I have an older card, a GTX 970 G1 GAMING and a few days ago a fan started failing. Three years passed, so I can't RMA it, sadly. I tried everything to make the fan work again, but at the end I had to disconnect the fan from the connector on the card.
But the problem now is, that the other two is spinning at 100% all the time. There's a fail-safe in the nVidia driver which possibly detects if one of the fans can't go above a specific RPM, and protects against overheating. When I remove the driver with DDU, or just disable the adapter from Device Manager, the fans are running at low speed, so it must be the driver.
I tried using MSI Afterburner to tune it down, but I don't think the software can even detect the speed properly now (RMP 0, speed at minimum 33%).
So, I'd rather take the risk of overheating than listening the card at full speed all day...
The only thing I need is to have my fans working like they are supposed to be again. So I can tweak them and worry about the cooling MYSELF! I extracted the BIOS
and lowered the RPM (like this
), just to see if it uses these values at all, but nothing
There's probably an "emergency" state which is active right now, with the 3rd fan being disconnected, and THAT'S what I'd like to disable.
Does anyone have a solution for this? I'm willing to do some risky stuff just so I can get rid of this airplane in my room..