Tuesday, March 15, 2011

HACK YOUR CPU FAN (using speedfan)

One of my PC at home has a Celeron processor. As my other two PCs where having some hardware problem i had to resolve to this Celeron processor. It used to frequently get overheated while playing games and due to the overheating the computer used to turn off automatically, so i started playing around with my CPU fan settings. Here are some tweaks i did,
1) First i went to the bios settings and disabled the "smart fan" option.(Smart fan is used to reduce the fan noise, what it actually does is increases the fan's speed only when needed. But it was bad for the Celeron as the max temp limit of Celeron processor is less compared to other  Intel Processors, so while the "Smart Fan" increased fan's speed it would be already late and the PC would just turn off. Without "smart fan" the Fan's speed was high enough to keep the Processor from heating up quickly)

2) I still had some problem so i installed a software called "SpeedFan" (SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too. SpeedFan can even change the FSB on some hardware (but this should be considered a bonus feature). SpeedFan can access digital temperature sensors and can change fan speeds accordingly, thus reducing noise. SpeedFan can find almost any hardware monitor chip connected to the 2-wire SMBus (System Management Bus (trademark belonging to SMIF, Inc.), a subset of the I2C protocol) and works fine with Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista and Windows 7. It works with Windows 64 bit too. )


I have no idea why only this piece of software worked, from the many fan control softwares, but it worked for me and now i can play all the games without my PC automatically turning off.

NOTE:- If you too are facing the same type of problem you are welcome to share your problem with us.

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