mack - 9:10 pm on Jun 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
During the winter I disconnected my PC case fan, leaving only the CPU fan wired up. I did this to reduce noise, and when monitoring cpu temp it worked perfectly fine and the smart fans where very rarely at much more than a crawl.
Now with an increase in temp I have had to reconnect the case fan to keep the cpu fan noise down. If only there was a happy medium.