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Brand New PC - GPU fans stopped working on 2nd day of use

As said in the title, my new PC was working flawlessly yesterday, but this morning, my gtx960 fans stopped working. When i boot up my computer they start spinning, but stop before it gets to the password prompt. PCpartpicker specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/f2jHTW
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    GTX 960 features a 0db mode when at low temperature or low loads. It's part of the spec.
  2. I left my computer on to download a large ammount of games overnight and when i woke up, the max tempurature reached was a pretty high number, which probably meant that the fans stopped working overnight. I will try to launch a game though and see wether or not the fan activates at higher temps.
  3. ivans100 said:
    I left my computer on to download a large ammount of games overnight and when i woke up, the max tempurature reached was a pretty high number, which probably meant that the fans stopped working overnight. I will try to launch a game though and see wether or not the fan activates at higher temps.


    What was the temperature? it expected it to see the card to go 60C and hover over that temperature as it is when the fan kicks in by default. 60C isn't really hot for a graphic card.
  4. I don't remember what it was, but there was another instance earlier today when after closing payday 2 the temperature was about 70c which is when i noticed that i had this problem.

    UPDATE: The fan started spinning at around 250rpm when the tempurature reached anput 50-60c, so i think you might be right. I'll continue monitoring it though.
  5. Hahahaha sorry for being so foolish, i didn't know that GPU's can handle temperatures that high, I'd just assumed that the max temp is similar to that of CPU's. Well, thanks to pointing out that the 960 had that feature, because I had no idea and i was worried that i got faulty hardware.
  6. ivans100 said:
    I don't remember what it was, but there was another instance earlier today when after closing payday 2 the temperature was about 70c which is when i noticed that i had this problem.

    UPDATE: The fan started spinning at around 250rpm when the tempurature reached anput 50-60c, so i think you might be right. I'll continue monitoring it though.


    70C is fine for a graphic card as well. It is capable of handling higher temperature. You ideally want the graphic card to operate under 85C but it won't damage the card if it does go over as its throttle temperature is not reached.
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