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My 1070 has been getting a number of issues lately.

The first is that the fan would spin at max speed when Windows starts (doesn't happen in boot splash screen or BIOS), and when monitored through software, the fans are shown as 0 RPM but the % fan seems to be fine. This issue would fix itself after not using my PC for a while, or when I tried to reseat the GPU and PCIE Power cable.

The second issue is the GPU using low TDP (around 20% instead of 90% - 100%), which resulted in a massive performance drop. I was getting like 15fps on Witcher 3 for example.
This issue would fix itself on its own after a while either because I alt tabbed, or I have waited long and it fixes itself, either way I'm not sure what is going on there.

The last issue is that the display didn't come up for a buyer who bought my GPU (I have got it back since), he had issues getting video signal on two separate PC systems, I told him to reseat it and everything but no luck.
When I received it back, the display wouldn't come on at first, but after reseating the GPU, when turning on the PC, I waited for a while and I heard the Post beep and all was well, only to find the first issue (max fan) back again.

Any ideas what's wrong with this card? Is it dying?
I'm using it right now as I am typing this, somehow it worked when I put it in the PCIe slot and pushed quite the card quite hard into the slot just to make sure no issues there. For now I am not experiencing any of the above three issues for two days now. I really want to get to the bottom of this. Thanks in advance for any sort of help. :)
 
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Hello.:)

My 1070 has been getting a number of issues lately.

The first is that the fan would spin at max speed when Windows starts (doesn't happen in boot splash screen or BIOS), and when monitored through software, the fans are shown as 0 RPM but the % fan seems to be fine. This issue would fix itself after not using my PC for a while, or when I tried to reseat the GPU and PCIE Power cable.

The second issue is the GPU using low TDP (around 20% instead of 90% - 100%), which resulted in a massive performance drop. I was getting like 15fps on Witcher 3 for example.
This issue would fix itself on its own after a while either because I alt tabbed, or I have waited long and it fixes itself, either way I'm not sure what is going on there.

The last issue is that the display didn't come up for a buyer who bought my GPU (I have got it back since), he had issues getting video signal on two separate PC systems, I told him to reseat it and everything but no luck.
When I received it back, the display wouldn't come on at first, but after reseating the GPU, when turning on the PC, I waited for a while and I heard the Post beep and all was well, only to find the first issue (max fan) back again.

Any ideas what's wrong with this card? Is it dying?
I'm using it right now as I am typing this, somehow it worked when I put it in the PCIe slot and pushed quite the card quite hard into the slot just to make sure no issues there. For now I am not experiencing any of the above three issues for two days now. I really want to get to the bottom of this. Thanks in advance for any sort of help. :)

Depending on the Brand,do you have an Graphiccards Tool installed or an Motherboardtool which manages the Fans ?
For the GTX 1050 (Gigabyte) I use - on the Windows 10 Startup the Fans run at Full Speed but after Speedfan (custom Fan Curves for Case and CPU Fan) and MS Afterburner (also custom Fan Curve for the 1050) is loaded all is ok then.

The Fans are ok on your Card ?
(I had a "similar Issue" in the other Way a few Weeks ago with the CPU Fan -> https://gbatemp.net/entry/the-pc-is-doing-a-good-job-since-2010.15920/ / the last Entry on Page 2)
Every Time I opened a Tool/Game the CPU goes up to 80°.

Thank you and
Good Luck,my Friend.:)
 

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Hello.:)



Depending on the Brand,do you have an Graphiccards Tool installed or an Motherboardtool which manages the Fans ?
For the GTX 1050 (Gigabyte) I use - on the Windows 10 Startup the Fans run at Full Speed but after Speedfan (custom Fan Curves for Case and CPU Fan) and MS Afterburner (also custom Fan Curve for the 1050) is loaded all is ok then.

The Fans are ok on your Card ?
(I had a "similar Issue" in the other Way a few Weeks ago with the CPU Fan -> https://gbatemp.net/entry/the-pc-is-doing-a-good-job-since-2010.15920/ / the last Entry on Page 2)
Every Time I opened a Tool/Game the CPU goes up to 80°.

Thank you and
Good Luck,my Friend.:)

Hi! :D

Yeah it isn't an issue with software as far as I know, right now the fans are running fine at stock settings with nothing changed. When the fans ran at max speed back then, I tried MSI Afterburner and tried various %s but it didn't change the fan speed. Now it's fine though, I'm trying to find out why things are working right now, and why things worked that way before.
 
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Hi! :D

Yeah it isn't an issue with software as far as I know, right now the fans are running fine at stock settings with nothing changed. When the fans ran at max speed back then, I tried MSI Afterburner and tried various %s but it didn't change the fan speed. Now it's fine though, I'm trying to find out why things are working right now, and why things worked that way before.

Nice to hear,you are "on the Way".:yay:

A little Addition to the MSI Afterburner - the Fan Speed is set to Automatic on default.
It has the be enabled in the

FAN Settings (green Arrows !)

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and set to Custom.

And on the Main UI also (it is still set to Automatic on Default.)
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Then you can change it to your own Setting.:)

Good Luck.
Thank you.:)
 

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Nice to hear,you are "on the Way".:yay:

A little Addition to the MSI Afterburner - the Fan Speed is set to Automatic on default.
It has the be enabled in the

FAN Settings (green Arrows !)

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and set to Custom.

And on the Main UI also (it is still set to Automatic on Default.)
View attachment 223194

Then you can change it to your own Setting.:)

Good Luck.
Thank you.:)

Yes that's what I did haha, by default it's on auto yes. I clicked on the auto button and then I could slide the slider, but it wouldn't change the fan speed. I can do it now though, so I'm wondering what has changed.
 
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