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Old 01-23-2009, 08:33 AM   #1
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My laptop is plugged in most of the time.

Is there a way for me to manually turn on my fan instead of waiting for it to automatically turn on?

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Dell Inspiron I1520
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:34 AM   #2
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Have you looked at a utility like i8kfan? But I have to question why you would want to do this in the first place.

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Hi,

AFAIK the fan is controlled by the motherboard. Although as for DELL I have read of a program that can do what you want in a similar manner:
http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/index.html
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