Laptop fans sometimes have a nasty habit of doing exactly what we do not want them to do. A whining laptop fan can make meetings difficult. Other times, a laptop can be like a personal space heater while you sit and wonder why the fan refuses to kick in. If you have one of several Dell Inspiron, Latitude, Precision or XPS laptop computers, you have the ability to control your laptop's fan manually when its pre-programmed behavior is not to your liking.
Launch the utility after it is installed. When I8kfanGUI loads, the utility displays information about your computer's current status, but does not change anything. The bottom half of the window displays your current CPU temperature and fan speed. Additional information may be displayed depending upon the sensors available in your computer.
Click a radio button in the upper-left corner of the screen under "Main operating mode" to select an overall fan policy for your system. Select "Manual fan control" to use a slider bar to adjust the fan's speed. Select "Automatic temperature control" to define a fan speed policy based on the temperature of the computer. Choose "Force fans to high speed" to run the fan at maximum speed.
Select a check box for each fan in your computer under "Manual fan control" if you selected that option in the previous step. Some Dell laptop models have a single fan; others have two. After selecting a check box, move the slider bar then click the "Apply" button to change the fan speed to the one you have selected. Continue adjusting the speed in this manner until you are happy with it. Click the "Options" button if you selected "Automatic temperature control" in the previous step, then click the "Temperature Control" tab in the window that appears.
This screen is used to define fan control policies for various types of situations. Click the drop-down menu next to "Select temperature policy" to choose the type of situation that you want to define a fan control policy for.
The selections are "Normal," "Games," "Office" and "Meeting. Click the "CPU," "GPU," "Memory" and "Chipset" tabs in the middle of the window to define a fan policy for each of the different temperature sensors in your computer, then use the drop-down menus under "Temp Level" to adjust the temperature ranges.
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Hello, Have you been running a dell laptop? And, well, you've wanted to control your fan speed? Well, You've came to the right place, Its really simply, you guys probably use the program called "I8KFANGUI" But, you've came across the problem with a 64 bit os where you get that "oh, you dont have a signed driver, eh? Status Not open for further replies. Previous Next.
Similar threads Question How do I change the audio output if i have an extended display from a laptop to a TV? Can I change my laptops CPU?But I can't control my fan speeds. So I think it is because the Intel chipset drivers are not installed. I only have the Microsoft standard drivers. I can't find chipset drivers for the Intel x chipset on the Dell website. And on the Intel website I only got a error when trying to download the drivers.
So my question is, how may I be able to control the fan speed? Is there any Intel x chipset driver download left somewhere? Go to Solution. OK This should get you rolling because according to the device manager your chipsets look like they are functioning correctly. You need to point speedfan to the chipset. Let me know how it works out. View solution in original post. To update the BIOS 1.
In the next page, click drop down arrow to select the Operating System which is installed in the computer. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the BIOS. Restart the computer when prompted. Now check if the fans noise is normal when the system starts. The ambient air sensor cable is routed beneath the PCI cooling fan assembly.
It could be a loose contact or the cable might be damaged due to which the system fans are running on high speed. I checked for the Intel x chipset drivers but could not find it, will keep you informed if they are made available in dell website or Intel website. I also checked the cable. Everything seems ok. Also windows 7 is not able to choose, because it seems that there are no windows 7 drivers for this pc.
But in the windows 7 compatibility list, the precision is listed. Hi Cat29. I agree that the system is compatible with windows 7 operating system, but the support. To download the driver for windows 7 operating system for the entire hardware component, you need to go to the individual hardware manufactures website and download them separately.
To install the drivers for windows vista, windows XP, windows for precision check this link:. Can you be more specific on where to go for appropriate drivers? I have contacted motherboard manufacturer and they tell me I need to contact Dell. Please help!!!
I've got a question. When I remove a fan from the motherboard I got a Fan-Failure on the boot. Is there a way to avoid this warning? Because it stops the boot process and I have to manually hit F1 to continue or F2 for the bios. In the bios itself it seems there is no option to disable this warning.Joinsubscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles.
If you are using a laptop or other off-the-shelf computer like a Dellchances are your computer automatically controls its fans to some extent already. This is especially common and necessary!
In addition, your motherboard can either have 3-pin sockets or 4-pin sockets or both! Got it? A lot of modern computers have fan controls built right in—you just need to dig into the BIOS.
Once in the BIOS, you may have to hunt around to find your fan controls. Not every motherboard will have all these options—some simplify it more than others—but most will follow this general pattern.
But then your temperature will increase, because the fan has slowed down, creating a situation in which the fan is constantly ramping up, slowing down, then ramping up again every minute or two. You may have to play with these values a bit to get them just right. Your SYS fans may have similar options, or you may only be able to set them to certain constant speeds. Some motherboards may also come with their own applications to control the fans, in addition to the built-in BIOS options.
You may also note that some values are absurd—like my Temp2, Remote 1, and Remote 2 temperatures, which show as degrees Celsius. This helps declutter the main window. Click the Configure button and head to the Advanced tab. Use the arrow buttons to raise or lower the speed of your first fan—in my case, Pwm1. Since I can also hear and see the inside of my computer case you may need to open yours upI know that this is the fan connected to my CPU.
To rename an item, just highlight it and press F2. When you press OK, the changes will propagate to the main SpeedFan interface, as shown below. You can repeat this process with your other fans.
Click the Configure button to head back into the configuration menu. You get the idea. Your values may vary for your particular CPU, fan, and preferences. Keep an eye on your fan RPMs and temperatures—you should find that they react just as you set out in the Temperatures and Speeds tab. Then, in File Explorer, type shell:startup into the address bar, and press Enter. This should bring you to the Startup folder. Right-click on an empty area to Paste a shortcut to SpeedFan in this folder.I have had two main issues since purchase in February.
First I ran into problems connecting portable hard drives via the Thunderbolt ports described in a separate post.
Second issue I have had is the constant running of the fan with high core temperatures. I have had had services and parts replacements to address the first issue and somewhere down the line this new problem crept up. It was not an issue I expected with this product. The issue is that the fans do not stop on AC power and core temperatures are high even at idle for several hours.
The fans can get quite loud as well. I have had a technician attempt to disregard this as normal as the core temperatures are not excessive. I have provided links to log files generated by HWinFO for both normal and abnormal thermal and fan controls for the same workstation.
This workstation if working normally maintains good core temperatures. At least on my configuration temperatures were maintained below 80 C with fans turning off when reaching about 50 C. Core temperatures appear to be lower on DC power. Once the problem started the core temperatures were reaching over 90 C at idle and fans did not stop working.
However, as soon as I switch off the power adaptor and run on battery power the temperatures rapidly come down and the fans turn off. This may be related to the issues I have had with connecting portable hard drives via thunderbolt ports resulting in abrupt power failure described in a separate post.
Abnormal function of the embedded controllers may be the cause for this but I have had no confirmation from DELL.
How to change a Dell laptop fan speed (UPDATED) Any info/questions? Just PM me!
After several service visits and parts replacements except for the processorDELL has offered me a product replacement. I have the same problem with Xeon E M configuration. Core 0 and 1 always overheats and fans run full on all the time when on the thunderbolt dock station Even on idle when none of the softwares running, clock speed goes upto 4.
As I need 3 monitors in front of me to do my daily work 2 external, 1 LCDthis is a blocker for me.Hello, I experience the exact same issue. I have a m with a nvidia km. The machine keeps toggling as well. They have replaced the motherboard and the videocard already with the same as result. I have been told by Dell tech engineer that this is because of the motherboard sensor being close to the videocard and thus heats up more quickly telling the mobo it is getting "hot" while it is not.
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So this is just typical Dell I used to own a m which had exactly the same issue. I should have taken a more closer look when purchasing this piece of crap as they did it again I have no clue what the system designers do at dell or if they have any I also have a m and I also have this same problem.
I'm wondering if one of those external fan units, bought aftermarket and placed under the laptop, might help. I hate the thought that the relentlessly toggling fan is going to shorten the life of the overall machine. I suppose it will take Dell realizing something is broken, to make the effort to fix it. I have tried several of the laptop stands with fans that push or pull air through the vents on the m but they all fall into one of two categories: 1 If they have any hope of keeping things cool enough to prevent the m fans from toggling on and off, they're loud enough that it doesn't even matter, or 2 If they're even reasonably quiet, they move far too little air to make any difference, and the m fans keep on toggling.
By any chance has anyone figured out anything that can control the fan. For me I hate that my laptop is so hot when I shut it down and bag it up for the trip home each day on call There used to be a program that could control the fans on any Dell PC or laptop problem is it will not load up on anything that is running in a 64 OS. The program is called 18kfangui. If someone could figure out how to install the program you could set the speed of the fan and call it a day.
I wouldn't expect i8kfangui to recognize the fan controller hardware in Dell's custom BIOS since it appears that it was last updated around and the m didn't come out until about 5 years later.
Phil, maybe you could try that and post another comment here if it works. Post a Comment. Once upon a time, there were advantages to buying a Dell that would outweigh the drawbacks overall, but dealing with those drawbacks is sometimes enough to drive you over the edge.
This post is to share some information that might help keep someone get one step closer to solving an issue with fans toggling on and off in a Dell Precision m mobile workstation.
Fan toggling on off on off on off relentlessly I got a Dell Precision M I got at the end of last year and it has come dangerously close to becoming an expensive projectile several times. Tools like SpeedFan don't recognize the fans in many Dell machines like this one probably because of the "special" Dell BIOS that isn't worth the time for the developers to supportso they're of no use to override the boneheaded Dell fan control logic.I too updated the BIOS to the 1.
It still does not spin down as fast as I'd like it too the CPU cools down as fast as before and the fan usually follows a few minutes later but at least the docking stations do not cause the fan to spin at high speed all the time tested with TB and DA And I don't have to switch to the Quiet setting any more though I tried a few times and it does make it silent.
Agreed, though I'm not sure if the quieter fan is completely consistent for me just yet. It seems I have to open Power Manager and select a different radio button in the Thermal Management section every few days in order to keep it quiet.
This morning, it's been perfectly quiet all by itself. We'll see. Thanks for posting the original and updates. BIOS: 1. I can say that there doesn't seem to be much difference for me. With Dell Command Power Manager, the "Quiet" setting is still louder than "Optimized", and occasionally I need to flip that radio button to get it to quiet down after a reboot. It does seem not proven to need the radio button flipped much less than before I've been running this for at least a week.
I perceive there to be a difference, though I also believe it is not completely resolved. I have exactly the same experience: constant significant fan noise even under minimal load.
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Optimized setting often yields lower fan noise than 'quiet' but both are excessive for the activity level, IMO. Thank you dh and jtlarson for confirming your identical issues.
That's really helpful to the rest of us wondering if we've received bad hardware. Hopefully they get around to resolving the issues. I'm thinking about submitting a ticket so I can more easily track the progress they're making. Can confirm that the issue still persists.
The quiet mode in thermal manager makes the fan run only faster, the optimized mode make is slow a bit but its still noticeable. I have my doubts that this will be ever resolved. To be honest I am disappointed by this "Precision" system due to the issues it has and also by the build itself as it is a just Latitude clone. For example I did run a stress test on the CPU was throttling where the fan did run at full speed.
Thanks shrimphater, we appreciate your information and your edit. We still see the same issues as well. This seems odd to have not been fixed already. Edit : The only workaround that I have found for now is to use HWiNFO64 and setup a manual fan curve Fan icon on the bottom left as the constant fan noise even at low temps is my office environment is really annoying. It's the worst when i plug in the AC and the battery is charging. Very disappointed in Dell and surprised that they've managed to tarnish what is usually a solid lineup of business computers.