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Re: turn fans off

Post by datapappan » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:03 am

You could try speedfan, and set default speed to something low - most fans need at least 5V (approx 60%) to start reliably. Setting default speed to say 30% should keep them off most of the time. Experiment with the interval to find appropiate speed curve - easiest would be the full 70%, i.e. no fan below a certain temperature, and full speed above it.

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Re: turn fans off

Post by NeilBlanchard » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:30 pm

Welcome to SPCR,

Many motherboard allow you to set the fan speed at specific temperatures -- have you looked in the BIOS?

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Re: turn fans off

Post by speedkar9 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:40 pm

The Antec P193's TriCool fans cannot be controlled using the motherboard for automatic control based on temperature, because they plug directly into the power supply.

You would have to hard-wire the fans to a separate fan controller (or to 3 pin connectors for the motherboard) and control them by changing the voltage. This could prove tricky since these fans don't have RPM sensors for feedback.

Alternatively, you could under-volt and soft mount all the fans to reduce noise, or ultimately replace the all fans.

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