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michahenze
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New I8k fan control version

Hello,

I've published a new version of the I8k fan control tool today. The following features were added :

1. Integration into system tray
2. Automatic setting of fan speed on startup
3. Automatic fan on/off cycling via timer

The site has moved and is now here:

http://www.diefer.de/micha_henze/i8kfangui.html

Regards,
Michael


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iKlaatu
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RE: New I8k fan control version

What... no mental telepathy interface yet?
Tremendous thankyou for giving that away. I think you could make some money out of something so in-demand.

Signed, iKlaatu
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mcleandc
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RE: New I8k fan control version

You're a PEACH!!!

You've added my only desired enhancement... automatic setting on startup!!!

The others enhancements are purely wonderful!!

John McLean
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John McLean
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Driad
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RE: New I8k fan control version

Thank you Michahenze!

Something I waited for a very very long time... the only true fan fix Smiley Happy You really belong to the Hall of fame Smiley Happy

Could you make some changes to the source code of the command line version so that it could compile under FreeBSD/Linux? The code has to be ANSI C. Please try if you have time, I'll be glad to test it for you.

Best regards,

Driad

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Sproder
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RE: New I8k fan control version

Thanks again. Nice job!

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fhryder
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RE: I8kfan for linux

Hi:

It's already been ported to linux
look in this subject for "i8kfan for linux"



Thanks again Michael
this is a super utility

Frank

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c0ldfusi0n
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RE: New I8k fan control version

Michael:
After upgrading my I8k BIOS to A17, I installed your latest fan control tool. Now the brief automatic fan test on WinME bootup no longer works, and neither fan turns on automatically during operation. I've set the Options to "Enable Autostart/No changge" for both fans, but neither fan turns on automatically, although the inner fan used to do so frequently. I now must enable each fan manually after bootup, and leave them on. How does one get your fan control tool to automatilly turn on and off at the same temperatures set in the BIOS?
Is it possible that your program has overriden the BIOS's automatic fan control? If so, how do I give the temperature control back to the BIOS or, in the alternative, how do I uninstall your program (it is not listed in Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs)? Am I missing something?
Thanks for any help.


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michahenze
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RE: New I8k fan control version


c0ldfusi0n wrote:
- Michael:
- After upgrading my I8k BIOS to A17, I installed your
- latest fan control tool. Now the brief automatic
- fan test on WinME bootup no longer works, and
- neither fan turns on automatically during operation.
- I've set the Options to "Enable Autostart/No
- changge" for both fans, but neither fan turns on
- automatically, although the inner fan used to do so
- frequently.

"No change" means exactly what it says: No change. The program is just started and put in the tray. Nothing else happens. So the fans will only come up when the BIOS thinks it's time to.

- I now must enable each fan manually
- after bootup, and leave them on.

Yes, of course. You have do so as long as you use "No change" as autostart speed.

- How does one get
- your fan control tool to automatilly turn on and off
- at the same temperatures set in the BIOS?

When you want the program to act like the BIOS, where is the need for the program ?

-
- Is it possible that your program has overriden the
- BIOS's automatic fan control?

Maybe. I don't know. Did you read the warnings ?

- If so, how do I give
- the temperature control back to the BIOS or, in the
- alternative, how do I uninstall your program (it is
- not listed in Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs)?
- Am I missing something?

Under WinMe the program is just the executable. Just delete it, then it's uninstalled. The BIOS gets the control back at least at every reboot, or suspend.

Michael


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iKlaatu
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RE: New I8k fan control version

Hmmm. Are you talking about the timer feature being used to start and stop it at a specified rate? Or just the slow/fast/off settings?

Anyway, I think I've had the same kind of thing happen. I attribute it to how the utility and BIOS interact. Or rather intercept. The fan isn't on at startup here either while the utility is set to run at startup. I've put it at fan 1 no change (inner) and fan 2 slow (outer).
Not so sure it's really the utility or the new A17 BIOS. Reason I can't imagine it's actually the utility is because that's run under Windows after loading. The fan test should be during POST, I think.

Signed, iKlaatu
Inspiron 8000A16
800MHz P3 100MHz FSBDual UltraATA100 IDE
64MB PC100
512MB PC133 SDRAM
32MB ATI M4 AGP 4X14.1" SXGA+ TFT Active Matrix
10GB HD Hitachi UltraATA66 4200rpm8X|4X|24X CD-RW Sony CRX700E fixed8X DVD Toshiba SD-C2402 modular1.44MB Floppy NEC
Mini-PCI Combo 56K LT + 10|100 ActionTec
59WHr Battery
WinME
4-Color Kit
$2326+86Jan. 26, '01 DellTalk: iKlaatu
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michahenze
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RE: New I8k fan control version


iKlaatu wrote:
- Hmmm. Are you talking about the timer feature being
- used to start and stop it at a specified rate? Or
- just the slow/fast/off settings?

I'm talking about the autostart feature and the settings for it in the options dialog.

-
- Anyway, I think I've had the same kind of thing
- happen. I attribute it to how the utility and BIOS
- interact. Or rather intercept. The fan isn't on at
- startup here either while the utility is set to run
- at startup. I've put it at fan 1 no change (inner)
- and fan 2 slow (outer).

I've tested exactly this under WinME now and it works for me. The inner fan is left off and the outer fan starts spinning at slow speed on login.

- Not so sure it's really the utility or the new A17
- BIOS. Reason I can't imagine it's actually the
- utility is because that's run under Windows after
- loading. The fan test should be during POST, I
- think.
-

I'm using the new A17 BIOS, too. And I didn't experience any problems yet (on the I8k and the Latitude CPt). In fact, I tested it over a week during my normal work (with A14 and A17 now). The settings for the autostart feature are stored in the Registry at the key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MH\I8KFAN

The following entries must have the corresponding values for the autostart feature to work with your settings:

"AutoInnerSpeed" = 0 (DWORD)
"AutoOuterSpeed" = 2 (DWORD)
"Autostart" = 1 (DWORD)

The program itself is started by an entry in the key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

There must be the entry

"i8kfangui" = ""

I verified it and the values in the registry are correct.

Do you have the same settings in the registry ?
Does the tray icon appear on startup ?

Michael


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