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4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2009 1:50 PM by 807557 RSS

is my t1000 too noisy?

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I have a T1000 and X4100. The fans on the x4100 slow down following the initial boot up sequence. The T1000 fans; however, seem to run always at high speed, with lot of noise. Is this the normal behavior for the T1000?

Thanks,

Ted
  • 1. Re: is my t1000 too noisy?
    rukbat Guru Moderator
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    Go get a hand-held decibel meter and measure the noise.

    The T1000's specifications as linked in the Sun System Handbook:
    [http://sunsolve.sun.com/handbook_pub/validateUser.do?target=Systems/SunFireT1000/spec]
    The system should operate below 80dB.
  • 2. Re: is my t1000 too noisy?
    807557 Newbie
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    I don't have a decibel meter; I was looking at the noise specs for T1000:

    Operating: 7.7 B
    Idling: 7.7 B

    and for x4100:

    Less than 83 dB sound power.

    X4100 sounds much quieter and the fans are not running at full blast. I guess I will try to
    update all patches on T1000 and hope for the best.
  • 3. Re: is my t1000 too noisy?
    rukbat Guru Moderator
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    Indeed, those specifications are for perfectly acceptable co-existence.
    Glance at the chart I found at Wikipedia:
    [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_pressure|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_pressure]

    For you to actually know what the system is doing, you'll need a meter.
    Guessing wouldn't be an accurate way to measure.
    If you are in North America, go to Radio Shack for their #33-2055 unit.
    [http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103667|http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103667]


    If your T1000 is malfunctioning, you'll need to get Sun to repair it per its warranty or your service contract.
  • 4. Re: is my t1000 too noisy?
    807557 Newbie
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    Well I have two of the noisy thing.

    And I have only seen people complain about the noise, so I always assumed that they were just noisy.

    The fans do spin down when the system is doing its diag check, but thats the only time I have ever heard it.