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Fan Throtteling Tool

Postby chris28 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:33 am

Hi everyone,

I am looking for a tool which can manipulate the speed of my CPU-Fan. For windows I use speedfan and it works great (very quiet PC at less than 40°C). Unfortunately my Fan is really loud at 100% Speed (Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro). Unless I find a way to throttle it Linux is no option for permanent use for me :(

Do you have any suggestions how to get my fan quiet?

(Trying different BIOS settings didn't help)


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Re: Fan Throtteling Tool

Postby Husse » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:55 am

First off is this an ASUS motherboard? They have some good tools in BIOS and probably other manufacturers too.
'fancontrol' will do that for you.
It's in the package 'lm-sensors' which you can find in Synaptic/mintInstall3.4
You are to set it up with 'pwmconfig' which according to what I read is a config tool in lm-sensors
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