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doomtop wrote:As fanXpert2 is a marvelous piece of software, its really one of the main reasons i moved to haswell from sandy bridge (i had only fanxpert1 that couldnt control my 3pin frontal fan). Now returning to your comment, yes the bios fan control is not as great as fanxpert2, as it can overide the bios 20% (cpu header) and 60% (on chasis headers), my current CPU fan is noiseblocker 120mm pwm PLPS, and Noiseblocker desing makes it hard to drop down, they have a rainge of 600-1500 according to spec, but what they dont mention is that the 600 is at 0%, and bios still has a restriction of 20%, but mighty FanXpert2 able to overide this and goes deep down to 0% pwm, amazing. Here is a pic to show you what i mean,
Hi Abula, thanks for the suggestions. I did try using the BIOS fan control; however, I was not able to bring the fan speeds as low as with Fan Xpert 2. The BIOS seems to have some minimum limit for fan speed. Just installing Ai Suite III does not drop the fan speeds, I actually have to run the Fan Xpert 2 calibration tool. Once the fans are calibrated in Fan Xpert 2 the CPU fan will drop from like 600-700rpm to 200-250rpm.
doomtop wrote:Are all your devices recognized on the device manager? in my case there was a driver that its not on the site that it was on the cd, but i had to manually add it, didnt gave me any issues like you, so might not be related, but just wondering if all your devices are recognized?
If there is no alternative fan control software possible at this time, I will try re-installing my operating system and running all updates, etc. prior to installing Ai Suite III (as you have suggested) or I will try using Windows 8 as well. It's just that I've already setup all my programs and everything; I'd rather not have to redo it all, especially since re-installing may or may not help.
doomtop wrote:Well here you chose very nice PWM fans, all those fans are rated to drop by noctua on PWM to 300rpm,
Oh, and the fans I am using are Noctua PWM fans, although it is not possible for them to be identical. The CPU fan is NF-A15 PWM and the case fans are NF-A14 PWM and NF-S12A PWM. Maybe I am not doing something correctly, because the BIOS will not drop them so low as you mentioned.
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