SB81P: BIOS setting to make fans quiter?

Discussion in 'Shuttle' started by Timo, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Timo

    Timo Guest

    I would be grateful if someone could tell me how to change the BIOS
    setting to make the SB81P fans run most quietly, yet also be able to run
    faster if the system gets hot. I see in Advanced BIOS features the
    section on Thermal management. But I don't know what to change or how to
    change it. What is the difference between Thermal Monitor 1 and Thermal
    Monitor 2? There's TM2 Bus Ratio and TM2 Bus VID. Do these settings
    affect the fan? What are safe choices here? I don't want to do anything
    that would hurt the system. But if there's a safe way to make the fans
    run quieter most of the time, that would be great.
    Timo, Nov 14, 2005
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    JesperB Guest

    In my view, the best solution to reduce sound is to download and install XPC

    Personally I couldn't live without it ;-)
    JesperB, Nov 14, 2005
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  3. Timo

    Timo Guest

    Excellent! Thanks very much. My drive fan was making all the noise.

    I think my system may have a problem however. System, CPU, and drives
    are around 34degrees C. Ice Out is set for Low Temp=22 and Low Speed=9,
    but Ice Out is not running. The main screen says it is at 0rpm. Is
    this normal?
    Timo, Nov 14, 2005
  4. Timo

    Evert Meulie Guest

    Do you have the most recent BIOS? Shuttle has been fiddling a bit with
    the fans in the last update(s)...

    Evert Meulie, Nov 15, 2005
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