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Hello, I have a question about fan speed and it might seem a bit silly.

I have Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO and its fan is, naturally, connected to motherboard connector for CPU fan. I have Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 and 2500K. I'm using ASRock Extreme Tuner Utility to control fan speed (but I'm not using it to overclock, that's done in BIOS/UEFI).

When I'm in Windows, I set the speed to level 1 and when I'm gaming, I set it to level 10. My idle temperatures are usually 29-39 °C (depending on the core), Prime95 temperatures don't exceed 60 °C on stock and 65 °C overclocked to 4.3 GHz (offset +0.025V). Gaming temperatures are usually 55 °C at most (in CPU intensive games like Natural Selection 2).

Now, my question is, if I were to uninstall ASRock Extreme Tuner Utility, how would fan speed react to temperatures and load? If there's no direct software utility to control it, what decides is fan at 25%, 50% or 100% or whatever?

Thanks.

Edit: Found the answer, feel free to close/delete this.
Edited by kazzjohnson - 2/10/13 at 9:44am
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nothing the default asrock mobo would kick in using the sensor on the cpu temp to automatically control your fan. unless you install a fan with a tuner knob
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