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Old 01-14-2006, 12:44 AM   #1
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MSI 865 MEGA fan trouble...

I have an MSI 865 Mega; It's a "living room" computer, and the only computer my wife would accept (since it looks more or less like a stereo) by the TV.

When I used Windows, it was noicefree - even on boot the first time without any drivers.

On Linux, the FAN is on "critical" mode - ALLWAYS...

I have lm_sensors - but I can't make it "allright"... Any suggestions?


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[tra@80 ~]$ cd /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/
[tra@80 THRM]$ cat cooling_mode
<setting not supported>
cooling mode: critical
[tra@80 THRM]$ cat temperature
temperature: 34 C
[tra@80 THRM]$ cat state
state: ok
[tra@80 THRM]$ sensors
Adapter: cx88[0]

Adapter: cx88[0]
Old 01-15-2006, 12:24 PM   #2
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Try adding this to rc.local:
                # Set the trip point temperatures (in Celsius)
                echo -n "100:0:90:80:58" > /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/trip_points
                # Activate the temperature control system of the kernel
                echo -n "30" > /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/polling_frequency
                # Turn off the fan
                echo -n "3" > /proc/acpi/fan/FAN0/state
Works for me, not sure about yours and the way your kernel/ACPI is setup.
Old 06-21-2006, 11:08 AM   #3
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i had that very same problem.
solved it by downgrading the BIOS version to version 1.1...


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