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Old February 24th 15, 06:35 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.gigabyte
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Default Gigabyte SIV (App Center program)

Paul wrote:
Bill wrote:


For a free fan control program, there is Speedfan from
Maybe that will have better options than SIV. The program is for
I guess I don't know how to use Speedfan to adjust my fan
speeds. I AM using it to read my fan speeds. I don't think Speedfan
knows my motherboard model, but I only have one fan I need manage

I just registered at Speedfan's website. Maybe I am reading it
wrong, as I didn't see configurations for any "1150" CPU
motherboards. Mine is Gigabyte z97x-... I thought I would have
seen something in that category?


I would guess the motherboard table is no longer updated.

I can see a few sockets missing.

I don't think you'll have trouble finding the settings,
as there is a "Configure" button, a "Speeds" tab, and
an "Advanced" tab.

The Speeds one, allows setting Min and Max fan speed.
The "Automatically Variated" enables fan speed control
as near as I can tell.

The "Advanced" is the hard part. For my chip, it lists
several of the trade names for fan speed control methods,
but the actual chip will only have one of those. So I
don't know what to do with that one. But at least the
"Speeds" one, you can try setting the minimum speed,
tick the box, and see what happens.

I noticed that the newer version (4.51) of Speed Fan "fully-supported" my
temperature sensor, so I installed it. BTW, it's getting harder and harder
to locate software that is not embedded in bloatware! I believe I got a
clean copy
at Softpedia.

I did see a few more options in the software. Nothing as clear as a
"minimum speed setting".
There is a "variated speed" setting, I think you mentioned that. Right
now, my fan settings are set to "SmartGuardian"--so evidently I'm in
good hands!

BTW, I went back and looked at those percentages in the BIOS--and they
were changes to PWM per degree-Celcius. So even when I advanced it
"all the way up to 2", it still did not turn on the fan at start up.

My computer is too warm for me to do any good debugging now. I found
the Speed Fan "Help " folder too, and I read quite a bit of it (not
enough yet).

I have a "more annoying" software issue I will tell you about if I can't
fix it in a few more days.
I trust your computer is running like top!