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HP dl580 g5 server is super loud

RobotsLoveWater

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here I go.

 

  In the vein of the server build by LTT, I bought an HP dl580 off of ebay and popped an r9 270 I had lying around into it. I am currently using it for steam in home streaming, with Ubuntu server installed. The problem is that it sounds like a jet engine, and has to be in the kitchen where the Ethernet is. If anyone is up to the challenge, I would really appreciate the help. I have exhausted every avenue I can think of. :(

 

Link to the manuals online: http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/home/?sp4ts.oid=3454575&ac.admitted=1450296171959.125225703.1851288163

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This happens a lot. The fans that are in servers are usually high RPM fans where noise isn't an issue as they're typically kept in isolated rooms.

 

Basically jump on eBay or down to your local computer store and buy consumer grade, quiet fans. Check the headers on your server for compatibility. 

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This happens a lot. The fans that are in servers are usually high RPM fans where noise isn't an issue as they're typically kept in isolated rooms.

 

Basically jump on eBay or down to your local computer store and buy consumer grade, quiet fans. Check the headers on your server for compatibility. 

That sounds reasonable, I was just hoping that there might be a way to turn down the fans in the bios or something. I'll go looking for more reasonable fans soon. Thanks for the speedy reply.

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Ok, just put in an aftermarket fan I had, only to be greeted by the message: "cooling solution insufficient, now shutting down" :(

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The majority of components are passively cooled so you'll have to make sure that the airflow across the heat syncs is sufficient enough to dissipate the heat. Might be worth investing in a aftermarket active heat sync. 

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