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Windows 7: Fan control with external boot

27 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
Fan control with external boot

I wanted to boot linux on an external HDD and am concerned about the effect on PC cooling.
My PC has a small enclosure with one fan over the CPU & one in the power supply.
The BIOS has Smart Fan enabled. Does anyone know if the BIOS would be controlling the fan regardless of Windows running or not?

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27 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

The Bios normally controls the fan speed. There are programs that you can boost the fan speed with but the Bios itself usually controls the speeds.
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