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X-Serve Max Temperature

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What is the maximum temperature that a Quad Xeon X-Serve processor should reach? Right now the room it is in is 85F (30C) and the procs are at 106F(41C). Is this of concern? The fans are all running at maximum speed.
X-Serve, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,745 points)
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    Apr 24, 2009 7:05 AM (in response to bfiedler)
    If you're looking for "absolution" for your environment, I doubt any readers here can provide it.

    Do look to address your cooling issues as overheated gear (processors, disks, etc) doesn't tend to last as long, but you're currently within the published Apple specifications for at least one of the Xserve models around.

    - Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
    - Storage temperature: –40° to 116° F (–40° to 47° C)
    - Relative humidity: 5% to 95% (noncondensing)
    - Altitude: 0 to 3048 meters (0 to 10,000 feet)

    Check your particular specific Xserve model for details; these environmental specifications tend to be available in various spots including the hardware installation manual.

    Do get the environmental systems implemented or repaired. Server rooms can heat up very quickly when cooling systems are underrated or fail, and many I've dealt with have baked servers overnight or over a weekend.
    Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
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    Apr 24, 2009 7:10 AM (in response to bfiedler)
    Hi bfiedler-

    106F isn't really that hot.

    Are you sure the fans are running full on or is it just the normal noise of the cooling fans running?


    A collection of clinking, clanking caliginous junk., Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, PDP11


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