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January 27, 2007 11:34:27 PM

i have a tuniq tower 120 and a p5b deluxe...is there any way to get the system to control the fan speed depending on cpu temperature?

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January 27, 2007 11:54:09 PM

you could try speed fan.
January 27, 2007 11:56:41 PM

but the thing is the fan in my tuniq is only a 3 pin connector to the motherboard, so does that mean the fan is incapable of being controlled automatically?
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January 28, 2007 12:05:08 AM

yeah it should work.
January 28, 2007 12:20:46 AM

try this.




you can see the fan controls.
click to adjust the speed. % wise.
January 28, 2007 12:30:50 AM

ah yes im already using speedfan but 2 things...
1) i want something that will work automatically
2) when i change the % it doesnt change the fan speed anyway
January 28, 2007 12:37:47 AM

the fan control works for me.

well then use speedstep or cool&quite then.
January 28, 2007 12:47:19 AM

if you like modding... perhaps you should steal the stock cooler fan and swap it with ur tuniq fan. That way it has all 4 pins and the board will be happy. Just a thought. Not sure if it will actually work.
January 28, 2007 1:53:57 AM

i think that would work but my hsf has quite a unique design. the fan actually sits inside the heatsink, so the stock intel cooler wont fit

im thinking the reason is because of the 3/4 pin business, but even with a 3 pin fan, shouldnt the motherboard just adjust the DC voltage to the fan to change the rpm though?
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January 28, 2007 2:31:22 AM

Is the Q-Fan 2 control enabled in the ASUS CMOS, my M/B has a place to Enable it and another place to set its run functions in the CMOS settings, but I don't know about the ASUS settings.
January 28, 2007 2:35:11 AM

yes cpu q-fan has been enabled and set to "optimal" in bios, but it doesnt matter what i set it to, it doesnt make a difference to the fan rpm
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January 28, 2007 2:39:39 AM

the 4th fan wire must controll the fan speed then for sure, does Tuniq have an option or 4th wire fan replacement available?
January 28, 2007 2:47:01 AM

I dont believe so

from what ive read, the 4th wire is for pvm which is a way of controlling the fan speed. not many fans support the 4th wire and this technology, and yet they can still be controlled by the motherboard. why? theres must be some sort of voltage regulation from the motherboard to control the speed, but why does it not work with my fan? :?
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January 28, 2007 3:40:50 AM

Quote:
ah yes im already using speedfan but 2 things...
1) i want something that will work automatically
2) when i change the % it doesnt change the fan speed anyway


1) SpeedFan will adjust fan speed automatically if you set it up to do so.
2) You must have Q-Fan disabled in the BIOS to release control to SpeedFan.

I have a P5B-Deluxe/WiFi and SpeedFan works (v4.31 or later) just fine.
January 28, 2007 1:15:52 PM

hm, do you think maybe its because of the type of fan i have? the tuniq fan is only 3 pin, but it also has manual control in the form of a knob which mounts to the back plate slots of the pci slot area
January 28, 2007 1:35:49 PM

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hm, do you think maybe its because of the type of fan i have? the tuniq fan is only 3 pin, but it also has manual control in the form of a knob which mounts to the back plate slots of the pci slot area


just use the manual cuntrol then.

maybe set it at a meduim stting that keeps it quite and cool.
you shouldnt have to set it at full speed nor at the slowest.

i have the arcticfreezer and it has the 3pin pluged into my cpu pin
on the mobo. speedfan controls it.
January 28, 2007 1:58:42 PM

well the manual control is quite unresponsive, its either full speed or slowest, its hard to find a middle

does speedstep need to be on in order for qfan to work?
January 28, 2007 2:11:15 PM

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does speedstep need to be on in order for qfan to work?


i think so for the asus mobo but not sure.
January 28, 2007 2:18:14 PM

hm well ive tried it with speedstep on and off, and with a 4pin pwm fan and a 3 pin...nothing works

what are the chances of me having a faulty motherboard? everything works apart from q fan
January 28, 2007 2:27:56 PM

its possiable. i had a new msi mobo that worked just fine until
i went dualcore. it would still work but only read one core not both.

the thing is does this bug you that much?
is it worth it to swap the mobo out?


thats up to you.
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January 28, 2007 2:39:41 PM

Well if he has an ASUS M/B that explains it right there! :lol: 
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January 28, 2007 2:41:24 PM

Just ribbing sirheck don't go ballistic, its a long story :lol: 
January 28, 2007 2:43:13 PM

:tongue:
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January 28, 2007 2:45:51 PM

:mrgreen:



8s across the board
January 28, 2007 2:46:59 PM

i have the asus mobo (@4ryan6) IT WORKS :lol: 
but mine is a s939 amd.

yours is the intel.

i have never used the cool&quite on mine.
and have never used an intel asus mobo with speedstep
so i am not sure.

if you see (prozac26) around i beleive he has the same mobo and could probably answer your question better than me.
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January 28, 2007 2:55:28 PM

Its probably M/B control related but the question with an ASUS M/B is is it a livable thing, sometimes the ASUS M/B can have one thing wrong and function right on never encountering any other problems, and sometimes the one thing wrong could be a prelude to M/B failure.

To me thats a livable problem if it can be worked around by other means but only time will tell if he's going to encounter other problems. :wink:
January 28, 2007 2:59:30 PM

i agree.
the msi k8neo4 sli mobo i had worked great with a 3700amd
then tried an x24600 and 4400.

it worked but wouldnt see the second core.
i tried everything.

gave it to a freind who is currently using
a 3500amd with xp64 and an x800xl.

he says it works great.
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January 28, 2007 3:26:34 PM

A future BIOS flash may possibly address that issue.

A friend of mine built a C2D with an Intel M/B [with no OCing intentions at all], I saw [at Intels Website], how much trouble Intel was having keeping up with resolving issues with Intel M/Bs relating to their own C2D product line, with a string of available BIOS flashes for the C2D setups.

I can only imagine other well known brand name M/B manufacturers are also running into the same constant BIOS upgrading issues, relating to the C2D M/Bs as Intel is, but they're probably classing these issues as to their priorities, to just how big a problem the issue is.
January 28, 2007 3:29:00 PM

didnt think about that.

maybe the op should try a bios flash.
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January 28, 2007 3:41:55 PM

If he's behind the available BIOS flash releases yes he should, his problem may be resolved with a current BIOS flash.

One thing that impressed me with the Intel website, was their details as to what each BIOS flash corrected or addressed, ASUS doesn't go into too much detail as to their flashes purpose as Intel does, but if he's a couple of flashes behind relating to C2D, he'd be wise to flash for sure.
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January 28, 2007 3:42:59 PM

Are you flashed to the latest available BIOS flash?
January 28, 2007 3:49:22 PM

i just recently flashed my asus and it dropped my temps from 40c
to this



8O
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January 28, 2007 4:05:04 PM

COOL RUNNINGS! :wink:
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January 28, 2007 4:06:03 PM

I wonder which reporting was actually right?
January 28, 2007 4:15:57 PM

speedfan reports the same i posted it on the last page of this thread.

that was last night with the window cracked open though
it actually runs in the high 20,s with the window closed.

i have had the original bios since i got this board.
it was 1005 i think. now it is 1200 something.
the newest is 13 or 1400.

i only flashed to try for a higher oc.
and niticed that my tmeps were around 10c cooler.
im also using the white radioshack t.i.m. :lol: 
January 28, 2007 4:17:13 PM

can anyone point me to the intel page that addresses each bios flash?

and yes my bios is flashed to the latest revision, still nothings changed

i guess the qfan isnt such a big deal, i coudl live with my fan at highest rpm. however this motherboard failure business IS a big deal 8O what are the chances of that happening? is there any way to know for sure? cos id rather return the motherboard sooner than later if it was prone to failing
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January 28, 2007 11:52:40 PM

Quote:
can anyone point me to the intel page that addresses each bios flash?

and yes my bios is flashed to the latest revision, still nothings changed

i guess the qfan isnt such a big deal, i coudl live with my fan at highest rpm. however this motherboard failure business IS a big deal 8O what are the chances of that happening? is there any way to know for sure? cos id rather return the motherboard sooner than later if it was prone to failing


Intels BIOS flashes don't have anything to do with an ASUS M/B, but if you're curious just look up a Intel C2D M/B model # and go to the Intel site and search.

My ASUS problems happened with a Socket 939 M/B, not the C2D series of M/Bs, basically theres a lot of people that have never had any trouble with an ASUS M/Bs, that wasn't my case but you can get a lemon in anything.

I'm not trying to scare you, just relating to sirheck, he knows about all my ASUS problems because I had a past thread about it, and I figured I'd bash myself rather than give him the first shot at it, :)  this time.

I didn't realize it was going to increase your concern level, My Bad! :oops: 

Unless something else happens with your M/B, I wouldn't worry about it, if something did go wrong ASUS will repair it through an RMA. :wink:
January 28, 2007 11:58:50 PM

like 4ryan said.

i wouldnt stress out to much about your mobo.

they can have a problem i.e. like a usb port that doesnt work
or possibly a memoryslot that doesnt work.

but still work fine for years.
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January 29, 2007 12:14:29 AM

Sup sir heck! :D 
January 29, 2007 12:53:57 AM

howdy :lol: