Fix for GTX970/980 Fans Randomly Turning On issue

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The much discussed issue with fans of GTX 970 GAMING 4G randomly starting to run in idle (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=184333.50) seems to be fixed with a vbios update. To point this out: These are official MSI files and no vbios mods

A very big thanks goes out to the German MSI forum and their moderator wiesel201 who pointed me to >>his thread<< and the files on the German forum.

To get started you first need to identify the correct vbios for your card. Therefor you need to check the card's S/N.

Example of a GTX 970 GAMING 4G's S/N: 602-V316-03SB1409025XXX

The number code marked red representing the card's batch is relevant for identifying the correct vbios. The table below shows which vbios applies to which batch number.

If you are unsure which one to use always ask one of the moderators or admins instead of hoping for the best!

09S / 03S / 010 NV316MH.182 -> to download NV316MH_182.rar

10S / 04S / 020 NV316MH.191 -> to download NV316MH_191.rar

11S / 05S / 030 NV316MH.1A1 -> to download NV316MH_1A1.rar

For our example card with the S/N 602-V316-03SB1409025XXX NV316MH.182 is the correct vbios so NV316MH_182.rar needs to be downloaded.

After downloading the matching archive first uninstall the Nvidia driver (!) then simply decompress the archive and then execute the included batch file (182.bat in case of NV316MH.182's archive) in Windows by double clicking or via command prompt (must be run as administrator)

wiesel201 in http://forum-de.msi.com/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=107032 said:


Same like above now also applies to the GTX980 Gaming series:

03s / 13s  NV317MH.112 -> to download NV317MH_112.rar
06s / 14s  NV317MH.131 -> to download NV317MH_131.rar
11s / 15s  NV317MH.143 -> to download NV317MH_143.rar
12s / 16s  NV317MH.153 -> to download NV317MH_153.rar

Thanks again wiesel201!




*Please note that this just covers the issue with the fans randomly starting and not the problem of one fan not starting at all on earlier cards which is a defect that requires rma.*





 
 

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Lets the flashing begin!

People, report your results :)
 

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:emot-tip-wink:

I flahed my GTX970 Gaming 4G some hours ago, now i have no more randomly turning on issue with the 344.65 driver.
 

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Lizard_of_bodom said:
now the same for 980 please  :worship:
I just it made the abload at the german forum, flobelix will post it here...  :yes:
 

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Flashed my own card and the problem is solved! :lalala:

Next on the to do list is the card of my brother.
 

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Lizard_of_bodom said:
Well, congratz  :agrees:
1 problem solved :]
now the same for 980 please  :worship:
http://forum-de.msi.com/index.php?page=Thread&postID=837597#post837597
 

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@flobelix: My S:N for 980 GAMING is:  602 -- V317 -- 03SB1410055823

What should i use ?
 

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CalinTM said:
@flobelix: My S:N for 980 GAMING is:  602 -- V317 -- 03SB1410055823

What should i use ?
NV317MH.112 -> to download NV317MH_112.rar
 

steve210

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i new to this how do i download the this new bois for my card 602-V316-09SB1410040322
 

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ok my friend just asked how do people find the SN when they bought the 970 with a PC system?

why is it not available via the MSI live update tool?

 

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Gothmoth said:
ok my friend just asked how do people find the SN when they bought the 970 with a PC system?

why is it not available via the MSI live update tool?
Check the sticker on the card (its on the oposite side of the cooler, usually facing up)
 

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Bios fix DID fix the random fan spinout on my 980.
Bios fix also made fan control software NOT working :/

Independent fan control message:
VGA driver is not installed. Please update the newer version.

I re-installed fan control, no luck - same story.
Driver .65

 
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