fan control

October 5, 2011 at 17:26:41
Specs: Linux x86_64
For some reason I can't figure out this with lm-sensors.. I have tried using different scripts of fancontrol (path is /etc/init.d/fancontrol) and than running the executable (after doing chmod +x to the file)..

So i don't know how to set up the script properly but the whole reason I was trying to do this is to slow my CPU fan speed down. I downloaded lm-sensors and get a reading of about 3900 RPM of the CPU fan speed after i type the command 'sensors' into terminal. I don't really care about reading the values though, i just want to slow it down so that it isn't so damn noisy.

This is really easy in XP.. like just download a tool and run it and click a button a few times to slow down the speed. I have read through a bunch of forums too but most people seem to be either fixing in BIOS (which I can't do) or realizing that they can't install lm-sensors on a live CD.

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and my mobo is asus p5b-e..
This should be a straight forward solution but am pretty new to linux still.

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October 5, 2011 at 20:55:54
Replace the fan or entire heat sink with a better quieter one. Make sure that it uses the 4 pin connector so your board can control the fan speed as needed based on CPU temperature. Some heat sinks use 3 pins and come with an internal or external speed control. Just make sure you know how to properly install the heat sink for proper efficiency.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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October 6, 2011 at 13:18:41
You may just need to enable fan throttling in the BIOS. Both AMD and Intel have those BIOS options. You didn't specify any hardware so this may or may not apply.

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