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how to change cpu fan speed?

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superrjackson

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how do you change the cpu fan speed? i checked in bios and couldnt find anything. I have an abit nf7-s rev 2. and my fan is a 92 tornado. thanks
 

CrazyP

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Nov 30, 2002
with the 92MM tornado, you will have to use a fan controller. I recomend you get a decent one too, my 92MM tornado burnd out a cheap fan controller I had bought from compusa.

to be able to control fans from the bios, or from a program called speedfan, you have to use the motherboard fan headers. however, these fan headers do not have enough power for a tornado or a smartfan 2. it would work at first, but eventually the headers will stop working

something like this http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/fr...e=Fan Controlling Devices/mp=menu_search.html
is what you need
 

TheWesson

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It would be nice if the BIOS had a fan speed control. I don't expect to see that anytime soon.

A very simple fan speed mod is the ThermalTake Fan Speed Controller. It fits into a PCI slot and has "Hi" "Med" and "Low" settings. $10. Easy to install, it's just plugging things in.

You can make your own with a rheostat. (A 10-watt rheostat that goes to 50 ohms will do you.)

You can control all your fans in the box with a big fan controller that goes in a 5 1/4 bay.

You could put a 10-watt 30-ohm resistor in the fan circuit and you'll probably have a fan that still turns, but a lot slower.

You can 7-volt-mod a fan by connecting the red fan wire to the 12v yellow PS wire and the black fan wire to the 5v red PS wire (referring to the colors on the 4-pin connectors from the PS that go to your hard drives etc.)

O wait, I forgot, there are also fans with thermal sensors that go "fast" only when they are "hot".

the wesson
 
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