Thread: Fan speed control
January 20th, 2011, 03:17 PM #1
Fan speed control
I was wondering if anyone knows of a good utility that controls fan speed/rpms.
I have tried speedfan, but it doesn't work on the Optiplex 380 that I am working on.
Thanks for the help
January 20th, 2011, 05:00 PM #2
I've never installed speedfan or anything similar... If the fans spin when I plug em in and the pc doesn't overheat - I'm good to go.
But, the mobo/BIOS has to support the ability of reporting the info to the operating system/speedfan... Considering how limited Dell BIOS's are - you might be out of luck.Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
January 21st, 2011, 01:46 PM #3
The reason that I want to up the fan speed is to see whether one of the bearings is bad.
The RPM's of the videocard (which is the most likely suspect so far) are so low that I can't really tell if the bearing is bad or not.
Unfortunately, Catalyst Control Center is not working properly, but I am working to get that fixed asap.
But thanks Steve for responding.
January 21st, 2011, 03:32 PM #4
What brand video card? I ask because many manufacturers provide an overclocking utility that can also allow you to mess around with fan speeds. I do it all the time with my MSI card.The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it. -Mary Catherine Bateson-
January 21st, 2011, 04:12 PM #5
I'm guessing you've cleaned the heck out of all fans... What makes you think you have an issue with ball bearings?Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
January 26th, 2011, 10:57 AM #6
Yes, the fans were clean (the computer was only a few months old).
But it turns out it seems like it was a vibration issue.
But, I am keeping an eye on it.
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