kevinc313So you are running the stock fan curve on the card? Try a fixed 85% fan speed. Does the machine get good air flow in the room or is it in a corner under a desk? Have you cleaned or removed any front intake filters? I would move your rear fan to the front, remove the front air filter, ensure you have ample space for air flow above the PC (on the floor, to the side of a desk, not on it or under it), install the "Fan Control" freeware from github so you can adjust the fans while the PC is running, use Furmark as a test load with a power limit set to your average power while gaming, then adjust all fans for optimal noise and thermal performance at fixed fan speeds, save profile.
kevinc313- What RPM are you running the front and rear fans at during those tests? Per the spec sheet the PWM fans are 1700RPM max with a lackluster static pressure of 1.95 mm H20. However, the Stock fans for the Meshfy 2 are 1000RPM voltage controlled fans with .71 mm H20 static pressure. If you have the stock fans, they are not enough, at all. I'm running a Lian Li Lancool with two CLC280 fans in front, a stock 140 below it, two T30's in the basement intake, the CL280 rad top exhaust with A12's zip tied to it in push and a GT2150 rear exhaust. With a 3090 FTW3 Ultra at max power 460w 4K120 VRR gaming I can keep it around 70C or so but that's on a cool night with a building exhaust fan with the fans around 1500-2000rpm and the card fans around 2500rpm 85%. My 3080 Ti FTW3 was easier to keep cool.
- If you have voltage controlled stock fans on the case hub, Fan Control might not work with them. Not sure how FC does with voltage control directly through the MB, but it should work.
- I bet that foam front filter is very restrictive and removing it is good for at least a few degrees, maybe 5C or more. If you have the 1000rpm fans, I'd pull off the front filter and cover and max out those fans, see how it does.
- What power limit? Stock 100% PL is 400W nominal but will read 395w in most software but the card is actually pulling ~425w. I see your graph, so add about 30w to that for actual power.
- Have you installed the latest Precision X1 and run the firmware update?
- Can you confirm the GPU fan number 3 is running with the others, in X1 or the HWiNFO ICX section? 2150RPM on the card fans is about 71-72%, which is too low. 85% is 2500RPM which is what I run. Not sure what is causing your resonance, it's likely due to how the fans are interacting with case air flow.
- Having a PC up on a desk right next to you face is terrible for acoustics, obviously.
Ethrem That's an obscene amount of fans.
kevinc313Ethrem That's an obscene amount of fans.Heh, thanks. Should have seen my prior 3080 FTW3 Hybrid setup with 3400rpm push pull server fans, 12 fans in the PC total, current setup is temp until I can get a hybrid cooler on the 3090. Happy to help, sounds like for the parameters, your performance is nominal and you've got it under control. Best bang for the buck Fan is the Arctic P-series, Amazon has the P14's for like $10 each, they push air good and are somewhat quiet. https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-P14-140-Pressure-optimised-Quiet-Motor/dp/B07GZHCM3Z?th=1 The T30's and A12's are great and very quiet but expensive. Can definitely recommend fixed fan speeds, if the tone is reasonable. Much less noticeable than fans revving up and down. Moving a PC around in a room can make a considerable impact on tone and volume, you can put it on a 10ft/3m or 15ft/5m DP cable and 6ft USB extensions if you want to put it across the room and in a hush box / noise damping of some sort.
fjxxivDo these settings seem ok? While the temps did drop compared to what it was out the box, it was still a bit higher then I would have like as it hovered around 77-78 and peaked at 80 while playing warzone on 1440p. Ideally I would like to get the temps down to the low 70s...maybe just push the fans a bit more? -875mv/1890mhz-65% fixed fan speed-no memory/core clock adjustment
kevinc313Sounds kinda terrible to me. Improve your case air flow so you don't have to undervolt. Turn up your fans. I'd also just recommend setting a power limit and normal overclock. Make sure you run X1 and the firmware update.
fjxxivkevinc313Sounds kinda terrible to me. Improve your case air flow so you don't have to undervolt. Turn up your fans. I'd also just recommend setting a power limit and normal overclock. Make sure you run X1 and the firmware update.Ill try messing with the power limits...maybe like 90%? and by normal overclock you mean no overclock right? Sorry Im fairly new to MSI Afterburner as I have only overclocked on an amd gpu before.
Fuzzy833You hate front AIOs don't you! 😁 I understand why, but it's the only setup I can really use in my case. Wish I had some space at the bottom for extra intake.
kevinc313I mean OC using the slider, let the GPU pick clock while working against the power limit. Power is what makes heat and causes high temps. You NEED to load the latest version of EVGA Precision X1 and let it run the firmware update. While you're at it, make sure all 3 fans are running the same in X1, even if you are using Afterburner to adjust them. If you want good temps and power, you gotta get all your fans UP and not be running a front AIO (<-unless you have lots of other intake fans).
Fuzzy833Given that you're sensitive to fan noise, have you been tempted to swap out the air cooler for the Hybrid AIO kit? Much quieter (and cooler) under load, though slightly louder at idle due to the pump noise.
GloR1ouS_Those temps are actually insane. I would RMA that card. Theres no way your EVGA card should be running 10-15c hotter than my founders card.
XtremedHey Etherem great you figured it out and you found a nice undervolt for the card, at the moment i do have also several UV profiles:806 - 1800867 - 1890937 - 1980 (this being the one im using usually while gaming)Im having the OC bios atm, and over benchmarks with those im normally over the 65C degrees, of course my room temperature is quite chill over Helsinki :)