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8800GTS (G80) running full fan speed constantly

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by BloomerzUK, 21 Feb 2010.

  1. BloomerzUK

    Wise Guy

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    Hi People,

    For the last couple of weeks, my 8800GTS G80, has been running full fan speed for no apparent reason.. is there anything I can make slow down with. I've tried using Rivatuner, to no avail.. is there anything else I could try?

    If not, I am open to 3rd party coolers (but they look few and far between for G80 iterations of the 8800GTS).

    Thanks, Jake.
     
  2. Marine-RX179

    Capodecina

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    8800GTS G80 is the 320/640MB...not the 512MB one right?
     
  3. BloomerzUK

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    320MB one, yeah.
     
  4. Scania

    Capodecina

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    Take the case off and clean all of the accumulated crap from around the heatsink.

    A friends 8800GTS 320 started running its fan @ full speed and after he cleaned out the crap (not just the crap on the fan) it went back to normal.
     
  5. Randomface74

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    I had the same problem with a 9800GT. I found RivaTuner did work, but it wasn't very intuitive. Try this guide: http://www.guru3d.com/article/rivatuner-20-fan-speed--overclock-guide/. Basically you need to create a fan profile that kicks in when windows loads, and you need to give it some values to let it work out how to increase the fan progressively in proportion to temperature.
     
  6. BloomerzUK

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    I cleaned it out not that long ago to be honest.. there was a lot of crap.. but it didn't do much.. I also applied some themal paste to the GPU Core.

    I will try the RivaTuner Guide, thanks billysielu.
     
  7. BloomerzUK

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    It doesn't work.. doesn't quiet it down at all.
     
  8. Crowort

    Wise Guy

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    Well, what are your temps like? Really need to know if it is running it full whack because it needs too to lower temps.
     
  9. BloomerzUK

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    Says 50c-52c..

    [​IMG]

    Edit: I've been reading that my card may not support fan speed editing.. I only have 2 cables going to the fan in the card..

    If this is the case, does any one of a 3rd party graphics card cooler?
     
    Last edited: 21 Feb 2010
  10. Crowort

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    Which brand of card is it? And yes a lot of nvida cards I've had in the past did let you change fan speed.
     
  11. BloomerzUK

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    Club 3D supposedly... but it looks generic.. like no branding.. so I think it's a reference card.
     
  12. Orangey

    Sgarrista

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    The latest nvidia drivers b0rked overclocking utils like Rivatuner.

    Which drivers are you using?
     
  13. F2kSel

    Hitman

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    My 8800 only has one speed, I had to replace the fan a few months back because it had become too noisy. This was probably due to being run at full speed all the time.
     
  14. BloomerzUK

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    196.21
     
  15. Crowort

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    When you put the thermal paste on the GPU, did you disturb any of the wires? Seems like maybe the blue fan control wire might be loose?
     
  16. BloomerzUK

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    I'm purchasing a new case soon, so when I transfer my components to it, I will check then. If I can't find the issue, I will save for another GPU or dig around for a cooler.