Fancontrol. Software or hardware-what's best and do I need?

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Fancontrol. Software or hardware-what's best and do I need?

Post by AndersBrontosaurus » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:00 am

Hello!

I´m just about to build a hopefully silent computer. Apparently I have to make three posts first so I'lljust flame myself then.
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flaming

Post by AndersBrontosaurus » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:01 am

more flaming

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Post by AndersBrontosaurus » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:01 am

even more flaming

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Post by AndersBrontosaurus » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:02 am

I will be using Antec Solo as chassi and an Asus m4a785-v http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=fcsXWSxnhzZE9rnR as mobo and I´m wondering how to with the fans (both cpufan and the 3 chassifans. Should I use hardware fancontrol like this Zalmanthing http://zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/Product ... sp?idx=208 or should I go with the mobobuilt-in q-fan and cool´n´quiettechnology? Trying to figure out what that program really do and if it works in Ubuntu.
Finally, is it complete overkill to use 3 chassifans? Will use these things:
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Thankful for help!

Anders

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Post by Klusu » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:29 am

Qfan should be quite good for the cpufan (not so good for chafans).
I would not use 3 chafans. If you don't use a graphic card, probably 1 chafan is too many.

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Post by dukla2000 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:04 pm

AndersBrontosaurus wrote:Trying to figure out what that program really do and if it works in Ubuntu.
lm-sensors and its children fancontrol and pwmconfig.
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Post by AndersBrontosaurus » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:47 am

Au!
Thanks for help.

Anders

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