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GTX 950 in New Rig - Fan Always On!! (I want it OFF!)

Fun Guy

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I just completed my new rig and everything was perfect until in the second week, when I noticed the video card fan was always on. Even with all the apps closed!! I am frustrated, as this card was labeled as 'quiet.'

Here is a snapshot of my system - can anyone help? This is REALLY annoying...

 

PhonakV30

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Oct 26, 2009
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Can you do with MSI Afterburner ? just set "Fan speed" to near 10% or better.

Edit : this method can be killer.be adviced!
 

lehtv

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You can't turn off the fans unless the card actually supports semi passive fan operation. If it does, it should do that automatically when temperature is below a certain threshold (usually around 60C).

Try lowering fan speeds with Afterburner. If 42% is the minimum you can set it to, it may still be possible to mod the fan profile in the graphics card's BIOS to allow lower than 42% fan speeds. But the easiest thing would be to just return/sell the card and buy another with a semi passive cooler.
 

96Firebird

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Nov 8, 2010
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It looks like something is using the GPU... Your clocks are not at idle.

Do you have dual monitors hooked up? If so, what are their resolutions and refresh rates?
 

xthetenth

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Is the card supposed to have 0 RPM on the fans at idle? If so Firebird's likely right. For a quick and easy check you can just disable all but one monitor through windows and see if the GPU clocks down. If that's the case Nvidia inspector has a tool that may help.
 

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