I have the Gigabyte 2070 Super Gaming OC (https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N207SGAMING-OC-8GC#kf) and I'm experiencing the infamous fan problem. The fans go from very low RPM (or is it 0, I'm not quite sure) to 100% as soon as some load is applied and stay at 100% until the system is rebooted.
I have tried :
1. Forcing a specific fan speed or fan curve in Aorus engine and MSI Afterburner. Automatic fan curve results in the problem above, while enabling manual mode will automatically put fans at 100%. Fan RPM readings show in GPU-Z, MSI Afterburner or Aorus Engine show 0%.
2. Opening the card, inspecting the two connectors and redoing GPU thermal paste and VRAM thermal pads. The pads were degrading, while still doing their job and there was way too much thermal paste. There were two connectors, one 3 pin and the other 4 pin. Both seem undamaged. No impact on the problem.
3. Uninstalling NVidia drivers completely using a removal tool and reinstalling latest drivers. The only impact is that now, MSI Afterburner shows the correct theoretical fan RPM that the manual mode pushes while the fans still spin at 100%. GPU-Z also shows a reading, different (lower) from MSI's.
I now want to try and flash my GPU's BIOS with another version, ideally latest. Searching online, I found that I should proceed in this manner.
1. Using GPU-Z, note current BIOS version.
2. Download compatible BIOS (using the correct version linked to specific VRAM manufacturer ex: F1-9, F10-19, F20-29)
3. Using NVFlash (https://www.techpowerup.com/download/nvidia-nvflash/), backup current BIOS then flash new one.
4. Reinstall NVidia GPU drivers
The only problem is finding a proper BIOS for my card. There are none to download on any page from Gigabyte's different 2070 Super versions. Also, on techpowerup's page (https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/?architecture=NVIDIA&manufacturer=Gigabyte&model=RTX+2070+Super&interface=&memType=&memSize=&since=), there is only one 2070 Super BIOS for Gigabyte and it's not for my specific model.
Can someone point me towards another repository of GPU BIOS for my card ?
Is my reasoning correct here ?
Any help is welcome.