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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/09 07:03:16 (permalink)
Just set a custom fan curve using MSI AfterBurner, and get it to auto start on system startup. It's extremely lightweight and doesn't give any issues.
 
I have set it such that the card now idles at 25% fan speed (around 650RPM) for temps below 45C, and from 45C to 80C, I have the card to increase steadily from 25% to 66% (1720RPM). It's a good fan curve, the same I used with the previous card I had with an identical cooler, the EVGA GTX 960 SC.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/09 07:06:53 (permalink)
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Just set a custom fan curve using MSI AfterBurner, and get it to auto start on system startup. It's extremely lightweight and doesn't give any issues.
 
I have set it such that the card now idles at 25% fan speed (around 650RPM) for temps below 45C, and from 45C to 80C, I have the card to increase steadily from 25% to 66% (1720RPM). It's a good fan curve, the same I used with the previous card I had with an identical cooler, the EVGA GTX 960 SC.


Still waiting for the bios update that can be flashed for AMD cpu users
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/09 08:30:23 (permalink)
can we get a bios update that increases the power-limit to 125 :P 
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/09 15:10:13 (permalink)
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Just set a custom fan curve using MSI AfterBurner, and get it to auto start on system startup. It's extremely lightweight and doesn't give any issues.
 
I have set it such that the card now idles at 25% fan speed (around 650RPM) for temps below 45C, and from 45C to 80C, I have the card to increase steadily from 25% to 66% (1720RPM). It's a good fan curve, the same I used with the previous card I had with an identical cooler, the EVGA GTX 960 SC.




That's a pretty good curve. I set it to something similar. I like to keep it under 70, so I have it hit about mid-50s around that, it's a hot day today though and in most games it should be fine with that.
 
I don't always turn Afterburner on however, most of the games I play are pretty old and I didn't necessarily even really need the 1060, but I just felt like buying it. Coming from an EVGA GTX 670. I think for the most part I'll just let it run as it is, opening Afterburner for more intense games maybe, which I don't know when I'd even play. I do think your curve should be more of the default though.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/10 04:31:49 (permalink)
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Just set a custom fan curve using MSI AfterBurner, and get it to auto start on system startup. It's extremely lightweight and doesn't give any issues.
 
I have set it such that the card now idles at 25% fan speed (around 650RPM) for temps below 45C, and from 45C to 80C, I have the card to increase steadily from 25% to 66% (1720RPM). It's a good fan curve, the same I used with the previous card I had with an identical cooler, the EVGA GTX 960 SC.


Can you post an image of your fan curve? I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to this particular bit of GPU tweaking. I've never messed with fan curves on past GPUs, but I wasn't comfortable with the temps I was getting after this bios update.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/10 05:06:57 (permalink)
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Just set a custom fan curve using MSI AfterBurner, and get it to auto start on system startup. It's extremely lightweight and doesn't give any issues.
 
I have set it such that the card now idles at 25% fan speed (around 650RPM) for temps below 45C, and from 45C to 80C, I have the card to increase steadily from 25% to 66% (1720RPM). It's a good fan curve, the same I used with the previous card I had with an identical cooler, the EVGA GTX 960 SC.


Can you post an image of your fan curve? I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to this particular bit of GPU tweaking. I've never messed with fan curves on past GPUs, but I wasn't comfortable with the temps I was getting after this bios update.



Here
http://imgur.com/0k1wsjS
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/10 06:38:03 (permalink)
I just installed the EVGA geforce gtx 1060 SC gaming and precision x oc yesterday and I'm noticing I'm at 33C. I notice when I turn the fan up that I can't hear it and am not sure it's running. Any help would be awesome. 
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/10 13:04:24 (permalink)
Ehi thanks a lot for the BIOS update!
It works very well for me together with Precision X OC but I am experiencing the same problem as some other users. When Precision is closed the fan turns automatically to 0.
I think it would be nice to avoid unforeseen overheating to set the fan to run at its normal 1100 rpm if Precision is closed but still maintaining the possibility to use the full range from 0 to MAX when Precision is open. Would that be possible?
 
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/10 13:49:57 (permalink)
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Ehi thanks a lot for the BIOS update!
It works very well for me together with Precision X OC but I am experiencing the same problem as some other users. When Precision is closed the fan turns automatically to 0.
I think it would be nice to avoid unforeseen overheating to set the fan to run at its normal 1100 rpm if Precision is closed but still maintaining the possibility to use the full range from 0 to MAX when Precision is open. Would that be possible?
 




It absolutely is possible and absolutely makes sense. In the absence of a custom fan curve, whether from Afterburner or Precision X OC or any other fan control, the default behaviour of the card should be to protect itself from overheating in the way that makes most sense. And that isn't doing nothing and remaining at 0% regardless of temperature - that's asking for trouble. Hopefully the next BIOS update will bring the goodness of *allowing* silent operation but with the *sense* of not melting.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/10 20:17:59 (permalink)
So I just got the EVGA GTX 1060 SC and I've playing with it for a while. I decided to flash the new bios...OH MY GOD, it's unusable, it reaches the 80º C at full load. Unfortunately, I'm a dumb ass and forgot to backup the stock bios (86.06.0E.00.60). Would it be possible for someone from EVGA to provide the factory BIOS for this card, please?
 
The new fan curve is waaaaay too shy.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/10 21:26:48 (permalink)
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So I just got the EVGA GTX 1060 SC and I've playing with it for a while. I decided to flash the new bios...OH MY GOD, it's unusable, it reaches the 80º C at full load. Unfortunately, I'm a dumb ass and forgot to backup the stock bios (86.06.0E.00.60). Would it be possible for someone from EVGA to provide the factory BIOS for this card, please?
 
The new fan curve is waaaaay too shy.




Use my fan curve.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/11 01:35:29 (permalink)
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Just set a custom fan curve using MSI AfterBurner, and get it to auto start on system startup. It's extremely lightweight and doesn't give any issues.
 
I have set it such that the card now idles at 25% fan speed (around 650RPM) for temps below 45C, and from 45C to 80C, I have the card to increase steadily from 25% to 66% (1720RPM). It's a good fan curve, the same I used with the previous card I had with an identical cooler, the EVGA GTX 960 SC.


Can you post an image of your fan curve? I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to this particular bit of GPU tweaking. I've never messed with fan curves on past GPUs, but I wasn't comfortable with the temps I was getting after this bios update.



Here
 


Thank you! I know it's not the worst thing in the world, but I'm not happy about having to use another program just to have a sensible fan curve. Allowing the option to idle at 0db is good, but I think EVGA needs to take another look at their current fan curve. I just don't think it's sufficient, especially for the non-SC cards.
post edited by BarrowRoll - 2016/08/11 04:28:13
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/13 07:16:19 (permalink)
Please share old bios "86.06.0e.00.60"
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/13 07:33:01 (permalink)
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A new update for the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 and GTX 1060 SC cards are available now. Please note these updates are ONLY for the single fan models. (Part numbers: 06G-P4-6161-KR & 06G-P4-6163-KR)
 

 
GTX 1060 SC GAMING
Please share "86.06.0e.00.60" bios. Please :(
post edited by w8core - 2016/08/13 07:42:24
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/13 11:48:52 (permalink)
Any update on a fix for AMD-using customers?  Seeing as the 1060 is marketed to the price-conscious gamer, I imagine you have more than a few people using AMD boards.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/15 19:34:14 (permalink)
I just received my 1060 SC today. It had the old BIOS on it, but installing this update was really easy. Nicely done EVGA! I just recommend that you make this more readily noticeable to users because if I wasn't active in the forums recently, I wouldn't have known.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/16 02:23:51 (permalink)
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A new update for the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 and GTX 1060 SC cards are available now. Please note these updates are ONLY for the single fan models. (Part numbers: 06G-P4-6161-KR & 06G-P4-6163-KR)
 

 
GTX 1060 SC GAMING
Please share "86.06.0e.00.60" bios. Please :(


I also wouldn't mind having the old bios as an option.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/16 14:42:29 (permalink)
I just rec'd my 1060 SC from Newegg this afternoon and they're still coming with the .60 BIOS.  I'll have to read through all of these emails and decide whether to do this tonight.  :)
 
EDIT: I did end up doing the upgrade.  IMO, the .62 0dB BIOS makes sense if your card is in a large computer box with lots of air flow.  If you have it in a small mini-ITX case with lots of parts cramped together, maybe a constantly running fan makes more sense for you.  It would be nice if EVGA would offer both online here, then you could decide.  I was surprised how fast it flashed, at first I thought it didn't work.
 
FireStrike Extreme hit 75C, 38% fan speed, and 112.9% TDP according to GPU-Z.  I wish I had tried it before the flash, but it is what it is.  (Don't feel like playing with Afterburner right now, but might in the future as I used it on the old GTX 580).
post edited by Krusher_r - 2016/08/17 19:21:13
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/17 01:16:48 (permalink)
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I would have preferred just dropping it to 0% at idle, but having it at least 45% at mid-60s, aiming to keep it below 67 or so. I can manually set that, so the bios update is still a good one, but that fan curve they use is strange. It doesn't even pass 25% on load now where it was 45% idle before.




Yes, I think the addition of the 0% fan speed is great, but I don't know why they went with such a weak fan curve. I'm easily hitting 80°C+ in games now. A lot of the great reviews for this card are it's low temperatures and EVGA might begin to lose those when they start shipping with the new BIOS.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/17 09:07:33 (permalink)
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I would have preferred just dropping it to 0% at idle, but having it at least 45% at mid-60s, aiming to keep it below 67 or so. I can manually set that, so the bios update is still a good one, but that fan curve they use is strange. It doesn't even pass 25% on load now where it was 45% idle before.




Yes, I think the addition of the 0% fan speed is great, but I don't know why they went with such a weak fan curve. I'm easily hitting 80°C+ in games now. A lot of the great reviews for this card are it's low temperatures and EVGA might begin to lose those when they start shipping with the new BIOS.


Agreed. The new fan curve solves one problem, and creates another. One step forward, two steps back.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/19 01:08:54 (permalink)
It seems that a lot of us are in agreement that the default fan curve could use a bit of tweaking. EVGA, do you guys have any plans for another update? 
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/19 05:02:09 (permalink)
I just wanted to say I 100% disagree that the new fan curve is too weak. I'm not hitting 80C in any games and the fan stays nice and quiet. If you think it should be more aggressive because you want your GPU to stay in the 60s, everyone shouldn't be subjected to louder fans for that. You can set your fan curve.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/20 10:48:34 (permalink)
What temps do you guys get with the 1060 SC? It says max 60c but I'm getting higher.
 
I'm idling at ~34c at 20% fan and hitting ~67c on CSGO with around 60% fan. Define R5 case.
 
Room has AC and is like 74f
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/20 13:00:24 (permalink)
Hi, so trough EVGA's support, I was able to get the previous bios, but unfortunately, evertyime I attempt to use nvflash I get "ERROR: No NVIDIA display adapters found."
 
:/
 
EDIT: it turns out they seem to have sent me the update one, damn it.
post edited by MajorDuffus - 2016/08/21 04:24:52
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/21 09:04:37 (permalink)
Guys, the reason for this is simply because, 80C is NOT at all a harmful temperature for your card to run under load.
 
Companies like EVGA do stress testing that simulates 4-year conditions over a 144 hour period (see the Zotac factory tour video). These cards have to pass that test to get sold with any BIOS changes.
 
GPUs have historically been running at mid-80C to low-90C previously. It's only these past 2 gens the temps have come down remarkably.
 
Really, I wouldn't worry with the 80C temps, since the default built-in limit for Pascal is now at 83C rather than 80C for Maxwell, which signifies that Nvidia is confident with how long the card can potentially last, and the actual max thermal limit is over 90C for these cards.
post edited by himmatsj - 2016/08/21 09:06:44
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/21 11:40:03 (permalink)
I have a 1060 with stock BIOS on it. I would be glad to upload it but I am having issues backing it up. Using the latest NVFLASH on Windows 10A, it gives me an error that it can not find any compatible devices.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/21 19:17:06 (permalink)
Us AMD users are still waiting for a fix.  Is one coming?  If no one's ever going to do anything about this at least have the decency to let us know so we can try to return our cards!
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/22 11:43:22 (permalink)
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Us AMD users are still waiting for a fix.  Is one coming?  If no one's ever going to do anything about this at least have the decency to let us know so we can try to return our cards!




Exactly!!!  Even XOC doesn't work 100% thanks to this...
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/22 16:54:09 (permalink)
Just applied the firmware update to my 1060 SC and its now lovely and silent again! (It replaced a silent Palit 750Ti Kalmx)
 
Will it happily spin up if it has to work hard, or do I need to download some software to apply a relevant profile?
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 BIOS Update (Single Fan Models Only) 2016/08/22 18:09:07 (permalink)
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Just applied the firmware update to my 1060 SC and its now lovely and silent again! (It replaced a silent Palit 750Ti Kalmx)
 
Will it happily spin up if it has to work hard, or do I need to download some software to apply a relevant profile?


The fan speed up a little if you are pushing the gpu, but the curve is pretty "weak". You can pretty much try the default bios curve and see if it works for you. But some of the guys here are having not so comfortable temps under load... 75-80c. If you can live with those temps just leave it stock, but if you want a cooler GPU, just install XOC o MSI Afterburner, and create a custom fan curve.
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