Hi have just set up a new server with a S5000PSLSATAR MB in a SC5400LXi case. The 4 fans run flat out all the time, which is way too loud for my environment. I have Dual E5410 Processors with 2U passive cooling, 2 by 4GB FBDIMMS DDR2, and the AXX6DRV3GEXP. There are no hard drives installed in the drive cage yet. It has power to it and the IPMB cable connect to the backblane & MB. I am still to get the SAS RAID card I wish to use, so there are no SAS connections to the drive cage.
When in the BIOS, I choose acoustic mode. The BIOS does not show any information in the chassis field.
Is the fact that fans won't throttle back due to me not have something connected that I should have, or the missing field in the BIOS for the chassis (unsure how to get this information into the BIOS), or is it possible that one of the heat sinks on the CPU is not seated corrrectly causing a high CPU temperature? How can you find out the CPU temperature?
Any help would be appreciated.
When the fan are spinning too loud, it can be due to:
1. Wrong system fans are connected on the board.
2. Incompatible chassis and wrongly configured SDR.
3. Compatible chassis with a wrongly configured SDR
4. Bios Settings wrongly configured.
I will personally try to check if the chassis is on the compatibility list and the system fan headers are correctly connected by checking the table on the pdf file:
If everything is connected correctly, then update the following
Use usb bootable dos method to update the firmware below:
The recommended upgrade method, if not updating a hot-swap controller (HSC), is:
Reboot, and verify BIOS settings
The recommended method with an HSC(backplane) is:
Reboot, and verify BIOS settings.
After the update of these firmware, i will go onto the bios and Advanced, System Acoustic and Performance Configuration, Throttling Mode set to Open Loop, Set fan profile as Acoustic and Altitude set 300 or less.
Other than this, next steps will be to verify the sel log and verify the release notes of the firmware if there is anything mentionned.
Hope these were useful,
You need to run the firmware updates to control the fans and update all the sensors records. You get the updates in here:
BTW my experience tells me that is better from ms-dos than any other way. The readme explains how to run it.
S5000PSLSATAR - SERVER BOARD
SC5299DP - INTEL SERVER CHASSIS
I downloaded SLSRPv18.zip file to update the bios.
I have updated the bios to fix the loud sound but instead of fixing it now the light 9(front-last one from top)
is blinking red. Before the update all light were green. There was no error when I updated the
Please help. Why the light blinking RED ?