[Guide] How to control fans on Dell Laptops under Windows

Discussion in 'Dell' started by valuxin, May 27, 2017.

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Does this solution work for you?

  1. Yep :)

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  2. Nope T_T

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  3. Scared to try :c

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  1. maffle

    maffle Notebook Evangelist

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    It kinda now has in the latest beta, because I asked to implement it. It now has a spin-down time in seconds you can set. So if for example the first temp value was triggered, and then you set a spin-down timer of 30 seconds, it will spin for 30 seconds, even the temps were now below the lowest toggle point.
     
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    ozboss Newbie

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    Yes I tried that but still it's no solution for me.

    @Aaron44126 thx for the scripts. Unfortunately I didn't really get the logoff one to work, so I tried to do it with gpedit but how do you run those with admin rights?
     
  3. Aaron44126

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    The "logoff script" does not run with admin rights but the "shutdown script" does. (Go figure.)
     
  4. mozart.f

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    Aaron44126 and maffle, congrats for the hard work!!!
    I installed the beta hwinfo in my G7 7588, and it's fan control function is working flawlessly.
    It automatically starts at windows boot, and it continues to work even after suspension and restart.
    I even force closed hwinfo to see if the system fan management regain control, and all worked fine.
    Now I´m satisfied with my G7.
    Thanks.
     
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  5. fdsec

    fdsec Newbie

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    Thanks. I have heard that bios 1.9 has sorted out the fan problem with the g series laptops. This could mean that I don't have to control the fans manually anymore. How do I enable the system ec control?
     
  6. Aaron44126

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    Disabling EC fan control using methods described here does not survive a power cycle. Shut the laptop off and turn it on again.
     
  7. fdsec

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    I've done that. I don't think it's worked. Am I supposed to force shutdown the computer?
     
  8. Aaron44126

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    No. If you have fully powered off the system, and you haven't set up some automatic process to disable EC fan control at startup, then the EC is controlling the fans again. Check if you like, try to control the fans using SpeedFan and any adjustment that you make will either not work or be quickly reverted.
     
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