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so im wondering is there a way i can turn off my fan on the side of my case without having to manually pull the plug out of the mobo?
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It might be possible to do it via the BIOS, but that's not much better.
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post #3 of 11
You could use Speedfan to set the speed to 0%.

http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
post #4 of 11
Let me just point out the obvious in case this option slips from your mind:-
control that fan by a fan controller which supports 0v output
post #5 of 11
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Let me just point out the obvious in case this option slips from your mind:-
control that fan by a fan controller which supports 0v output
Which would take as much effort as unplugging the fan which he says he wants to avoid.
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Which would take as much effort as unplugging the fan which he says he wants to avoid.
A fan controller requires a simple turn of a knob while unplugging the fan cable requires just a bit more effort than that: first he has to open the case. For me, that would require me to get on my hands and knees. Then he has to pull the cable out. However, it's best to turn the system off first for safety. Then he has to put the side panel back on.

I'd rather just turn a knob.

What I mean is this: it sounds like he wants an easier way to be able to turn the fan on and off whenever he wants.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/6/11 at 11:01pm
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post #7 of 11
Wire a kill switch to it if its on a Molex and stick the switch on your case
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post #8 of 11
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A fan controller requires a simple turn of a knob while unplugging the fan cable requires just a bit more effort than that: first he has to open the case. For me, that would require me to get on my hands and knees. Then he has to pull the cable out. However, it's best to turn the system off first for safety. Then he has to put the side panel back on.

I'd rather just turn a knob.

What I mean is this: it sounds like he wants an easier way to be able to turn the fan on and off whenever he wants.
I meant the installation. I still think a software solution would be easier and wouldn't cost a thing.
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I meant the installation. I still think a software solution would be easier and wouldn't cost a thing.
The installation would be a one-time thing. After that, then he'd have a knob he can turn whenever he wants to turn the fan on or off.
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post #10 of 11
I'm with TwoCables on this one. Use a fan controller. If you dont like the Twisty knob, there are a few out there that are just On/Off toggle switch's. That's going to be the best bet. Speed fan may work, I have had an issue getting it to work with some mobo headers right.
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