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  1. Just to close out on this thread, i eventually ended up pulling the heatsink and fans off the card and replacing the thermal compound. It was pretty gummy and firm, so a really clean up and reapplication has reduced temps by 18C so thats a decent return on the time invested in doing it. I noted that Gigabyte said i'd void the warranty, but i didnt have to pull off any security stickers or anything so i don't think they'd particularly know either way.
  2. Yeah this i what i ended up deciding on. I pulled the drive, put in an external dock i have and sat that out of the way, the noise is then less when its on, and i can turn it off if its really humming away. Interestingly enough, Seagate offered me a pretty hassle free RMA on the drive so i might well do that too, as its way noisier than my other platter HDDs, but of course getting data off it and backed up before RMA is a pain in the butt, when the new drive might be exactly as noisy by design.
  3. Okay, so i have a near silent PC that sits on my desk. I have a couple of M.2 and SATA SSDs for Windows, games, programs so i'm going pretty quietly generally. My media, which i really only use via Plex in another room, is on a standard HDD. Its not WAY noisy, as in broken, but it has a hum to it that is annoying me. Really i only need that HDD on for media, when watching, so i was wondering if i can opt to turn it off. Like maybe a click on a programmed Macro key or something and it just stop, and then when i get up to go and watch my stuff, i could just click that key again and click it on. That would be my ideal i guess. For now, I've tried the built in power plans that i have seen, but they only kick in when the whole system is idle, not just that disk. Really, nothing is being read/written to the disk most of the time, so i'd be happy if it just went to sleep after a minute or two and then woke up (even if it had a little delay) when it was needed. Anyone ever had any experience with this kind of idea?
  4. Yeah the AIO is on the CPU header, i think its just a single pin utilized though, just the tach? I too wondered if it might be pump speed but its weird that they are at different speeds in different monitoring apps. Yeh the intake are just plain white LED, not RGB, so prob controllable lighting wise that i'm aware of. They are only 3 pins, i thought all PWM were 4 pins?
  5. Hey GoodEnough, yeah i did suspect it might be, it seems to be one of those that because of its art style looks like way less rendering than it is. A lot of people seem to struggle with getting really high FPS. Thing is, something like hmm...Outer Worlds, i get the same. I'll think of a few other scenarios.
  6. Okay, so i have a new system with an H100i RGB Pro in it. That is set to exhaust. Keeps CPU cool, fans show up in BIOS and the iCue software. They go up and down with CPU temps etc. I have two Corsair AF140 (older style fans - 3 pin) as intake on the front. I have no idea of their rpm at all, i cant find their speed monitored anywhere, maybe in the BIOS i'll have to check. They're plugged in to two separate headers on my Mortar Max motherboard. They don't show up in the MSI Dragon Centre software at all, and regardless of usage they just chug around, medium speed i guess. My question is, do i need a Corsair Hub or Commander Pro or something else to detect, monitor and control them? Ideally, when idle, i'd like the front intakes to run slower and when the GPU ramps up, i'd like them to do that too. It so MUST be possible, but i cant find any way with SpeedFan or the MSI software to control this, let alone automate it? Seems like it'd be what people want right? GPU working hard, give it more airflow etc, when not so much - go slower. I'm really struggling to even find resources to explain WTF a commander and node and hub or whatever else, even do and how they are different. Could i use a different hub - non corsair? - would they then be controllable or would that just be power? Do i need 4 pin fans to make them controllable? - If so, what does the 3rd pin even do if it just has constant volts anyway, isn't that the RPM tach? I assumed that 4 pin were better, but that 3 pin were still controllable in some manner. MSI dragon centre shows the Sys fan at 0rpm, but it must be doing something as the fan connected to it is an intake at some medium speed. The CPU fan monitor on there shows 4400RPM idle, when the corsair iCue software shows H100i -fan 1 at 500RPM, fan 2 at 500RPM and pump at 2388RPM. I don't get where the different CPU RPMs are coming from. Anyone have an idea? There's load here, but basically, i'm lost with the fan setup in a brand new machine. Any genuine help would be really appreciated. Regards, Hock (Edit: Since found out that the 2 intakes on the front are at 700RPM, the MSI hardware monitor shows them on SYS fan 2 and SYS fan 3 in the Hardware monitor. My bad, weird that it shows SYS fan 1 on the main dashboard (at 0RPM) - even though it knows two other fans are actually running, with relevant values)
  7. Interestingly, even in my new case with a better fan arrangement, anything on High settings pushes this card right to the thermal limit. Does anyone have any experience in cooling a lower end 1080ti card in a more DIY style? Seems a shame to straight away rip off the shroud and heatsink, but i cant see any other solution as its so damn loud. I know there WAS an AIO Corsair kit and an NZXT kit for doing these things, but has anyone done it? Any ideas to try first? I got in touch with Gigabyte and they said that i cant replace (or at least check) the thermal compound as i'd lose the warranty - even though it's a 2nd hand card, i'm not sure if it'd be honoured either way. I'm not at all disappointed by the performance, like it can totally do the FPS etc but it's kinda not able to do that AND stay cool. I haven't overclocked it, and i don't even see how that'd be possible either way without better cooling?
  8. Great, thanks guys, i really appreciate the feedback. Just wanting to check that this is all good for now, didnt want to find a problem later on when i buuld myt new setup and then it'd be too late to sort. Hopefully the airflow of the new system should at least try to lower the temps.
  9. Hi all, Long time LTT viewer/forum reader, first time posting - apologies if i'm posting where i shouldn't be. Okay, so i recently bought a second hand, but 1.5year old 1080Ti. Its not a super-dooper one, its the Gigabyte Gaming OC 11G. It seems to work really well, the visuals and FPS are just unbelievable compared to my old 660Ti. Its's still in an older system (i7 - 3770k) until the rest of the parts arrive. Of course i wanted to test it out right away, i couldn't help myself. I loaded up TimeSpy etc and the scores are fine. But when i head into something like Borderlands 3 or The Witcher, the GPU heads directly to 80+ degrees C, sits there and the fans go wild. Are these games particularly demanding on GPUs and therefore the workload for the GPU is expected or are there problems here? Airflow in the case is pretty poor currently, that's why my new rig should suit it way better - better air, more space etc. I'm just trying to work out my expectations i guess, as reviews never ever mention that on mid-higher end cards that they basically take off under any kind of load. I feel like its pretty noisy, or at least a lot noisier than i'd expected. I know my 1080Ti isn't top spec at all - but jsut wondering about other peoples experiences with these issues. Is this why people with higher end cards end up custom water cooling? Is that a quieter/better solution?