Published on 8th June 2008 by
Originally Posted by steveo_mcgIt looks very nice, but i thouhght every one who cared about fan noise had swapped to a motherboard with on board speed control years ago.
Originally Posted by Hamishi never use the motherboard headers, a proper fan controller is better imo
Originally Posted by wuyanxubut do they do auto-fan control?
if you have more than 6 fans, you may HAVE to go for a fan controllers.
however the problem i have with the front panel fan controllers is that although they have a temperature sensor, they don't automatically change the fan speed based on the temperature, then what is the point of a fan controller?
the system will cool down when idling, thus auto fan controller dials down the speed, cool and quiet.
the system is under load, thus more heat is produced, then auto fan controller sensor picks it up and turns up fan speed, cooling effectively while don't require any manual user input.
Originally Posted by Hamishi dont need auto-fan control, when i want it super quiet i put them all down to 5-7v (this is like, at night or when watching a movie) otherwise i usually leave them at full speed
i find it quite annoying when fans are happily changing their noise level all by themselves :p
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