[mythtv-users] Slightly OT - Controlling the CPU fan

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 10:33:55 UTC 2005

> Even though my Myth backend does not sit in the lounge, it does sit in
> the study and the fan noise is driving the family nuts to point they
> want the backend shutdown when they are in there.
> I have done heaps of searching around and can't seem to find any solid
> info but I would like to be able to throttle back the fan on the CPU
> when the backend is idling as it seems to most of the time.
> I have lm_sensors running and I know the speed of the fan, but I can't
> find any way to control it.  It is a Sempron 2400 sitting on a crappy
> generic mobo.  Also, I am sure I could afford to turn the fan down as
> the highest temperature the CPU has gotten to so far is 50 degree
> celcius (although it is winter-ish here in QLD, Australia atm).
> Anyways, does anyone have any suggestions other than sticking the box
> in the garage?

You could buy a Zalman fan - they're very quiet. I have one and I've
been very pleased with it.


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