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smaudioz - go into your BIOS. On the first page find PC Health. Look in there toward the bottom. There should be a pair of settings that allow you to set the cpu fan(s) to auto control, with Voltage control mode. Then all you need is the Y-cable. No need for ULNA adapters: the motherboard will slow the fans down during idle, spin them up to max only during max load.

You'll be happy you chose a Gigabyte board.

BTW - look at the manual, p55.

Hi ehume, I think you misread my post. I have set the smart fan to auto and voltage mode already however it makes the fans spin at only 300RPM at idle and 600RPM at load which isn't enough, also it seemed I could still hear it a lot at 300RPM which isn't great, it should be inaudible at that speed.
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Has anybody tried putting a beQuiet Silent Wings fan onto the D14? Do they fit ok? I'm thinking of maybe replacing the NF P12 with a Silent Wings PWM fan.
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post #1813 of 3947
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Originally Posted by Steev08 View Post
There's nothing alike for the asus Z68 boards? I just find it wrong that on a brand new £120+ board that it doesn't slow the cpu fans down during idle and speed them up?

Or am I confusing automatic speed with Asus fan thing? Surely all boards future the lower rpm for fans when idle, but I can't use the profile manual setup of fan speed due to the fans not being pwm correct? But the mb will still auto adjust the rpm for when idle but I just don have a say as to what rpm?
I was severely disappointed when I got my As.s board. There is Voltage control of one of my Chassis headers, but it only drops fans to about two-thirds of the max speed. There is no Voltage control of CPU headers like the full-range control I saw in my Gigabyte motherboards. I was mislead by some user posts.

So, the only way to control fans with an As.s board is to put PWM fans in your heatsink.

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Hi ehume, I think you misread my post. I have set the smart fan to auto and voltage mode already however it makes the fans spin at only 300RPM at idle and 600RPM at load which isn't enough, also it seemed I could still hear it a lot at 300RPM which isn't great, it should be inaudible at that speed.
That's just weird.

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Has anybody tried putting a beQuiet Silent Wings fan onto the D14? Do they fit ok? I'm thinking of maybe replacing the NF P12 with a Silent Wings PWM fan.
If your fan has 120mm screw holes you can adapt it for the D14. See this link.
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Ok, I'm gonna ask here, I just noticed, that my idle temps are weird.
Sig PC and my idle temps are about 32-35C on each core and 26C on the CPU.
Did I seat it wrong? I read other people getting lower idle temps when OC'd, but mine is at stock

My ambient temp is 24C, is this temp normal? what are you guys getting?
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post #1815 of 3947
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Has anybody tried putting a beQuiet Silent Wings fan onto the D14? Do they fit ok? I'm thinking of maybe replacing the NF P12 with a Silent Wings PWM fan.
I've 2x Silent Wings USC 140mm (not the 12cm as you probably want to put) and it's ok, but:
1. I'm not using original fan clips, but zip-ties
2. to do the proper zip-tying, you have to remove the grey thing that is supposed to minimize vibrations etc, when mounted on the case

If you want, I can add a picture how does it look like.

I've tried 4 variants of fans on NH-D14:
a) P12 + P14
b) 2xP14
c) P14 + SGT
d) 2 x BQ SW USC 140mm

and the last one has the best ratio noise/performance. P14 fans are quite loud in my opinion (I've a fan controller - Zalman MFC-3 and Scythe Kaze Q)
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I've 2x Silent Wings USC 140mm (not the 12cm as you probably want to put) and it's ok, but:
1. I'm not using original fan clips, but zip-ties
2. to do the proper zip-tying, you have to remove the grey thing that is supposed to minimize vibrations etc, when mounted on the case

If you want, I can add a picture how does it look like.

I've tried 4 variants of fans on NH-D14:
a) P12 + P14
b) 2xP14
c) P14 + SGT
d) 2 x BQ SW USC 140mm

and the last one has the best ratio noise/performance. P14 fans are quite loud in my opinion (I've a fan controller - Zalman MFC-3 and Scythe Kaze Q)
Yeah if you could, I'm thinking of leaving on the P14 and possibly swapping the P12 for the be quiet. The Be Quiet is off my Dark Rock advanced so it doesn't have those grey mounts, it is mounted on that with some rubber clip things which I'd have to try and remove. I also have another Be quiet USC 120mm which I've put as an exhaust but I don't see the point in replacing the P14 wth that as I'd keep the noctuas in the case anyways, and having that in the middle helps blow air into the power heatsinks.

First I'm going to try the D14 with the noctua fans using ULNA, if it's quiet enough I might not bother putting the Silent Wings PWM on, not decided yet, I'll see how you've attached them.
Edited by smaudioz - 9/15/11 at 4:21am
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Ok, I'm gonna ask here, I just noticed, that my idle temps are weird.
Sig PC and my idle temps are about 32-35C on each core and 26C on the CPU.
Did I seat it wrong? I read other people getting lower idle temps when OC'd, but mine is at stock

My ambient temp is 24C, is this temp normal? what are you guys getting?
There are alot of factors that make for different temps with these coolers like case size,case pressure,air humidity and what not but if in doubt it wouldn't harm to resit it.

Just use a very small amout of TIM and I personally spread it evenly before putting it on but some people don't and tbh it doesn't matter which way you do it as long as it's a thin amount and even.
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post #1818 of 3947
Nothing looking fantastic. Well - I've removed the grey things in corners, as seen below:

I've linked 2 zipties, then "used" them - so the fans are on place, then cut off the unnecessary part.
This is how it looks like (it was after preliminary assembly - now it's looking better in the case)
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post #1819 of 3947
Thanks but I can't even see how you've attached them in that photo. I don't see any zip ties on them either.

Oh I see the one on the right side of the heatsink, I don't understand how they're being held in place though.
Edited by smaudioz - 9/15/11 at 5:16am
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I'll make a more detailed picture tomorrow, when I'll get back from business trip to Prague
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