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    Server - Max. Internal Temperature??

    Hey there,

    Just got back from a nice relaxing weekend to find my office/server room like a sauna. I've managed to get some windows open to lower the ambient temperature but what should the internal temperature be on the server?

    Intel Xeon 5320 Quad core
    Core No.
    #1 - 43°C
    #2 - 42°C
    #3 - 37°C
    #4 - 40°C

    Is this hot?

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    I don't think that's too bad. I didn't think they shut down until the 60's anyways...?

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    I'm not sure that's why i'm asking, my PC used to shut down at about 55 i think but wasn't sure when it came to servers

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    Isnt it in the BIOS somehwere (theres usually a sectino taht lists the current temps and then what the cutoffs are..)

    need to find this info myself for Prolients DL380 and DL140

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    Also be aware that increased temperatures will reduce the life of components of a system.

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    Sounds positively ice cold :-) I can't quickly find the quad core data sheet on the intel web site but this doc gives max working temps of about 70 degress for other Xeons.

    We had an elderly Pentium III box which was desperate to be replaced and had to be done rather quickly when a CPU fan failed. Even in an air-con room, it reached about 90 degrees and then shut itself down! It was a twin CPU so we just took out the chip with the faulty fan and it limped along till we got the new server in.

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    Our servers starts screaming at the 50c mark. It can go higher than that though

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    Our new exchange server (dual 2.6 quad core) revs up like a motorbike when the room temperature is above 25. Our air con has been on and off for about a week so we're coming in some mornings to hot, hot servers.

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    they seems fine............ my aircon failed in the server room before xmas, got called in on a saturday morning.... it was 47+ degrees! See temp graph attached....
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    stupid question, but dont you have a separate area for your servers rathern than the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranj View Post
    stupid question, but dont you have a separate area for your servers rathern than the office.
    Nope unfortunately not, just 1 big office for myself and the server to be fair it is only 1 computer tower don't think that justifies it's own room =D

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    We had a major overnight blip a few months back...we didn't know until we looked at MOM. 54 degrees of thereabouts for a couple of hours, then dropped like a stone.

    I assume the aircon iced up. There are 2 units though, so it's a bit odd that both died..they're on seperate circuits as well..

    We've also had an aircon fail that resulted in the thick fire door warping due to the heat in there...that was no fun. The smell of overheating silicon and the racks full of red flashing lights instead of peaceful blue ones..

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    Pinched a thermometer from science last night came in this morning and the ambient temp was 27C

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    esinuk, how do you monitor your server temperatures, I like the graphs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    Pinched a thermometer from science last night came in this morning and the ambient temp was 27C
    We have ours set to 21 for the main unit, and 23-24 for the backup. Small room, no windows, 20odd servers+san, switches etc. We got a garden centre thermometer and mounted it to the wall..heh..They'll happily run hotter though.

    Not an issue soon - they're all being ripped out and virtualised..we may have 2 boxes after that, or just 1. Bring on the summer hols - I want to see that go in. The place will echo, and we may as well shut one aircon down..

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