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- Any good front panel controller out there?
November 12, 2005, 9:27 pm
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I've bought in a computer store the front panel controller you can see
(sorry for the poor picture quality of the webcam, my digicam is out for
Quite frankly... for a computer, it's useless! It can monitor the
HDD,CPU,VGA temperatures, but the controller doesn't allow an alarm set
point below 60°C for each. It can control a single fan, but only in 3 steps,
not linearly. For the controller to switch the fan from the lowest speed to
the next higher, the temperature must go well over 40°C wich is a non-sense.
There's no memory provision for when i shutdown the pc. Is there's a good
front panel that allows to control at least two fans in a linear way, that
have an alarm set point well below the 60°C of this one? A controller that
have a way to tap the +5V standby lead from the power supply (or using a
backup battery) to keep settings in memory would be great. Tell me your
experience with such panels. TIA for any replies.
PS: 1000 excuses for grammatical errors or
omissions, i'm a "pure" french canadian! :-)
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