9600GSO Fan Speed 100% continuous

Discussion in 'Rivatuner Statistics Server (RTSS) Forum' started by Agentzero, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Agentzero

    Agentzero New Member

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    I'm new to Rivatuner. I would not have found/used it if it weren't for the new 9600GSO I picked up for my VMC rig. Here's the deal: The fan runs 100% all day...it's loud, and quite annoying...not to mention, the toughest thing that machine does all day is media center, and sitting at 42*, I see no need for 100% fan at all.

    I have installed Rivatuner 2.20 with Forceware 180.48 (i think). I followed the article for setting up the fan controls etc...but to no avail. I do NOT have the checkbox for "enable low level fan control"...only a dropdown for auto/manual and the only slider that works is the 3D slider. Also, I was not able to set any threshholds on core temp for different fan profiles to activate....they just weren't there.

    So long story short, I have no control over the fan speed...I can't change it. I have tried the 173.23 (I think) forceware drivers- which did not change anything. Am I missing something? Is there some advanced setting that I need to enable, etc?

    Vista Ultimate x64

    Any information, or articles, or anything for me to read up....any help is appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. monalac

    monalac Master Guru

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    Kill the fan!! :p lolz just kidding. Vista X64 could be the problem. ill just check by my side and post back
     
  3. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    If it runs 100% all the time then it is not controlable via software almost with 100% warranty.
     
  4. Agentzero

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    Yea...I'd like to. I really don't want to get an aftermarket cooler of some kind...and it really can't be a dual slot cooler...just don't have the real estate in that case.

    When I first installed Rivatuner, it did give the message about signed drivers in x64, but I allowed that and got it installed after a reboot...
     

  5. Agentzero

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    Then I'd assume that it would be the GPU BIOS doing this? How does one fix that??? :bang:
     
  6. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Wrong assumption. If BIOS could control fan speed, software could do it too.
     
  7. Agentzero

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    Ahhh..a non-variable fan with a constant non-variable voltage to it. Time for a different card. Thanks Unwinder!
     
  8. BlackPearl

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    I had the same annoying problem with my XFX 8800GS (same GPU). XFX sent a short, presumably resistive, cable to place between the fan connector and the board's fan power jack. In a well-ventilated case it significantly reduced fan noise and didn't increase temperatures much. Not as good as a variable speed solution, but effective and free.
     
  9. Agentzero

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    Ended up returning the GSO and picked up an evga 8800GT...the fan idles down immediatly after POST. It's great! Thanks again for the help!
     

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