Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » A »

Automatic Fan Detection

In computer BIOS settings for Intel desktop boards, Automatic Fan Detection is a fan control option for detecting fans added to the motherboard. Users can select the following settings;

  • Next Boot: Detect fans added to the motherboard upon next boot only.
  • Disabled: Will not detect fans added to the motherboard, new fans may perform erratically.
  • Always: Detect fans added to the motherboard (may cause a slight delay and increased noise during startup).

See "BIOS Beep Codes" in the Quick Reference section of Webopedia.
Also see "The System Boot Process Explained" in Webopedia's Did You Know...? section.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
LATEST ARTICLES
Slideshow: 5 Hot Holiday Gifts for Tech Enthusiasts

From cute electronic toys to VR gaming, here are 5 hot gifts to give to your special tech enthusiast this holiday season. Read More »

What's Hot in Tech: AI Tops the List

Like everything in technology, AI touches on so many other trends, like self-driving cars and automation, and Big Data and the Internet of Things... Read More »

DevOp's Role in Application Security

As organizations rush to release new applications, security appears to be getting short shrift. DevSecOps is a new approach that holds promise. Read More »

STUDY GUIDES
Java Basics, Part 1

Java is a high-level programming language. This guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of syntax, variables, data types and... Read More »

Java Basics, Part 2

This second Study Guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of operators, modifiers and control Structures. Read More »

The 7 Layers of the OSI Model

The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »