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This entry has been published on 2013-02-07 and may be out of date.

Last Updated on 2013-02-07.


With several Zotac Zboxes, there is no way to set the speed of the system fan in BIOS (only CPU fan can be configured in BIOS).

Workaround for Windows OS:

  1. Download, install and start Speedfan. (Note: Some shown temperature values may be wrong, but that does not matter in this case)
  2. Adjust “Sys” value on the start screen to get a value like e.g. 65 % that fits to your system (don’t set it too low).
  3. Set checkbox “Automatic fan speed”.
  4. Click “Configure” -> Speeds -> Sys.
  5. Set a lower minimum and maximum value.
  6. Check “Automatically variated”.
  7. Create a new scheduled task in Windows which starts (install dir)speedfan.exe at system boot, with full privileges, independent of user login. You can also set a delay of 30 seconds.

Now your Zbox should be almost silent when the Windows boot process is finished.