i was thinking of a DIY adapter approach to be less destructive with the FAN cables.
also, those stock fans eat quite the bit of power, pretty sure you can lower the power consumption from replacing the 4 fans alone
pictures 10,11,12 and 14 seem to show a different HP server, not a HP ML350p Gen8 which looks like this:
the heatsink issue is the same though and if i wanna mount noctuas i'll have to remove the retention brackets too
i like the fan mod, idea though, not sure how im going to do that here
Currently looking around for a good heatsink candidate for cooling the Broadcom chip. First gotta figure a way to mount something like an Thermalright AXP-200 on it.. does anyone know what kind of threading are the 4 screw mounts around the chip?
looking forward to it :D
I've got mine sitting at the bottom of the rack turned off because of the noise. I do have the original heatsinks though.... maybe swapping out the 4 fans would not push enough air for proper cooling using them
yea, was looking for them on ebay too, and taobao, seems like taobao has them for the lowest price at the moment but they tend not to have stock (even when it says 4 pieces left)
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