I recently replaced the motherboard in my friends computer (the SATA controller was bad) with a foxconn A88GMX motherboard. The CPU heatsink and fan is a 3 pin connector. When I connected this to the motherboard 4 pin PWM header the CPU fan runs at full speed (like 4200 RPM) all the time and is very loud. I checked the BIOS for options to control the fan speed (manually or intelligently temp based) but it seems to only have options for a 4 pin fan. The motherboard came with a program called Fox One that looks like it has setting for fan controls in the manual, but whenever I try to run it, it says "This program does not support this model." Is there anyway for me to control the fan speed with this setup?
So I'm assuming that the replacement board does not have options to control by altering the voltages... if a fan controller is my only option (besides replacing the fan and heatsink with a 4 pin connector) Do you have any recommendations for a budget controller?