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I was looking through some old stuff of mine last night and I found a small fan that I ripped out of a broken Xbox1, so I thought hey, I can use this to help cool my NB since it is hot to the touch. Well I plugged it in and this little thing is a beast, my guess is that it wasn't running at full voltage in the Xbox because this thing is louder than my Zalman and it runs 100% 24/7. But the problem is that no monitoring tool detects it or tells me my RPM's, not even the BIOS. I would like to be able to turn it down a little because it is much too loud...is there anyway to limit this thing's speed? Also, does anyone know of a program where I check NB voltages and temps? Thanks!
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The fan is probably not wired to measure RPM speeds (or at least not in the same way a PC is) - you could buy a voltage reduction wire that'll knock the fan voltage down to 9v, 7v, or 5v. Performance-PC's has a few in stock (I actually just picked up a 9v one, just for giggles).

As for the northbridge temperature, that requires something to detect the temperature built into the motherboard. If your board is the same as mine, I believe Speedfan reads it as "Temp 1", but play around with Prime95 and see which one (if any) it might be.
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Ok thanks, I just looked at HWmonitor and it has a TMPIN0 and TMPIN1, I'll remove my new fan and see which temp goes up find out which is the NB. And about the voltage thing, I'd probably just buy an actual PC fan before I get something to turn this one down, so I guess I'll just deal with it for now.
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The voltage adapters are handy just to have around period. They're great for quieting a particularly noisy fan, and even work as a fan extension in a pinch.
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