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Hey
i bought this fan:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811999612

and i was kinda in a hurry when i ordered it, so i didn't notice how loud it is.
People have said that at 3000 RPM the fan is much quieter so i want to turn down the RPM.

For some reason it wont go down when i use speedfan, my cpu speed goes down but not my fan speed.

Anyone know why? or another way to turn it down?
or any reccomendations of fan controllers that are cheep and will work with this fan?
post #2 of 8
Did you connect it to your motherboard headers or PSU?
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Wow you probably found one of the loudest! For 1, 80mm fan's are louder than bigger fan's. 2, 38mm deep fan's are generally cfm beasts and loud cause of it. Wow just look at the reviews, haha. LOUD!

Got other fan's that you can plug into the fan controller? If so, ask around and find a good one that can handle them.

If you only need just that one controlled, They sell single PCI-Slot fan controllers too. That is if you want to be able to adjust it physically.
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post #4 of 8
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yeah it's pluged into my motherboard
it shows up that the fan is there on speedfan, but it wont let me decrease the speed on it.

Any recommendations on cheep single fan controllers that can support this fan?
post #5 of 8
If you look at the picture it only shows the yellow wire. That's RPM sense. If yours only has 1 wire you need the single fan controller. I saw one on newegg for like 5 bucks
    
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Since the fan gets power from the PSU, do i need a fan controller that has the PSU connector? cause the one on new egg only has a 3 pin connection
post #7 of 8
do the fan mod to change it to 7v? should slow it down a bit..

i got a fan controller for mine.. just a cheap one.. and works fine
    
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post #8 of 8
There are a few fan controllers in this site which might be useful to your situation.
http://www.coolerguys.com/fancontrollers.html

Perhaps of particular interest is: Manual 12V DC Variable Speed controller with Molex connector
http://www.coolerguys.com/840556089537.html
But this costs about US$6, the shipping cost could be big (relative to the price of this item).

And, if you are comfortable with doing a little DIY, this article could be useful:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article6-page1.html
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