So I've got some issues with my GPU fan which I'm not able to solve by myself and google.
I'm currently running a Gigabyte GTX1080 ti gaming OC (on a gigabyte GA-AB350 AM4 socket MoBo)
Though the GPU fans were getting a bit noisy now and then with rattling sounds, especially under heavier loads.
Maybe because the GPU came out of a mining rig (who knows), i figured the bearings might have been worn out a little.
So I ordered a new set of fans, and according to the type sticker on the back they are identical to the original ones (except for the gigabyte sticker on the front).
I replaced them, stuffed some new 12 W/mK thermal pads of the proper thickness in there and upgraded the cooling paste to a liquid metal from thermal grizzly.
The goal for these replacement/upgrade isn't overclocking, as the GPU is working fine with factory settings.
The reason behind it is to make the card more silent.
However after these replacement/upgrades I'm running into the following problems:
The new GPU fans won't stop spinning at cool temperatures, while the old ones did (I'm sure).
I installed MSI afterburner and set the curves to 0% for temperatures below 60ish degrees celsius.
The fans follow the set curve, however the fans will not turn off at 0%..
So I'm starting to doubt myself.. did i connect the fans to the right connector on the GPU board? (As there were 2 other ones..)
Second is that these new GPU fans rattle even more. Like all the time...
The screws are tight, and the cabling isn't in the way for the blades of the fan...
I read some forum somewhere that they had to put some small piece of cloth (or something) between the gpu fan bracket and the heatsink to fix the issue..
But that sounds a bit... well not as a descent solution...
Did i just pay way too much for a bunch of crap fans or am I just missing some tweaks to make them proper for my liking?
Any help or advice is much appriciated.