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Corsair SP120's, unbearable noise, and Speedfan

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Recently I bought a couple of Corsair SP120's (High performance edition) to put on my Xigmatek Gaia cooler. Installation went perfect and my computer booted up fine except for one thing; the unbearable noise coming from both SP120 fans running at 2500 rpm. In order to try to slow the fans down a little I opened AI Suite II (For ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0) and noticed that the sensors were not picking up any readings from the fan. I then tried to open Speedfan which froze the entire computer and I had to hold the power button to shut the computer down. Any help on why AI Suite isn't picking up the rpms of the fan or why speedfan freezes my computer? Other solution to slowing down the fans would be much appreciated as well. Thanks!
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AI Suite II, frankly isn't very good. If your BIOS provides CPU fan control, use it. If you don't have dual CPU fan headers on your mobo, get a two into one adapter.
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UEFI isn't detecting fan rpm either and my motherboard does have two headers.
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UEFI isn't detecting fan rpm either and my motherboard does have two headers.
See page 3-28 in your mobo manual CPU Q-Fan Control
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The Corsair SP fans also have an adapter that comes with the fans to slow them down. It's a resistor that keeps the fans from running at 100% on 12v.
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You can't control the SP120s via software because the SP120s aren't PWM fans.
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You can't control the SP120s via software because the SP120s aren't PWM fans.

If you motherboard supports it you could control them via voltage.
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Any 2500 RPM fans are going to be loud. You maybe should have researched that bit first.
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You can't control the SP120s via software because the SP120s aren't PWM fans.
With ASUS BIOS "CPU Q-Fan Control" you can, PWM or other fans, because the BIOS controls voltage going to the fans.
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