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I'm not entirely sure how to control my fan speed, but I do know that I have to go into my bios and adjust setting in power management or something like that.

currently it says my fan is at 2000RPM, what can I do to get it going faster and is there any program I can use to control the fan from outside the bios?
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the fan needs to hbe a pwm fan. it usually has a 4th wire for speed. you can use the bios or a program like speedfan.

personally i use a fan controller that fits in my 3.5 floppy bay for all my fans.
    
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Another option is to buy a fan controller or get resistors that will block off some voltage so that it loweres the speed.

But it would be wisest to get 4-pin fans as thisizbrian said.
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Originally Posted by thisizbrian View Post
the fan needs to hbe a pwm fan. it usually has a 4th wire for speed. you can use the bios or a program like speedfan.

personally i use a fan controller that fits in my 3.5 floppy bay for all my fans.
I got speedfan and this is what it looks like



since there all at 100% does that mean I can't get my fan to run any higher?
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Originally Posted by paintballer70 View Post
since there all at 100% does that mean I can't get my fan to run any higher?
Pretty much, yeah.
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currently it says my fan is at 2000RPM, what can I do to get it going faster
I believe that is as fast as your fan can go.
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Intel stock cooler?

That's probably the fastest.
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