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

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:55 pm
by afjochnick
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.

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

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:28 pm
by dolbyman
what is the smartfan setting ?

34-36 is nothing for a cpu

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

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:27 am
by afjochnick
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:30 am
by dolbyman
might be good idea to open a ticket with qnap then

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

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:08 pm
by afjochnick
ok did that, we'll see.

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

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:20 am
by eduytito
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:

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

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:27 pm
by afjochnick
Thanks man! I'm about to try a similar thing, hopefully it'll work better after that.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:54 am
by eduytito
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.