Question MSI fan control problem

Oct 16, 2021
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Hi,

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.

Specs:
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.
 

emitfudd

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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.
 

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