Need help with TS-453B mini fan noise/temperature

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Need help with TS-453B mini fan noise/temperature

Post by afjochnick » Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:55 pm

Hi, long time QNAP user here.

I need some help/suggestions to understand why my server is hot and always runs the fan, despite not doing anything. It runs all through the night for example, when absolutely nothing is /should be going on.

My temperature is generally 34-36C. Our room temperature is around 20C.
If i look at the Dashboard, it is 3-15% usually, if i run top it's usually at 95-97% idle, but in both cases it periodically goes lower.

I have tried turning off all stuff i can think of - multimedia station, Web, ftp, etc and basically any built-in app i can turn off. The only thing running are things i cannot turn off and malware remover.


Does anyone have any tips as to what i can look at and what actions i can take to get the temperature and fan activity down? Perhaps 34-38C is to be expected, but i think it's too high. My macbook pro fan almost never runs and i do way more stuff on that one.

Pointers much appreciated.

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Re: Need help with TS-453B mini fan noise/temperature

Post by dolbyman » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:28 pm

what is the smartfan setting ?

34-36 is nothing for a cpu

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Re: Need help with TS-453B mini fan noise/temperature

Post by afjochnick » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:27 am

I have it set to quiet and automatically adjust.

It's really becoming a huge nuisance, right now the fans are at 1600 RPM for most of the day.

I installed q'center, and it says that the processor averages at around 12% throughout the day. To me this seems like a lot given that i've turned off everything that i can. What is it doing?
CPU temp averages on or above 50 celsius, system at 35-40.
Fan goes up and down all day between 500-1600 RPM.
Disk temp (4 disks) averages at just under 50 C.

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Re: Need help with TS-453B mini fan noise/temperature

Post by dolbyman » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:30 am

might be good idea to open a ticket with qnap then

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Re: Need help with TS-453B mini fan noise/temperature

Post by afjochnick » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:08 pm

ok did that, we'll see.

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Re: Need help with TS-453B mini fan noise/temperature

Post by eduytito » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:20 am

afjochnick wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:27 am
I have it set to quiet and automatically adjust.

It's really becoming a huge nuisance, right now the fans are at 1600 RPM for most of the day.

I installed q'center, and it says that the processor averages at around 12% throughout the day. To me this seems like a lot given that i've turned off everything that i can. What is it doing?
CPU temp averages on or above 50 celsius, system at 35-40.
Fan goes up and down all day between 500-1600 RPM.
Disk temp (4 disks) averages at just under 50 C.

I have it configured like this, because in automatic and without temperature control, it was elevated, so I have it controlled.

Now the fan the maximum I saw of RPM was 1100, it never went up again and it was a peak. In general the RPM is between 560, 800, 960 and 1060, always this RPM speed is fluctuating.

My config in TS-453B fan is this:
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TS-453B
16gb ram Crucial CT2KIT102464BF160B
4x HDD WD RED 10tb RAID 5
Firmware: TS-X53B_20201123-4.5.1.1495 >> checking stability since November 25 (TS-X53B_20201108-4.5.1.1480 >> checking stability since November 14 and 3 random reboots) (TS-X53B_20200925-4.4.3.1439 >>random reboots) (TS-X53B_20200817-4.4.3.1400 >>OK) (old firmware TS-X53B_20190919-4.3.6.1070 >>OK)

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Re: Need help with TS-453B mini fan noise/temperature

Post by afjochnick » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:27 pm

Thanks man! I'm about to try a similar thing, hopefully it'll work better after that.

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Re: Need help with TS-453B mini fan noise/temperature

Post by eduytito » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:54 am

afjochnick wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:27 pm
Thanks man! I'm about to try a similar thing, hopefully it'll work better after that.
Tell me now how it works for you please. If you can add an image like I did, do you cheer up? I want to see your CPU and HDD temperatures.
TS-453B
16gb ram Crucial CT2KIT102464BF160B
4x HDD WD RED 10tb RAID 5
Firmware: TS-X53B_20201123-4.5.1.1495 >> checking stability since November 25 (TS-X53B_20201108-4.5.1.1480 >> checking stability since November 14 and 3 random reboots) (TS-X53B_20200925-4.4.3.1439 >>random reboots) (TS-X53B_20200817-4.4.3.1400 >>OK) (old firmware TS-X53B_20190919-4.3.6.1070 >>OK)

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Re: Need help with TS-453B mini fan noise/temperature

Post by afjochnick » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:07 am

Sorry for super late response, but here's an image. The big difference seems to be the hard drives... Mine are at 48 Celsius. I have no idea why they run so hot, it's not like they have any jobs they're doing... We are super annoyed.
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