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I have a question and issue with the on board fan control.


I was using BIOS fan control.

But after a couple of days the chassie speed control is only working now on CHA FAN 3 (the one below the cpu). CHA FAN 1 and CHA FAN 2 always run at max speed, regardless of the cha speed setting.

I'm using PWM fans. I have two connected to the CPU plugs, and three connected to the CHA fans.

It's not the fan. If I swap plugs around it remains the same. I've even tested my old 3 pin fans which it used to control just fine.

Have I missed some setting somewhere? I thought all 3 chassie fan controllers were controlled in sync.
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@ Divey aka Terry ...

while your graphics cards temps will most likely go up somewhat, I wouldn't worry you should be WELL within safe operational temperatures for BOTH cards, they don't HAVE to be under 60c you know  wink.gif More info below ...

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Wow, just found this thread. Good thing I did because I can now ask my questions directly to Gene Z owners. So here's my first question:
(specs in sig) I am wanting to go sli with another MSI card. As it is right now my cpu cooler is literally touching my video card. I can feel the heat between the two so I added 2 120mm fans to the cpu cooler and added a 120mm fan in one of the hdd bays directly blowing through the video card. My temps are at :
I5 2500K OC-4.5 at 1.30 volts idles at 35-38* on all cores and never exceeds 60* under load. Did the IBT and ran 10 passes at max settings with no heat issues.
MSI 560GTX 448 TFIII PE/OC OC-925/1850/2100 at 1.024 volts. Idles at 36-42* and under load it never exceeds 60*. Have played BF3 maxed settings for hours on in and I once got to 63*.
Anyways what I am trying to get at is will adding the second card raise the temps to much on the first card? From what little I have read some say a difference of 10-15* hotter from one card to the other. Water cooling is not an option right now due to funds and lack of water block kits for this card. What options do I have or will I be ok with 2 cards. I can always add more fans in the hdd bays facing the cards if needed and they can be some monsterous high rpm fans.
Thanks for your time.
Terry

 

Check out -  http://www.overclock.net/t/651707/faq-acceptable-temperatures-for-graphics-cards

My video card is running at XX degrees Celcius! Is this bad?!
Not at all. Graphics cards these days are rated to around 100C! For instance, people who fold or game heavily could see their GPU(s) reach upwards of 90C. This is normal, they can withstand the heat - it's like apples and oranges compared to CPUs, where 75C is the danger-zone these days. Don't panic!

I'm still really uncomfortable running my card(s) over XX Celcius!
If you're really worried about temps over say 65-70C, you could turn your fan up to 100% on your card. If that still isn't good enough, well, you could always watercool it or buy an aftermarket cooler.

When should I be worried about temperatures?
Most would tell you about 105C is the point-of-no-return. Realistically though, for everyday use, you should not exceed 95-98C for extended periods of time.

How can I monitor my temperature on my GPU(s)?
You could use apps such as CPUID's HWMonitor, and in addition you could use eVGA Precision to monitor your temps as well.


Keep in mind though, these chips ARE rated to run at these temperatures! If you're running below 90c the majority of the time, don't panic!

 

And also this from a Manufacturer ...

Originally Posted by Sapphire Technology Club on FaceBook
88-90c temperature at high gaming efficiency is acceptable. The threshold for the HD-6950 TOXIC card is 105-110c degrees.

 

 

   
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I have a question guys... i am thinking about picking up one of these boards. Will it help me overclock any higher? I am pickign up a new 2600k tomorrow, and possibly the board.....
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Will it help me overclock any higher? I am pickign up a new 2600k tomorrow, and possibly the board.....

It's widely considered to be one of the best if not the best mATX boards for overclocking. So yes.
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@ Divey aka Terry ...
while your graphics cards temps will most likely go up somewhat, I wouldn't worry you should be WELL within safe operational temperatures for BOTH cards, they don't HAVE to be under 60c you know  wink.gif More info below ...

Check out -  http://www.overclock.net/t/651707/faq-acceptable-temperatures-for-graphics-cards
 
And also this from a Manufacturer ...


Thank you for this response. It makes me feel a lot better. It just seems like everyone likes to stay around the 75* mark. For me, if the threshold is a lot higher then I am all for it. I am learning more and more as each day goes by.

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I have a question guys... i am thinking about picking up one of these boards. Will it help me overclock any higher? I am pickign up a new 2600k tomorrow, and possibly the board.....

Coming from someone who just started OC'ing, this board was super easy. All I did was change a couple settings and ran some stress tests and have been stable since. There is a guide I saw on here that you can follow and try yourself. Small board but packs a punch.

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Thank you for this response. It makes me feel a lot better. It just seems like everyone likes to stay around the 75* mark. For me, if the threshold is a lot higher then I am all for it. I am learning more and more as each day goes by.
Terry

I've taken some 3850s to 115-120C before they auto-shutdown the computer, but they were still fine. I would say anything under 100 is perfectly fine, but if you can try some different airflow configs to get lower that would be best.
     
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I have a question guys... i am thinking about picking up one of these boards. Will it help me overclock any higher? I am pickign up a new 2600k tomorrow, and possibly the board.....

yes it will help get more stable oc's for them ost part has great features and looks great.
on old mother
asus p8p67-m pro rev 3
required 1.376 vcore for 4.6ghz

and on the maximus iv gene-z/gen 3
i managed to get the vcore down to
1.352 for 4.6
aiming for 1.344 vcore
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woo hoo, picked one of these up today along with a 2500k at frys, I will post proof in a bit, currently installing updates on win7pro, not to mention need to recover data on my 2nd drive. Note to self, dont answer phone while choosing which drive to delete partition on...
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I'll apologize in advance if this has been asked and answered, but I have tried searching and even walking through this thread and haven't found what I am looking for...


I plan to buy this board and drop in a new i7 2600k that I just snagged using the Micro Center FB coupon...and I'll probably overclock mildly. I am looking for a fan-based CPU cooler - no water. I also don't want to lose access to any of the RAM slots. I plan on putting in four sticks.

Can anyone recommend a cooler that is QUIET, effective, and has enough clearance to allow at least low-profile RAM to fit in all four slots? I know that the NH-D14 is a fan favorite, but I am also curious if folks have had luck with any other coolers.

BTW, I plan to drop this into a FD Define Mini and am trying to keep the top sealed to keep it quiet. Quiet and fast. Those are my goals. smile.gif
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