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    Fans with thermistors seem quite tidy, but I don't come across many; was wondering why they didn't really catch on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Fans with thermistors seem quite tidy, but I don't come across many; was wondering why they didn't really catch on.
    A company I once worked for used to make/sell those fans. I thought they were cool, but they weren't popular because they only measure the temperature at the fan.

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    AMD liked to use them back in the day, even the early days of PWM...
    Intel also used them in some cases as well (Xeon Socket 60x "Boxed" with the 60x38mm fan and 12V@1A ones)...

    But today, as Motherboards come with half a dozen of controlled fan connectors, they just became obsolete...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    But today, as Motherboards come with half a dozen of controlled fan connectors, they just became obsolete...
    Hell, we've had 3-4 system fan connectors on even budget boards since the nForce 4 / Socket 939 days. Though most of those boards were very basic voltage based control, and not PWM that we have today. SpeedFan was also a nightmare back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    Hell, we've had 3-4 system fan connectors on even budget boards since the nForce 4 / Socket 939 days. Though most of those boards were very basic voltage based control, and not PWM that we have today. SpeedFan was also a nightmare back in the day.
    Yeah, but often most of them weren't regulated or, as you said, very basic.
    That started in the 939 days but really took off in the Am2 and later days, until right now there are hardly any Fan Connectors that aren't regulated.

    But still, those regulated Fan Headers make Thermistor Fans obsolete...

    PS: Some Earlier AM2 Boxed heatsinks are Thermistor controlled PWM fans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    A company I once worked for used to make/sell those fans.

    Are there any places left that make computer fans in the USA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Are there any places left that make computer fans in the USA?
    Absolutely not.

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