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3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load

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2021/10/14 10:50:24 (permalink)
Hi, I just got my 3080TI FTW3 and noticed that in games like League of Legends the fans starts spinning for a few seconds and then stop.
 
This probably is because that game just makes the gpu reach the threshold for the fans to start spinning and then they stop because very little is needed in order to bring the temps again under said threshold.
 
Is there any way I can prevent this behavior? I know one way should be setting a custom fan curve (never done it so if you can provide a very easy fool proof guide it would be great for me 
 
Otherwise, would be reducing the power limit also get the same result?
 
I watched JayzTwoCents video suggesting to reduce power limit... so my question is: does reducing the power limit also automatically reduces voltage/watts drawn or not?
 
I would be more comfortable in sacrificing a little bit of performance to make the gpu run less hot, just to be safe, especially when playing more demanding games (not League of course).
 
Would reducing power limit allow to solve both "issues" (fans start/stop at low load and better temps/less power draw in more demanding games)?
 
Thanks!
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    DELPHl
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    Re: 3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load 2021/10/14 11:14:37 (permalink)
    Flip the bios switch to OC mode. Make sure the computer is off before you do this.  This will prevent the fans from ever stopping though.
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    Re: 3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load 2021/10/14 11:38:41 (permalink)
    I did as you said, turned the pc completely off and flipped the switch to OC, fans are still not spinning tho 
    post edited by arkantos91 - 2021/10/14 12:01:39
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    Re: 3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load 2021/10/14 11:46:56 (permalink)
    Well something strange is happening, can you set a manual fan speed? Might be a deeper problem.
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    Re: 3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load 2021/10/14 12:01:21 (permalink)
    After a second reboot now it seems they are now spinning regardless, so no issues it seems.
    Can you tell me something about the power limit?
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    Re: 3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load 2021/10/14 14:28:36 (permalink)
    One thing that I noticed with my 3080ti when using Precision X1 was to make sure that you have the "Fan Curve Control" box checked in the bottom menu where you can set manual fan curves. 
     
    For some reason, my box was unchecked and I didn't pay attention and none of my custom fan curves were applying and I was getting 60C idle temps. As soon as I checked that box and hit apply it began to follow my custom fan curve and all was good.

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    Re: 3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load 2021/10/17 06:49:19 (permalink)
    these cards def need a firmware update, mine will constantly toggle fan 3 on and off even after i exit games and its frustrating cause the fan makes noise every time it starts from 0 rpm, sounds like a rattling water pump almost.  Turning on OC will fix it, cause the fans never shut off but the fan curve is way to aggressive, these cards should just work without having to mess with them.
     
    From what ive seen the fans turn on at about 60c then shut off at 59c... seems kinda pointless the have the fans cycle on off on off constantly, just have them come on at 60c and shutoff at 50c or 45c
    post edited by rckrz6 - 2021/10/17 07:07:35
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    Re: 3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load 2021/10/17 06:51:37 (permalink)
    arkantos91
    I did as you said, turned the pc completely off and flipped the switch to OC, fans are still not spinning tho 


    flip the switch with the computer on
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    Re: 3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load 2021/10/17 07:45:41 (permalink)
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    I did as you said, turned the pc completely off and flipped the switch to OC, fans are still not spinning tho 


    flip the switch with the computer on


    ???  I can't tell if you are being serious or not.  That is absolutely terrible advice.  You should NEVER do that.

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    Re: 3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load 2021/10/17 07:47:13 (permalink)
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    arkantos91
    I did as you said, turned the pc completely off and flipped the switch to OC, fans are still not spinning tho 


    flip the switch with the computer on


    ???  I can't tell if you are being serious or not.  That is absolutely terrible advice.  You should NEVER do that.


    no its not a joke flip the switch then restart your pc
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    Re: 3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load 2021/10/17 07:49:11 (permalink)
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    arkantos91
    I did as you said, turned the pc completely off and flipped the switch to OC, fans are still not spinning tho 


    flip the switch with the computer on


    ???  I can't tell if you are being serious or not.  That is absolutely terrible advice.  You should NEVER do that.


    no its not a joke flip the switch then restart your pc


    Never do it while it's on...

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    Re: 3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load 2021/10/17 07:50:20 (permalink)
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    arkantos91
    I did as you said, turned the pc completely off and flipped the switch to OC, fans are still not spinning tho 


    flip the switch with the computer on


    ???  I can't tell if you are being serious or not.  That is absolutely terrible advice.  You should NEVER do that.


    no its not a joke flip the switch then restart your pc


    Never do it while it's on...


    that is the only way mine works otherwise the switch does nothing
    my old asus card, same thing
    the OP just said the switch didn't work so that was my advice
    post edited by rckrz6 - 2021/10/17 07:51:39
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    Re: 3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load 2021/10/17 07:54:21 (permalink)
    I always make my own fan curve and set the floor for at least 25% to cool the card when you get out a a loaded condition


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    Re: 3080TI FTW3 fans starting and stopping often while in low gaming load 2021/10/17 08:34:21 (permalink)
    OP, make sure you install and run the latest version of EVGA Precision X1, it will perform a Firmware update. 
     
    If you learn to use X1, you will be able to control Fans, Power Limit, RGB and other things, while also monitoring the card.
     
    LoL puts very little load on a GPU, so on the normal Bios, it's barely getting out of the fans off idle.
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