[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. duffsta

    duffsta Newbie

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    Ok so I found 1 problem with this setup, even with power management inside windows 10 set to not turn off when it has been ide for awhile it shuts down the computer, which is strange maybe the bios can't control talk to the OS anymore to do with the power management and just shuts down when it notices it has been ide...
     
  2. dmgzd

    dmgzd Notebook Enthusiast

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    The way i got this to work was to run the following in admin command prompt Bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON reboot run the fan utility as admin disable ec then close the program. Doing this will allow speed fan to take over will work through reboots but not shutdown. Make sure you have speed fan setup correctly to control your fans. You also may need to disable driver signing via advanced startup to get the driver to install on first run. Would be nice for the utility to save its configuration so one could make a scheduled task to run on login.
     
  3. Fix_My_Laptop

    Fix_My_Laptop Notebook Enthusiast

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    Erm, doesn't I8KFanGui not work for you guys, no? I haven't tried the Dell Fan Utility as yet but have used I8KFanGui for a while and seems to work a treat :oops:
     
  4. ArazelEternal

    ArazelEternal Notebook Guru

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  5. Sid Roy

    Sid Roy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Does it really work? I am going to try this one was thinking about such thing as the fan sometimes make a lot of noise there must be something to control it.
    Thanks, Buddy! Will try this one!
     
  6. ralba

    ralba Newbie

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    One thing that bother me is that fans only goes 100% on my previous 7567 when it throttled! so I was playing, temps were increasing, it reaches 84°C the fan goes from 70-80% to 100% but CPU slows from 3.4ghz to 2ghz! and temperature drops to mid 70s, I'll try once I get a new 7577 to see if I can leave it 100% so temperatures won't increase at the point of throttling.
     
  7. lqthai

    lqthai Newbie

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    Noted! I will try your software since my fan has some issue recently..
     
  8. vineetpratik01

    vineetpratik01 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Does this work on dell 7577 ?
     
  9. fanlessfan

    fanlessfan Newbie

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    Hi,

    I just signed up here to thank valuxin! This has fixed my one but major issue with my XPS 9550, and about 2000 bucks of money as I was just about to give up and buy an HP Precision x360 where the fans can be controlled for.

    This solution works perfectly, I disable the fan with this piece (8Kutils did not work on my Windows, got a BSOD each time running it), and use Speedfan to control the fan instead. That gives me a fanless experience when working normally, just a bit of a fan when gaming lightly and the full blast in heavy gaming. But for 90% of my usage, the XPS is now dead silent (I also did a repaste which helps keeping the temperatures in the 50-60 degree range without fans blowing).

    So big thank you, and one kind request: Any chance you could write a command line version of that? I am right now having the software run automatically after each logon via task scheduler, but I have to click manually on "disable" and then close the software (keeping running it leads to some audio issues, but once it is closed, all is perfect again). Hence a command line option which simply loads the software, disables the EC, and then closes the software again would be great.

    THANK YOU! Brilliant work.

    Cheers
    A happy fanlessfan
     
  10. valuxin

    valuxin Notebook Evangelist

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    @fanlessfan

    Nice to see happy people here:)

    Yeah, it would be nice to have CMD implementation, but it needs time and knowledge to make this wish come true. I can't do it right now, but there are all sources on github. I hope some will do this work for us :)
     
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