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Speedfan + Akasa Ambers?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by n3x, 19 Jan 2006.

  1. n3x

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Nov 2005

    Posts: 958

    Location: Surrey

    Ok i just put in my new 120mm akasa ambers hoping to be able to adjust the speed via speedfan... does anyone know why speedfan picks up the speed but wont let me change it? :(

    Could it be that my motherboard doesnt support changing the speed of the case fans? i can change the cpu fan speed :confused:
     
    Last edited: 19 Jan 2006
  2. n3x

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Nov 2005

    Posts: 958

    Location: Surrey

    Just checked and apparently the mobo supports it so why doesnt it work? its the only reason i bought the fans! :(
     
  3. Clarkey

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,145

    Its not the fan's fault, its the motherboard. I wouldnt trust speedfan anyway, it nearly toasted my cpu once by shutting the fan off completely and not powering it back up even when the cpu got so hot the pc shut off.
     
  4. DanMc07

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,041

    Your lucky you get yours picked up, I have 3 aska 1200mm case fans and doesnt pick up any of them. Well only the CPU one, but will not allow me to change the speed of it (stuck at 750rpm)
     
  5. n3x

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Nov 2005

    Posts: 958

    Location: Surrey

    I guess its all down to the motherboard then :( another excuse to upgrade perhaps? :p
     
  6. derbyjake

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 425

    Location: Derbyshire UK

    doesnt work for me either so i just got a cheap fan controller
     
  7. dunker

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Sep 2003

    Posts: 4,165

    Location: house

    you could go with the cheaper option and get a fan controller?
     
  8. Hunders

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,555

    Location: Plymouth

    Get a fan controller that shows the RPM of the fans and also has alarms that sound when a fan goes too slow. Get the Akasa one from this site.
     
  9. Tens

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Nov 2004

    Posts: 326

    in all honesty i dont find the ambers that quiet, i replaced my rear 120mm fan with the amber as i was pleased with the front case fan, but (got the antec sonata) i dont think i would hear a louder fan because its about 10cms into the case, behind my hdds. Its deffinatly the amber at the rear which is the main noise of my case, i have turned it off and it is much quieter, tis on 12v tho.....
     
  10. mike64

    Associate

    Joined: 8 Jan 2006

    Posts: 10

    Location: Plymouth

    Try going to configure > advanced select a chip (my mobo uses a 'IT8712F at $290 on ISA') and change 'PWM # mode' to 'software controlled'

    hope this helps
     
  11. DanMc07

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,041


    That didnt change anything for me :(

    Im thinking of getting the Amber fan controller anyways :)