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Old March 14, 2010, 09:09 AM
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It works perfectly fine when I use Speedfan and set it to allow the fan to only spin at 50% of max speed. I also have a Zalman Fanmate 2, but I just don't want to have to use an external solution. Cooling isn't the problem, its the fan spinning faster than necessary (which might actually be the settings, but can't find where).

I just tried PWM mode, no luck... : (
well thats your solution i guess
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well thats your solution i guess
Its A solution, obviously not optimal, as I'd prefer not to have to use external software (as another poster mentioned, this shouldn't be necessary)

The mobo has on default 25 degrees as the starting point to vary speed. I've used EasyTune 6 (the software that comes with the gigabyte mobo to set it to 40), but it just won't stay there permenantly, when I reboot, it'll spin fast, and then when it gets into windows, the software kicks in.

I guess this now becomes a question for people with Gigabyte mobos and how they've dealt with this, I'm sure theres a solution other than speedfan.
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The mobo has on default 25 degrees as the starting point to vary speed.
Can you change the setpoints in bios higher? 25C is low and you should be able to set your fans to ramp up at a higher temp.
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Can you change the setpoints in bios higher? 25C is low and you should be able to set your fans to ramp up at a higher temp.
Nope, not possible. Oh well, I've settled on the EasyTune6 solution

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Its A solution, obviously not optimal, as I'd prefer not to have to use external software (as another poster mentioned, this shouldn't be necessary)

The mobo has on default 25 degrees as the starting point to vary speed. I've used EasyTune 6 (the software that comes with the gigabyte mobo to set it to 40), but it just won't stay there permenantly, when I reboot, it'll spin fast, and then when it gets into windows, the software kicks in.

I guess this now becomes a question for people with Gigabyte mobos and how they've dealt with this, I'm sure theres a solution other than speedfan.
I actually think mate that that is normal operation for PWM Fans. If set to temp controlled all PWM Fans should spool up fast on booting normally then level off. Stop using your other programs to control it and run a normal cycle of off - on and see if once it gets into windows you are fine.

I think you have normal operation here now, unless I'm missing something.

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I actually think mate that that is normal operation for PWM Fans. If set to temp controlled all PWM Fans should spool up fast on booting normally then level off. Stop using your other programs to control it and run a normal cycle of off - on and see if once it gets into windows you are fine.

I think you have normal operation here now, unless I'm missing something.

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It's still a bit too loud even without any software, it does slow down from the fast on booting, but not enough to keep me happy.

I think the problem may be that the motherboard is reading a different temperature than the core of my cpu, thus the motherboard thinks the cpu needs cooling? I'm still trying to figure that one out in my other thread

CoreTemp32 or Motherboard reading, which is right?

I hope you guys don't think I'm completely dumb by now, but I'll admit, I'm still catching up to speed from about 5-6 years away from caring about hardware.
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