IBM M1015 controller cooler update

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  1. csp-guy

    csp-guy Active Member

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    Hi Guys,

    if you decided to use this cheap card flashed to IT mode for freenas, i suggest to cool the card with cooler.

    Parts needed:

    2 pcs of 30mm length m3 screw (metal suggested, i didnt found plastic screw)
    6 pcs 3.2 mm diameter of plastic washer
    6 pcs of m3 plastic bolt.
    1 pcs of noctua nf-a4x20 pwm fan or nf-a4x10 flx fan (if you have limited free space)

    1. cut the plastic holder pin of metal heatsink
    2. put 1 bolt and 1 washer to the screw, and push the screw into the back side of tha printed circuit board.
    3. put 1-1 washer to the heatsink side.
    4. put 1-1 plastic bolt to the screw and pull gently.
    5. put the cooler to the heatsink, and put the remaining 2 bolts and washers to the end of the screw, and pull them.

    It is quiet, and stable solution.
     

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    A picture is worth a thousand words...
     
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  3. vangoose

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    I have 9207-8i in my storage server running Solaris 11.4. I have a 9300-8i and Intel X540-T2 beside it.
    System temp is 41, no need to mod it.

    Chassis is supermicro sc743-sq.
     
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  4. lowfat

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    I'd assume the M5015 has the same size heatsink. If so then a 30mm fan is mounts perfectly using existing holes.
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  5. csp-guy

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    I uploaded some pictures.
     
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  6. Spartacus

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    I use one of these: PCIE Fan Mount
    It fits great with a quiet 140mm fan and cools all of my half height cards at the same time plus the mobo chipset:
    [​IMG]
     
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    T_Minus Moderator

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    Those look handy, going to try them for something too :D
     
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  8. nikalai

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    I also use them for coooling HP H220 in my both Supermicro 846 Chassis. Corsair Air Series SP120 has enough static pressure.I bough my brackets from Ebay.
    hbc 2.jpg

    I prefer to replace the thermal compound (I prefer Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut) after i buy an HBA. I dit it for DELL H200, DELL H310 and HP H220. Unfortunately i don't have a termometer to check the differecence...
     
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    Fan mount sounds good, thanks for the idea. But in a small chassis, where the space is limitit it is not useable.
     
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  10. Spartacus

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    Yes/no, you would have to reduce the size of the fan though to about 80mm but you could likely fit two of them then (assuming its matx that has 3 slots for the fan bracket).
    TBF that would probably defeat the purpose vs just attaching to the card any smaller than that.
     
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    nikalai New Member

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    Some time ago i found this. I don't know the sellers. In the end i din't order because i have to many cards in my servers and it would not fit. Maybe those brackes are 3D printed!?
     
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    For me, the problem is pci bracket space comes at a premium. I utilize almost all 7 slots on my motherboard, so the cards are usually adjacent to one another. If i added a small fan to the heatsink, they would be welcomed on the card yes, but then they would take up and incringe on the other slots :(
     
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