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Toshiba fan control

Discussion in 'Toshiba' started by Bravo_18, Oct 21, 2008.

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  1. Bravo_18

    Bravo_18 Newbie

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    does anyone know a good program to control the speed of the fan in toshiba notebooks. i use Speedfan but it doesnt seem to detect any fan inside the notebook even though it has 2 fans installed.

    Is there a program similar to what is available for dell?
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Notebook Prophet

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    Nope. Unfortunately, you cannot control the Fan RPM in notebooks. SpeedFan is mainly for desktops. Notebooks have a Fan True Value Table, which states a specific fan RPM for a specific temp range.
    The fan algorithm is hard-coded into the ACPI, and hidden from the end-user in the BIOS.
     
  3. Cobraman10176

    Cobraman10176 Notebook Geek

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    Wrong.....Dell laptops have a Program, and so does sager, and alienware....but I too have been looking unsuccessfully to find a program to control my qosmio fan
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Notebook Prophet

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    I8kfanGUI hacks the BIOS strings in the registry to gain control over the fan. You won't see any programmer spending time on such software these days. Sager/Alienware fan control is probably provided by the OEM, by pressing Fn+F1 for 100% fan on and stuff.

    There have been numerous threads on this topic in the past.

    Bottom Line: You won't find such an app for a Toshiba, unless you start playing around with DOS Command Lines....

    /Thread Closed :p
     
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