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Unread 27-04-2008, 04:24 PM   #1
Georges Heinesch
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Adjust speed of fan

Hi.

I have a Dell XPS700, where I would like to increase the speed of the
fans since HDDs heat up too much.

How can I do that?

BIOS doesn't seem to provide options for this.

Thanks,

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Georges Heinesch
 
Unread 27-04-2008, 05:35 PM   #2
S.Lewis
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Re: Adjust speed of fan


"Georges Heinesch" <nospam@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
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> Hi.
>
> I have a Dell XPS700, where I would like to increase the speed of the fans
> since HDDs heat up too much.
>
> How can I do that?
>
> BIOS doesn't seem to provide options for this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> Georges Heinesch



I don't expect you'll have any option for manual fan speed adjustment with
any of the Dell OEM fans in the case.
Since you mentioned the hard disks, maybe a third-party cooler (powered
directly off of the power supply and not the motherboard) with an adjustable
switch might provide some relief:

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...-Drive-Cooling

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductList3.jsp

*I'd expect more noise by adding any additional fans smaller than 120mm.

Good luck....

Stew


 
Unread 28-04-2008, 05:41 PM   #3
Georges Heinesch
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Re: Adjust speed of fan

S.Lewis wrote:
> "Georges Heinesch" <nospam@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
> news:1209309907_193@vo.lu...
>
> ...
> I don't expect you'll have any option for manual fan speed adjustment with
> any of the Dell OEM fans in the case.
> Since you mentioned the hard disks, maybe a third-party cooler (powered
> directly off of the power supply and not the motherboard) with an adjustable
> switch might provide some relief:
>
> http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...-Drive-Cooling
> http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductList3.jsp
>
> *I'd expect more noise by adding any additional fans smaller than 120mm.


Thanks for the links, but first I'd like to try to get the existing fans
to rotate faster.

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Georges Heinesch
 
Unread 30-04-2008, 02:23 AM   #4
William R. Walsh
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Re: Adjust speed of fan

Hi!

> I have a Dell XPS700, where I would like to increase the speed of
> the fans since HDDs heat up too much.


> How can I do that?
>
> BIOS doesn't seem to provide options for this.


I have not seen *any* Dell desktop models that support fan control or even
report speeds. This includes the Dimension (L550r, 2100, 2400, 4xxx, 8300,
8400) and Optiplex systems. That said, my Dim8300 did vary its fan speed in
response to how hot the P4 Prescott CPU was getting. The fan also had a tach
lead going to the motherboard.

This makes me think that it would be possible to control fan speeds (or at
least see them) if you could find the place to look. I suspect disassembling
the BIOS might give clues, but I have not tried it.

Also--some Dell laptops (the Inspiron 8K series are known to support this,
and so does my Latitude D800) do report fan speeds, internal temperatures
and allow at least some fan speed control. The utility used to do this is
known as i8kfanGUI.

Try the SpeedFan utility. It shouldn't harm anything and will reveal any fan
speed controls your system might have. That does not guarantee that they
work, but you can try. http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

William


 
Unread 02-05-2008, 07:17 AM   #5
Georges Heinesch
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Re: Adjust speed of fan

William R. Walsh wrote:

> ...
> Try the SpeedFan utility. It shouldn't harm anything and will reveal any fan
> speed controls your system might have. That does not guarantee that they
> work, but you can try. http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php


SpeedFan crashed the system upon startup (of SpeedFan). It's like the
power supply stopped. No regular shut down, no blue screen, just bang,
power off!!!

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Georges Heinesch
 
Unread 06-05-2008, 09:35 PM   #6
JAT23
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Re: Adjust speed of fan


> GUEST wrote:
> Hi.
>
> I have a Dell XPS700, where I would like to increase the speed of

the
> fans since HDDs heat up too much.
>
> How can I do that?
>
> BIOS doesn't seem to provide options for this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> Georges Heinesch


Some of the newer batteries in cell phones
are not as susceptible to the old "topping off" issue, but
it still helps to charge from fully-drained.

After 3 years I'm ready for a new laptop anyways, so it is not
something to worry too much about.

 
 

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