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Actually, i've controlled a 3 pin fan with speedfan before.

Not sure if you want to try it though.
    
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There is a setting that should be called: smart fan or cool and quiet or something along those lines
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There is a setting that should be called: smart fan or cool and quiet or something along those lines
If you look at his BIOS screenies, you will see that the only fan control he has is for the CPU header.

Speedfan might or might not work, it all depends on whether the Motherboad will allow speedfan to adjust voltages to the chassis header... I can't hurt to try.
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If you don't wanna deal with SpeedFan which is not guaranteed to work, then just go to newegg and get yourself a cheap fan controller. Even the nicer ones aren't that expensive.
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Actually, i've controlled a 3 pin fan with speedfan before.

Not sure if you want to try it though.
I'll give it a try as soon as I get home from school Thanks!
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There is a setting that should be called: smart fan or cool and quiet or something along those lines
Yeah, others have tried to help me find this setting already, but I don't think it exists in my motherboard's BIOS.
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If you look at his BIOS screenies, you will see that the only fan control he has is for the CPU header.

Speedfan might or might not work, it all depends on whether the Motherboad will allow speedfan to adjust voltages to the chassis header... I can't hurt to try.
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If you don't wanna deal with SpeedFan which is not guaranteed to work, then just go to newegg and get yourself a cheap fan controller. Even the nicer ones aren't that expensive.

Thanks everyone, I'll try out the Speed Fan program, since it seems like it would be better than nothing. Can anyone recommend me a cheapo fan controller?
 
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I downloaded and installed SpeedFan. Now what? I'm not finding any specific setting for my chassis/case fan.
 
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Forget Speedfan. It is nice for monitoring but not for controlling fan speed. If you have a molex extender laying around you can make it into a 7V adapter by swapping the ground and +5V wires around (12 - 5 = 7). Or else spend $5 and get a fan speed controller. Or buy a fan that is quieter and doesn't spin so fast (something in the range of 17 dbA).

Silenx IXP7618 iXtrema Pro Fan

or this (which I have installed in my machine and like a lot)...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Definitely quieter than the crappy Vantec which it replaced.
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Forget Speedfan. It is nice for monitoring but not for controlling fan speed. If you have a molex extender laying around you can make it into a 7V adapter by swapping the ground and +5V wires around (12 - 5 = 7). Or else spend $5 and get a fan speed controller. Or buy a fan that is quieter and doesn't spin so fast (something in the range of 17 dbA).

Silenx IXP7618 iXtrema Pro Fan

or this (which I have installed in my machine and like a lot)...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Definitely quieter than the crappy Vantec which it replaced.
Thanks for your post coonmanx! I'll try this out when i get home from school. And thanks for the recommendations.
 
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post #19 of 20
If it's only one or two fans, you can pick up a Zalman fan controller for ~7 bucks on Newegg. It has a 3 pin connector that allows you to slow the fan speed down.
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SilenX are... well, silent, but they lie about CFM rating
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