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What exactly is it? What's a good temp for it? And what's a good way to cool it?
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post #2 of 8
pulse width modulator....I think its a fan controller.
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by Ch13f121
pulse width modulator....I think its a fan controller.
no, it isnt a fan controler. It is a small mosfet below your powersupply on your motherboard... A good temp for that would be below 55c load. To improve these temps, improve the airflow in your case.
    
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post #4 of 8
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But why would a fan controller need a temp monitor?

EDIT: ok, so what does it do?
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lol I dunno I seen that somewhere...I have that too...well apparently I don't. Its N/A on my abiteq
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post #6 of 8
PWM stands for pulse width modulation,it is a technique slowly becoming more commonly used to control fan speed. Certain sites now offer PWM specific fans.

It works by pulsing the current of electricity rather than keeping a steady flow. It is becoming the preferred method of fan control due to the fact that it does not generate heat,and its more energy efficient.

Assuming this is the PWM you are talking about.
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post #7 of 8
He's asking about the PWMIC on the mobo that controls the voltage to the cpu.

This is one of thoes things that there isnt realy an answer to on exact temp imop. You will notice its temp goes up as you add more voltage to your cpu, and when your cpu is under load.
Mine reports mid 40's when underload but it is incorrect I know as the sensor is above it on the mobo.
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post #8 of 8
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Ahh, just now I was playing a game and the alarm went off and the temp was about 70, it's never done that before.
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