On 11th May I took delivery of my dedicated Flight Sim computer which has an Asus Sabertooth Z87 motherboard fitted with an intel 4770k processor, currently not overclocked. The CPU is water cooled with a Corsair H100i unit.
On 27th May I booted the unit up for the first time to have a look see at the workings and what ancillary software was installed. I found that an Asus product, AI Suite III, had been installed on the machine to monitor the speed of all of the fans as well as being able to monitor the temperature of components at various points. This software came as part of the files associated with the motherboard installation disk.
Since that initial boot-up I have had a well known error pop as follows; AiSuite - Server execution failed, Prog ID: AsusFanControlService.FanControlManager. Once this message appeared I then lost all other ability to monitor fan speeds and temperature control of my PC ie any icons simply went off screen. Having viewed many forums to find a solution and tried various reinstalls, including fresh updated versions from the Asus website, rather than reinstalling from the supplied disk, and performing many registry cleans, I have concluded that there is no fix for the problem which appears to have started in earlier versions of the AI Suite software. As part of the reinstall processes I was also very selective in what components of the software should be installed but the error message continually appeared.
In addition, without any warning an additional error message last evening of Dipaway- Server execution failed, Prog ID: AsusFanControlService.FanControlManager also appeared. Having looked at the web for details of this additional error message it appears to be linked with the AI Suite software, also prevalent for sometime as well and nobody has been able to determine if it is a legitimate error message or the Dipaway.exe file is a virus of some description.
After some frustration for over a week in trying to solve this issue and wanting to install my flight sim software I have removed the AI Suite and I am currently running the Corsair Link software associated with the water cooling system. Although it appears to be nice, it doesn't appear to be as complete as the Asus software.
Having viewed another PC Aviator Forum topic "Flight Simulation Dedicated Virtual Systems" a there are a number of Flight Simmers who have listed various types of Asus Motherboards as part of their builds.
I have a number of questions which somebody may be able to assist with an answer:-
1. Has anybody successfully installed the AI Suite III software whereby the error messages no longer appear?; or
2. Has anybody, including those Simmers not using Asus equipment, installed alternative software and or components to successfully monitor the speed of various installed fans, with the ability to manually or automatically adjust the fan speed and also been able to monitor the temperature of various components which I am of the opinion needs to be done if various parts of their computer are overclocked to overcome the additional "Need for Speed" heat being generated?
Hoping somebody may be able to help and apologies for such a long posting.