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    Posted: 25 Jul 2017 at 7:54pm
Hello everyone. 

I've got an X370 Taichi, which I've been very pleased with.

Anyway, I just got a Hybrid 1080 TI, and I was hoping to control the radiator fan (Noctua iPPC 3000RPM Industrial Fan) off of the chassis fan 3 motherboard fan header so it can respond to GPU temperature.

However, it seems that, by default, SpeedFan can't control the fan speeds on the X370 Taichi. It does detect the fans, and their RPMs, but actually setting the speed doesn't seem to work. The fan continues to run at whatever is set in the BIOS.

I believe BIOS is continuously overriding Speedfan, but I've tried just about every BIOS fan control option available, from full, to silent, to custom, and nothing helps.

Anyone having any luck using Speedfan with the Taichi? If so, what settings are you using?


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Thanks for the suggestion. I actually did try that. However, it was incapable of setting fan speeds based on GPU temperature, because who would ever need to do that?

I ended up working around the limitations of ASRock motherboards though. I realized that I had a perfectly good hardware fan controller sitting in my case in the form of my H115i. I wasn't using it to control my CPU fans (since that's the one thing Asrock software can do reliably), so I just hooked my GPU rad fan up to one of its headers and set Corsair Link to control that fan speed based on GPU temperature.

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Originally posted by Firov Firov wrote:

Hello everyone. 

I've got an X370 Taichi, which I've been very pleased with.

Anyway, I just got a Hybrid 1080 TI, and I was hoping to control the radiator fan (Noctua iPPC 3000RPM Industrial Fan) off of the chassis fan 3 motherboard fan header so it can respond to GPU temperature.

However, it seems that, by default, SpeedFan can't control the fan speeds on the X370 Taichi. It does detect the fans, and their RPMs, but actually setting the speed doesn't seem to work. The fan continues to run at whatever is set in the BIOS.

I believe BIOS is continuously overriding Speedfan, but I've tried just about every BIOS fan control option available, from full, to silent, to custom, and nothing helps.

Anyone having any luck using Speedfan with the Taichi? If so, what settings are you using?


SpeedFan, like any fan speed control software, must be programmed to work with a board's sensor/fan control chip. Mother board manufactures are constantly using new sensor/control chips that are not necessarily compatible with older sensor/control chips. For example, my ASRock X370 Killer SLI/ac board uses the Nuvoton NCT6779D sensor/control chip. The monitoring program HWiNFO64 will tell you which sensor/control chip is used in a mother board.

If SpeedFan is not compatible with your board's sensor/control chip, it cannot control your board's fans. Occasionally by coincidence SpeedFan will work with a new chip that is similar to one it is compatible with now, but that is becoming increasingly rare and may not be 100% if it works at all. Fan detection and speed monitoring does not change much if at all, but the fan control instructions and coding does.

On SpeedFan's website, there is a list of compatible sensor/control chips. I haven't seen one of my newer board's sensor/control chips included for a while now. The problem is the sensor chips manufactures don't provide their manuals for free, or to just anyone. Even if the manuals were available, doing the coding work is not simple.

What you'd like to do is not unreasonable at all, but not readily possible with current mother boards. I believe another mother board manufacture is just starting to provide generic temperature sensor inputs and temperature probes with a few of their new, most high end boards. If that becomes popular, we will probably see it become more common with mother boards in the future, hopefully.
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SpeedFan website lists the Nuvoton NCT6779D as being compatible, admittedly it might be for older Intel boards.
http://www.almico.com/sfhistory.php

Has anyone managed to get full control over their fans with this program on the TaiChi X370?

I use the custom FanControl curves in SpeedFan on my current system (Core2Duo E6750) and fans respond to whatever temp sensor goes up first, be it CPU, Core 0/1, MB, GPU, or any of the HDDs.

I do hope this is possible, because I think that the included motherboard software doesn't allow for fan control based on anything but CPU temp as far as I can work out.
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not maybe helping exactly here guys but

i have the taichi,and im baffled to say the least at so many posts about fans and speeds
even when i had ambiant temps of 34 degrees
my system stayed cool and very quiet using just 4 120mm case fans set to LOW on the included case controllers (to be fair the reasons this build went that way was the case fans were already wired so i thought what the hell why even muck around changing wiring and using software)
the cpu fan is of course off mother baord but ive never had any reason to play with stock settings for it

result average 43 degrees cpu even when gaming 63 degrees under multi stress tests and benching
i can honestly say ive not noticed ANY  noise from the cpu fan (noctura) or from the 4 case fans
so i wonder why anyone needs to spend so long playing with cpu and case fans

the only noise i get is from the asus dual fan rx480 which seems to be famous for being far to noisey ,but that only when im gaming

im not trying to knock anyones posts or thoughts here
im just trying to say a good case and a taichi board seem to run very very cool anyway
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@datonyb

I completely see your point.

I'll be using a Fractal Design R5 and a Noctua NH-U14s.
The case has a 3-way controller, but I am used to the system fans reacting, to assist the rest in getting rid of heat.  I know I will forget to click the fan controller up when doing heavy tasks, and that means things could be hotter than they need to be.  Completely safe though, but I'd rather go for the lowest temps.
Conversely, I could leave the fan controller set to high speed, but then I would lower it for noise issues with audio work, and then forget to click it back up.

I have to confess, I have no experience of just how loud, or quiet it is.  I can only find out what I want to do when I build it and use it.

My current GPU is a silent model and required a PCI exhaust fan because 126簞C was a little toasty!
I'll be using a Zotac GTX 1070 mini, which has it's own fans.  I'd still like to provide it (and the CPU) with more fresh air when it gets hotter.

There are also HDDs to think of.  Though, the fans at their lowest setting are likely more than adequate, especially since they sit right at the front, just behind the fans.

I don't think it's unreasonable to want to ramp up case fans when other components generate more heat.  It all serves to keep things even cooler, and potentially increase longevity.  The trade off is noise, but under lower loads, it's a non issue as everything ramps down anyway.


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I have the same problem with my X370 K4. As VUmeter, I want my fans react to temp changes automatically, based on GPU temp and VRM temp (I use a 280mm AIO so I have a fan at the upper back of my case to exhaust the VRMs heat)

Speedfan detects fans sensors, but as mentioned earlier on this thread it seems UEFI fan settings is preventing speedfan change fan speeds.

I don't have a fan controller so I need to do it in software instead in order to have a quiet system at low load, but a fresher one too when gaming or heavy tasks.

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If I recall, my current ASUS P5Ke board has 3 fan settings in BIOS.  If I set it to 1or 2 of the three options SpeedFan can't control the fans.
I can't recall what it was, and it was so long ago since I set it up, and of course, the actual setting irrelevant to this topic.

What options are available in UEFI/BIOS for these ASRock X370 boards?

I'll soon be able to actively contribute as I am only waiting for RAM and Case.  That is of course, if everything goes to plan and works.  Fingers, toes and anything else crossed :D
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OK, I have now built my system!!  Hoorah, my first build and it worked first time!

SpeedFan does nothing at the moment.  But I think it's only a matter of time as Open Hardware Monitor can read about as much as HWinfo, but, importantly can control the fan speeds of not only the CPU fan but also the GTX1070.

Unfortunately, I can't find an auto fan adjust setting, but it works, fans are controllable via Windows software at least, and it's open source.

OHW has a gadget/widget to display any of the data ya want...nice :)



Regarding whether to bother with fan control at all:
I can completely see datonyb's logic and reasoning here.  I initially thought I'd need the Fractal fan controller on high, but I've turned it to medium (no obvious difference in noise to low) and I can quite happily forget it.  This is just 1in-1out.  I am gonna grab another for the front, for positive pressure - it's dusty here, and it'll help cool drives.

The CPU fan sits at 30% because any slower and it's no quieter.
At the moment it's speed is at the mercy of the motherboard CPU temp (T-socket?) which takes a while to catch up with the Tdie or Tj.
That said, I can't see the CPU getting much about 50簞C on stock clocks.  I had it on IntelBurnTest 1 thread, core maxed at 3.9GHz and I managed to get 61.3簞C.

As for the Graphics card, there seems to be an abundance of air in this case, but the Zotac card fans start playing funny below 30%, so it's a choice of off or 30%+.  I've decided to use MSI AfterBurner instead of the wonky FireStorm software, and go with 30% to 40簞C, then ramp up to 100% at 80簞C.
Ran FurMark and temps stayed under 70簞C with a quite whooshy sound from the GFX fans mind.


So far, my experience has been positive, temps look low and easy to keep that way without an elaborate fan control setup.

That said, I think the GFx fans could do with more coo, air from the can intake fans if it got hot over a long period.  More cool air in can only help.  Exhausting the hot air would help too.

Storage is fine without much cooling, but with a heavy workload, and all 10 SATA connectors populated, it'd be nice to pump more air over them.


So I still think I would use software to control more thing, but I am plenty happy to wait for it.


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I got this machine built on Wednesday, threw Windows 10 on a HDD (CSM/non-UEFI).  Started to wrestle with Windows 10 Pro, this really is Win-doze ("classic start menu" is an absolute must!).
System seems to be working just dandy, really low temps, silly quiet.

Installing the cooler was a nuisance.  Getting those screws onto the mounting brackets took a bit of just getting on with it.  I think my kid gloves got in the way!  Fighting against the springs isn't fun.  Went on, resisted over tightening cooler screws.  How much thermal compound??? Seems like I put enough on.

Cable management...yeah, about that....

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