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Re: CPU fans shut off by Debian?

On Mon, 11 Jul 2005, Kevin Buhr wrote:

> Stephen Lokitz <lokitz@petsparc.duhs.duke.edu> writes:
> >
> > 	I am running Sarge 2.4.27-2-686-smp on an intel SR1435VP2(which is
> > a 1U server platform)  with dual 2.8 Xeon processors.  I am required to
> > run the 2.4 kernel for my application.  What appears to happen is that at
> > some random time after power on (~6-20 hrs), the cpu fans shut off which 
> > causes the system to overheat and shut down.
> Stephen:
> Assuming the fans are plugged in via standard 3-pin cables to the
> motherboard, have you considered the low-tech solution of getting a
> couple of Y-adapters of the kind shown here:
>         http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/3-PINto4-PIN.html
> and plugging the fans into the "dumb" 4-pin power supply so they never
> shut off?
> If you want to monitor the fan speed (but still stop the BIOS from
> trying to control it), you can get the variation shown here:
>         http://www.xpcgear.com/3to4pinycabw.html
> which has the additional advantage that it's a little more compact.
> -- 
> Kevin <buhr+debian@asaurus.net>
That's actually a great idea.  But with the recent tests (failed under 
windows as well as Debian), I have to assume it's a hardware issue.  I 
will be dealing with our vendor now and will not pursue this unless the 
vendor is unreasonable.  But it is a good idea.  Thanks,

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