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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P PWM Fan Control

    You have that Cougar PWM fan connected to cpu fan header and have selected PWM mode in bios ? PWM fans should never stop, when you set control to 0 % it should run at minimum speed, according to Cougar specs about 800 rpm. If fan stops then it sounds like you are using voltage mode for fan controlling.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P PWM Fan Control

    Not true in my case. The fans are connected to the 4-wire cpu header and the BIOS is set to PWM. Doesn't the 680 rpm bother you?
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P PWM Fan Control

    I just noticed something in previous message, you mentioned Noctua Low Noise Adapters. Are these 3-pin resistors ?
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P PWM Fan Control

    They are 4-pin adapters that come with their $30 PWM fans.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P PWM Fan Control

    Ok, so they probably just reduce the voltage a bit to lower operating range of their fans. I really have no idea what happens to other PWM fans when they get a reduced operating voltage but also receive PWM signal, maybe that's why your fans can stop with PWM control. Without them your fans should run at 800 rpm with 0 % control and at 1500 rpm with 100 % control. That is how all my pwm fans work.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P PWM Fan Control

    Here you go - no Noctua Noise Reducers. While I'm doing this the fans jumped from ~820 to ~1290 rpm and nothing is going on. If I go back to zero % the fans stop. If I go back to 65% the fans go back to ~1290 rpm! 65% should/was ~850 rpm. Nothing makes sense. I don't think Speedfan4.46 and my Gigabyte MB/CPU are meant get along very well. Although ET6 is slow at least it does what one would expect with the settings it is given.

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    I can't understand what's going on with your fans, 1758 rpm reading in your picture should be impossible for a 1500 rpm Cougar fan. RPM reading on Fan4 is what I would expect from a 1500 rpm fan running at full speed.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P PWM Fan Control

    I agree not much makes sense with Speedfan when trying to control PWM fans on this system! I'm sure it works for most people but I'm losing interest! The ~1400 rpm is the Corsair H50 pump. It's supposed to run full @ ~1400 rpm. I thought we were getting close but too many strange things happen when I let Speedfan get control. It always seems to reset and act normal after a reboot but then it starts doing strange things when the cpu heats up a few degrees. It is a great monitoring tool (for me) and I'll leave it at that. Thanks for the effort, I did learn enough to be dangerous about Speedfan but the system is cool and quiet with the Cougar fans and the Noctua Noise Reducers (Cougar fans running @ <1000 rpm's). I'm not using this machine it to break any OC records so I'll leave it alone for a few more years. Thanks again.
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