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post #21 of 95
That's pretty nice. Fan Xpert2 works on the Z68 board too but it does not control 3pin fans (in a 4pin header), after you go through the fan setup the GUI shows it can't control them.
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Thank you tinate smile.gif and how things are going with your sabertooth z77? Do you have any problems or something you don't like? Because I'm going to buy it and I would know if it worth all the money...
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Thank you tinate smile.gif and how things are going with your sabertooth z77? Do you have any problems or something you don't like? Because I'm going to buy it and I would know if it worth all the money...

I have no problems with it. An area of the board is showing a little hot, but I think that's because of my GPU.
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post #24 of 95
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No, but there's really no reason to use PWM if you can use voltage control. In the system, a PWM would be easier and cheaper to generate than use individual voltage regulators on each header as they have done.
You can do that precisely. You can also map it to a percentage of one sensor plus a percentage of another plus a percentage of a third. For example, you could do 40% CPU, 40% Vcore, and 20% motherboard. The tool would do a weighted average and control the fan speed based on that.

Nice, guess I'm sold if the performance of the boards is ok
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post #25 of 95
I asked on the Asus forum and was told that the Z77-V Pro is the same as the Sabertooth:

4 chasis fan headers can control either 3pin or 4pin (voltage or PWM)
2 CPU fan headers can only control via PWM, cannot control 3pin
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post #26 of 95
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I asked on the Asus forum and was told that the Z77-V Pro is the same as the Sabertooth:
4 chasis fan headers can control either 3pin or 4pin (voltage or PWM)
2 CPU fan headers can only control via PWM, cannot control 3pin

Thanks! With my first test above using the Z68 board I tried the CPU header. I just put the 3pin fan into the Chassis header... and Fan Xpert2 can control it. Fairly sure any Z77 board can do it then also.
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post #27 of 95
Sorry for the OT but can you tell me the hight of the thermal armor near the CPU? Because I want to install a tower CPU cooler.
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post #28 of 95
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Damn, Asus really went all out on the software side with this, and individual VRM on each header. I'll investigate if the Pro has this, if not might even step up to the Sabertooth, although I want a PCI slot.
Hi grambo,

Any updates from Asus? If there is hardly any difference between PWM (4 pins) and volt control (3 pins), I can save the money for something else.
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No, but there's really no reason to use PWM if you can use voltage control. In the system, a PWM would be easier and cheaper to generate than use individual voltage regulators on each header as they have done.
You can do that precisely. You can also map it to a percentage of one sensor plus a percentage of another plus a percentage of a third. For example, you could do 40% CPU, 40% Vcore, and 20% motherboard. The tool would do a weighted average and control the fan speed based on that.
Hi tinate,

I have four 3 pin fans. All that you have mention above will work on my fans on the Asus P8Z77V-pro?

Thanks.
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Hi tinate,
I have four 3 pin fans. All that you have mention above will work on my fans on the Asus P8Z77V-pro?
Thanks.

From what I've read other places, no. I've read it's only on the Sabertooth.
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post #30 of 95
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From what I've read other places, no. I've read it's only on the Sabertooth.
Thanks. I guess I will buy a new set of four pin fans. The manual state that the CPU_FAN supplies 1A (12W) power. Any idea how much power does the CHA_FANS provide so that I don't buy a too powerful fan?
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