Question Is this gpu fan speed/RPM safe?

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Hello! While under load my GPU temperatures can float between 55°C and 75°C, with the fans going between 2200 and 2800 RPM (that would be 65%-80% speed on MSI afterburner)
Do you think that RPM will reduce the life span of the GPU fans? I mean, drastically? I couldnt find how much RPM my GPU support

GPU: MSI 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
edit: I'm using a custom fan curve
 
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geofelt

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Fans are mechanical devices.
In time, they will fail, and the more revolutions they have done will be a major cause.
Your gpu temperatures are good under load.
Perhaps too good.
80c. might be what I expect.
Did you do the custom curve?
What was the objective?
I would be inclined to stick with stock settings.
 
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I did the custom curve to help keep my temps low, I live on a warm place and there are no ACs in my room

This is the curve I'm using:
At 65% fan speed it rotates at 2200 RPM
Maximum I got was 2500RPM at 75%, but I know it can hit 3000RPM at 85% fan speed if it ever hits 80°C. But are these speeds "safe" for the GPU?

 

tecmo34

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Hello! While under load my GPU temperatures can float between 55°C and 75°C, with the fans going between 2200 and 2800 RPM (that would be 65%-80% speed on MSI afterburner)
Do you think that RPM will reduce the life span of the GPU fans? I mean, drastically? I couldnt find how much RPM my GPU support

GPU: MSI 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
edit: I'm using a custom fan curve
I see no issues with these temps and fan speeds. The only thing I would say is you can probably lower your lower end. If you temps are at 55°C, I would expect your fans to not be spinning at all and start ramping up once you get 60°C, plus. At temps at or below 55°C, I don't see a reason for the fans to be running with those temps at idle.
 

jasonf2

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Fan life unfortunately is more about what fan you have than how fast you run it. There are multiple bearing configurations and depending on which one you have the MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) will typically range between 100000 hours and 300000 depending on fan. In my experience (beyond the fan design) the most important thing you can do to increase fan life is keep it clean inside your case. Case filters will help a great deal to help you get to MTBF.
 
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I see no issues with these temps and fan speeds. The only thing I would say is you can probably lower your lower end. If you temps are at 55°C, I would expect your fans to not be spinning at all and start ramping up once you get 60°C, plus. At temps at or below 55°C, I don't see a reason for the fans to be running with those temps at idle.
Alright, so something like this would be better?

 
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Fan life unfortunately is more about what fan you have than how fast you run it. There are multiple bearing configurations and depending on which one you have the MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) will typically range between 100000 hours and 300000 depending on fan. In my experience (beyond the fan design) the most important thing you can do to increase fan life is keep it clean inside your case. Case filters will help a great deal to help you get to MTBF.
I got a filter beneath and over my case, hopefully it will be enough, I'll keep that in mind :giggle:
 

tecmo34

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Alright, so something like this would be better?

I would be good with that, or you can start the ramping up process at 50°C and do less of a drastic jump and say have 60°C at 40% fans in increase from there. If you can run your GPU in idle at or below 55°C , with no fans, I would.

With your temps being hot in your area (guessing in the south or near the equator), fans need to run more to keep the temps down. Another key, if not already addressed, is making sure you have a good air flow case to make sure your GPU (& CPU) is getting good air flow. You will be fighting a losing battle if your case doesn't have good air flow, as your temps will always be on the higher side and higher fan feed. I normally just run the default fan curve by EVGA but I like in the mid-west (Ohio, USA), so it get all four seasons (some times in the same day it seems), so I'm not fighting temps in my house.
 

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