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 are useful,
The Board should have come with a CD which contains a utility called Intel Deployment Assistant (you can download it from here if you don't have the CD). This CD is bootable and there will be a big button called 'Get System Updates'.
If you connect any of the server's NICs to the LAN, it will be able to download the latest update package. make sure the BIOS BMC and SDR are selected for the update.
That should program your server to monitor the correct sensors are the correct thresholds.