1. my new mobo supports a BIOS feature which Abit calls fanEQ. the deal is, you set the fan to operate at reduced rpm and you set a thresshold temp. if the cpu reaches this temp, the fan will go full speed. this rarely happens but when it does, you better not be there! the problem is that if it gets to that, the fan stays at full rpm (and full dB ) even if the cpu cools down. is there any software to control the cpufan speed?
2. i installed grellm, and i was only getting cpu temp. i ran the sensors-detect script, answered "no" on loading any modules(kernel is 2.6.11-lm_sensors site says IC2 and related modules are included above 2.4), and chose ISA instead of IC2 (didn't have a clue of the difference, the script said ISA is faster). did sensors -s and grellm properly detected all temps, voltages and fan rpm(and detected twice the cpu temp).
the problem is that although grellm was getting correct readings and all, the fanEQ stopped working for some reason, and the fan was full throttle! Not being able to bear a 737 on my desktop, i did a reflex reboot, only to find out that i was still on the runway when the login screen kicked in. i disabled lm_sensors, rebooted, and all was well. What went wrong? did i borked lm_sensors setup in some way? is there anything i can do to get lm_sensors up without the fan on the red zone?