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Running cooler. Is it possible?

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I've got this EVGA RTX 2070 XC Gaming card and I wish it was cooler and quieter. By default I think the fans have 2 settings: off and 100% it goes from being nice and quiet to sounding like I'm running a vacuum cleaner. I set up some new curves in MSI afterburner to keep the fans going at a quiet 33% until it hits 45 degrees when it bumps up to 50% until it hits 65 degrees and goes up to 80%. (IIRC at 75 degrees it goes to 100%) As it gets into the 60s it's still noisier than what I'd like.

Is there a good way to cool this down a bit? I've seen those AIO kits but I really don't want to do that. Is it possible to put quieter fans on there? My motherboard came with a couple thermocouple temp sensors. Perhaps mount one of those on the GPU and base an input fan's speed on that and have it blow a little more air towards the card? 



 

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Have you tried setting a less aggressive curve? What temps do you hit with your current curve?

 

I know they're completely different cards with different coolers, but my 2080S never passes 65C at ~45% fans.

 

Have you just tried setting your max fan speed to 50-60% and see what your temps go to?

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You can try undervolting the GPU core through MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision X1.

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Doesn't seem like you need it to run cooler, it seems like you need it to run hotter.

 

Loosen the fan curve and let the GPU sit at about 81 at load. It's pretty safe and will reduce the noise. You can also decrease the power limit a couple %

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44 minutes ago, Statik said:

Have you tried setting a less aggressive curve? What temps do you hit with your current curve?

 

I know they're completely different cards with different coolers, but my 2080S never passes 65C at ~45% fans.

 

Have you just tried setting your max fan speed to 50-60% and see what your temps go to?

I'll give that a try and see what happens

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4 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

Doesn't seem like you need it to run cooler, it seems like you need it to run hotter.

 

Loosen the fan curve and let the GPU sit at about 81 at load. It's pretty safe and will reduce the noise. You can also decrease the power limit a couple %

I'll poke around afterburner and see what I can do with power too

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47 minutes ago, GregP74 said:

I set up some new curves in MSI afterburner to keep the fans going at a quiet 33% until it hits 45 degrees when it bumps up to 50% until it hits 65 degrees and goes up to 80%. (IIRC at 75 degrees it goes to 100%) As it gets into the 60s it's still noisier than what I'd like.

Lower your fan curve, I don't even run my leaf blower card that high and my temps are fine in the low 70's.

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Well I lowered the fan a bit and knocked down the power limit by 10%. Will see where it goes from here!

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1 hour ago, GregP74 said:

Well I lowered the fan a bit and knocked down the power limit by 10%. Will see where it goes from here!

I'd try keeping your power limit at 100% first. All dropping it is going to do is throttle your card, and you might not need to do that.

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As it turns out I'd forgotten I let MSI Afterburner calculate OC settings for me. I dialed those back a bit (power had been up to 129%) and I fiddled with the default fan curve a bit. It seems to be both running a little cooler and sounding less like a vacuum cleaner.

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