Zalman 9700 fan speeds stock?

LB_Specter

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Just curious. I opted to not install that handy speed adjuster. Is there another way to turn my fan up? Whats the stock rpms supposed to be?
 

LB_Specter

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I have the antec1200. with 5 120 mm fans and 1 200mm fan . lol. not too concerned about the zalman sound. Im just trying to see how to turn it way up.
 

Witt78

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I have heard that the Zalman without it's controller always runs at 100% fan speed.

I have mine turned all the way up and I don't think it's very loud at all.

Then again I have an ATI HD4870 sitting next to it with the fan at 55%. The Radeon is the loudest component in my machine by far.

- Witt

PS - In a couple weeks I'm putting in a second one too... lol
 

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In Gigabyte P35DS3L there are 2 selections in BIOS to control your CPU fan speed. Voltage or PWM. I've noticed that on PWM zalman works at 100% all the time. On Voltage setting the fan is at 1300RPM and very quiet. When the processor is under heavy load the RPM increases to 1700s.