Need help with Thermaltake Volcano 12

By Red Dog
Jan 5, 2004
  1. Just installed a Volcano 12. Great HS/Fan! Trouble is I accidentally connected the CPU heat sensor to the fan and the manual speed connector at the same time. After this I booted it for a minute or two. Then I realized the mistake (and the warning in the instructions). So I powered it down and disconnected the CPU heat sensor connector, and left the manual speed dial connected to the fan. Unfortunately, the dial for the fan doesn't control the speed of the fan (I treid both the 3.5" and the PCI-slot manual dials and nothing will slow down the fan speed. It just spins at max (5500 RPM). It cools great but I'd like to turn it down a bit because of the noise.

    Did I fry the dials (or the potentiometers inside) when I had both types of speed controls connected to the fan at once? I've emailed Thermaltake the same question. Anyone have any experience here? TIA

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Zalman makes a separate fanspeed-controller, the Fan Mate 1.
    Available e.g. from
    Don't know if you blew anything by doing what you did.
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