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They do have the PWM lead on the PCB

So, pretty much confirmed that the high-speed GentleTyphoons can indeed support PWM control, with some modification

EDIT: I'll post very soon the RPM's I get with one being controlled by PWM. These are the 3000RPM models, for reference.

EDIT2: Just to make you jelly

I also checked and confirmed that they all have the 4th PWM lead on the PCB.

Having fun with them.

Edited by Dirtyworks - 10/24/11 at 6:58pm
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Pretty sure that there is a core component missing on non-PWM fans that allows RPM to be displayed.. just because the lead is there doesn't mean it will work.

Don't quote me on this though.

EDIT: nvm?
Edited by Buska103 - 10/24/11 at 4:27pm
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Thanks for the pic.
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Stay tuned for how to daisy chain 4 PWM fans to a single motherboard header, without drawing power from the board itself

EDIT: I'll post very soon the RPM's I get with one being controlled by PWM.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 10/24/11 at 4:55pm
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Originally Posted by Buska103 View Post
Pretty sure that there is a core component missing on non-PWM fans that allows RPM to be displayed.. just because the lead is there doesn't mean it will work.

Don't quote me on this though.

EDIT: nvm?
Yup. The PCB's on these include all the hardware you need to make PWM fans out of them. You linked to the same thread in my sig.
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I had a feeling ehume would post in this thread

PS: I just ordered 4 of the 5400rpm models - AP-31's (I'm drunk and thought playing with these fans was fun lol)

These are not cheap fans, btw lol
Edited by Dirtyworks - 10/24/11 at 8:02pm
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Yup. The PCB's on these include all the hardware you need to make PWM fans out of them. You linked to the same thread in my sig.
I'd like to cut & paste the circuitry in the GT 2150
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I'd like to cut & paste the circuitry in the GT 2150
Yes, that would be nice.
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I haven't gotten around to modding any of the fans, for what I need them to do yet. But I have done one - to do some testing. These are the results:


Thats 1800RPM on a factory 3000RPM fan. Not too shabby. Also, considering these are GentleTyphoons, the fan was very quiet. However, I couldn't get them to spin slower using PWM control. Using voltage control got the fan down to 500RPM.
For comparison, using the exact same settings, 2000RPM Blademasters spin at about 900RPM.

EDIT: You can kind of see the shenanigan I made to wire my CPU/case fans in that one pic.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 10/26/11 at 7:30am
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