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Old 10-17-2007, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default Can i turn on/off fans manually ?

How can i manually turn off/on fans inside the computer from the desktop ?
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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by using a program such as speedfan. i dont have a link readily available, but i think it can do it.
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As long as the fan is plugged into the motherboard and not the power supply.
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no you cant, you have to use a fan controller, you cant manually turn down just the fan voltage.
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i thought speedfan was able to control fan speeds. :/
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i thought speedfan was able to control fan speeds. :/
only the cpu, which is the only varible voltage fan port on motherboards, ive tried many times.
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ahh, well... makes sense, i guess.. i've never really gotten any use out of speedfan, because my motherboard has a pile of s*** for a sensor.. (in other words, the temperature i get in speedfan is &ac@!0$A!5Isv or something like that)
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only the cpu, which is the only varible voltage fan port on motherboards, ive tried many times.
Not entirely true, my Asus Commando isn't like that. The only 3-pin fan I have plugged in can be controlled by Speedfan, and it's nowhere near the CPU fan plug.
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You can use speed fans on a custom computer when they're plugged into the motherboard.

If plugged into the PSU, unplug it.
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If you can grab a fan controller at any stores, it's the best way to go. It even does PSU fans, when you plug them in.
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