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GV-N450-1GI (GTS 450): Fan usage doesn't go up as temperature goes up

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I have the GTS 450 (GV-N450-1GI) video card and ever since I've had this card, the fan controller doesn't seem to be working correctly. My fan idles at 17% usage and when the temperature goes up (even up to ~60 C), it continues to stay at 17%. The only way I can fix this is by using third party software to override the graphics card and set it to my own fan control plan.

I want to get this card to automatically do the fan controlling now though, so I need to figure out how to fix this problem. Is it a manufacturing defected card?
« Last Edit: October 22, 2011, 03:46:15 am by LibDem »

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Re: GV-N450-1GI (GTS 450): Fan usage doesn't go up as temperature goes up
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 07:53:13 am »
Hi and welcome.

I would doubt that it is due to a manfacturing fault, it is far more likely that the settings are incorrect. I am not familiar wioth the particular card but check all the settings/profiles and see if they look right. If not make some changes.
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Re: GV-N450-1GI (GTS 450): Fan usage doesn't go up as temperature goes up
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 10:40:38 pm »
I actually looked at some of the Newegg reviews for my graphics card and there are 4 reviews all stating that it stays at 17% for them too. It appears after the graphics card goes above 68C it actually starts to go up.

http://newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-125-342&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=17&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

So, I guess I have to deal with it.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2011, 10:42:30 pm by LibDem »

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Re: GV-N450-1GI (GTS 450): Fan usage doesn't go up as temperature goes up
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 08:28:14 am »
If you have a problem wioth this I don't see why you couldn't change the settings by using a different program to configure them. You should be able to make a profile to suit how you want the fan to work.
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Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
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Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
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16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
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