Originally Posted by KAROLOYDI
You don't by any chance use I9kfanGUI? Cause when I used it , it disabled my gpu fan and the temperatures went off the roof. When I went back to I8kfanGUI the problem stopped.
Just in case, after you uninstall it run regisrty mechanic to be sure.
I wanted to follow up on this post since I know abit about I9kfangui
First, you can mess up your system if you turn your fans off using the application, yes it allows you to do that.
No default settings will turn off any fans on your laptop.
If you have a 9300/xps2 you have 2 fans in your laptop, I9kfangui can control both.
If you have a 9100/xps you have 3 fans, I9kfangui can control all three, but it takes some tweaking and is very specific to the bios version you have on your laptop. By default it only controls 2 of the fans in the 9100/xps laptops, leaving the 3rd fan under bios control. Also note, your temps will be listed as 5c higher on the GPU (only the GPU) since I had to adjust this for the 9300/xps2 laptops incorrect readings.
If you enable direct fan control, think about just what your doing. Your taking control of the fans, if you leave them at low, they will run at low speed, if you turn them off, they are off.
By default the app settings for temp control are very relaxed, I did that for a reason. The fans kick into high gear at safe temps.
If you want to remove the I9kfangui registry keys, it's quite simple.
Delete the following key and the associated entries.
If you don't want I9kfangui to control anything, set it to observer mode, it's only watching at that point. This will be the default setting when development of the application continues (no ETA yet).
If your running I9kfangui (or I8kfangui) and want to revert back to bios control, press FN + z (at the same time), this will return control to the bios.
Originally Posted by autochthon
I'll describe what I hear and see in the monitoring window.
Under normal idle temps are ~32C CPU, ~55C GPU, high 40'sC for other sensors.
both fans show running "slow" Fan1. 2574rpm Fan2. 2810rpm. In a quiet room I can faintly hear the Fan 1, which controls cpu fan. I can not hear Fan 2 but a visual inspection shows it running. Occasionly the CPU temp drops below 32C and Fan 1 will stop and I can faintly hear Fan 2.
If I turn on ATItool or start a game within a couple of seconds Fan2 speeds up to "high" in the window ~3900 rpm. I can hear Fan 2 speed up when this happens. Within 15 sec or so after atitool starts temps get high enough for Fan1 to kick up to "high" this is very loud and obvious when it occurs.
Fan 1 (CPU) is larger and louder then Fan2 (GPU), from the information you posted (in the quoted text above), everything seems in order. The XPS2 run's alot hotter then the 9300 with the 6800go.