[mythtv-users] [I] asus p4p-800 vm

Jurgen Kramer gtm.kramer at inter.nl.net
Fri Oct 22 12:22:36 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 13:58, zardoz at zardoz.ath.cx wrote:
> On Thursday 21 October 2004 20:44, Jurgen Kramer wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 20:10, zardoz at zardoz.ath.cx wrote:
> > > .....or my hardware pain part 2.
> > > after a couple of you guys told me to get rid of the pcchips board (no
> > > blame please) i decided to go for an asus board. bad enough I thought
> > > that a high price-board like this contains something like
> > > hardware-fan-control. NO IT DOES NOT. this board is imho not suitable for
> > > a quiet livingroom appliance with a high WAF. tomorow i am going to try
> > > to change the board to a p4r800-vm or a P4GE-VM.
> > >
> > >
> > > hth
> > > z
> >
> > I'm using a P4P800-VM as well. In stead of tossing the board you can always
> > try the Zalman fanmate to set your CPU fan speed to a hardwired setting. I
> > am using this in combination with a lower frequency for the CPU. Works for
> > me (tm).
> >
> you name it.hardwired. i thought i would be living in the 21st century. while 
> my box idles 20 hours a day, i don't see a reason for the fan(s) to make 
> noise that time.
> last but not least, even the big copper-zalman with fanmate is noticeable.
> z

With hardwired I mean set to a specific RPM value. In my case around
2000RPM, this makes it quiet enough. Of course a motherboard with fan
control is the better solution (e.g. Asus with QFan support). But I got
an P4P800-VM for my mythbox so I have to resort to a fanmate to make it

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