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DELL 1600SC Noisy Fans & F1 Disable

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kyuuketsuki, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. Kyuuketsuki

    Kyuuketsuki Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I've inherited a DELL 1600SC PowerEdge Server which is pretty cool except for one thing ... it's really noisy!

    So I thought, I should be able to buy some silent fans for it and probably forget about the front case fan (the CPU's have fans anyway). MY first question then is, is there anything inherently problematic about replacing one or both fans with silent ones? Looking at one of the fans one thing strikes me ... there's something (looks like a transistor or something) sticking out inside the fan and it may be some kind of sensor which means, of course, I will get errors on boot leading to the "Strike F1 key to continue ... " after POST, before OS load; which is my second question ... is there a way to stop that happening?

    Kyu
     
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    Kyuuketsuki Thread Starter

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    One thing I thought of this morning was that the server will be situated in my office cellar, currently my other server (an IBM x206) is situated in a home built wooden unit (almost but not quite rack like). As such a possible solution might be to keep the current fans but built a noise-reducing door on to the front of the server space ... you could maybe fit 3 of these Dell servers in to the space side by side (2.5 at least) and the space is a little deeper (front to back) than the server and 1.5 times the height so the issue, assuming I keep the original noisy fans, becomes what kind of stuff do I need in there for noise reduction and would the air-flow in there be adequate (there is a gap to the to and back of the space that vents into the cellar proper).

    Kyu
     
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