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Controll cpu fan from windows?

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Quattro

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Nov 30, 2003
Hey,
Is there a program to control the cpu fan from windows, it is on my second rig. I'm just trying to make it quite for a all night download session.

I'm going to under clock it and reduce the fan speed, it is not a stock one it is a copper coolmermaster one that plugs into the motherboard.

Any suggestions?

EDIT: It might also plug into a molex... not sure.
If it matters I'll find out.
 

Bios24

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Motherboard Monitor 5 (MBM5) and Speedfan are both good. You might look through the software that came with your motherboard also, a lot of newer boards have monitoring software included. (mine can with SilentTek)
 
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Quattro

Quattro

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Second rig is using an Abit KT7A-RAID...

Not sure if this has it.

I've got MBM5 already installed on it, I didn't realise I could controll the fan speed from there!
How?
 

a c i d.f l y

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I don't think you can do what you are trying to do.

The only way to slow a fan down is by reducing the voltage flow to the fan.. until there's a hardware mod with software drivers, nothing in Windows will control fan speed.

I suggest any kind of rheostat -- pick it up at your local Radio Shack.

-Frank
 

magick_man

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plug the cpu fan header into a case fan header and use speed fan to throttle it down.
make sure to turn off any kind of cpu fan protection :)

~Magick_Man~
 

Bios24

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a c i d.f l y said:
I don't think you can do what you are trying to do.

The only way to slow a fan down is by reducing the voltage flow to the fan.. until there's a hardware mod with software drivers, nothing in Windows will control fan speed.

I suggest any kind of rheostat -- pick it up at your local Radio Shack.

-Frank

Actually the software that came with my AOpen board can do just that. It's called SilentTek. I can turn the fans to zero if I wanted it, it can also automatically adjust fan speed with cpu/case temps. Too bad the board only supports 2 fans this way.