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what gives? my old 470 can go up to 100% fine...
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChronoBodi;15504778 
what gives? my old 470 can go up to 100% fine...

My EVGA GTX 580 SC came the same way, EVGA was nice enough to provide an alternate BIOS you can flash to go from 30-100%.

You could check to see if Zotac did the same (doubt it). Or just edit your vendor ID in your BIOS, and flash the EVGA bios w/ the updated fan profile.
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That's stupid, its the noise isn't it? Not everyone cares since they wear headphones or want better cooling.

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I had to flash my Zotac GTX 580 1.5GB with an EVGA BIOS in order to get the unlocked fan speeds. You may be able to do the same with a similar 3GB EVGA BIOS. wink.gif
     
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Oh, and here's the thread over at EVGA, if you want to try it out.

I would guess the reason they did it was because of the noise, not sure though, it's odd for sure. The fan at 100% is pretty loud though.
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I had to flash mine also to another bios with a 100 percent fan.My 470 I didn't need to.I don't think it is too loud at 100%.My 470 is louder
    
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The GTX580's are capped at 85% fan speed for the noise. It's terrible I tell ya'. But for most of us it's better to get noisy than dangerously hot. I had to flash mine to get the new 30-100 fan profile speeds.
     
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why would u even need it to go that high ? O.o my card never gets above 70 degrees with 65% fan speed. And i even have none existent case airflow (open side though)
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post #9 of 34
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Um, it goes up to 88c load on bf3, yea it can do so fine but still.... that's hot.

Either I need a better case, or open my window.... how do u flash it?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by BeefSkull;15506507 
why would u even need it to go that high ? O.o my card never gets above 70 degrees with 65% fan speed. And i even have none existent case airflow (open side though)

some people don't mind running it at full 100% while gaming with headphones. i know I ran my past video cards at 100% while gaming with headphones...my GPU was happy nice and cold

OP, unfortunately you are out of luck. I am pretty active over at the Zotac forums. And Zotac said they will not release a fan unlocker. I know, its stupid....but they just don't want to get involved....and their customer support is pretty lousy as well
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