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I was working yesterday when a "new" Hp dl380 g3 came the rack to be used as a domino server. I went home late and brought the server home with me to install windows server. I put the server in my bedroom because I wanted to keep it away from my kitchen/living room so I wouldn't wake my rothweiler. So turn the server on and the noise I started at 1am and fell asleep half way through the install but I woke again at 3am with the noise. Finished it this morning. I swear to god there will never be another rack server in my room and if the dog does not like it he can sleep outside. Rant Over.
Back to the question I wanted to ask, does anyone else find the hp servers loud. My super micro and rackable systems are no where as loud.
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It's loud so you can hear the fans over all the other fans in the data center. That way you know it's working!
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In my experience, HP actually uses quite large fans in their servers (if possible). Although I must give both HP and IBM extra credit, for running the fans at 100% when you start the unit after plugging it in, it sounds like a freaking jet turbine
    
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Oh heck. That server uses Netburst-architecture Xeons... no wonder it's so friggin' loud!
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I opened it up today to put some new thermal paste on the chips and I counted 8 fans all running at 100000rpm. Its the loudest in the rack and there will more than likely be more of them servers coming.
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I was running a minecraft server on one of those at my work. It was so much louder than the other servers in the rack that i just got rid of it and virtualized the minecraft server.
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Yea HP's run fans at insane speeds.

i had an old Proliant that i ended up shorting out the fans on just to make it a bit quieter (Yellow wire joined to black IIRC) as even with only 2 of the 8? fans it was still within safe temperatures but would refuse to boot with fans not plugged in
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Don't shout at your hard drive.

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Originally Posted by Norse View Post
Yea HP's run fans at insane speeds.

i had an old Proliant that i ended up shorting out the fans on just to make it a bit quieter (Yellow wire joined to black IIRC) as even with only 2 of the 8? fans it was still within safe temperatures but would refuse to boot with fans not plugged in
I got a few variable resistors from radionics and now I can just about hear myself think.
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