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Anonymous
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June 13, 2005 11:51:47 PM

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Can anyone get this to work? I asked Gigabyte:

Question:
According to the manual, with CPU Smart fan enabled in the BIOS the CPU fan
should be not spin when the CPU temperature is lower than 50 degrees C. My
fan (standard AMD type) always spins at about 3000rpm even though the CPU
temperature is about 40 degrees.
BIOS version is F3.
I can use EasyTune to stop the fan, but this should not be necessary.
Thanks

Reply from Gigabyte:
according to your description, this could be related to CPU SMART FAN.
While the CPU SMART FAN was activated in the BIOS, 40 degree of CPU
temperature is the limit for the CPU fan to spin or not.

The CPU temperature could be different during every boot-up, sometimes less
than 40 degree, when we actually tested with the M/B; however, after a
period of time (for example, after entering OS), the CPU would eventually
spin because the temperature gets higher. Please don't worry about it.

Or, you can try disabling the "CPU SMART FAN" under CPU health Status in the
BIOS first. Our BIOS engineers will improve the function as soon as they
can. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

What I do now.
I use Easytune 5 to stop the fan; the temperature usually stabilises at
about 40 degrees C unless the processor is under an unusual load. However,
Easytune5 is pretty flaky and freezes the PC on a warm boot. Trying to
understand the reply from Gigabyte, I guess the message is 'wait for the
next BIOS revision'!
Tony

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Anonymous
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June 14, 2005 12:29:47 PM

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"Tony M-J" <tony@nospam.jantony.co.uk> wrote in message
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>
> What I do now.
> I use Easytune 5 to stop the fan; the temperature usually stabilises at
> about 40 degrees C unless the processor is under an unusual load. However,
> Easytune5 is pretty flaky and freezes the PC on a warm boot. Trying to
> understand the reply from Gigabyte, I guess the message is 'wait for the
> next BIOS revision'!
> Tony

Is there a problem having this fan permanently running? I would be more
concerned about having a no spinning fan to start properly when needed.
3000 rpm (usually) is no noise factor at all







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