Thanks for your explanations. It turned out to be other issues.
First of all, the fan I used for testing doesn't support PWM, I can get it running by tuning the F parameter, but overall I can't get it running consistently.
Second, it turned out that I accidentally reversed the polarity of my other fans yikes. Luckily no damage.
And at last I can highly recommend adding the H-1 parameter just to ensure it wasn't configured as a fan for a tool.