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HP Smart Array P222 Controller at 110 Celsius


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Hello all, 

 

Long time since i was here.

 

I try to upgrade my Gen 8 server this year. In this scope i got a Intel E3-1220 V2 and  P222 raid controller with firmware 8.32.

My server has a Noctua cooler replacing the stock one.

 

No matter what i do that stupid P222 doesn`t go under 100 C.

 

Any tips appreciated.

 

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I had an ML10 and ended up putting a small fan over the expansion slots blowing on the P222 heat sink. I don't think you will have the room to do that. But that is what is needed. Direct airflow on the heat sink.

 

Gook Luck

 

Gib

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Wrong picture first time. 

Nop i do not think i have a posibility to put a small cooler :(

 

 

P222 1.jpg

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After BIOS upgrade, ILO upgrade to the latest version i am happy to let you know that temperatures are in 70-75 C range.

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This thread has a lot of information on temperature of the P222 in a MS Gen8:

Unless something has change, the recommended operating temperature range on Smart Array controllers is 10c-55c.

That said it is difficult to get the temp down to 55c in a MS Gen8.

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Yeah well it was working fine for 1 week. Yesteday i decide to upgrade RAM. From 8 GB to 16 GB.

Looks like i`m not able to lower temperatures back under 100 :(

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I stuck a 40mm fan over the motherboard USB socket blowing air backwards over my P222:

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That's paired with a E3-1265L v2 and 16GB ram. If I remember, the fan is either on 5v or 7v rather than the full 12v so even a little airflow will help.

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Well i`m thinking now. 

How much a 40 mm or 30 mm fan will lower the temps from 110 C.....

 

 

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Depends what the rest of the airflows like in the case, but it will certainly help.

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Yeah well.. i have a Noctua FAN that is working at 70%

That`s all the airflow i guess ! I will check some USB coolers :D

 

Thanks.

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