Sorry to resurrect the thread or hi jack it somewhat...
Did you guys get around to swapping the fans out? I've had my NEW FTW3 hybrid 1080ti for two weeks and love the performance (although i've seen some odd happenings too).
So I got lucky with the GPU core clock out the box hitting 2000Mhz. The card will hit 2080Mhz and then drop to say 2075Mhz just altering the core clock offset on the GPU clock by 100Mhz and popping an offset 250Mhz on the memory. This is without altering the power or temp target settings at all. So pretty happy with that. I do have some coil whine but I've had two other 1080ti cards (previous EVGA 108TI FTW very little coil whine but odd humming from fans, Asus 1080ti OC (coil whine present, cooler broke).
Anyway, moving on I ordered a single Silent Wings 3 (BL070) PWM fan and popped in it for some short testing.
Granted the fan was only set to 80% fan speed in push (plugged into the Z270 mobo fan header using fan speed) and not the 100% like the EVGA stock was running at of course but it didn't cool it as well I felt. I saw a drop in the clocks. On the positive side. The Be fan was quieter than the EVGA Stock fan by far. Just the sound of the air being pushed through which was a pleasant experience. The quality of the fan build seems pretty premium.
I'm going to revisit this as soon as I get more time. I did order another Corsair 120 ML Pro single fan (All my case fans are ML Pros 140s apart from the ones on my Kraken X62).
I'll hopefully get onto some testing maybe next week. Just wondered how others are finding swapping the fans out.
Just some additional info.
Fan speed didn't work until I exited the Asus Suite 3 software which also controls fans. It does say in the EVGA forum thread not to have any other additional fan software running but this didn't work initially until I exited both Asus Suite 3 and Speed fan and went back into Speed Fan.
I think the option as mentioned above (by: AHowes
) is prolly to set the fan to be 100% constantly and then not bother with speed fan perhaps. Will try this I think next to see what the temps are like.
From memory, With the EVGA stock fan (100% fan speed as it is plugged into the GPU fan cable) after say 2-3 hours of gaming on Battlefront 2 I get:
Ambient temp in room is around 18-20c.
49-50c on the GPU temp
61-62c on the power temp
65 c Memory
GPU Clock 2075Mhz
Again this is with a single push fan as the cards physical setup elements are stock i.e. single fan.
I will retest the Silent Wings 3 and post when I get around to it =).
Just in case anyone is wondering about the odd happenings I mentioned at the start of my post.
I might reinstall windows as I have had some odd things happen like when installing Nvidia drivers it takes 3 attempts as it fails the first two times always (after a DDU removal of old drivers). First attempts results in either a 640*480 screen with failed to install driver message, second attempt normally ends up with screen curruption during install and then a failed message. Third attempt results in the driver being installed ok. This is using the most recent version of drivers and the second oldest version available from the Nvidia site.
Battlefront 2 alt + tabbing to desktop and then popping back into the game again results in Battlefront 2 crashing out to desktop completely and EVGA Precision X loosing the profile setting I had it set too. Clicking on the same profile number again looks like it works at first but then going into the game or any other game shows the clocks aren't boosting correctly. However, selecting a different profile setting will work. The fix is too completely exit Precision X and go back in.
Boot bug: I have to boot three time to get into windows correctly (cold boot). The first time I installed the nvidia drivers and precision x resulted in the first boot getting past the windows load screen with the balls spinning in a circle but then a blank screen where the login screen should be showing. The second time you load you will get into windows but the GPU temp will slowly rise from 20c to 50c when the gpu clock is idle at 150-450 mhz.
Third times the charm.
However, after using the newsiest version of DDU, downloading the latest NVidia drivers (as a new version appeared recently) and uninstalling/also deleting the precision X folder the GPU temp rise hasn't occurred again (yet).
So the other two issues are still there. I have to boot twice now as the intial boot (cold boot) gives me a blank screen instead of the windows login screen and the crash when alt tabbing in Battlefront 2.
The Alt tabbing isn't a problem really for me.
I'm going to reinstall windows I think as it's had two different 1080ti's in it plus my old 1080 gigabyte twice from my other PC while i was RMAing my 1080ti''s. The systems had fair bit of software installed and uninstalled over the time. Clean slate time!
Anyway, thanks for reading! =)
post edited by Yoda_In_Area51 - 2017/12/07 02:16:04