Originally Posted by Rufus66
Adam hate to open this discussion here, but if Sager can write a thing like this to control fan ramp up speed, could they (would they) write something to give us control over when it is on - like for in my room having it on full all the time to be cool before gaming?
So far, so good. The fans, while on low-auto, spool up progressively as the temperature rises, no longer do they "kick" in.
I'll see how mobmeter results look after doing various activities - right now I'm just stressing the CPU with P95 and I'm listening to the fan creep up with the temperature plataeuing at 59C where it always has for me - I've never seen 60's. Note that I can kick the fan into high and it will be louder than it's currently flatlined at.
This seems to indicate that while my CPU is under full load, the temperature hits 59C, stays there, and the Fan is not at 100%. When I bump it up to 100%, the temperature comes down from 59.
So it looks like we have a way to balance temperature vs. noise now. Give a little, take a little, you be the judge.
OK, I learned something else: Previously, it was better for me to leave my 8790 flat on the desk. Raising it to allow airflow caused it to cool down to 40, then the fans would shut off, it would get up to 49, then it would come on again, and it would repeat ad nauseum. With it flat on the desk, it stayed at a constant temperature somewhere between 40 and 49 and remain there with the fan on.
With this update, it's looks like its better for me to raise the machine off the desk to allow airflow. More details as I find em...