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korso

Dear HomeServerShow:

 

I just upgraded my CPU from a 1610T to a 1220L. All is going well, but I noticed fan speed has increase from like 10-14% to 14%-18%. I am wondering if someone else who upgraded is seeing the same just to rule out that I applied thermal paste wrong, screwed up heatsink install or something like that. I was expecting more or less (or even lower) fan speed as this CPU has a TDP of 20W, and the 1610T had 35W.

 

Thanks a lot!

 

 

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schoondoggy

What else is in the server, drives and add in cards? What is the cooling profile set to in the BIOS? Do you have the latest BIOS and firmware installed?

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korso
 

What else is in the server, drives and add in cards? What is the cooling profile set to in the BIOS? Do you have the latest BIOS and firmware installed?

 

Exactly the same config as before. 2 WD 4 TB drives and no addin cards. Seems from what I was reading that a lower TDP doesn't directly correlate to lower temps but I was still wondering how the other people who this did upgrade were faring.  Also, I believe that the fact that this CPU has turbo boost and the celeron doesn't is also a factor to consider, as this CPU can run at higher frequencies even if its TDP is lower.

 

Anyway, if someone who has this CPU can write how his temps / cpu speed are would be awesome! :)

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netware5

Please post what is the version of your BIOS.

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korso
 

Please post what is the version of your BIOS.

 

 

These are my firmware levels:

 

HPE Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 332i Adapter #2 20.6.41 Embedded
iLO 2.54 Jun 15 2017 System Board
Intelligent Platform Abstraction Data 0.00 System Board
Intelligent Provisioning 1.62.14 System Board
Redundant System ROM J06 07/16/2015 System Board
Server Platform Services (SPS) Firmware 2.2.0.31.2 System Board
System Programmable Logic Device Version 0x06 System Board
System ROM J06 11/02/2015 System Board
System ROM Bootblock 02/04/2012 System Board

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netware5

You should update your System ROM.  Here you may find the reason:

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Version:2015.11.02(A) (24 Oct 2016)

Enhancements/New Features:

Added support for Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2 processors. Previous revisions of the System ROM should NOT be used with this processor as they did not support an appropriate thermal solution for it.

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korso

Mmm, but does this apply to 1220L (non v2) as well?

Also weird that I have that ROM version, i was almost sure i updated using the latest SP iso :( Will need to check again

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netware5
 

You should update your System ROM.  Here you may find the reason:

:

Version:2015.11.02(A) (24 Oct 2016)

Enhancements/New Features:

Added support for Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2 processors. Previous revisions of the System ROM should NOT be used with this processor as they did not support an appropriate thermal solution for it.

 

Now it is time to upgrade to even newer ROM Version:2018.01.22(A) (22 Mar 2018) which provides microcode fix for Spectre vulnerability :)

 

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Rumburak

2018.01.22(A) - where do we get that file?

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2018.01.22(A) - where do we get that file?

 

In the link that Netware5 provided is the file, i believe at the top.

 

 

 

Now it is time to upgrade to even newer ROM Version:2018.01.22(A) (22 Mar 2018) which provides microcode fix for Spectre vulnerability :)

 

 

Yep, i took the chance to upgrade via the ILO interface, and now I am running the latest BIOS. Fan is at 14%, so not too shabby.

 

System ROM J06 01/22/2018 System Board

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