Having problems with your IBM eServer xSeries 236 ?

Fan problems: We have Xseries 236 . When running with windows 2003 server the fans are running on high speed. The ambient temperature is about 25 degrees celcius (70 degrees Fahrenheit). The LEDs on the side doesn't gave me any errors. Even when I'm in the Bios (not running windows) the fans are going crazy after 5 minutes. Could you tell me what the problem is? Regards Poen


Answers :

Since more then one fan is going crazy after 5 minutes, try these things first:

Make sure the server has enough space where air can ventilate properly. Also make sure there is no dust or dirt sitting on top of the fans cause lack of air ventilation can make the fans start acting up. Also make sure the room is staying nice and cool so that way cool air is being ventilated thru the server.

If you have done these things and your server is still acting up then your motherboard is starting to go bad cause that means the motherboard is having trouble regulating the voltages going thru it and thats why the fans are running really crazy the way they do.

If its just one fan I would say replace the one fan but since both are acting up, I doubt that both fans would go bad at the same time.



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