what type of fan control do you guys use?

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What type of fan control do you use?

Stock speeds
0
No votes
Static undervolt mod
5
15%
Hardware fan control (rheobus, fanmate, switches, etc)
12
36%
Software control (Speedfan, Everest, etc)
9
27%
Bios controller
7
21%
 
Total votes: 33

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what type of fan control do you guys use?

Post by IDvsEGO » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:34 am

pretty straight forward, just trying to get a feel for the most popular method. If you vote, feel free to post your specfic control method.

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Post by b_rubenstein » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:16 am

You left out mother board BIOS control!!!

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Post by IDvsEGO » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:18 am

I was lumping that in software control but didnt specify

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Post by MikeC » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:38 am

IDvsEGO wrote:I was lumping that in software control but didnt specify
It's actually closer to hardware control imo because unlike the software control, it does not depend on proper operation of the OS. IE, it will keep working even if Windows has a major glitch.
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Post by IDvsEGO » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:44 am

MikeC wrote:
IDvsEGO wrote:I was lumping that in software control but didnt specify
It's actually closer to hardware control imo because unlike the software control, it does not depend on proper operation of the OS. IE, it will keep working even if Windows has a major glitch.
good point. I cant edit the poll now either way though :( how about Bios controller users just post it up and i will keep it in consideration.

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Post by MikeC » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:48 am

IDvsEGO wrote:good point. I cant edit the poll now either way though :( how about Bios controller users just post it up and i will keep it in consideration.
I just did it -- you should have been able to as well, as the original poster.
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Post by Lawrence Lee » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:12 am

PSU/GPU fans on SpeedFan, CPU fan on mobo control, Intake/Exhaust/GPU fans 5V modded.

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Post by IDvsEGO » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:15 am

MikeC wrote:
IDvsEGO wrote:good point. I cant edit the poll now either way though :( how about Bios controller users just post it up and i will keep it in consideration.
I just did it -- you should have been able to as well, as the original poster.
I clicked edit on the original post and it didnt let me. Before anyone voted I was able to edit one.

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Post by IDvsEGO » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:18 am

Lawrence Lee wrote:PSU/GPU fans on SpeedFan, CPU fan on mobo control, Intake/Exhaust/GPU fans 5V modded.
Ha, covered almost all the options didnt you? You have GPU fans listed as on Speedfan and 5v modded. How does that work? I didnt think most fans would spin at less than 5volts.

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Post by MikeC » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:19 am

Lawrence Lee wrote:PSU/GPU fans on SpeedFan, CPU fan on mobo control, Intake/Exhaust/GPU fans 5V modded.
This is probably not unusual -- a combination of methods for different fans.
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Post by Arbutus » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:37 am

The chassis fan is usually most audible to the user and I usually connect it to the CPU fan header and use the BIOS control.

The CPU heatsink fan is connected to fixed 5V or to fixed 7V or to fixed 12V or to the CPU fan header with a Y-adapter.

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Post by frostedflakes » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:04 pm

Automatic BIOS control for my current system, although I've also used fixed voltage mods and rheobuses in the past. I don't like having to rely on OS-dependent software for undervolting, fan speed control, etc., so whenever possible I try to avoid that.

This is for case fans, though. PSU fan is handled by its own controller (although the fan was swapped out with a lower speed model).
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Post by dukla2000 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:54 pm

1 fan, sensors/fancontrol
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Post by faugusztin » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:12 pm

Hm... Which one of them is T-Balancer bigNG :?: :D. Hardware because you need bigNG itself ? Or software, because you need the software as well ? :D

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Post by bskd » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:42 pm

Case fans - static undervolt with a on/off switch
CPU - single channel fan controller
GPU - passive

Lawrence, how do you manage your PSU fan with SpeedFan?

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Post by Lawrence Lee » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:40 pm

IDvsEGO wrote:
Lawrence Lee wrote:PSU/GPU fans on SpeedFan, CPU fan on mobo control, Intake/Exhaust/GPU fans 5V modded.
Ha, covered almost all the options didnt you? You have GPU fans listed as on Speedfan and 5v modded. How does that work? I didnt think most fans would spin at less than 5volts.
I have 2 GPU fans. Most lower speed fans have starting voltages under 5V. :D

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Post by alecmg » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:31 pm

CPU fan - MB BIOS silent mode
GPU fan - GPU autoregulation
PSU fan - PSU autoregulation
Case fan - with PSU fan

So everything is automagical, everything works independent of OS.
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Post by judge56988 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:55 am

System 1:
CPU fan and rear exhaust - Speedfan
2 x front intakes - hard wired @ 5v
GPU - Catalyst Control Centre.

System 2:
CPU fan, front and top intake, rear exhaust all controlled by Asus Fan Xpert. (This may change at some point.)
No GPU in here.
Could not get Speedfan to work with Asus MB - M4A89GTD PRO for some reason...

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Post by Deucal » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:58 am

Static undervolt on some fans and hardware controller on the rest.

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