1U Supermicro Server 6x 10GBE RJ45 X10SLH-LN6TF LGA 1150 H3 X10SLH-N6-ST031

TXAG26

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RE: Power Consumption.

The PCIE version of the Intel X540-T2 use 17.4w @ 10Gbe. I believe this board has 3x sets of the dual port X540-T2 chips. So that's a little over 52w just for those 6x 10Gbe ports.
 

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The system running Ubuntu 18.0.4 idle at 48w.
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E3-1240 v3
4 x 4 gb udimm
1 Intel SSD
2 Front 80mm fan, 1 x 80mm CPU heatsink fan.
Interesting. I have mine running at 80+w - fluctuates between 80 and 85 at idle with similar stats. I do have 4x2TB 7.2k drives, but that should be less than 20w at idle. Do you have any of the ethernet ports connected at that power draw? I do, but I'm only running one.
 

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Have included the modded 3.2 Bios from Bluefox. You will need to reset CMOS after install - did mine from a Rufus FreeDos USB.
I managed to do this on another Supermicro X10 but not this one - the BIOS modding tool didn't seem to like the v3.2 BIOS for me (not sure what I did wrong).

Anyway, wanted to say thank you for publishing this. I used it today successfully on both my machines and both are now booting via NVME. Thanks!
 

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Do you have any of the ethernet ports connected at that power draw?
Ubuntu using 1 gb network port , and 1 ipmi network port.

I still have a system in the 1u chassis, will test it out later and report back.

I am in process of moving the system board to istar 2u case, waiting on fans from Ebay.
Once I have build a proxmox cluster working, I'll have more concrete power number.

I glued a 80mm Artic fan on top of the 3 x 10gbe Ethernet chips, it added about 1-2w to the system.
 

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Ubuntu using 1 gb network port , and 1 ipmi network port.

I still have a system in the 1u chassis, will test it out later and report back.

I am in process of moving the system board to istar 2u case, waiting on fans from Ebay.
Once I have build a proxmox cluster working, I'll have more concrete power number.

I glued a 80mm Artic fan on top of the 3 x 10gbe Ethernet chips, it added about 1-2w to the system.
What kind of glue did you use?
 

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amazing goop ,
If change your mind later , you could still remove the fan.
I place one edge of the 80mm on top of the 6 ports and apply glue.
 
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Thanks. I want attach a 40mm fan to the SAS controller on a Supermicro X10SRH-CF. Can't see any way to do it other than glue.

Wonder if hot glue would work?
 

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Cable Zip Ties to attach 40mm on top of the SAS heatsink
Using small zip ties, you can usually make a small loop around the arm that connects the heatsink to the spring loaded plastic pin that goes through the motherboard. Then, you can use that loop to connect to the fan with another zip tie that goes through the fan's screw holes and the loop. Takes a little fiddling on the smaller heatsinks and much more secure than glue IMHO. Just don't tighten the zip ties too much or you can damage the heatsink bond or motherboard.
 
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Using small zip ties, you can usually make a small loop around the arm that connects the heatsink to the spring loaded plastic pin that goes through the motherboard. Then, you can use that loop to connect to the fan with another zip tie that goes through the fan's screw holes and the loop. Takes a little fiddling on the smaller heatsinks and much more secure than glue IMHO. Just don't tighten the zip ties too much or you can damage the heatsink bond or motherboard.
Thanks for this.
 

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They should be fine, I've never had one melt and the temperature ranges I've seen for some that have a rating have been in the greater than 85c range. I think you have more to worry about if those areas of the heatsink are 85c with a fan spinning!
 
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Done deal. Just hope the zip ties can handle the heat.

I'd be interested to know how your temps are in use. You've got your fan set to pull air through the heatsink. The times I've put a fan on an HBA/RAID heatsink, I've had the fans push instead. Maybe I've been going about it the wrong way. :)
 

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I'd be interested to know how your temps are in use. You've got your fan set to pull air through the heatsink. The times I've put a fan on an HBA/RAID heatsink, I've had the fans push instead. Maybe I've been going about it the wrong way. :)
They were running 80c in my other system without a fan. This system will be fired up when the CPU cooler arrives later today.
 

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Just added a fan to the other system and it brought the temp down to 42c. Big big improvement. IMHO, it needs a fan. Runs too hot without one.