WIP Fan Control application

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  1. anytimer

    anytimer Notebook Virtuoso

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    I think 3 fan machines have two of the fans on the GPU, and they are ganged together, ie. they always run at the same speed for both fans. No way (or need) to make the two fans run at different speeds. I have a 3 fan machine, so I'm willing to help, but the Fn key is not working on my keyboard, so I'll have to launch Obsidian Fan Control to get back to EC when I exit your app.

    Btw. could you please put up a precompiled exe for those of us not interested on compiling our own? TIA.
     
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  2. djsubtronic

    djsubtronic Notebook Evangelist

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    The precompiled stuff should be in the releases section
    https://github.com/djsubtronic/ClevoFanControl/releases/tag/WIP
    You will need to download all of those files (except the source zips and NTPortDrvSetup) and put them in the same folder. NTPortDrvSetup needs to be installed before you can use the app. The installation might fail, but I think it still installs the needed driver anyway.

    At some point I'll probably clean this up (zip the app files would be a good start) and put a readme on the app's homepage.

    Edit:
    I've updated the release to be a zip so it's easier to download, and also added a readme on the Github project page.
    https://github.com/djsubtronic/ClevoFanControl
     
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  3. djsubtronic

    djsubtronic Notebook Evangelist

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    Have you tried the app yet? According to @anytimer's comment...
    ...it might already work for you. If it doesn't, let me know.
     
  4. anytimer

    anytimer Notebook Virtuoso

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    It is showing my CPU temperature as 0 degrees. GPU temperature is fine. Clevo default and maximum settings are working, but selecting the manual setting turns the CPU fan off (as its temperature is being read as 0).
    My hardware details are in my signature.
     
  5. djsubtronic

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    CPU temp is gathered by WMI, a built in Windows system to query different aspects of the PC.

    The specific query I'm using is:
    WMI Namespace: root\WMI
    WMI Class: MSAcpi_ThermalZoneTemperature

    You can test this out using this free tool from Nirsoft: https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

    It's possible your WMI doesn't have this class?
     
  6. runix18

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    Will try this over this weekend and come with results, also will try the ganged theory.
     
  7. anytimer

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    It is there, but buggy - updates every 15 seconds? 5 degree steps?
    wmi.png
    Why not just use openhardwaremonitor to get the CPU temp?

    Btw. I need to run the app as admin, otherwise it shows 0 degrees for the CPU.
     
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  8. djsubtronic

    djsubtronic Notebook Evangelist

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    Ah ok, maybe it needs admin rights to access WMI. It should update faster than every 15 seconds though. The reason I'm not using OpenHardwareMonitor is that the .NET library is kind of outdated and it doesn't detect my CPU temp (10th gen Intel).
     
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  9. lukylac

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    I'm also looking for something instead of obsidian fan control because of the leak support. I'll try your app this weekend, I have a P751TM, so hope will work :)
     
  10. joluke

    joluke Notebook Deity

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    Getting issues installing ntport 2.8 on windows 10 19043.899:

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