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Hello, I just got the 9800GTX+. My problem is that I want to use Sentry LX to control the GPU fan speed. I know that i can use Rivatuner and such with in the OS, but I was thinking about purchasing Sentry LX for my case. The problem is that i don't see any 3 pin plugin on the card. There is a very small 2 pin plugin, but i'm not even sure if its for fan speed control. So Would I be able to find a 2 to 3 pin adapter for this card and hook it up to the Sentry LX or not. I have tried looking for the adapter, but have not found such. Or would this be even necessary to get an adapter as there might be alternative methods to hook up GPU to the Sentry LX. Thank You Very much.

My Card:-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130416

Sentry LX:-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=sentry%20LX
post #2 of 16
Why don't you want to use rivatuner?
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Ya. not sure why you would want external control, when riva-tuner can do what you need it to, btw nice controller.
    
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well, i am using rivatuner, but i'm getting the Sentry LX and would really like to control the fan speed via the fan controller, i hope its possible. Thanks for replying
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Seems like its not worth the hassle to control the gpu with it. You probably would have to take the card apart to get to the 2pin fan cable, then I don' know how you would exactly connect it to the controller.

I'd suggest using the fan controller for your other fans and just using riva tuner for the card. You can make custom profiles where it raises fan speeds as temp increases or you can just set it to a fixed speed and when you turn on your computer it automatically does it.
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I'd suggest using the fan controller for your other fans and just using riva tuner for the card.
Agreed.
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Seems like its not worth the hassle to control the gpu with it. You probably would have to take the card apart to get to the 2pin fan cable, then I don' know how you would exactly connect it to the controller.

I'd suggest using the fan controller for your other fans and just using riva tuner for the card. You can make custom profiles where it raises fan speeds as temp increases or you can just set it to a fixed speed and when you turn on your computer it automatically does it.
Yes, I am using RivaTuner and will continue to do so because its a wonderful app. As far as me taking apart the card that prolly won't happen . I guess I'll wait until something better comes up or some easier method than taking apart the GPU. THanks for replying guys
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i have the sentry lx and i can only control one out of 4 fans on my haf 932 i dont know why but it only give me the option of adjusting my rear exhaust fan. other than that i just got it for looks. my friends always go crazy when they see it lol (DUDE IS THAT A SCREEN?!??!?)
    
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i have the sentry lx and i can only control one out of 4 fans on my haf 932 i dont know why but it only give me the option of adjusting my rear exhaust fan. other than that i just got it for looks. my friends always go crazy when they see it lol (DUDE IS THAT A SCREEN?!??!?)
haha, it sure is a screen , why didn't u return it for something else. did u contact NZXT or visited their support forum? I was reading through it, it only recognizes a 3 pin adapter (at least to show the rpm ) The only reason i'm getting it because i can't use the one that has knobs cuz my case has a front panel which closes and leaves no room . i have a NZXT guardian 921.
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yea i emailed them and they never replied back. all the fans i have in it are 3 pin too.
    
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