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Fan Control Guide: Intel Z270 Motherboard Edition (Page 5)

By Steven Bassiri | Jul 4, 2017 08:10 am CDT

MSI Z270 Fan Control

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MSI outlines that they have many headers on their motherboards, and all of them are hybrid DC/PWM mode headers. What MSI does very well that other vendors don't typically do, is list exactly what the default mode of all the headers are and which headers are auto detection.

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While all their headers are DC/PWM hybrid, MSI does list exactly what the control signals will change to depending on mode changes. Another neat feature MSI has are two RGB LEDs, one next to the CPU and Pump fan headers on the Z270 Gaming M7, and they will go red or green to signify they are in PWM or DC mode.

MSI Z270 UEFI Offering

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I had already written about MSI's fan control in their Z270 Build Guide, so I decided to use my images from that article since they have been modified to describe the different settings. MSI allows you to choose between the CPU or system temperature for reference; they also have a real-time legend of the points you pick on the graph. You can also manually set the mod, alter fan set up/down times, and if you choose different modes, it will change the voltage levels to PWM duty cycle levels.

MSI Software Offering

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MSI's offerings for fan control are found in their Command Center application. The fans also support auto-tuning, where MSI's calibrates and then tunes your fans for you to their automatic profile. However, some of the features you get in the UEFI aren't present in their Windows application. They do have a heat map of the motherboard, and you can see which fans are plugged into what headers.

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