Possible to control the GTX 285s fan in OS X ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Dragonforce, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

    Dragonforce

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    #1
    Just wondering if that could be possible...

    When doing some non GPU intensive work in Windows 7, I usually set the fan speed from the default 40% to 25% with EVGAs precision utility which makes the card nearly silent.
    Precision utility or Rivatuner won't work in OS X, so the cards fan will always run with 40%. Does anyone know of a working application which can control the fan ?
    Or is there even someone who is able to code together a little application or preference pane to monitor and adjust the fan speed of the graphics card just like fan control for the Mac Pro ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

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  3. Fourkill macrumors newbie

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    There may be a way....

    I use an app called SMCFanControl, I can change the Fan speed on my 9500GT (the 220GT) on my Mac Pro, let me know if that App works if you get it, ive been looking at an 285 and fan speed is a big issue so feedback would be wonderful!
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The 9500GT is rebranded as the GT120 ;)
     
  5. Dragonforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dragonforce

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    smcfancontrol does not recognize the GTXs fan. Just tried it.
     

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