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PowerEdge T620 Fan Speed 75% after installing SSD

I just replaced 2x HDD that were being used for the OS on my PowerEdge T620 with 2 x SSD. Since installing the SSD's my fan speed is locked at 75% 24/7 and it's getting to be extremely annoying since this is being used in home environment. I'm not getting any errors for any of the drives and everything is running fine except for the loud fans. My CPU temps are between 34-36 celcius and Board Temp is 24 celcius.

BIOS and iDrac firmware are up to date. I've tried using the IPMI tool to send commands to the server to modify the fan speeds but I just get errors for any command I've tried that has been provided online.

Any ideas would be appreciated!

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Hi,

What were the ipmi commands that you used to try to lower the fan speed? Was there any difference from before and after? 


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I tried a few different commands but this is one someone else said resolved their issue.

-I lanplus -H 1.1.1.1 -U root -P calvin raw 0x30 0xCE 0x00 0x16 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x01 0x00 0x00

When I run this or any other command I get an error stating "WARNING: Couldn't compute FAST_CWD pointer"

Am I running these commands from an elevated cmd prompt with the directory set to BMC directory?

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So I tried following these steps as well someone posted regarding similar issue but with a GPU.

ENABLE/DISABLE Third-Party PCIe card based default system fan response:

1.      Download and install OpenManage BMC Utility. 

2.      Enable the "IPMI over LAN" in iDRAC of the target machine, this can ben done via iDRAC Web GUI or BIOS Setup. 

3.      Go to the installation folder of OpenManage BMC Utility, run the following commands: 

Set Third-Party PCIe Card Default Cooling Response Logic To Disabled

ipmitool -I lanplus -H -U -P raw 0x30 0xce 0x00 0x16 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x01 0x00 0x00 

Set Third-Party PCIe Card Default Cooling Response Logic To Enabled

ipmitool -I lanplus -H -U -P raw 0x30 0xce 0x00 0x16 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 

Get Third-Party PCIe Card Default Cooling Response Logic Status

ipmitool -I lanplus -H -U -P raw 0x30 0xce 0x01 0x16 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 

The response data is:

16 05 00 00 00 05 00 01 00 00 (Disabled)

16 05 00 00 00 05 00 00 00 00 (Enabled)

 

I am able to disable the default cooling response logic but it only lowers the fan speed from like 77/75 to 70/72 percent.

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I've adjusted some settings and was able to get the disable command to work and the fans are down to 52-52% but it's still nowhere near where it was before. The reason I loved my T620 was because it was quiet and I could keep it in my office without it heating up the room or distracting me from working.

Have you set the fan speed offset to low? The Fan Speed Setting menu is found in the iDrac menu.  During BIOS boot, F2 -> IDRAC settings -> Thermal -> Fan Speed Offset


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DELL-Josh Cr
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Yes it is already set to Low.

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Anything?

I can put the HDD's back in and fan speed is fine but I really need to use the SSD's for VM's.

You have done the changes that are available. The only other option would be to swap for Dell enterprise SSDs. 


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DELL-Josh Cr
Dell EMC Enterprise Support Services
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Gotta love the support. "Sorry for your luck but hey go buy our ridiculously overpriced SSD's and we think that will fix it!"

This is for a home lab so i'm not spending $800 on two SSD's.

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