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How to unlock MSI GTX 580 Twin Frozr II fan?

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Basically, I never really cared how loud my system was, so I always used to crank up fan speeds to 100% for optimal temperatures. I have my GTX 580 at the top 80% and I want to know if I can unlock the extra 20%.

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It seems the majority of GTX 500 cards come with a maximum fan speed of 80%.

You would have to get gpu-z and Nvidia bios editor (latest versions of each) and then save your bios from gpu-z and open it in the bios editor and in the section for fans or temps or whatever, change the maximum to 100% and then save it as a rom and flash your card with that bios.
    
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^ mine is a stock 580 and its get to 85% and fan at 4K RPM... and it extremely loud :S


its locked in the bios and it might not be only for making less noise the fan might get less life spawn if it used for over 85%...
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Use MSI Afterburner to set up the fan speed to your likeing.
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Originally Posted by ranerX3;13151525 
its locked in the bios and it might not be only for making less noise the fan might get less life spawn if it used for over 85%...

Actually I believe the life span of a fan is calculated running at 100%.
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