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Dell, Poweredge, 1900, Server, Fans, Noise

I have recently purchased a Dell Poweredge 1900 server. It is too noisy in the office that we have. I cannot move it. How can I replace the fans for quieter ones? Thank you,

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This system is very loud when its powered on. The fans sounding like a jet engine, and quiets down to a freight train during normal operation. But theres certainly room for upgrades the fans while they are all top-notch. Go search quite fan and make sure the voltage requirement matched.
Dell uses proprietary fans so replacing them would be difficult and it would void any hardware warranty on the system.  Usually they aren't real loud unless the system needs more cooling(fans spin faster and louder) or one of them has failed(all fans kick into high speed to compensate).
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Thanks for your responses - I have spoken to the people at Dell and they have said that changing the fans will not void the warranty, they would just want me to let them know so that they could monitor them.

The server is on 24/7 and our office is not particularly well ventilated as it is on the top floor. One of the issues with the Poweredge is that it has 6 fans apparently all with high CFM. I would like to know which ones to get and then how to install them - including if I would need to mess around with the bios etc.


If you have a problem with a particular fan, the fans number is provided by the systems management software, you to easily identify and replace the proper fan. You can refer the fan number details here:
(Page 53, Fig 3-5)

You can find the SMSOM here:
Whats the ambient temperature of the room the server is in?
Operating Temperature: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
Storage Temperature: -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F)

Refer more here:
(Select Additional Specifications and check for Environmental)
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