Originally Posted by Arizonian
Ok - I found it! It was on the ASUS website and just above in the P8Z77-V PRO
section of downloads. ASUS Fan Xpert 2 does work on the Windows 7 version of Sabertooth Z77 board I can confirm.
Finally I quieted that silly mini fan to less than a whirl from a high pitch 'zzzzzzzz' LOL.
I was under the impression i was ripped off and had made a bad choice getting the Sabertooth z77 partly because I couldn't control the fan speeds. Couldn't locate a download for Fan Xpert 2. BUT, after digging around some more and looking through the manual I was able to find all the fan controls in ASUS Thermal Radar (and in BIOS as well). Open Thermal Radar, click on the FAN ICON tab or the CASE icon tab and click on one of the fans. From there choose settings. Fan speed automation is highly customizable or set it to one of the preset up profiles, or turn them off completly! (I set all mine to silent profile for now) accept for the accessory fans which I have turned off completely, you can really hear a difference with them turned off and with normal use, PCH, DRAM temps only went up 1-3 degrees celcius with them off (39-42celcius in my case). I haven't used Fan Xpert 2 but I can say I'm very impressed with the Thermal Radar. I really don't think ASUS has done a good enough job of actually advertising that its not just a bunch of censors but a fan control system as well. That being said...no matter what I set the CPU profile to for fans, my NH-D14 fans still run at full speed. Why ASUS provides the option to adjust the profiles for those fans but then bypasses the settings without saying anything, I don't know but it sucks
If anybody on here has been able to voltage-control the FAN's in teh CPU headers on the Sabertooth z77 let me know just in case mine is defective or something but so far all i've read is that its bypassed on all boards for those headers (so why give the option to set profiles for them!)