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I still may see if I can take off the factory heatsink, if I find that the mounting holes will accommodate an aftermarket cooler.  I really like some of the Enzotech products, and might give one a try.

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The operating range of the Smart Array controllers is 10c to 55c.

 

I still may see if I can take off the factory heatsink, if I find that the mounting holes will accommodate an aftermarket cooler.  I really like some of the Enzotech products, and might give one a try.

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So what's the lowest fan speed you guys have got when running the P222?

 

I'm trying to determine if 26-29% is 'low' - and if not, whether it's due to the P222, or my SSD not reporting temperatures (though it seems to, I can see it's at 35 degrees C in iLO).


PS. This thread needs to be moved into the Gen8 sub-forum.

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The operating range of the Smart Array controllers is 10c to 55c.

 

Do you have a point of reference?  If that's true, people using this in the HP G8 microserver are going have difficulty in keeping this raid card within that operating range.  This should be a significant concern, seeing that this is a factory recommended option.

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Do you have a point of reference?  If that's true, people using this in the HP G8 microserver are going have difficulty in keeping this raid card within that operating range.  This should be a significant concern, seeing that this is a factory recommended option.

 

Just keep you Gen8 on a bed of ice :D

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I measured the factory heat sink mounting holes on the P222, and it looks like they are 3.8cm centre-centre.  I haven't found a heat sink combo fan that will fit.  The back-up plan is to use the Mosfet passive heatsinks mounted with 3M thermal tape.  I won't know the P222's die size until I actually remove the factory hunk of junk cooler.

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I measured the factory heat sink mounting holes on the P222, and it looks like they are 3.8cm centre-centre.  I haven't found a heat sink combo fan that will fit.  The back-up plan is to use the Mosfet passive heatsinks mounted with 3M thermal tape.  I won't know the P222's die size until I actually remove the factory hunk of junk cooler.

Wouldn't you be better off using a thermal epoxy solution instead?

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Do you have a point of reference?  If that's true, people using this in the HP G8 microserver are going have difficulty in keeping this raid card within that operating range.  This should be a significant concern, seeing that this is a factory recommended option.

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Wouldn't you be better off using a thermal epoxy solution instead?

 

Yes, you are right.  I'm having anxiety thinking what will happen if a solid copper heat sink falls off the raid card, and lands on the motherboard.  :blink:

 

 

 

Thanks.  So basically, everybody using a P222 (without some modification) in the HP G8 microserver, is slowly baking their $$$$ raid cards.  Good to know!

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Yes, you are right.  I'm having anxiety thinking what will happen if a solid copper heat sink falls off the raid card, and lands on the motherboard.  :blink:

 

 

 

Thanks.  So basically, everybody using a P222 (without some modification) in the HP G8 microserver, is slowly baking their $$$$ raid cards.  Good to know!

This would be a good issue to raise to HP support.

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