I just built a new server with a S2600CP motherboard, Xeon E5 CPU and BXSTS100C Cooler. It's all up and running quite well, but the CPU fan is LOUD!. It's obviously running at full speed, as you can hear it step up during the boot process. The cooling fins are almost cold due to the high air flow, is there some way to lower the fans speed and ths reduce the noise coming from this thing?
Thanks in advance.
Are you sure it's a STS200C? Better check the part number of the fan.
As for the fan control, first please update the http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21552 BIOS/firmware. I suppose you don't use an Intel chassis, so in the FRU/SDR section select "Other" and choose correct fan headers you have connected. After that use the http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21003 SELViewer to check if there are any errors logged.
I think the reference to FRU/SDR was meaning, when you run the BIOS upgrade, there is a section for FRU/SDR settings to be configured. Since, the BIOS package will update not only BIOS but FRU/SDR and ME as well.
P.S. you can often see FRU/SDR version in the BIOS, but no settings are configurable there.
P4000CP system comes with two passive heatsinks (AUPSRCBTP), so there are no CPU fans. You may also want to check if the fans are connected to the correct fan headers. See page 2 of the http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-033239.htm Quick Start Guide. Once all fans are connected properly, apply latest BIOS/FW.
Also notice the system fans are not blowing TO the HDD. The air flow goes from front to the rear of the chassis.
As I have a similar issue with main front fans (upper one) blowing at full speed all the time I'd like to ask about active heatsinks (Intel AUPSRCBTA) if they can be used for my system or how to provide correctly them to it.
The system is build with:
2 x E5-2667v2
S2600CP BPA E99552-508
BIOS ver SE5C600.86B.02.02.0002.122320131210
BMC Firmware ver. 1.20.5446
SDR ver. SDR Package 1.0
ME Firmware ver. 22.214.171.1248
Platform ID: S2600CP
On every day basis we do a lot of high performance computing, loading our workstations at full nearly all time. So we would like to reduce the main fans noice lovering the CPU's temperetures by changing the passive to active heatsinks which would fit to the airflow duct. we have tried to run with one CPU on the board (for other test's reason) with one active radiator, but the noise picked up to a vary high level and stays at it after booting.
what to do (I'm not a IT guy).