gainward gtx 460 fan too fast

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by potjevleesch, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    hello
    I just bought this gpu (1 gig memory) which constantly has its fan running at 40 % speed, even when its temp is 34 ° c.
    I tried the gainward Powertool, the fan section gives only 40 % on manual and sticks to 40% on auto.
    I want to lower the fan speed to 35 % minimum and 40 % maximum, how can I achieve this ?
    GPU drivers are forceware 260.89, windows 7 64 bits
    Thks in advance
     
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    robalm MDL Senior Member

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  3. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    thks
    seems nvidia has kinda blocked the possibility to alter the default settings related to fan speed as it stays on 40 % after having put it on 35% min and 40% amx
     
  4. MCGamer

    MCGamer MDL Junior Member

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    Just create a custom fan profile for it and you'll be set.
    Wait, you set it to 40% for max speed, and it runs at 40%, and you question this why?
     
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  5. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    as written before I want to lower the minimum fan speed to 35% as, by now, both min and max stick to 40% whatever the load in 2 d or 3d, the stock fan is a noisy bastard.
     
  6. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    Having tried both afterburner and Gainward's "expert tool" I confirm that the fan speed is locked: you can't go under 40% speed, only upwards to the 100% max
    hope this might help others :)