CLOSED: High fan speed

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CLOSED: High fan speed

Postby steveblakemore » Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:11 am

Hi :)
I have set up Amahi on an old Dell laptop. I did an install as recommended, no problems.
I added a line in the systemd configuration to ignore the lid closure.
It was running fine then I added the Disk Wizard and Disk Stats apps. Then I added two disks and changed most of the default shares to use them. Since then, the fan has been running at top speed all the time. I'm sure it's not because the CPU is getting hot because there's nothing happening on the HDA, it's a home network with only a handful of devices and I haven't started using it yet. I would like a quiet HDA.
Can you recommend anything?
Is i8k as an option?

Thanks in advance,
Steve

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Re: High fan speed

Postby bigfoot65 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:17 pm

Might be the hard drives generating the heat issue.

Add this line to /etc/rc.local for each additional drive:

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/sbin/hdparm -S120 /dev/sda
Adjust for your drives. Will power down drives after 10 minutes
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Re: High fan speed

Postby steveblakemore » Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:15 am

Hi BigFoot,

I did what you advised, at least I think I did! There wasn't a file called rc.local in my /etc folder. So I created one, and added two lines, /sbin/hdparm -S120 /dev/sda and /sbin/hdparm -S120 /dev/sdb
I then saved the file and rebooted the HDA.
That was about three hours ago. I'm sorry to report, the fan sounds about the same.

Kind regards
Steve

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Re: High fan speed

Postby steveblakemore » Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:26 am

The temperature of the two disks /dev/sda and /dev/sdb has stayed around the same value, in the mid 40s centigrade. Amahi is installed on /dev/sdc
I wanted to attach a screenshot but it said the board attachment quota has been reached.
Steve

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Re: High fan speed

Postby bigfoot65 » Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:49 am

It may be a cooling issue.

Try a laptop cooling pad or raise the end of the laptop where the fan is located.

I’ve had a similar issue with my work laptop. I raise the end where the fan is located and it’s fine.

Hope it helps.
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Re: High fan speed

Postby steveblakemore » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:03 am

OK, I'll give that a try :)

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Re: High fan speed

Postby bigfoot65 » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:19 am

Good luck!

Marking thread as closed.
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