Dynamic temprature controlling

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lioninstreet
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Dynamic temprature controlling

Post by lioninstreet » Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:45 pm

Has anyone had any experience with dynamic fan controllers? I would like to setup my system with some kind of a fan control/temp monitor but don't want to monkey around constantly continually watching LED's and turning nobs.

Ok, so shoot me for being lazy, I have enough on my mind already :supz:

I'm assuming there are several dynamic controllers that will monitor several items (cpu, case fans, etc.) and change fan speeds according to temprature increases due to load changes.
Anyone care to share their experiences, likes or dislikes?
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Post by zepper » Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:28 pm

I have a CoolerMaster Aerogate 1 (can be had really cheaply right now) manual fan controller. It is manual, but in my case it's a pretty much set them and forget them deal. see my review of it here: http://www.techimo.com/reviews/
. Both CM and Vantec have fancier ones that can control per thermal sensors but I have no personal experience.

.bh.

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Make it Silent

Post by lioninstreet » Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:07 pm

5 BUCKS! That is a super deal for a fan controller, But I would really like something to automatically control fan temp based on temprature (read more quiet). Tom's did a review on fan controllers over a year ago and only two they reviewed would fit my criteria, most of the 15 they reviewed were unacceptable even to Tom's

http://www17.tomshardware.com/howto/200 ... monitoring[/url]

Both the reviewed and recomended Innovatek and Edmond dynamic control unit are only available in Europe from what I can find. But, I've heard Areocool is combining the Areogate and Coolpanel into one unit that would function dynamically, but it needs two drive bays to fit into.

I think dynamic cooling would also work extraordinarly well with watercooling by using Cpu/Gpu temp to control the fan on the radiator. You might end up with a nearly silent setup like this unless you're really loading it.
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