Question MSI fan control problem

Oct 16, 2021

I've got my hands on a new MSI GPU which worked well in every other case. Except only recently I realized that the fans in the GPU itself does not work, I understand that newer GPU models programmed the fans to start only when its temperature hits a certain threshold as to prioritize silence over performance. However with some stress testing and hitting the 60'C mark and slightly above, the fan still does not start. I highly doubt the fault is in the wiring or the building process itself as I tested with the MSI Afterburner. The fan actually works but only when I leave afterburner on. Is there any way around this that I can customize the fan to work as of when needed? Lower the temperature threshold or just have the fan work without needing to leave the application on? I only just come to understand this situation because my CPU literally shutdown on me due to overheat, so I doubt the fan has worked regardless of its temperature.

Windows 10
MSI Geforce RTX 3070Ti 8GB
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core Processor

Any input is highly appreciated. I'm honestly a little lost and I am not sure if there is anyone out there with the same issue.

Thanks in advance for your help.


Apr 9, 2017
My 3080 didn't seem like the fans were running when I first installed it. I did a stress test and played a game and it ran really hot. I set a custom fan curve with Afterburner and now it idles at 23C. Max temp of 60C while gaming. The minimum fan speed in Afterburner is 40% with the 3080. Not sure if that is true for the 3070ti. I would just leave Afterburner running all the time. I can't even hear my fans at all. The other nice thing about Afterburner is that you can set the on screen display to show your temps, FPS, etc while gaming.