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I have a Dell T7500, with a 6-core Xeon CPU.

  • If I run all CPUs at 100% for 12 hours, the fan noise is loud.
  • If I run all CPUs at 1% (no load) for 12 hours, the fan noise is just as loud (i.e. fan speed is the same).

Its just too noisy (I run it in my living room) - any utility to turn down the fan speed on a Dell?

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Found diefer.de/i8kfan. It fails on Win7 with "Windows requires a digitally signed driver". I wonder how I can switch off this limitation for digitally signed drivers in Win 7? –  Contango Oct 15 '11 at 12:30
    
How about the BIOS settings? Is it a 4-pin power connector (should be)? allpinouts.org/index.php/Motherboard_%28CPU%29_4_Pin_Fan –  Aki Oct 15 '11 at 12:41
    
"Over 1 billion possible configurations configurable to virtually any industry, application or environment. " promised by Dell, but the CPU fan stuck on fullspeed, strange... –  Aki Oct 15 '11 at 12:55
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Have you updated your BIOS? This could also be a setting in your BIOS to control the fan speed. I would not look into any third party app because it will only help you once Windows is loaded. I would see if you're missing something within the BIOS. –  kobaltz Oct 15 '11 at 14:19
    
"By using this software you are changing the thermal management of your DELL notebook. " But isn't it a desktop PC? dell.com/us/business/p/precision-t7500/pd –  Aki Oct 15 '11 at 14:39

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After a lot of research, the answer appears to be: no.

Go Dell, you're awesome.

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Welcome to Super User! Do you have something to back-up your claims? Why doesn't it work for you? –  Tom Wijsman Nov 1 '11 at 1:04

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