Originally Posted by TheNovice
Hi guys... Some more questions relating the fan control on this board...
As I am about to upgrade MB, CPU, RAM etc. -I am leaning heavily towards the Sabertooth Z77.
In preparation for the hardware change I put my current system under water (will use the basic set up for the new hardware) and bought a fan controller to control all fans for the radiators and case
However I am very dissapointed with the controller. Doesn't really do what it should.
I bought the Sunbeam Rheosmart 6 and the way it simulates/transorms a PWM signal into a voltage signal is just hopeless.
So this leads me to my question regarding the fan control on the Sabertooth. as I would like to use the board to do this job.
Can i control ALL fan headers individually (custom profiles etc.) related to CPU temp or will i need additional sensors?
Is it possible to use a Y-splitter with a fan header and still have control of the fans
Are here any other limitations to consider?
Q: Can i control ALL fan headers individually (custom profiles etc.) related to CPU temp or will i need additional sensors?
A: Yes, you can control each header individually with it's own custom fan speed profile based on any of the available temperature sensors on the mobo, which are many. For example:
Q: Is it possible to use a Y-splitter with a fan header and still have control of the fans?
A: Yes, I'm using one right now, and am having no issues. (It's the red sleeve that looks out of place )
Q: Are here any other limitations to consider?
A: The cpu temperature is the socket temp, and there's no way to use the core temperatures in Thermal Radar. It will take a little getting used to, but you'll eventually get everything set like you want. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask here, or pm me. Good luck!