Upcoming Driver Update will Fix NVIDIA GTX 1080 Fan Woes

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅06.06.2016 13:40:07

NVIDIA's GTX 1080 was released to the public at large less than a fortnight ago, and it seems performance has more than held up to consumer expectations. Demand has certainly been strong if sold-out notices across the EU are anything to go by, but a niggling flaw continues to be a factor in the reference cooler design.

As well as being identified by some enthusiasts as borderline inadequate due to temperature-based throttling, the release drivers also introduced a bug whereby the fan would suddenly spike to 100% before settling back to normal. The spike does not correlate with increased GPU load, apparently happening quite randomly, and as a result has some users concerned that there may be a more critical flaw with their card.

Manuel Guzman, Software QA at NVIDIA, posted on the official GeForce forums that a fix was on the way and included updates to state that the fix has passed internal testing.

This thread is to keep users up to date on the status of the fan randomly spinning up and down rapidly that some users are reporting with their GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition card. Thank you for your patience.


Update 6/1/16 - We are testing a driver fix to address the random spin up/down fan issue.
Update 6/2/16 - Driver fix so far has passed internal testing. Fix will be part of our next driver release.

The next driver update will very likely be NVIDIA's Game Ready Driver timed to coincide with Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, dropping today or tomorrow before the game's release on Tuesday June 7th.

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