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2020/10/19 23:46:08 (permalink)
I notice there’s a little switch on the 3080 FTW3 Ultra. Normal and OC. I believe mine was set to normal, and the card was running fine at the factory 1800mhz. Is there a reason the switch the thing to “OC” physically on the card? Thanks.
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    Re: Physical OC Switch on GPU 2020/10/20 00:02:07 (permalink)
    All it does is change the fan behavior to be more aggressive

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    Re: Physical OC Switch on GPU 2020/10/20 00:03:33 (permalink)
    It's for the fans. And my understanding is do not change it while the PC is on. lol

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    Re: Physical OC Switch on GPU 2020/10/20 01:08:47 (permalink)
    normal : zero fen
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    Re: Physical OC Switch on GPU 2020/10/20 04:33:31 (permalink)
    I see. I actually changed the fan curve to aggressive in the Precision software, so I probably don’t need to touch the actual switch huh?
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    Re: Physical OC Switch on GPU 2020/10/20 09:03:37 (permalink)
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    I see. I actually changed the fan curve to aggressive in the Precision software, so I probably don’t need to touch the actual switch huh?

    For the most part yes. I like to set my switch to OC so that if Precision crashes for whatever reason it will still use a more aggressive fan profile from bios.

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    Re: Physical OC Switch on GPU 2020/12/18 06:45:42 (permalink)
    Where is this switch and skins I use it? I just installed my 3080 the other day and didn't realize it had this. Been searching the internets but haven't found any pictures, etc.
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    Re: Physical OC Switch on GPU 2020/12/18 06:58:08 (permalink)
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    Where is this switch and skins I use it? I just installed my 3080 the other day and didn't realize it had this. Been searching the internets but haven't found any pictures, etc.



    Here is a image showing where it is. Like everyone said flip it while pc is off. I didn't know that but hey they said it so someone must have had issues doing it while on.

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    Re: Physical OC Switch on GPU 2020/12/18 06:59:57 (permalink)
    Just jumping in to chat about the subject of utilizing the zero rpm fan mode vs having it at 30% idle all the time.  My 2080 FE never had zero rpm mode so I guess the life span of fans are well enough that you could just have it running all the time with no worries right?
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    Re: Physical OC Switch on GPU 2020/12/18 07:00:39 (permalink)
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    Where is this switch and skins I use it? I just installed my 3080 the other day and didn't realize it had this. Been searching the internets but haven't found any pictures, etc.



    Here is a image showing where it is. Like everyone said flip it while pc is off. I didn't know that but hey they said it so someone must have had issues doing it while on.

    I'd imagine because it uses a different bios. So switching while on could cause issue. This is just what I've read. I'm pretty nieve/new when it comes to PC stuff. That's for the help! Going to switch mine.
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