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GPU Fans Constantly Revving Up and Down at Full Load (2080ti FE)

rad0909

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Hello, I have a 2080ti FE that recently started having fan issues. I've had the card for about a year with no problems. Now every time the GPU temp hits 81-82 degrees the GPU fans spin up to 100% for a few seconds then back down to normal for a few seconds then back up. This process repeats over and over. Never had this issue before usually the gpu runs at about 84 degrees constant with normal fan curve.

I have all the latest drivers installed, and I've reinstalled the card a few times as well as cleaned it out with an air compressor. Also, MSI Afterburner can control the fans, but the speed get overridden as soon as the temp hits 81 degrees.
 

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Did you update the drivers then the problem started?

Have you tried older drivers?

If you have you may want to rma the card.
 
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Benchmark Scores pretty fast!
easiest solution is to use the MSI afterburner custom fan curve and it will stop it from doing that.
 

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Try switching Power management mode from Optimal power to Adaptive or the other way around under Manage 3D settings in the Nvidia Control Panel. Noticed a correlated change of fan behavior in a couple of driver updates in the last year or so.
 

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easiest solution is to use the MSI afterburner custom fan curve and it will stop it from doing that.
It overrides the custom fan curve once it hits 81 degrees

Try switching Power management mode from Optimal power to Adaptive or the other way around under Manage 3D settings in the Nvidia Control Panel. Noticed a correlated change of fan behavior in a couple of driver updates in the last year or so.
I tried this no luck

Did you update the drivers then the problem started?

Have you tried older drivers?

If you have you may want to rma the card.
Problem started when I was already on older drivers. Updating to new ones didn't help unfortunately.
 

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It overrides the custom fan curve once it hits 81 degrees



I tried this no luck



Problem started when I was already on older drivers. Updating to new ones didn't help unfortunately.
Rma the card at this rate.
 

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did you take the card apart at some point? Any chance your vrms are overheating?
 
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I was having a similar issue with my MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z recently in games. It went away after one of the recent driver updates. Counting backwards from the most recent driver release, I think it was 442.19 WHQL.
I also noticed it wasn't doing a proper idling drop of the GPU voltage before.
 
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Reference cards do what they do ... not cool anywhere near as well as the AIB conterparts. The 2080 Ti was not as bad as all those that came before it. Vendors play a balancing game ... do they "stress to impress" with low 64C temps and 40 dbA or do they figure lower sound levels is the way to get buyer's attention ? But like anything else, ya get what ya pay for and the best AIB card that TPU tested was 10% faster with all cards overclocked. But again, the FE did fairly well this generation w/ a temp of 78C @ 37 bbA.

But 78C is fairly close to 81C where fan control ceases to function reliably. So if your ambient is 3C higher than TPUs, when you hit 81-82C, the fans will spin up to 100% ... them with the additional cooling, they drop back down and normal fan control resumes. Without knowing ambient or GPU / VRM temps, it's hard to determine what's going on here. If ambient is high, solve that problem, if it's not ... call Tech Support.
 
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