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Our department has a gaming desktop build sitting around and I've been taking a peek at it and surprise! The GPU is toasting itself with 100% utilization at idle and no fan speed adjustments whatsoever.

I reinstalled drivers, used Trixx, alas! No fan control! It seems like it is doomed to spin @ the 1000rpm it's at... Did I mention that it idles around 95-99C?

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Something is wrong with the system since when you boot into another OS it does not have that 100% utilization.
However you still can't control the 1000rpm fan.

On the upside we are spared the noise of the worst-design-ever-ATI-reference-crabs but I really dislike the idea of burning $250 nice hardware.
What could be causing the utter fail in fan speed? *Note: the software does show the fan speed changes logically but physically, the rpm stays at 1000.

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I'd recommend first, find and fix the 100% utilization problem. If that doesn't work out, give MSI Afterburner a try.
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Which graphics card model is it?

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I'd recommend first, find and fix the 100% utilization problem. If that doesn't work out, give MSI Afterburner a try.

I mentioned that that problem goes away when I switch OS's meaning I can deal with that. Malwarebytes scan reveals no problems with the main x64 OS.
MSI Afterburner would be like trying Trixx again... I'll do it worth a shot but, not very helpful.
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Which graphics card model is it?

It's a reference 6970 model on a 870a-UD3.
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I would try updating the BIOS to the latest version and give the system a fresh installation of Windows.

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