tomppiJust to blow off some steam: Dear EVGA,Please fire the people who made the decision about the fans for these cards.The reputation of your company is at stake here.
Unknown-TwoFound a quick-and-dirty solution to this problem. I have some Noctua case fans, and they came with a "low noise adapter" that effectively just puts a resistor between the fan and its power source (dropping the voltage and forcing the fan to run slower). I put a Noctua low noise adapter between the GPU fan and the header on the graphics card. Idle is now quiet, temps are good, and the card doesn't get anywhere near hot-enough for the reduction in max-RPM to cause a problem. Basically, this would have been a total non-issue if EVGA had added a single resistor to the fan header or fan wire. Blows my mind that they failed to implement such a simple fix.
jawkerInteresting, would it work by just getting a resistor and applying it?I don't know how these things work, but my brother is an electrician so maybe he could help me in that case.
Unknown-TwojawkerInteresting, would it work by just getting a resistor and applying it?I don't know how these things work, but my brother is an electrician so maybe he could help me in that case.Yeah, just has to be the correct value resistor. All it needs to do (worst-case) is drop 12v to ~7v. I only used the Noctua adapter because I already had it on hand. Literally just plugged it in and the problem was solved.
jawkerNice! I'll talk to my brother and see if he can get one for me.How do I know what the correct ohm would be? I guess measure current and stuff with a multimeter.Anyways, thanks for the tip!
Unknown-TwojawkerNice! I'll talk to my brother and see if he can get one for me.How do I know what the correct ohm would be? I guess measure current and stuff with a multimeter.Anyways, thanks for the tip!Digikey has a handy-dandy resistor value calculator here: http:/ /www.digikey.com/us/en/mkt/calculators/4-band-resistors.html punch-in the colors of the bands on the resistor and it'll tell you what value it is.
KillerroxHi nice to hear that some found a soulution for this problem! My qeustion is how you conect that low noise adapter? I search the hole www and not found any solution with native 2 pin support? Can you make some pictures and show us?Ty
praveenkrsI updated the firmware as mentioned, is this the latest version?gpuz.techpowerup.com/14/04/02/btv.png Also after the updates, the fans turn off at 30degc. and only kick in when it gets to 50+ degc, then bring the temp down to 28 and then shut off again. Is this normal behavior?
flanker22 thats the updated bios but that is not normal and i doubt its doing that. its probably your cpu or psu fans.