Bios that allows Founders Edition cards to run at 0% fan speed?

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by gsilver, May 11, 2017.

  1. gsilver

    gsilver Gawd

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    This is a NVidia GTX 1070

    I recently replaced the stock cooler with an Arctic Accelero Xtreme III, and it seems to allow a minimum fan speed of 27%.
    While that's reasonably quiet, I really want a silent-at-idle build, so it's a bit disappointing.

    Is there any way to do this, such as via a bios update?

    My motherboard's fan headers are pretty much full, so that isn't really an option.


    Edit:
    Actually... The fan speed slider doesn't seem to change fan speed at all?
    Something's not right here...


    Edit 2:
    I just combined my side fans and exhaust to the same header and put the GPU fans on the one that I opened up, then put the sensor to adjust the fan curve based on CPU temperature.
    Near silent at idle now. Temps still look good.
     
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  2. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    What card? Those with GP102, such as the 1080 Ti, will not allow 0% fan speed even with a BIOS modification. To get around that you can try plugging the fans into a motherboard header and controlling it that way, instead.
     
  3. gsilver

    gsilver Gawd

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    Sorry for not specifying.
    It's a GTX 1070
     
  4. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You can try a BIOS from one of the reference EVGA boards that use the ACX or iCX cooler. I'm pretty sure the fans go down to 0% on those.

    08G-P4-5171-KR = EVGA GTX 1070 GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition
    08G-P4-5173-KR = EVGA GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition (88 MHz higher base clock than OEM)
    08G-P4-6171-KR = EVGA GTX 1070 GAMING ACX 3.0 (Thermal pad update)
    08G-P4-6173-KR = EVGA GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 (Thermal pad update, 88 MHz higher base clock than OEM)
    08G-P4-6571-KR = EVGA GTX 1070 GAMING iCX
    08G-P4-6573-KR = EVGA GTX 1070 SC2 GAMING iCX (88 MHz higher base clock than OEM)
     
  5. linux.alucard

    linux.alucard n00bie

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    hi gsilver!

    I'm having a similar problem. Did you find a solution?

    Thank you and sorry for my bad English

    Attila
     
  6. linux.alucard

    linux.alucard n00bie

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  7. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    I'm pretty sure it's designed to run like that. You can get a slient case to muffle the sound or put your case a few feet away.
     
  8. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    bioses are locked down hard with those. no way to do what you want short of hooking them up to your mobo.