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Controlling fan speeds with software?


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#1 stinkfist

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:00 PM

I have a MCS X58B-A2 1366 mother board. Is there a way to control the CPU and case fans through software?



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Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:59 PM

Yes and no.
There is software that can control CPU fan speed either at a fixed rate, or by adjusting speed according to temperature of CPU. It depends on the program. Just google "control fan speed software (or program)"
Some of those programs might be better than others, some might succeed with your mobo where others fail.

And now for the "no"... you may only control fans that are directly hooked into the motherboard. Most motherboards only allow for two fans. All other fans you have in your case that are not plugged into the motherboard (but instead are connected via PSU) can't be controlled by software simply because it is powered by PSU without the mobo as a proxy to talk to a software program. But there are devices you can buy that control case fan speed.




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