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    Question Graphics card fan stops spinning

    I have a MSI GTX 970 which is over 2 years old, recently my GPU fan stops spinning for no reason. The MSI cards have a feature where the card reaches 60 degrees the fans start spinning but that is not happening now. Even using Afterburner the fans wont start. I recently faced this prob so I disconnected the card and reconnected it and the fans started working for a few days but now this problem started again. What do I do ?


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    I guess it's time to look into replacement fans for the card. Aliexpress is the first place to look for replacements, as it's far more affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawkill View Post
    I have a MSI GTX 970 which is over 2 years old, recently my GPU fan stops spinning for no reason. The MSI cards have a feature where the card reaches 60 degrees the fans start spinning but that is not happening now. Even using Afterburner the fans wont start. I recently faced this prob so I disconnected the card and reconnected it and the fans started working for a few days but now this problem started again. What do I do ?
    1)Have u tried uninstalling Afterburner and cleanly reinstalling graphics driver?

    2)Try downloading and installing older Nvidia drivers and see if problem persists.

    3)If ur card has dual bios then switch to the other bios.

    Tip: Use Display Driver Uninstaller for a full, clean removal of graphics driver.

    I'm targeting the bios and drivers becuz my brother had faced this kind of problem with a 980 Ti. Reinstalled driver and switched bios. Fixed the problem.
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    Thank you both for your input. @Ahnaf_i7X suggestion worked, uninstalled driver and after burner, did a clean removal, then reinstalled older drivers, fans work now.
    Last edited by Rawkill; December 28th, 2017 at 22:58.


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    Just be glad that you didn't have to look for replacement fans. The last time I suggested someone facing similar issues, it did turn out to be a defective pair of fans on an eVGA graphics card.

    It's a good idea generally to clean install your drivers instead of upgrading over the existing installation. Same goes for MSI Afterburner too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawkill View Post
    Thank you both for your input. @Ahnaf_i7X suggestion worked, uninstalled driver and after burner, did a clean removal, then reinstalled older drivers, fans work now.
    I'm always glad to help. Happy gaming!
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