Fan ramping up on MSI GeForce RTX 2070 AERO

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I am having strange problems with the fan on my Graphicscard. I bought a completely new computer a bit more then two months ago.
Now all of a sudden the fan ramps up once in a while meanwhile playing games (mostly World of Warcraft and Generation Zero).
I have been checking in MSI Afterburner and changed the fan curve myself without luck. Even tried to force the fan to remain at a constant speed. Still it ramps up from around 2000 RPM to a bit over 5500 RPM
even though the GPU's temperature haven't changed (Around 70c degrees).
Any clues what it could be causing this? It feels like I have tried everything. This began like a week ago or so.
 

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Add the card's S/N and a copy of the current vbios saved to file.
 

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You are using vbios version NV373MH.231. Latest is NV373MH.232. It is attached

For flashing use nvflash: https://www.techpowerup.com/download/nvidia-nvflash/

note that you need to rename the unpacked file NV373MH.232 to .rom (e.g. 232.rom) for flashing.

If you saved the nvflash for windows .exe say under drive d: you can start it in a Windows prompt in administrator mode after you saved the .rom at the same place. First type d: (or wherever you saved nvflash and the .rom) and press enter. Now you changed to drive d: where you have nvflash in the root directory. Now start the flash with the following line: nvflash -6 232.rom (press enter)

Note that if using a 64bit OS you'll need to run the line nvflash64 -6 232.rom
 

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How long should I expect the flashing process to take? I followed your instructions exactly and it has been working for around 10 minuters now.
 

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Then you did something wrong. What did you do exactly?
 

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Followed your instructions exactly. Decompressed your attached file and renamed it to 232.rom for simplicty. Put that file and the nvflash files in d:\
I ran the windows command prompt as administrator, changed to d: and typed nvflash64 -6 232.rom and pressed enter. Then the screen flickered and went black, after a long time I rebooted the computer and everything was as before, nothing had been flashed to the graphics card.
 

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After some struggling I finally managed to flash the card with the bios you provided, unfortunately the card?s fan still ramps up as before updating the bios :/
 

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Now i?ve ran that benchmark a few times, only tried with the settings to "High". At the most it reaches 83 C?, the fan ramps up randomly some times even at around 78-79C?. 
So the temperature shouldn?t really be the issue here.
 

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Having the same issue with RTX 2080 Aero. Fan ramping to 5400-5500 usually at 75C but had cases when it does it t 73 or 80. Flashed the latest bios from MSI and no change, waiting for them to get back to me.
 

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radu.v date=1564399823 said:
Having the same issue with RTX 2080 Aero. Fan ramping to 5400-5500 usually at 75C but had cases when it does it t 73 or 80. Flashed the latest bios from MSI and no change, waiting for them to get back to me.
Same for me with RTX2080 Aero . Have you found a solution or get a reply from support ?
 

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Same here with MSI 2080 RTX Aero, worked fine for approx 6 months,
then since a few weeks I'm having sudden random fan bursts when reaching 80' C,
fan shoots up at max RPM for 3-4 seconds, then slows down, repeats and so on.

From what I've read it's a wide spread issue with 2080s / 2070s also from other manufacturers,
could be caused by improper application or bad quality of the thermal paste that dries up after some months.

Tried reinstalling the drivers and following all the advices I found on this forum, have the latest bios, tried custom fan settings on Afterburner:
issue persists and nothing seems to fix it.

I still have 18 months of warranty so I'd rather have it replaced or fixed by the retailer in EU.


If your card is not under warranty anymore, try replacing the thermal paste,
otherwise start the RMA and hope MSi will fix it.
All the best,
Gio
 

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>Well anyone having this issue can just rma the card. Note though that an Aero card will run at way higher fan speeds than Gaming design cards with bigger fans and heatsinks.
 

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Hello guys,
Just to say i got the exact same problem of the fan ramping up and down and I ve found a solution.
In my case the problem was the thermal paste on the GPU: It was partly dry and not on not evenly distributed on the whole surface of the GPU.

The solution:
I just open my Graphic card and change the thermal paste on the GPU and resolve this problem of the fan ramping up and down.
The opening of the card is really easy just a few screw and it s open.

Good luck with your problem
Cya
 
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