4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2017 1:07 PM by N.Scott.Pearson

    Skull Canyon Fan Control


      Hey guys,


      My question is if I could run the following setup safely without damaging the machine

      Fan speed 15%

      Minimum Temperatur 50°C

      Fan speed increment 3

      My usage case would be office work and maybe some long time gaming sessions


        • 1. Re: Skull Canyon Fan Control

          Operation of these blowers (they are not fans!) below 25% duty cycle is not guaranteed to be reliable and is thus not recommended. In some cases, the blower may stall (stop spinning) and not react to a significant increase in heat in a timely manner. In addition, during the stall process, the blower may struggle to keep spinning and this can produce erratic sounds. In other cases (i.e. particular blower models), duty cycle values below 25% are actually ignored and the blower will continue to operate at its minimum (25%) duty cycle.


          My recommendations for the CPU Fan Header settings - which, BTW, differ from the shipping default configuration (which I consider downright buggy) - are as follows:


               Minimum Duty Cycle (%)          25

               Minimum Temperature (°C)      60

               Duty Cycle Increment (%/°C)    3


          Hope this helps,


          • 2. Re: Skull Canyon Fan Control
            Intel Corporation
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            N.Scott Pearson, thank you for your valuable help.

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            I would like to know if the information provided to you was able to solve your concern?

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            I am looking forward to hearing from you.


            • 3. Re: Skull Canyon Fan Control

              Thank you for your fast response!

              Well, I guess there is no option to further reduce the noise in idle and in light work ?

              • 4. Re: Skull Canyon Fan Control

                At 25%, you shouldn't be able to hear the blower unless you are within a foot or two of the unit.