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post #1 of 19
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After purchasing this fan controller 2 months ago it seems to be working fine apart from one annoying thing it continues to do. It randomly beeps and turns a fan on 100% then back to what it was on.

I have my fans normally set to about 50% usage in manual mode, and randomly it will beep like the temperature alarm is going over even though they are not even close i set it to 70c and temp is around 32c and turn the fan to 100% then back to what it was on before, I also noticed that the rpm settings let me select 800-1800 although my fan only goes to 1500 rpm. I have the cougars cf-v12hp vortex's.

I am running 2 per channel with a Y- splitter could it possibly be because of the 2 rpm readings it is getting for both fans? I will cut 1 rpm wire for everyone if that is it, but I am not sure if that is the actual problem.

during the couple minutes I took to write this it has beeped and turned channel 2 up to 100% two times. I think it may possibly be only channel 2 doing this, hard to tell if i am not on the currently selected channel when it goes off.
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post #2 of 19
Mine does the same thing. Usually happens after my PC comes out of sleep mode. Doesn't happen all the time, but does get annoying. I'm running 2 fans on 3 of the channels and single fans on the others. I did cut 1 RPM wire on all my splitters, so I don't believe that will solve your issue. When it happens, I notice it sets back from manual to auto on the front LCD. I press manual again on the touch screen and load back up my profile. Wish I could tell you how to fix it, but I'm in the same boat.
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post #3 of 19
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I havent noticed if mine switchs from manual to auto I will keep a lookout for that though. I cant make a profile either for some reason the bitfenix web app or phoebetria doesnt work I think I may off pulled out the usb corb on motherboard on accident none of the programs respond to anything I do with them.

I wonder if it is worth trying to cut my rpm wires to see if it will help, maybe I will try just my channel 2 since that is the one I know keeps going off at the moment.

Unfortunately mine does it all the time and it seems to be getting more consistent the past 2 days
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post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by spikezone2004 View Post

I havent noticed if mine switchs from manual to auto I will keep a lookout for that though. I cant make a profile either for some reason the bitfenix web app or phoebetria doesnt work I think I may off pulled out the usb corb on motherboard on accident none of the programs respond to anything I do with them.

I wonder if it is worth trying to cut my rpm wires to see if it will help, maybe I will try just my channel 2 since that is the one I know keeps going off at the moment.

Unfortunately mine does it all the time and it seems to be getting more consistent the past 2 days

I'm using Pheobetria and it does work to control my fans. I think there is only 1 of my fans I cannot set, but I think that is because of the fan. I can only do that one 100% or off completely. That fan is quiet though so I would have it 100% anyways. I forget what channel that one is on at the moment though (at work now). I guess cutting the one extra RPM wire may be the solution to control the fans properly beings it may not read them right with both on.

I believe there is a Bitfenix rep that is on these forums also...forgot his name though. Maybe he will see this and help out.
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post #5 of 19
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I am not sure why the programs dont work, I will take side panel off and check cables as I cut the rpm wire to it. That could possibly be why it says 1800rpm when they only go up to 1500rpm. Hopefully he shines in on this maybe its something simple or maybe there is nothing I can do
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post #6 of 19
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I believe there is a Bitfenix rep that is on these forums also...forgot his name though. Maybe he will see this and help out.

http://www.overclock.net/u/251436/xbournex
post #7 of 19
Off topic but I have had a fair bit of trouble with my Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller(s).

The first one I got I had to RMA because after plugging it all in one of the globs of glue on the heat sinks went up in smoke and that fan power channel ceased to work, so I sent it back and they sent me a new one (and I know plugged it all in correctly as I did a lot of searching after it happened to determine if it was my fault).

And now the second one I have, after only two moths the led display has died and at any one time it shows only one or two lines where there is supposed to be numbers etc so it is unreadable. The controller works perfectly apart from that and I have a custom profile set up with Phoebetria, I just keep meaning to slot it away into one of my spare hard drive bays so it can't be seen. Can't be bothered going for another RMA.
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post #8 of 19
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I seem to have fixed the beeping and fans changing but I still cannot control the fan controller with any programs like the one from bitfenix or phoebetria.

I plugged it into 2 different usb slots in my mobo and still no luck.
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post #9 of 19
I had the same problem getting mine to work and it was a usb faulty driver.

Its the middle usb connector that you have to use then if its still not working go into your devices find the usb driver that isnt working if there is one, uninstall it, reboot and it may work. This is what got it working for me.

Also the driver isnt listed as bitfenix etc just a bunch of letters and numbers.
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post #10 of 19
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i tried what you said using the middle usb connector and it works! thank you. I wonder why the end one doesnt work
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