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What could cause the GPU fan to stick at 30% and not spin faster at higher loads?
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Do you have any GPU control software installed? MSI Afterburner, EVGA Precision X etc?
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Do you have any GPU control software installed? MSI Afterburner, EVGA Precision X etc?

Just Speedfan.
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Try uninstalling speed fan and see if that makes a difference. If not, I would suggest removing the video drivers, take the card out and put it back in your pc, then re-install video drivers and check the fan speeds to see if they are unlocked.
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Try uninstalling speed fan and see if that makes a difference. If not, I would suggest removing the video drivers, take the card out and put it back in your pc, then re-install video drivers and check the fan speeds to see if they are unlocked.

On top of that, try to force it to a higher speed with a program such as afterburner assuming it doesn't go up on it's own.
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I don't like SpeedFan for monitoring and controlling the vga, I use the speedfan only for monitoring the cpu and chipset temp

Try using a better software like Evga Precision or Msi Afterburner as say @SoloCamo
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post #7 of 14
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On top of that, try to force it to a higher speed with a program such as afterburner assuming it doesn't go up on it's own.

I can manually up the speed using SpeedFan, it just won't go up automatically.
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Originally Posted by Sevada88 View Post

I can manually up the speed using SpeedFan, it just won't go up automatically.
I think SpeedFan is the issue here, try uninstalling it and see what happens. Alternatively, there must be a setting somewhere to set up your own fan curve, I have never used it so I'm not sure if it has one but I'm assuming there is.
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Originally Posted by Sevada88 View Post

I can manually up the speed using SpeedFan, it just won't go up automatically.

Speedfan may have simply set it to rely on the program for fan speeds, even once closed. Try fully installing speed fan and going from there.

I used to use speedfan back in the day, but these days it's mediocre at best on current hardware.
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I'll try to delete SpeedFan. Just to add to my knowledge, is the video card fan by default controlled by the motherboard or the video card bios?
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