The C1100 I have came stock with two L5520 Xeon processorswhich ran at about 55 degrees Celsius and a fan speed at power on idle of3200RPM.
I had two X5550 Xeon processors so why not slap them in and benchbenchmark it. The outcome was faster but not too much faster, especially whenrunning handbrake. What I did notice is that the X5550 maintain a temp of 46degrees Celsius and a fan speed of 5100RPM at power on idle. I cleared the CMOS/NVRAMjust to see if that would reset the fans but I got the same.
This must be because of the X5550 Xeons, right? Why does itneed to run at lower temp? If this isthe case I would almost rather sacrifice the little bit of performance for quieterserver.
I've been running tests on C1100 servers that have not been upgraded to the newest Dell PowerEdge C1100 system firmware A01 1.82 and I'm starting to suspect that BMC 1.82 has a more aggressive fan profile.
Can anyone confirm this?