MSI Afterburner Clarification

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I'm hoping this is the right place to ask this question.

I noticed that my GTX 1060 fan started spinning for a couple seconds, stopping, and then repeating, even at low temperatures (40C). Maybe it's always done this and I've just started to notice it; I don't know. I installed Afterburner so that I could control when the fan would start, setting my custom fan curve to only start the fan if the temperature is 55C or higher, yet it's still doing the spin-up, stop, repeat at temperatures below 55. Is there an extra step I have to do to put this plan into effect?
 

GWraith

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MSI Afterburner is not in good control of the GPUs fans in my experience. A lot of times the BIOS on the GPU have hard written values to the fan speed at certain temps. These days most all Nvidia GPUs come BIOS locked so you can't modify them. Look for custom programs that interface with GPUs better. MSI's is ok at overclocking but it normally can't do more than the installed software and drivers from Nvidia. AMD comes with software that has full control but still has limits on what it will allow.
 
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It didn't seem to matter much in the end. The fan just got progressively worse in a short amount of time. It got to the point that it was struggling to spin and making a lot of noise. Luckily, I had an older 960 sitting around, but it's still a shame since the 1060 was only a few years old. I would have expected a longer lifespan.
 

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It didn't seem to matter much in the end. The fan just got progressively worse in a short amount of time. It got to the point that it was struggling to spin and making a lot of noise. Luckily, I had an older 960 sitting around, but it's still a shame since the 1060 was only a few years old. I would have expected a longer lifespan.
GPU fans are really cheap and easy to replace. If you give me the model number I can find some fans for you.
 
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I don't see a model number listed on the hardware. The description on the serial # tag on the greenboard reads 'GeForce GTX 1060 3G OCV1." If I can inexpensively save the component that's something I'd definitely look into, assuming that the fan's the only issue with this card.
 
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