Proliant ML350 G4p too hot in idle state

Posted on 2012-08-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-27

I have a ML350 G4p server, and it is constantly running hot. When in idle the HP system management homepage shows that the CPU is 77 degrees hot and the noise from the server is like from aircraft :)

What is the normal temp for this CPU and what can cause this issue ?
Question by:goliveuk
    LVL 7

    Accepted Solution

    What's the ambient room temp?

    Have you checked that all fans are working, that all baffle boards are correctly seated. Check for blockages.

    Has the server been moved/upgraded recently. Maybe the heatsink is not in full contact with the CPU. Possibly too little or too much thermal paste between heatsink and CPU

    Check the Intel website for temperature ranges
    LVL 55

    Expert Comment

    70 degrees C doesn't sound excessive, I think 80 degrees C is the limit for that one. Either one of the fans isn't working or you need to upgrade the BIOS/system ROM.

    Author Closing Comment

    It was the thermal paste between the CPU and the heatsink. I changed it with a new one and it fixed the issue.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

    After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

    Numerous times I have been asked this questions that what is it that makes my machine log on so slow, there have been cases where computers took 23 minute exactly after taking password and getting to the desktop. Interesting thing was the fact th…
    Patch Management is administrated by page 129 of  the following document: However, there are issues with Patch Management with FTP (for instance, a slow Internet connectio…
    Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…
    In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

    760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    8 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now