GPU fan speed below 30%?

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I usually prefer to bump similar threads, but that has been made clear that that shouldn't be done here.

My current graphics card is the MSI Radeon RX 6500 XT 4GB.
Although I don't think I will need to change things in the Bios, for information, my motherboard is the Gigabyte B550M .

This card compared to my previous EVGA GTX1650 does run cooler, but it is so much louder. When running my old card on around 30%, it was not audible. The RX6500 certainly is.


What I'm wanting is a program for windows 10 that allows you to control the RPM of the fan to well below 30%. I know what this card can run at as i also have Ubuntu and use a program called corectrl which allowed me to turn the rpm right down to the minimum speed the fan would allow. It will go down to 9% and then anything lower would result in stop-start bursts. But anything below 15% is quiet enough for me not to really notice.

The issue I'm faced with is that many programs in windows that I have tried have really annoying limits on things.
AMD radeon software has a zero RPM option that if you want to use it, the temperature it cuts off at is fixed at 50%. This is irritating as the fan speed is loud even at the lowest it can go (around 30%) and on games where the temperature is around 50, it cuts out, then when it powers back on, it sounds like an engine starting and sort of revs for a bit before going back down to the required RPM, then of course soon goes off again - and so on repeatedly. I want to avoid this by having it running all the time. The only other option on this program is to disable the 0 rpm, which then results in the GPU fans being on 30% all the time which is louder than my other PC fans which i spent a lot of money on to make sure they were quiet models.

I tried MSI afterburner, but it is clear that that cannot go below 30% eather. The difference in volume is just too large between 30% and off that I really need a program that allows it to rotate at a much lower RPM.

I also tried a program named Argus Monitor, and I was aware that it was a program you need to pay for but I thought I may as well test the trial version. It looks pretty advanced, but I couldn't get it to work.

Surely there must be a way in windows to control the fans more than I have managed? One of the main reasons I switched to windows was so that it could support more games and have more advanced overclocking programs - but the one and only thing I want to do with these is set a custom fan curve similar to what is in the screenshot attatched. I can't find a program in windows that lets me do this yet.

Any advice?
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Ok, I tried Fan Control, and it appears as if the card didn't have an RPM sensor for the fans. I can control CPU and other fans speed, but when it comes to the GPU, it says "No speed sensor reacted to GPU fan". I'd like to know if this is normal (haven't found any info on this particular feature), or if I'm dealing with a faulty card.

Thanks a lot for the help so far. Really appreciate it.
 
Ok, I tried Fan Control, and it appears as if the card didn't have an RPM sensor for the fans. I can control CPU and other fans speed, but when it comes to the GPU, it says "No speed sensor reacted to GPU fan". I'd like to know if this is normal (haven't found any info on this particular feature), or if I'm dealing with a faulty card.

Thanks a lot for the help so far. Really appreciate it.
Kind of sounds a bit broken you would think it would have a fan controller to regulate the speed as it is Zero Frozr design

Will see if I can find out if the RX 6500 XT Mech has variable fan speed

I would normally look at V-Bios for your GPU with MPT but it is not supported

As you can see it gives fan info on supported GPU
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Ok, I tried Fan Control, and it appears as if the card didn't have an RPM sensor for the fans. I can control CPU and other fans speed, but when it comes to the GPU, it says "No speed sensor reacted to GPU fan". I'd like to know if this is normal (haven't found any info on this particular feature), or if I'm dealing with a faulty card.

Thanks a lot for the help so far. Really appreciate it.
Can you use a Earlier version of AMD Drivers and see if you still have same problem



Can you also list your full build. Windows version number and AMD Driver version used.
 
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I returned the card to my reseller, to see if it's faulty. Will update as soon as I get it back. BTW I tried MSI Center and there were no options for fan tweaking, FanControl seems to be the most accurate software I've tried so far. (or at least it gave me a hint as to why I cannot control the fans)

Thanks again for the help.
 
That was pretty much what I got back from our Contact was card may be faulty but is best to rule out a Drive or OS problem first.

Will be interesting to see what reseller say when tested as you should have Fan control on that model.
 
So after all, the card was faulty. I got a new one from my reseller and even though FanControl says "a paired RPM sensor is required" (I didn't investigate further on this), the coolers now work as they should (not at 100% the whole time).
Thanks to everyone for your help in resolving the issue, I hope it can be useful to others. Cheers!
 
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