet fans really high

      Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
      I believe this was a common/known issue with one lot of HP Servers.
      Indeed, it looks so: http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/...readId=1232019 .
      And it just gets better :
      http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/...readId=1312806
      http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/...readId=1280527
      http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/...readId=1315021
      You did not say what model are we talking about here... Is it G5 (the referenced post deals with it) or is it a newer G6?

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        Re: speed of cabinet fans really high

        Visit HP's site / Support and drivers and select Firmware - Management. We use the DL180 G5 in our data center and experienced the same loud/fast fan issue. To solve the problem bringing the fan to normal quiet speed follow the these steps.

        After selecting Firmware - Management, begin downloading the oldest revision first to a USB thumb drive. Follow the boot sequence repeating this process until you download the newest revision which should be downloaded & installed last. Once you finally install revision 3.1.1, the sever fans calm down to a normal quiet RPM. The problem is the most current Bios drive requires the most current Lights-Out firmware. RICOM is an HP customer who uses the DL180 G5 servers in our data center.

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