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I just bought a PNY GTX 570 because by old good 8800 GTX broke.

I noticed that the fan runs at 40% when the card is idle.
I tried to change that by adding a fan rule in the NVIDIA system tools,
but it doesn't seem to work.

I'd like to lower the fan speed a little when idle, let's say to 25-30%,
but enable enough speed when the card works hardly.

Which tool should i use to do this? Rivatuner?
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Minimum is 40%, not sure but you may have to flash bios in order to achieve lower fan speed.
Maybe try RivaTuner though.
    
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Originally Posted by Welmu70 View Post
I just bought a PNY GTX 570 because by old good 8800 GTX broke.

I noticed that the fan runs at 40% when the card is idle.
I tried to change that by adding a fan rule in the NVIDIA system tools,
but it doesn't seem to work.

I'd like to lower the fan speed a little when idle, let's say to 25-30%,
but enable enough speed when the card works hardly.

Which tool should i use to do this? Rivatuner?
To be honest, I recommend uninstalling NVIDIA System Tools and just using something like either EVGA Precision or MSI Afterburner. Both use RivaTuner, but RivaTuner itself is more or less obsolete.

Now, both Precision and Afterburner allow for fan control, but Afterburner is the one that would also enable you to overclock.
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minimum is 40%, not sure but you may have to flash bios in order to achieve lower fan speed.
Maybe try rivatuner though.
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Use MSI AfterBurner.
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The only thing is that I think software is basically incapable of allowing you to get the fan speed to be lower than 40%.

For example, when I tell Afterburner that I want a fan speed of 25% (the lowest possible setting for me in Afterburner), it goes right to 45% when I click Apply.
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same with me but mne jumps to 35%
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post #8 of 9
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I tried both EVGA Precision and MSI Afterburner. You can create a curve for the fan speed, but it doesn't work in practise.

It seems that unfortunately the lowest fan speed limit in 570 is done in the card's bios.
EVGA has published this: http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?high=&m=725069&mpage=1#750555
Because this is a bios update, i don't think that it works in a PNY 570.
post #9 of 9
Yes, I can use Afterburner to set the curve below 40% (eg 25%). The curve does stay there after hitting 'Apply' but the speed is still 40% for my 570.

Perhaps when a newer edition of NiBiTor is released to include the 570/580, the fan speed can be adjusted below this 40%.
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