06-05-2013 02:49 PM
Z--570 Windows 7 32bit
Is there a way to control the fan speed on my Z-570 other than using the buttons at the top right of my computer? Something in the drivers that control those buttons interfere with other programs, so I de-activated them.
There is a program download http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS002491 that SAYS it will allow control of my fan speed, but it does not have instructions how to use it (i.e., what keys must be used to access and change the fan speed).
06-05-2013 05:05 PM
The lenovo fan control software only works with Thinkpad and Thinkcentre systems. For ideapads, your only option is the fan control button that is managed by the energy management software. If the fan control touch sensitive button doesn't work, just reinstall the energy management software.
06-05-2013 07:04 PM
Thank-you, but that's kind of the problem in that the energy management software that controls the buttons seems to be causing problems with accessing other programs.
I deactivated the energy management that controls the buttons, and the rest of the computer works fine now (except the buttons are disabled).
Not sure why there is a conflict w/ the management software, but any ideas or work-arounds?
06-06-2013 09:01 AM
I see. Just make sure that before you disable the energy management software, set the fan control to either "standard" or "efficient thermal dissipation". Do not set it to "super silent" since the fan won't spin fast enough when the CPU and GPU gets too hot. After you set the fan control, you can disable the energy management software and the computer will always be set to whatever the fan control setting you did since the energy management software actually controls the BIOS. I found this out based on dual booting 2 operating systems, where one had the energy management software while the other doesn't have it.
06-06-2013 10:23 AM
Deleted the last download of energy management and re-downloaded it, and it works fine.
Something in the dfirst download must have been corrupted!
Life is good.
06-06-2013 01:49 PM
Glad you got it sorted