[SOLVED] MSI Twin Frozr RTX 2070 Fan speed max up and down during gaming

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Hi,

I will try to sum this up as best as I can. When I first received this card a couple of years ago, it ran like a charm very quite during gaming. The past 3 months I've been hearing fans rev up and down during gameplay and very loud. Apparently we came down to the conclusion it was my PSU. I went ahead and replaced it. A few days after that the loud fan noise came back. It turned out it wasn't my PSU. $190 later I find out it's my video card.

In idle my temperature is 45c and the fans are off



During gaming for example Star Citizen, The Forest, Minecraft basically any game. The fans keep revving up and down very loud.


Fan curve set to default. Not sure if it's temperature or maybe faulty fans?


This is where the GPU sits in my NZXT case
 
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Download Unigine Heaven,run the benchmark with msi afterburner open.
Dont try to overclock,u will just be looking at the temps.
Leave the fan curve as it is dont touch it.
If the card gets close to 100C,that means its getting to hot and you should replace the thermal paste.
If its not,then the fans are the problem
 

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Download Unigine Heaven,run the benchmark with msi afterburner open.
Dont try to overclock,u will just be looking at the temps.
Leave the fan curve as it is dont touch it.
If the card gets close to 100C,that means its getting to hot and you should replace the thermal paste.
If its not,then the fans are the problem
If it reaches 100c replace the thermal on the video card or CPU? I was never aware we could fiddle with the GPU and replace thermal.

By any chance have you used compressed air to clean out the fans?
I always keep air cans in the house by the package. I use compressed air for all my stuff. Once I month I open the case and air it out. Wife cleans the house once a week. I clean the computer once a month.
 
This video will help me open up my video card. Is there a specific thermal paste I can use? I have TM30 by corsair. Does it apply the same way as a CPU? I normally do the dot in the middle as I did with my CPU.
Yeah,a dot in the middle should do,i reapplied thermal paste on my gpu many times,and a rice grain dot always covers the cpu of the gpu
 
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ankido

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Open the gpu,reapply thermal paste.Im sure there are a bunch lf guides on how to do that on you card on youtube.
View: https://youtu.be/JqoVOE56X10
I'm sorry it took long. I put thermal and thus far the fans are not going crazy when I play the forest. That was one of the biggest games that would make my fans go wacky. I started off at 32c idle but now it's back up to 44c. I'm guessing that's normal for idle. When gaming it actually stays under 70c. Cross your fingers hope this works. I was a bit skeptical that's why I took long. Safe to say thus far one game is working. I will have to continue testing for the next few days. Thanks for the heads up.
 
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M.AGamer

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Hi,

I will try to sum this up as best as I can. When I first received this card a couple of years ago, it ran like a charm very quite during gaming. The past 3 months I've been hearing fans rev up and down during gameplay and very loud. Apparently we came down to the conclusion it was my PSU. I went ahead and replaced it. A few days after that the loud fan noise came back. It turned out it wasn't my PSU. $190 later I find out it's my video card.

In idle my temperature is 45c and the fans are off



During gaming for example Star Citizen, The Forest, Minecraft basically any game. The fans keep revving up and down very loud.


Fan curve set to default. Not sure if it's temperature or maybe faulty fans?


This is where the GPU sits in my NZXT case
It happend to me a couple days ago i have the gtx 1660 ti gaming x the rpm goes up from 1900 to 3200 for a sec then return. I took it off and put it again and now it's normal.Msi really should fix their products.
 

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I'm sorry it took long. I put thermal and thus far the fans are not going crazy when I play the forest. That was one of the biggest games that would make my fans go wacky. I started off at 32c idle but now it's back up to 44c. I'm guessing that's normal for idle. When gaming it actually stays under 70c. Cross your fingers hope this works. I was a bit skeptical that's why I took long. Safe to say thus far one game is working. I will have to continue testing for the next few days. Thanks for the heads up.
the idles depends on your case mine stays at 35c-40c my friend has the same card a diffrent case 45C-50C
 

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It happend to me a couple days ago i have the gtx 1660 ti gaming x the rpm goes up from 1900 to 3200 for a sec then return. I took it off and put it again and now it's normal.Msi really should fix their products.
Whom ever closed up my card smeared the thermal all over the place.
 

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