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by Frank Benign
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DQ57TM motherboard fan control in Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Re: DQ57TM motherboard fan control in Linux

The Intel boards usually have pretty good fan control functions in the BIOS. Do you really need OS support? Oh, I see what you mean. Fan regulation should work regardless of the OS. But I never hear them spin up from their baseline, no matter how hard the CPU is working. It would be nice to be able...
by Frank Benign
Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DQ57TM motherboard fan control in Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

DQ57TM motherboard fan control in Linux

Anybody ever got this working? I'm running the 3.5 kernel. sensors-detect finds the w83627ehf chip. I loaded the driver, but pwmconfig still reports 0 speed for all the fans. Ditto for sensors . I've never had to run my CPU hard, but will do so shortly. The inability to ramp up the fans is disconcer...
by Frank Benign
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Quietest] 180mm Fan possible
Replies: 21
Views: 21930

Re: Silentest 180mm Fan possible

Asus motherboards like the Maximus Gene have built-in voltage controllers on their 3-pin fan headers. Combined with the Asus Fan Xpert you get automatic fan control. I have an Asus Maximus IV Gene Z in a TJ08B-E case at work. Automatic fan control works a treat. Just leave the front fan speed switch...
by Frank Benign
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler
Replies: 15
Views: 6971

Re: Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm Fan Cooler

I've tried to put one of the fans in the pull position. (I wanted the third fan to do double-duty as an exhaust fan). It makes a whistling noise. Not entirely unpleasant, but definitely more noticeable than when pushing air into the heatsink.
by Frank Benign
Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)
Replies: 23
Views: 15425

Re: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)

The case is black and is sitting under my desk, so I don't have much time to fret over it. But a bulge is definitely there. If you tap it, you get a solid thud ie. the heatsink is right up against the panel. The panel does close with a lot of swearing. I have no idea how this impacts the heatsink-c...
by Frank Benign
Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 85399

Regarding the top fan

I took it out, of course, and blocked the grille with a book to prevent dust from falling in and noise from coming out. I can't believe why they bothered with it in the first place. Out of interest, I ran the Tricool fan in a horizontal position, holding it in my hand. In the exhaust orientation (as...
by Frank Benign
Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)
Replies: 23
Views: 15425

Re: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)

With the mega heatsink that I have, closing the side panel is a challenge. There are dents in the panel, and it bulges somewhat when in place. Sigh... I wish the Antec P183 would be able to accomodate 140mm fans as case fans. They are much quieter. I just ordered a Silver Arrow for use in my P183.....
by Frank Benign
Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)
Replies: 23
Views: 15425

Re: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)

Sigh... I wish the Antec P183 would be able to accomodate 140mm fans as case fans. They are much quieter. Well, that is not true :!: 120mm fans are quite always better than 140mm....there are so many examples about it :wink: Well, bigger fans rotate slower, so any noise they make will have a lower ...
by Frank Benign
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)
Replies: 23
Views: 15425

Re: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)

With the mega heatsink that I have, closing the side panel is a challenge. There are dents in the panel, and it bulges somewhat when in place. been there done that... what you have to do is to cut a couple of small oval holes in the black plastic material that's on the side panel, to accomodate the...
by Frank Benign
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)
Replies: 23
Views: 15425

Re: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)

You are welcome :D By the way, if you want you can try one of the fan you have on the heatsink to tell us an opinion, two is better than one :wink: About the cable, yeah, surely thermalright thought at this fan as a CPU fan only....but...if it is greaT, why not to use it anywhere else? :wink: I'll ...
by Frank Benign
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)
Replies: 23
Views: 15425

Re: My Opinion About Thermalright TY-140 fan (little Review)

The fan is FANTASTIC. There is no clue of ticking noises or something annoying, both in vertical or orizontal placement....the only thing you'll hear, is the sound of the air that is moving. At low RPM is dead silent...you can barely hear it at 800rpm, but at the same time it moves air! At full spe...
by Frank Benign
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: X-400 buzz noise
Replies: 31
Views: 9377

Re: X-400 buzz noise

I have an X-460 and it too buzzes. But I can only hear it if I stick my ear right next to it. I can't hear it normally.