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 Post subject: Fan Control
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:26 pm 
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I have just upgraded my stock XPS 630i (see my signature for details). I was wondering what the best option would be for controlling the speed of the case/chasis fans? The Nvidia software (I think it was called something like ESA control panel) that I used to use no longer has the option for controlling the chasis fans (since I installed my new graphics card).The BIOS on my new mobo has the option but is a bit too fiddly. I have looked at a manual fan controller (which I have space for) but I don't know which one would be best! Anyone got any suggestions? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Fan Control
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:14 pm 
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chriskaz wrote:
I have just upgraded my stock XPS 630i (see my signature for details). I was wondering what the best option would be for controlling the speed of the case/chasis fans? The Nvidia software (I think it was called something like ESA control panel) that I used to use no longer has the option for controlling the chasis fans (since I installed my new graphics card).The BIOS on my new mobo has the option but is a bit too fiddly. I have looked at a manual fan controller (which I have space for) but I don't know which one would be best! Anyone got any suggestions? :?



I have used this one for over 2 years and like it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811992005

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 Post subject: Re: Fan Control
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:07 am 
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I should think that you could use the ESA software as long as the MIO board is still hooked up.

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 Post subject: Re: Fan Control
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:04 am 
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KevinK37 wrote:
I should think that you could use the ESA software as long as the MIO board is still hooked up.

Kevin

Do they still do updates for ESA?

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 Post subject: Re: Fan Control
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:13 pm 
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Judging by the ESA Wikepdia entry, it's virtually dead in the water:

"The first and last official release of the ESA specification is version 1.0,[1] released in 2007. The ESA USB specification was created by a joint venture between Microsoft, Nvidia, Logitech and several other companies.[2] The protocol remains open and royalty-free; but, no manufacturers are currently utilizing its specification at this time."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enthusiast ... chitecture

:lol: I wonder why no-one is using it? (note sarcasm) After the nonsense with the 630i, there's just been too much bad PR associated with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Fan Control
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:16 pm 
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hairbautt wrote:
KevinK37 wrote:
I should think that you could use the ESA software as long as the MIO board is still hooked up.

Kevin

Do they still do updates for ESA?

No, no updates, but as you can see, my system is still virtually stock.

Kevin

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 Post subject: Re: Fan Control
 Post Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:01 pm 
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It seems to me that a manual fan controller is the way to go? I particularly like the look of this one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004YINZQU/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1W854S386CZ0AWXN9ZJK&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=358549767&pf_rd_i=468294

What do you guys think?

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XPS 630i (silver) case
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SC ACX 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
8GB G.Skill DDR3 Sniper Memory
Windows 7 Home Edition (64 bit) SP1
ACER S271HL LED HD 27inch Monitor
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 Mobo
Intel 3rd Gen. Core i5-3570K (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache) CPU (OC'd to 4.2GHz)
Logitech G35 7.1 surround sound Headset
2 x SCSI Hardrives (1 x 256Gb Crucial M4 SSD & 1 x 600Gb WDC Blue WD64 00AAKS-75A7B)
Perixx PX-2000 Illuminated Gaming Keyboard
Gigabyte M8000X Laser Gaming Mouse
Scythe Kaze Master Pro Ace Manual Fan Controller[/size]
Modified front case fans (2 x Aerocool Shark 12cm Quad LED 15 Blade Fluid
Dynamic Bearing Fan-Blue)


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