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Windows 7: How to configure FANs?

03 Oct 2009   #1
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How to configure FANs?

Hi,

Since i have no problem with my PC's Noise, i wanted to know how can i lock all fans in my computer at 100%, so everything runs cool.

Thanks,
Alex


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03 Oct 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

try speedfan,

it's free, and it can do lots of monitoring type things, but most importantly, it allows you to control your fan, and works with most systems.

although most people use it to lower their fan speed :)

i'm no engineer, so please correct me if i'm wrong, but maybe it's not a good idea to have your fans going 100% all the time, it's bound to lower their lifespan. maybe 80% would still give plenty of cooling?
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03 Oct 2009   #3
Wayward

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Go into the bios, enable Q-Fan, set to Turbo.
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03 Oct 2009   #4
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wayward View Post
Go into the bios, enable Q-Fan, set to Turbo.
Wouldn't disabling Q-fan do the same thing?

If one has no Q-fan in the Bios, one can also connect the fans directly to power rails instead of the mainboard.
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03 Oct 2009   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you actually have a problem with heat inside of your case??? Are your components (CPU and GPU) getting too hot???. If not, not sure really what the point of running the fans at full speed all the time is. It's going to just increase your power usage and increase the noise of the box.
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03 Oct 2009   #6
Wayward

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wayward View Post
Go into the bios, enable Q-Fan, set to Turbo.
Wouldn't disabling Q-fan do the same thing?
Yeah, I think it would.:)
I've never tried it, but maybe it overvolts the fans a little?
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03 Oct 2009   #7
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wayward View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wayward View Post
Go into the bios, enable Q-Fan, set to Turbo.
Wouldn't disabling Q-fan do the same thing?
Yeah, I think it would.:)
I've never tried it, but maybe it overvolts the fans a little?
the opposite.

Q-fan undervolts them.

Without Q-fan, they run at max volts.
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03 Oct 2009   #8
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I wanted to know, cause when i'd need, i would overclock my i7 to 4 GHz so i wanted to know how to leave it at 100%.
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03 Oct 2009   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, keep in mind that overclocking is specific to each and every CPU. Meaning that some overclock well, while others won't hardly overclock at all. Hopefully you will have good results..but there is no guarantee.
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04 Oct 2009   #10
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

and even if you over clock, Q-fan will monitor the heat and adjust the fan speed accordingly,
so no need to have them on full when you PC is idling.

Greetings
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