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Old November 20, 2011, 10:27 AM
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Check your BIOS settings to see if your motherboard supports fan speed control of non PWM fans. (typically fan control options Voltage versus PWM)
Thanks. I just checked, all the fan speeds are monitored and set using Q-fan..

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ASUS has AI Suite II included with its P8 Cougar Point motherboards, which allows for fully adjustable temperature-based profiles for the chassis and CPU fans via PWM and voltage control. They can only be controlled in those two groups, however, and not individually. The PWR fan headers cannot be controlled.
Ah! Now i'm clear... AI Suite II's Fan Xpert controls only CPU+PWM fans..
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Old November 20, 2011, 10:36 AM
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No you cannot, unless you use a third party fan controller, you cannot speed control fans who only have 3 pins from your motherboard. Those 3 pins are 12V, GND, and Speed sense/RPM reader. The fourth pin which isn't included is the PWM pin, which is the pin that allows the motherboard to control the speed of the fan. Third party fan controllers can change the speed of 3 pin fans because they down volt the fan, causing it to run slower.
Most motherboard manufacturers use programs (software or even in the BIOS with Cool and Quiet) to voltage regulate the Fan's onboard. So even without PWM yes, motherboards and still control 3-pin Fans.

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Old November 21, 2011, 02:52 AM
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^^Thanks, wil check it out..
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Old November 21, 2011, 04:42 AM
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Thanks. I just checked, all the fan speeds are monitored and set using Q-fan..



Ah! Now i'm clear... AI Suite II's Fan Xpert controls only CPU+PWM fans..
No, AI Suite can control fans via PWM, and via voltage control.
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