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Old 19th June, 2010, 11:33 PM
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Talking Looking for fan controller that works in ubuntu

hi all im new here happened to find this site while googling cooling systems for my rig
a little backround

its an ASUS M4n72-e Motherboard withwith nForce 750a SLI chipset
an AMD Phenom 9950 quad core x64 black edition 2.60 GHz w/HyperTransport
6gbs Samsung PC-6400 ram
dual Nvidia 9800GT's w/1gb ea.RAM
750watt psu by ???

Now i dont have any problems with the GPU's cooling cuz i dont play any games on Ubuntu but my cpu is always very hot any were between 50c and 60c @ an average of 2700 rpms depending on what im doing
i was wondering if anybody knows of a app for controling the fan speeds that will work with Ubuntu 10.4 amd64

with win 7x64, i use speedfan ,evga precision OC utility , and ASUS turboV and ASUS Q-Fan to overclock and control fan speeds

im about to clear ubuntu off my HDD cuz without any utilities to control my fan speeds I realy have no use for it seeing as i dont want to damage my MB,cpu, and GPU's with heat
its actually crazy how much cooler i can keep my system in windows than ubuntu almost 10c
any suggestions would be much appreciated
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Old 20th June, 2010, 07:57 AM
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I'm not sure if this works for you but you could try:

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sudo apt-get install lm-sensors
You can use it from the CL or you can get a GUI front end. Google lm-sensors, there are heaps of information on how to implement it on your machine.

Your MB must support the sensors, though. I can't say if yours does or not.
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lm-sensors supports a LOT of sensors and mobos now. It's a bit of a PITA to set up, though.

I use Gnome Sensors on Fedora. It can use the libsensors library, which is provided by lm-sensors, but it can also use other interfaces, such as acpi. Unfortunately, neither lm-sensors or these other packages provide the ability to tweak the fan speeds or other hardware settings, AFAIK. They are strictly monitoring applications, not controlling apps.
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Old 20th June, 2010, 05:30 PM
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I run a stripped down install of xfce, with very few gnome dependencies installed, so gnome-sensors requires pulling in more gnome stuff than I'd like.

lm-sensors works ok for me, but it's been awhile since I've set it up. I only use it to monitor, but I *thought* it could be extended to controlling fans. I guess I'm wrong.
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Once you set up lm-sensors, you can use pwmcontrol to check for controllable fans, and then you can control it.

Your motherboard will have adaptive fan controls in its BIOS as well, I've worked on similar boards to that ASUS model, so you can also use that. Finally, although its running 10C higher, the point where heat will cause damage to a CPU or GPU is considerably higher than the point at which it ceases to function.

In other words, if the machine is stable, and not crashing, you're not doing damage, and the temps are fine.

What temps are they running at?
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Yeah, I'm not quite sure what he's on about. Maybe he'll check back in.
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