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HP proliant DL320 - too noisy

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by yoda, 2 May 2006.

  1. yoda

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 858

    Location: Cheshire

    I understand that this is a low end company server but it was cheep on ebay and has two 40gb hard drives....

    Basically those 8 40mm uber loud fans (it's a 1U rack mount) are louder than my pair of 80mm deltas at full blast....

    The server will not boot with any of them unpluggeg....
    And it's a 6 pin connector (2 fans X 3 pins, 8 fans in four blocks of two)

    It's got linux on their, is their any SOFTWARE way I can slow them down?
     
  2. FirebarUK

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,629

    Location: Dorset

    Not that I know of. I think you need to find a spare room and make it your server room.
     
  3. pcoltrane

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Sep 2005

    Posts: 945

    LOL, I like the idea of building an extra room / buying a larger house in order to make the noise of a cheap sever bareable :)

    How much do spare rooms go for on ebay? :D
     
  4. FirebarUK

    Soldato

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    Location: Dorset

    Pretty cheap I hear.
     
  5. "andy"

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jun 2005

    Posts: 13,903

    does almico speedfan work with linux ?

    if so it lets you reduce fan speeds from 0% - 100% :)

    edit - sorry just looked and theres no linux version :(

    what about holding them from rotating with something such as tape and adding a couple of bigger quieter fans in somewhere to keep it cool ?
     
    Last edited: 2 May 2006
  6. yoda

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 858

    Location: Cheshire

    andy, the fans have sensors.... they know when they not spinning....
    Larger fans... this is a 1U rack mount enclosure..... the 40mm fans fit snugly from the bottom of the case to the top....
     
  7. the_gof

    Associate

    Joined: 30 Jun 2004

    Posts: 35

    Location: Southampton

    >> andy, the fans have sensors.... they know when they not spinning....

    not to mention, of course, that stopping them spinning will burn the motors out :)

    I've got similar problems with a proliant 6400, it's like a hovercraft starting up :-/ one solution could be to snip the blades off the fans....
     
  8. yoda

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 858

    Location: Cheshire

    PMSL.... now why didn't I think of that :rolleyes:
     
  9. MikeTimbers

    Soldato

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    Posts: 7,262

    Location: New Eltham, London

    Rackmount servers are not designed to be around people. They prefer the company of other servers in nice cold data centers. Did you not know this when you bought it? Caveat emptor!
     
  10. allllec

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

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    as a proliant owner i know your pain - there is no way to quiten those fans through software - period - sorry.

    however, snip the power lead, and solder on a resistor and you can make your self a perminent fan slower downer - thats the only thing i can think off

    sorry dude