Cooling Fan Always On?



somebody
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Is there a way to change your settings so that the cpu fan is always on?
Whenever I play certain games, they lock up and I don't hear the fan

Sleepless in Seattle
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Typically not, if the fan isn't running then it needs replacing.

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"somebody" <somebody@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Is there a way to change your settings so that the cpu fan is always on?
> Whenever I play certain games, they lock up and I don't hear the fan

Lil' Dave
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Most likely, yes. It may be a setting in the bios, and/or, software already
loaded on your PC.

The fan you're probably hearing is the chassis fan, you may have more than
one of those.

If your video card has a heat sink only, its relying entirely on the PC's
chassis fan to move out the heat. Chassis fan locations are important
considerations to move the heat from the video card processor. Many PC
cases don't make provisions for a chassis fan in this area of the PC.

"somebody" <somebody@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:591D2F72-9FD7-4F6C-AE82-3FB6E020326B@microsoft.com...
> Is there a way to change your settings so that the cpu fan is always on?
> Whenever I play certain games, they lock up and I don't hear the fan

Sleepless in Seattle
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
So maybe you would like to provide an example of a motherboard that allows
the user to turn off the CPU fan via the BIOS and/or software.

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Jonah
"Lil' Dave" <spamyourself@virus.net> wrote in message
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> Most likely, yes. It may be a setting in the bios, and/or, software
> already loaded on your PC.
>
> The fan you're probably hearing is the chassis fan, you may have more than
> one of those.
>
> If your video card has a heat sink only, its relying entirely on the PC's
> chassis fan to move out the heat. Chassis fan locations are important
> considerations to move the heat from the video card processor. Many PC
> cases don't make provisions for a chassis fan in this area of the PC.
>
> "somebody" <somebody@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:591D2F72-9FD7-4F6C-AE82-3FB6E020326B@microsoft.com...
>> Is there a way to change your settings so that the cpu fan is always on?
>> Whenever I play certain games, they lock up and I don't hear the fan
>
>

R. McCarty
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Never seen a motherboard that allows BIOS control of the
CPU fan. However, many do have a Chassis control option
of Low or Off. Also many fans now have a Thermistor on
a cable for specific placement in the case to allow variable
speed to be done automatically.

"Sleepless in Seattle" <jonah@guest.com> wrote in message
news:ouZie.1323$U4.154879@news.xtra.co.nz...
> So maybe you would like to provide an example of a motherboard that allows
> the user to turn off the CPU fan via the BIOS and/or software.
>
> --
> Jonah
> "Lil' Dave" <spamyourself@virus.net> wrote in message
> news:epR0kaFXFHA.3996@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Most likely, yes. It may be a setting in the bios, and/or, software
>> already loaded on your PC.
>>
>> The fan you're probably hearing is the chassis fan, you may have more
>> than one of those.
>>
>> If your video card has a heat sink only, its relying entirely on the PC's
>> chassis fan to move out the heat. Chassis fan locations are important
>> considerations to move the heat from the video card processor. Many PC
>> cases don't make provisions for a chassis fan in this area of the PC.
>>
>> "somebody" <somebody@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:591D2F72-9FD7-4F6C-AE82-3FB6E020326B@microsoft.com...
>>> Is there a way to change your settings so that the cpu fan is always on?
>>> Whenever I play certain games, they lock up and I don't hear the fan
>>
>>
>
>

DevilsPGD
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
In message <#KfSyuFXFHA.2540@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl> "R. McCarty"
<PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote:

>Never seen a motherboard that allows BIOS control of the
>CPU fan.

Oh? Most do...

You just need to find the right software to do it -- Try FanSpeed.


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Lil' Dave
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
This site should answer any question that you may have.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/
There is another detail, the fan may have a 3rd wire for variable speed
control.
Current Intel cpus have onboard thermistors for notification of slowing down
it down when imminent heat limit is nearing. Believe all Pentium series
have this. Has nothing to do with fan speed control however.
Thermistors are used as temperature sensors in the fan speed control
software.
Control of both cpu and chassis fan software has been quite common for the
past 3 or so years. Not all motherboards can support such however. Some
motherboard makers supply this kind of software as an added bonus on their
driver CD.
Some power supply makers are adding fan control speed aspect to their power
supplies.
The whole purpose of controlling a fan is quiet operation of the PC via
slowing down the fan speed or even allowing them to be on. The variable
line is used to slow down or stop the fan, in a 3 wire fan. This 3rd wire
can decrease the voltage introduced to the fan, thus slowing its rpm down or
stopping the fan.

"Sleepless in Seattle" <jonah@guest.com> wrote in message
news:ouZie.1323$U4.154879@news.xtra.co.nz...
> So maybe you would like to provide an example of a motherboard that allows
> the user to turn off the CPU fan via the BIOS and/or software.
>
> --
> Jonah
> "Lil' Dave" <spamyourself@virus.net> wrote in message
> news:epR0kaFXFHA.3996@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Most likely, yes. It may be a setting in the bios, and/or, software
>> already loaded on your PC.
>>
>> The fan you're probably hearing is the chassis fan, you may have more
>> than one of those.
>>
>> If your video card has a heat sink only, its relying entirely on the PC's
>> chassis fan to move out the heat. Chassis fan locations are important
>> considerations to move the heat from the video card processor. Many PC
>> cases don't make provisions for a chassis fan in this area of the PC.
>>
>> "somebody" <somebody@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:591D2F72-9FD7-4F6C-AE82-3FB6E020326B@microsoft.com...
>>> Is there a way to change your settings so that the cpu fan is always on?
>>> Whenever I play certain games, they lock up and I don't hear the fan
>>
>>
>
>

DevilsPGD
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
In message <ouZie.1323$U4.154879@news.xtra.co.nz> "Sleepless in Seattle"
<jonah@guest.com> wrote:

>So maybe you would like to provide an example of a motherboard that allows
>the user to turn off the CPU fan via the BIOS and/or software.

Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro3 is one example... I can turn my fan up or down
(from the system managed speed, which varies depending on the temp the
CPU is reporting), or I can turn the CPU fan off entirely.


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Cooling Fan Always On?