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Dan87
05-19-2021, 09:01 AM
Hi everyone. I have a peculiar problem with my 3080.

The model is Strix OC. The left/right fan used to spin at full speed anytime I launched a game, whilst the mid one was behaving normally.

On GPU-Z this is what I could see: https://imgur.com/a/n4KfRvK

Fan 1 (being left/right fan) spin at 53% but shows 0rpm.
Fan 2 (mid fan= spin at 53% and shows between 998 and 1000rpm


Now, trust me when I say that the left and right fans spin way beyond 53%. Yesterday I purchased a new SSD, did a clean install and boom: everything works fine again! Fan 1 and 2 were both showing the correct rpm and the behaviour you see on the image (0rpm on fan1) happened only after a while, I guess when either of these criteria were met: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1044879/

However, today I am experiencing this issue again. I have installed all softwares 1 by 1 and I havent installed anything new today. I am guessing this is something related to Microsoft drivers?

I have tried MSI AB in the past, but it just doesn't work for me. Today I have installed GPU Tweak II but it does nothing when the card has this sort of behaviour. I don't have Nvidia Broadcast installed for reference and the power management is set to normal.


I am getting desperate because the GPU is supposed to be fine but there's something that is making it behave in the wrong way. I can hear these fans from a different room... that's how loud they are. Any help? Thanks!

Erwin05
05-19-2021, 10:03 AM
On the internet i read that the card is bad.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/game-ready-drivers/13/283654/gpu-fans-are-spinning-up-to-full-speed-and-down-re/

If i google on: gpu fan spin full, it always a bad video card.

I dont know if this is the same problem on the asus forum.

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?120937-RTX-3080-ROG-STRIX-OC-fans-spinning-even-at-idle

Dan87
05-19-2021, 11:11 AM
The second post is basically part of the problem. Some people were saying they were seeing the same behaviour. I understand that the card works perfectly because at clean install it was doing wonders. I don't know whats interfeering with it, I guess something from windows. I would like to understand from 3080 Strix OC owners if they have the same behaviour and if they ever fixed it.

Krzywy
05-19-2021, 12:44 PM
The second post is basically part of the problem. Some people were saying they were seeing the same behaviour. I understand that the card works perfectly because at clean install it was doing wonders. I don't know whats interfeering with it, I guess something from windows. I would like to understand from 3080 Strix OC owners if they have the same behaviour and if they ever fixed it.

I have same issue with my 3090. It is currently at the ASUS Centre under RMA, I will try to update you when I will get any updates regarding my RMA.

Dan87
05-19-2021, 01:30 PM
I have same issue with my 3090. It is currently at the ASUS Centre under RMA, I will try to update you when I will get any updates regarding my RMA.

Thank you and sorry to hear you had to RMA. When did you sent it and how long did they tell you it's going to take?

Dan87
05-21-2021, 06:46 AM
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It took me some courage but at the end I deshrouded my Strix OC 3080. On the attachment you can see what I found: the fan connect being not being pushed properly... Thank God I did not send it to RMA as Asus suggested.

If you are experiencing something similar - AND IF YOU FEEL CONFIDENT IN OPENING YOUR GPU - this might be a fix.