I have had a bit more of a look at this. I now have a feeling it is because there is no chassis intrusion switch present, therefore the mb thinks the case is open and make the fans run at 100%
Does this sound correct?
Is there a way to disable chassis intrusion detection on this serverboard?
You can jumper it closed. But first try rerunning the SDR and choosing "Other" for the chassis, that will usually negate the need for messing with the switch
Hmm, ok that sounds alright
I have never run the SDR, I am currently in the EFI shell and have the FRUSDR utility running from a USB stick, however this means nothing to me sadly.
Could you point me in the right direct please, I have no clue where even the part about chassis is, let alone how to change it to other
I have a feeling it may be easier just to jumper it closed, I ahve tried putting jumpers on the pin i think it is, but this didn't work sadly
I got alittle further with abit more reading,
I think i have to run this command in order to access the file where i can change the chassis info??
fs0:\> FRUSDR /CFG MASTER.CFG
But unfortuantly i just get an error saying master.cfg was not found
Did you actually download the updates for EFI first, and put them on the stick?
comes with a startup.nsh script that should run everything correctly for you.
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.
Update the following:
Reboot, and verify BIOS settings
EFI Update Procedures:
Download this onto your desktop:
Download the latest firmware package.
Note there is a video showing how to do this on the support page for the board.
Extract the zip files.
Copy all the extracted contents in the folder to a FAT-FORMATTED USB (ROOT DIRECTORY of the usb)
Insert the USB to the target machine.
Boot the system into the BIOS (F2)
Go to Boot Manager
Select the EFI Shell and press Enter
It will automatically boot onto the EFI shell.
Once on the EFI shell, the shell will look for the file startup.nsh automatically in the USB.
If it does not find the startup file, try another USB.
It will load the firmware package automatically and you just need to follow the instructions.
If you have the right 4-pin power connector is connected onto the board, then it wont ask you for the chassis.
Anyway if it asks you, make sure to choose the correct chassis when doing the SDR firmware update. Follow the instructions. Otherwise, choose other chassis and the system fans that you have connected.
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 are useful,
Sorry about my lack of reply,
However both of you are kings amongst men as my brand new server is now running quieter then anything, not having to listen to a fan go flatout is amazing
Thanks for all tyour help, i've also learnt a lot!
Thank you for the comment.
We are happy to solve your issue.
All the best,
Hopefully you will still read this, I am having a problem where the first processor is constantly at between 65% and 100%
I have updated all the drivers and disabled anything I think i can. Coudl this be due to the setup in the bios?
Taking a wild Guess - your running W2008 or WIN7?
Check the link below, but basicly you may need to update you Network Drivers.
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031573.htm Description of your likely problem
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18388&lang=eng Link to new Drivers