No Fan Control or Temp Monitoring On Server Motherboards??

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xenithon
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No Fan Control or Temp Monitoring On Server Motherboards??

Post by xenithon » Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:22 am

Hi All. My quiet computing hobby has moved into the workplace where we need to silence some 1U rackmount servers we are developing. We do not need them silent actually, just some control of fans and temperature monitoring, because we have 5x40mm Sunon fans @ 15000RPM :shock:

We first tried an Intel server board, but could not get temp readings or control fans with anything in Windows or Linux (our servers run Slackware). Only the Intel ISM software for Windows could actually get temp readings and fan RPM, but no control. And the ISM doesn't work on Slackware! So, we finally got our hands on a Gigabyte server board (rare here in South Africa) and hoped it would help. But, no luck once again. There isn't even any type of software like the Intel had, so we can't even read temps/RPMs. No speedfan, no everest, no lm_sensors etc.

We thought about AMD but no luck - no AMD server boards exist here (we need server boards, with no sound, 1U compatible) only a few dual opteron Tyans which are too expensive and overkill.

Any idea on what can be done? Do all server motherboards prevent the reading of CPU/mobo temps and not allow fan control?

Cheers,
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xenithon
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Post by xenithon » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:44 am

BUMP...anyone? :(

metalac
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Post by metalac » Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:55 pm

I just bought an Opteron Tyan board from MonarchComputers for $189 for my company's server. This one is not 1U compatible, since the DIMMs aren't angled, but there were few that were. There seems to be a number of them out there for around $300 or so. As far as sensors go this one has them and the work just fine for our purposes.

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