NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition fan issue to be fixed with next driver release

Published: Jun 4th 2016, 09:46 GMT

NVIDIA driver team has allegedly found a solution to GTX 1080 Founders Edition fan spinning up and down problem.

NVIDIA GTX 1080 FE fan

The so-called premium reference design of the GTX 1080 sold by NVIDIA and manufactured by Foxconn has so far run into two problems. One being rather short supply at launch, and the other is annoying fan revving issue.



The fan would start spinning up and down for no particular reason. It revs up from 2000 RPM to 3000 RPM no matter the temperature or software being used at that time.

Those who considered returning their cards, may want to wait few more days, as NVIDIA has reportedly found the solution and the problem should will be fixed with the next driver release. NVIDIA rep confirmed that software team was able to reproduce this problem, and their fix has already passed internal testing.

The next driver should be released next week, shortly before GTX 1070 becomes available (10th June).

ManuelGuzman, NVIDIA:

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.

Source: PCGamesHardware, Reddit, TechPowerUP

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