Looking to optimize the fan control settings on your MSI motherboard? This guide will walk you through the process step by step.
Enabling Smart Fan Control
To enable smart fan control on your MSI motherboard, you can do so through the BIOS or using the MSI Dragon Center software.
If you prefer using the BIOS, restart your computer and enter the BIOS setup by pressing DEL or F2 during startup. Once in the BIOS, navigate to the hardware monitoring or fan control section. Here, you can adjust the fan curves and settings to your preference.
Alternatively, you can use the MSI Dragon Center software to control your fans. Download and install the software from the MSI website if you don’t already have it installed. Once installed, open the Dragon Center and navigate to the fan control section. Here, you can adjust fan speeds and create custom profiles for different scenarios.
Using either method, you can ensure that your fans are running at optimal speeds to keep your system cool. This is especially useful for overclocking or if you want a quieter system during light usage.
Command Center Overview
The command center on an MSI motherboard provides users with a convenient way to control and monitor their computer fan speeds and other system settings. The interface is user-friendly and allows for easy customization of fan speeds and other parameters. Users can easily access the command center through the desktop icon or the control panel in Microsoft Windows.
Upon opening the command center, users will be greeted with a dashboard that provides an overview of the current fan speeds, temperatures, and other important system information. From here, users can adjust fan speeds, monitor CPU core voltage, and manage other system settings.
For those interested in overclocking their system, the command center also provides tools for adjusting CPU core voltage and other overclocking parameters. This allows users to fine-tune their system for optimal performance.
Adjusting Performance Settings
To adjust the performance settings for your MSI motherboard fan control, follow these steps. First, open the Control Panel on your Microsoft Windows operating system. Then, navigate to the “Hardware and Sound” section and select “Power Options.”
Next, click on “Change plan settings” for the selected power plan, and then choose “Change advanced power settings.” In the advanced power settings window, locate the “Processor power management” option and expand it. Then, expand “System cooling policy” and change the setting to “Active.”
After adjusting the cooling policy, you can also modify the fan speed by accessing the BIOS settings. To do this, restart your computer and press the designated key to enter the BIOS (commonly F2, Del, or F12). Once in the BIOS, navigate to the “Hardware Monitor” or “Fan Control” section.
From here, you can adjust the fan speed by selecting the appropriate fan and setting a new speed percentage. Be sure to save your changes before exiting the BIOS.
Mystic Light Customization
- Ensure Mystic Light is installed and up to date
- Open the MSI Dragon Center software
- Go to the “Mystic Light” tab
- If an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to install it
- Check motherboard compatibility
- Verify that the motherboard supports Mystic Light customization
- Refer to the motherboard’s user manual or manufacturer’s website for compatibility information
- Adjust fan control settings
- Click on the “Fan” tab within the MSI Dragon Center software
- Customize fan speed and cooling profiles to optimize system performance
- Save and apply the changes
Monitoring and Adjusting Frequencies & Voltages
|CPU Core Voltage
|0.6V – 1.5V
|800MHz – 4600MHz
|GPU Core Voltage
|0.6V – 1.2V
|12V Rail Voltage
|11.4V – 12.6V