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Ok cool. I'm gonna go afk for about 15 minutes, so OCN might log me out automatically (they have a 15-minute timeout). I'll definitely be back within 20 minutes though.

I'm going to go get some food.



Aw, thank you.

How long have you been awake?
Wish i had food..........wait i do. We just made some smoked pork and chicken with the new smoker WOO-HOO
Ive been up since 6 AM(my brother and sister woke me up), and i went to bed at 4 AM yesterday, but i call it "conditioning" , its summer so i can run my body into teh ground if i want to. But i never sleep well anyway so im not really tired, and as long as i have food and a gold im set.

Restarted, now listening to pink floyd and am about to go theck AB.

EDIT - Well im now very angry, i just lost 10 RPM's , at 100% (92%) i now get 5260rpm's with the 280 drivers, vs 5270 with the 275 drivers. And my text is different.
Edited by Smoblikat - 8/17/11 at 12:57am
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Holy shux, i found it: We were both right


You were right that 85% is as high as your fans go
And i was right that the BIOS is limiting the fan speed to 92%
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Whoa. Well, that's certainly tempting - especially if I start overclocking my 580 and find that 3360-3390 RPM isn't enough (that is, if I have end up with a mediocre overclock with high temps for this cooler or something).

How did you find that? lol Your Google Fu is strong.
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Whoa. Well, that's certainly tempting - especially if I start overclocking my 580 and find that 3360-3390 RPM isn't enough (that is, if I have end up with a mediocre overclock with high temps for this cooler or something).

How did you find that? lol Your Google Fu is strong.
lol, i was surprised to find that myself, i have this long forgotten program thats nearly impossible to find and i was googling some things on it, and then this came up. My card is limited to 92 and yours is limited to 85. The program is called fermi bios editor, and teh devs stopped supporting it for some reason, it allows for BIOS modded fan speeds for GTX 460, 560(ti), 570, and 580. COnveniently skipping the card i need . There is no way to edit my speeds apst 92%.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E8BLGLDU

Heres the direct link to it.

Wait, so i was just sitting here thinking of a way to circumvent the BIOS limitations and i thought of it, i convert the fan to a 3 pin then plug it directly into my mobo, and i can control it through ASUS AI suite.

EDIt - EDIT - If its not just me that is having this problem, it cant be a BIOS thing since not everyone has an ASUS card, so im thinking this is driver related, where are these kinds of settings stored?
Edited by Smoblikat - 8/17/11 at 1:30am
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lol, i was surprised to find that myself, i have this long forgotten program thats nearly impossible to find and i was googling some things on it, and then this came up. My card is limited to 92 and yours is limited to 85. The program is called fermi bios editor, and teh devs stopped supporting it for some reason, it allows for BIOS modded fan speeds for GTX 460, 560(ti), 570, and 580. COnveniently skipping the card i need . There is no way to edit my speeds apst 92%.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E8BLGLDU

Heres the direct link to it.

Wait, so i was just sitting here thinking of a way to circumvent the BIOS limitations and i thought of it, i convert the fan to a 3 pin then plug it directly into my mobo, and i can control it through ASUS AI suite.
Hmm.... well now I'd like to see if that works. I mean, I don't see why it wouldn't, but of course we can never be sure.

I remember noticing this when I had my 470. I mean I was testing for any fan noise (like rattling and whatnot), and that's when I noticed nearly the same thing I noticed with my 580: once I got to around 90%, the fan sounded the same from there on up to 100%. Of course, this thread taught me that it was actually at 92%. lol


Edit: I've never considered the possibility that these limitations might be stored in the driver somewhere. Hmm... I don't know where to begin or what to look for.

I gotta eat the food I made, so I'll be back in a while. Although, I'm going to watch a movie so I don't know - I might get carried away and watch another.
Edited by TwoCables - 8/17/11 at 1:34am
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Hmm.... well now I'd like to see if that works. I mean, I don't see why it wouldn't, but of course we can never be sure.

I remember noticing this when I had my 470. I mean I was testing for any fan noise (like rattling and whatnot), and that's when I noticed nearly the same thing I noticed with my 580: once I got to around 90%, the fan sounded the same from there on up to 100%. Of course, this thread taught me that it was actually at 92%. lol


Edit: I've never considered the possibility that these limitations might be stored in the driver somewhere. Hmm... I don't know where to begin or what to look for.

I gotta eat the food I made, so I'll be back in a while. Although, I'm going to watch a movie so I don't know - I might get carried away and watch another.
ahha, all right then. You enjoy. My money is on the limits being in the driver, since either all companies got together and put the same limits in their BIOS or nvidia is limiting them. Im going to try and find a SC BIOS and flash that to my card to see if that locks the fan to 92%.
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mines a Factory OC and still 92%, but this has been a very interesting thread, I also thought about the 3 pin cable to the mobo or a fan controller.

let me know if you get it sorted
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If fans are locked to around 85% isnt it more safe to leave them there? As they might not be designed for long term use @ 100%?
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Here is a screenshot for you, . My RPM is 2910ish. This shows that it is limited but not by RPM but by percentage.

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If fans are locked to around 85% isnt it more safe to leave them there? As they might not be designed for long term use @ 100%?
Well it sucks for a card like mine with a custom cooler
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