How can I eliminate a P4 Zeon's control over my cpu fan speed and have the fan ONLY respond to heat sensors?
Posted on 2006-06-16
I have a Dell 670 Workstation. It has a 3.60 Gig Zeon single processor. My problem is that the cpu fan speeds up and goes back down up to 10 times per minute. NOT super high speeds, but just enough to be EXTREMELY annoying when trying to concentrate on work. I read on Intel's site that the cpu acutally can control the fan speed. My fan uses four wires. NOT the standard four wire connector as found on the back of hard drives, but a very small flat connector. I would LOVE to be able to have the fan respond ONLY to ACTUAL cooling requirements and NOT when the processor has a one second burst in activity. Dell will NOT assist beside replacing the fans and the motherboard. No change after these replacements. There is NO bios switch for changing this. I have a $5,500. computer that I cannot stand solely because of the constantly changing sound. Note: An associate has the exact same model of computer and her computer has the same exact fan problem. Not a defect but an annoying situation. I wish I could offer 1,000 points for this question, but I'm limited to the 500. Please note that I am NOT a "super tech" by any means. I'm hoping that an Intel expert will be able to assist me. In addition, when speaking to Intel regarding this, they would not continue the call when they found out it was a Dell computer. Oh well.....