Question MSI Z690 Carbon wifi - question about fan control source

Tw33die

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Hey guys

I've recently got my new PC and I've gone from controlling the fans on my old one through iCUE (super easy) to now doing it through the BIOS on this system. Kinda annoying not to be able to do it on the fly but w/e that was on me.

Anyways. I played around a little with the curves to get them how I want them, but I'm a little confused on the SOURCE. There are 5 options from memory, of which CPU is the default (it was a shame not to see GPU as an option, coming from iCUE again). I'm not 100% sure on the others (or where in the case they are) but one is SYS, which I understand to be the general temperature inside the case (although where this temp is read from I'm not sure). So, what I want to know is which would be the best source to use to control the fans spinning up faster in order to best cool my GRAPHICS CARD. I've attached an image which hopefully shows the layout, but essentially I have two OUT fans at top and rear, radiator/IN fans on the front, GPU roughly in the middle with CPU/memory above and PSU at the bottom.

I'll take any suggestions if people think a certain software is better for this than going through the BIOS - it would be a lot easier to adjust.

Thanks in advance!

(I couldn't upload the image :( it said 'Something went wrong...')
 

dwd999

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Hey guys

I've recently got my new PC and I've gone from controlling the fans on my old one through iCUE (super easy) to now doing it through the BIOS on this system. Kinda annoying not to be able to do it on the fly but w/e that was on me.

Anyways. I played around a little with the curves to get them how I want them, but I'm a little confused on the SOURCE. There are 5 options from memory, of which CPU is the default (it was a shame not to see GPU as an option, coming from iCUE again). I'm not 100% sure on the others (or where in the case they are) but one is SYS, which I understand to be the general temperature inside the case (although where this temp is read from I'm not sure). So, what I want to know is which would be the best source to use to control the fans spinning up faster in order to best cool my GRAPHICS CARD. I've attached an image which hopefully shows the layout, but essentially I have two OUT fans at top and rear, radiator/IN fans on the front, GPU roughly in the middle with CPU/memory above and PSU at the bottom.

I'll take any suggestions if people think a certain software is better for this than going through the BIOS - it would be a lot easier to adjust.

Thanks in advance!

(I couldn't upload the image :( it said 'Something went wrong...')
Well for starters, you could look at page 29 of the manual

https://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/mb/MPGZ690CARBONWIFI_FORCEWIFI.pdf

and see where all of the connectors are. There are six case fan options plus the cpu and pump options. The sys temperature is usually read from a sensor embedded in the motherboard. The rear fan would be connected to sys fan 1 which is located nearest the back of the case. The top fan would be connected to sys fan 6 which is on the front edge of the motherboard near the top. And the radiator could be connected to any of the sys fan 3 or 4 or 5 connectors on the bottom of the motherboard. You can also download the MSI Center software for your motherboard

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MPG-Z690-CARBON-WIFI/support#utility

which contains a fan control applet described on page 25 of the documentation. There's also a AI app for controlling fans as described on page 29 of the documentation

https://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/mb/MSICENTERv1.2.pdf

There are several third party fan control programs which may work with your motherboard e.g.

https://github.com/Rem0o/FanControl.Releases

https://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=51
 
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