>> If you want the fan to be controlled based on thermal
>> environment/temps, then you need a special fan with a thermo-diode...
Yes, this is precisely what I want to do. I guess ideally this diode or whatever sensor would read out the CPU temp directly from the monitoring chip (or BIOS?) and adjust fanspeed accordingly.
I do know that my MB does provide the CPU temperature via some Winbond (I will look it up later; see at the end) chip. It is picked up by Speedfan software for example, and also displayed in the BIOS.
So if I understand you correctly you essentially say I would have to change the fan itself, whereas I was suggesting/thinking that this thermo-diode thingy would on the one side connect to the CPU fan 3 pin-header on the MB, and on the other side the fan cable from the Samurai would plug into the thermo-diode. But I really have no idea whether my idea is possible at all. If your scenario is correct, I must be sure that the new thermo-fan will fit onto the Samurai...
If you have a suggestion/recommendation I'm really happy to learn it. Thank you so much for your help.
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Edit: My MB has a Winbond W83627HF monitoring chip installed.
Last edited by haegint; 10-29-2007 at 05:07 PM.