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I have 5 fan already connected with my fan controller, so there are still 4 fan on mobo. So I am just looking for some good fan controller software.
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Depending on what mobo / chipset you have... Speedfan works well. It is not compatible with Z87 chipsets though.

If you have an Asus mobo, than the Fan Expert software built into the AI Suite does a nice job with controlling fans.

what mobo do you have....
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One that gets commonly recommended is SpeedFan, personally I am not a fan of it, although I don't really care to use a software controller either way.
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Originally Posted by dman811 View Post

One that gets commonly recommended is SpeedFan, personally I am not a fan of it, although I don't really care to use a software controller either way.

I see what you did there. biggrin.gif

on another note I've never really liked speedfan but it gets the job done on the occasion it actually detects your fan(s).
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Depending on your motherboard, you may be able to set up individual fan speed profiles for each fan header in the BIOS. I know ASRock does this. I don't use actual software fan control myself but I do use the BIOS to slow my fans down.
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Originally Posted by cgipson1 View Post

Depending on what mobo / chipset you have... Speedfan works well. It is not compatible with Z87 chipsets though.

If you have an Asus mobo, than the Fan Expert software built into the AI Suite does a nice job with controlling fans.

what mobo do you have....
Well, my mobo is z87 sabertooth. It does have fan control, but when I changed the fan speed from slience to turbo or even full speed, I can feel it is changed but the rpm doesn't change at all. In addition, I cannot launch my computer without plug the cpu fan, the result is all the fans are the same one but the cpu fan are rarely double rpm compare to others, so I want to reduce its rpm.
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Originally Posted by dota2er View Post

Well, my mobo is z87 sabertooth. It does have fan control, but when I changed the fan speed from slience to turbo or even full speed, I can feel it is changed but the rpm doesn't change at all. In addition, I cannot launch my computer without plug the cpu fan, the result is all the fans are the same one but the cpu fan are rarely double rpm compare to others, so I want to reduce its rpm.

Are they 3-pin or 4-pin fans... what fans are they? If they are not PWM fans, you will need to go into your bios and set the Monitor section up for them.

Like so:

CPU Q-Fan Control Allows you to set the CPU Q-Fan operating mode. (per the sabertooth manual)

[Advance Mode] Detects the type of CPU fan installed and automatically switches the
mode control. When a 3-pin CPU fan is installed, select this mode for
the DC mode Q-Fan control.


[Auto] Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature in Advance mode for 4-pin
CPU fan.

[Disabled] Disables the Q-Fan control.

It also appears that not all the fan headers are 100% controllable. Check your manual!

I see that Saber Tooth comes with "Thermal Radar" instead of Fan Expert... don't know that software.
Edited by cgipson1 - 3/12/14 at 4:42pm
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