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Asus STRIX 1080ti, one fan running 100% randomly.

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Salty22, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Salty22

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2013

    Posts: 841

    Had the card since about Nov 22nd, worked fine then around 15th December it just started randomly making one fan out of the three (the closest to the back of the card with the ports on) run at 100% and it sounds like a goddam helicopter taking off.
    Its definitely not the "zero DB mode" of the fans before anyone suggests that, the fans all turn on together for that when the temp gets up on the card and this is totally random

    I can turn my pc on and leave it idle with nothing open except monitoring apps, card is sat at about 32c with 0% load and the one fan just turns on at 100%.
    Every monitoring app ive tried also shows the GPU fan at 0% RPM when its happening too.

    I've tried:
    Uninstalling GPU tweak 2
    Installing MSI afterburner.
    Removing all other fan monitoring apps to check for conflicts.
    Used DDU to totally remove all nvidia drivers, reinstalled the latest one.
    It did occur to me last night maybe the problem was coming from me updating to latest drivers sometime in december so i installed the november drivers i had put on when i first got the card.

    If anyones got any ideas that would be a massive help, trying not to go down the RMA route so i havent got to go without my pc gaming for a few weeks.
     
  2. Combat squirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 7, 2004

    Posts: 10,190

    Take the card out and check if the fan cable is plugged into the card properly - if the data signal isn't getting through it will power to 100% always
     
  3. Salty22

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2013

    Posts: 841

    All connections on the card to the RGB header/Fans seem to be fine, its not 100% of the time its just totally random.
    Today for example i turned my pc on about midday, within a few mins it went 100% for about 5 mins, off for a min, back on for a min, now its been fine for an hour. So weird and annoying
     
  4. ltron

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 30, 2014

    Posts: 2,016

    I have a similar issue with a Palit GTX 1080 which leaves one fan running randomly when it's not supposed to, not at 100% though, thankfully.

    The only things I can suggest are running a custom fan profile so that the fans are running all the time and zero db mode is disabled (I know you said zero db mode works properly, I just want to see whether the issue only occurs if the fans aren't spinning). See whether it does it then.

    Other than that, RMA. I haven't because as I said when it happens to me the fan is at low rpm so I can live with it.
     
  5. Salty22

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2013

    Posts: 841

    It’s pretty much unusable today, just got home from work and straight away it’s on at 100%.
    It even stays at 100% through a retart lol.
    Running out of things to try, it’s going to have to be an RMA i think.
     
  6. Salty22

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2013

    Posts: 841

    Fed up now, so going to return it and swap for a different brand.
    My old 970 was an MSI one so looking at the MSI 1080ti Trio one.
    This has really put me off Asus now.
     
  7. Bluntwrapped

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 20, 2011

    Posts: 3,478

    Location: Livingston

    EVGA is the way forward :)
     
  8. Salty22

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2013

    Posts: 841

    What shall I go for, the 3 fan FTW edition?
     
  9. HoneyBadger

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,775

    Location: Kent

    I have the EVGA 1080Ti FTW3 (Hybrid) and it’s an awesome piece of kit. The FTW3 has a switch on it as well to allow you to switch to a second BIOS.
     
  10. peterhc

    Gangster

    Joined: May 5, 2012

    Posts: 374

    I got 1080ti ftw3 and its loud af..(running 73-76c fan 60%), I only went with EVGA coz of their warranty. I can live with noise but I like to try ASUS strix as I have heard they stay cool and quiet.
     
  11. Salty22

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2013

    Posts: 841

    Thats what my best friend went for and i went for the Strix OC, obviously wrong choice for me haha.
    Shame OCUK stock levels on most of the hybrid 1080tis are non existant, i would love to order from OCUK now every single time now after this fiasco.
     
  12. Salty22

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2013

    Posts: 841

    https://youtu.be/dFDqMAx8icQ

    Made a quick and terrible quality video last time it went.
    You can see just the one fan blowing 100% and how stupidly loud it is.
     
  13. Aretak

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 26, 2014

    Posts: 1,926

    Definetly a fault. The Strix doesn't even have independent control of each fan AFAIK - they're all supposed to spin (or not spin) at the same speed.

    The FTW3 is a very nice card and EVGA customer service is worlds better than Asus.
     
  14. Salty22

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2013

    Posts: 841

    How is the volume on the ftw3?
    I really want the hybrid just can’t find decent stock levels anywhere.
    Tempted just to go for another strix 1080ti OC because I really want to order from OCUK, but the main thing that worries me is the fault is coming from some kind of compatibility problem and not just a dodgy card.
    Anyone think there’s any chance of this?
     
  15. Randall8686

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 31, 2011

    Posts: 2,252

    Location: Hampshire

    as above EVGA all the way. having used their products and RMA's over the years they have by far the best customer service.
     
  16. Salty22

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2013

    Posts: 841

    Gone for another Strix 1080ti OC from ocuk, fingers crossed.
    Won’t ever be ordering a single pc product from anywhere else from now on.
     
  17. Salty22

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2013

    Posts: 841

    Got my new 1080Ti Strix OC from OCUK today......absolutely perfect. So nice to game in silence.