How do I reduce clock speed and increase fan speed?
I have been getting errors and am worried my video card is not cooling properly. How do I fix this? I was told it would be in my Nvidia control panel, but I dont see it anywhere where I can reduce the core or clock speed and increase the fan speed. Thanks for your help. By the way, I have NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTS
I have been getting errors and am worried my video card is not cooling properly. How do I fix this? I was told it would be in my Nvidia control panel, but I dont see it anywhere where I can reduce the core or clock speed and increase the fan speed. Thanks for your help. By the way, I have NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTS

#1
Posted 04/22/2009 06:52 AM   
** UPDATE **

Ok, I downloaded NVIDIA's system tools. It will let me change the clock speeds but it will not let me change the fan control. The cooling portion, GeForce GPU, is greyed out and unchangeable. And tips on how I can get fan control. I am convinced that my fans are not going at full power during game play.

Also it mentions that if an area is unable to be changed, hence the system fan, it would require a reboot and should be changed in the BIOS or from the Dynamic BIOS access page. What is that? And how do I do that?
** UPDATE **



Ok, I downloaded NVIDIA's system tools. It will let me change the clock speeds but it will not let me change the fan control. The cooling portion, GeForce GPU, is greyed out and unchangeable. And tips on how I can get fan control. I am convinced that my fans are not going at full power during game play.



Also it mentions that if an area is unable to be changed, hence the system fan, it would require a reboot and should be changed in the BIOS or from the Dynamic BIOS access page. What is that? And how do I do that?

#2
Posted 04/22/2009 08:04 AM   
try rivatuner or evga prescision utility. both are free downloads
try rivatuner or evga prescision utility. both are free downloads

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#3
Posted 04/22/2009 08:18 AM   
[quote name='qazax' post='533164' date='Apr 22 2009, 08:18 AM']try rivatuner or evga prescision utility. both are free downloads[/quote]

Thanx qazax. I installed RivaTuner 2.4 and tried to use it for the fan but its not an option. I looked at the tutorials and it said I might need to creat a power user? I really dont know too much about those features to do so. Is there an easy way to access the fan? It looked simple in the tutorial but when I tried to do it, I cant access the fan.

*edit*
Well, you can access it through the power user, but it doesnt have an easy to use interface nor will it allow me to do as the tutorial said:/
[quote name='qazax' post='533164' date='Apr 22 2009, 08:18 AM']try rivatuner or evga prescision utility. both are free downloads



Thanx qazax. I installed RivaTuner 2.4 and tried to use it for the fan but its not an option. I looked at the tutorials and it said I might need to creat a power user? I really dont know too much about those features to do so. Is there an easy way to access the fan? It looked simple in the tutorial but when I tried to do it, I cant access the fan.



*edit*

Well, you can access it through the power user, but it doesnt have an easy to use interface nor will it allow me to do as the tutorial said:/

#4
Posted 04/22/2009 08:28 AM   
Here is what i am dealing with.
[url="http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5773/togetherq.jpg"]http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5773/togetherq.jpg[/url]
No place to edit or view fan speed here.
[url="http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4809/believeme.jpg"]http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4809/believeme.jpg[/url]
And here, this is from NVIDIA yet still i cant change fan or voltages. They are greyed out and uneditable.
Here is what i am dealing with.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5773/togetherq.jpg

No place to edit or view fan speed here.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4809/believeme.jpg

And here, this is from NVIDIA yet still i cant change fan or voltages. They are greyed out and uneditable.

#5
Posted 04/22/2009 01:54 PM   
It's a laptop so the video card is cooled by the system fan. There might be options to change fan speed in the system BIOS.
It's a laptop so the video card is cooled by the system fan. There might be options to change fan speed in the system BIOS.

#6
Posted 04/22/2009 04:06 PM   
[quote name='DaNegotiator' post='533274' date='Apr 22 2009, 01:54 PM']Here is what i am dealing with.
[url="http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5773/togetherq.jpg"]http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5773/togetherq.jpg[/url]
No place to edit or view fan speed here.
[url="http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4809/believeme.jpg"]http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4809/believeme.jpg[/url]
And here, this is from NVIDIA yet still i cant change fan or voltages. They are greyed out and uneditable.[/quote]

I didn't know that. With that being the case, I checked the bios and didnt see an area where it had the fan nor voltage. If it did, I must not have recognized because the BIOS only had 4/5 tabs with one being the time, others priority of boot, and 2/3 others but none that mentioned fan or voltage.
[quote name='DaNegotiator' post='533274' date='Apr 22 2009, 01:54 PM']Here is what i am dealing with.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5773/togetherq.jpg

No place to edit or view fan speed here.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4809/believeme.jpg

And here, this is from NVIDIA yet still i cant change fan or voltages. They are greyed out and uneditable.



I didn't know that. With that being the case, I checked the bios and didnt see an area where it had the fan nor voltage. If it did, I must not have recognized because the BIOS only had 4/5 tabs with one being the time, others priority of boot, and 2/3 others but none that mentioned fan or voltage.

#7
Posted 04/22/2009 05:35 PM   
[quote name='DaNegotiator' post='533274' date='Apr 22 2009, 01:54 PM']Here is what i am dealing with.
[url="http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5773/togetherq.jpg"]http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5773/togetherq.jpg[/url]
No place to edit or view fan speed here.
[url="http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4809/believeme.jpg"]http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4809/believeme.jpg[/url]
And here, this is from NVIDIA yet still i cant change fan or voltages. They are greyed out and uneditable.[/quote]

I just find it puzzling that all the programs I have downloaded, not one allows me to change the fan speed or see if its working. Whether it be system or not. Same with the voltage. I don't know how to access. Even disabling the signiture devices doesnt allow me to have access. Is Vista 64 protecting it?
[quote name='DaNegotiator' post='533274' date='Apr 22 2009, 01:54 PM']Here is what i am dealing with.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5773/togetherq.jpg

No place to edit or view fan speed here.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4809/believeme.jpg

And here, this is from NVIDIA yet still i cant change fan or voltages. They are greyed out and uneditable.



I just find it puzzling that all the programs I have downloaded, not one allows me to change the fan speed or see if its working. Whether it be system or not. Same with the voltage. I don't know how to access. Even disabling the signiture devices doesnt allow me to have access. Is Vista 64 protecting it?

#8
Posted 04/22/2009 05:47 PM   
Windows has nothing to do with it.
Some laptops don't have any options to change or measure fan speed and voltages.

The question becomes - Why do you want to adjust the fan speed anyway?
Laptops are carefully designed to operate in a reliable temperature range. If you are getting errors caused by overheating then the laptop is faulty. Contact the manufacturer to arrange repairs.
Windows has nothing to do with it.

Some laptops don't have any options to change or measure fan speed and voltages.



The question becomes - Why do you want to adjust the fan speed anyway?

Laptops are carefully designed to operate in a reliable temperature range. If you are getting errors caused by overheating then the laptop is faulty. Contact the manufacturer to arrange repairs.

#9
Posted 04/22/2009 06:35 PM   
[quote name='DaNegotiator' post='533362' date='Apr 22 2009, 05:47 PM']I just find it puzzling that all the programs I have downloaded, not one allows me to change the fan speed or see if its working. Whether it be system or not. Same with the voltage. I don't know how to access. Even disabling the signiture devices doesnt allow me to have access. Is Vista 64 protecting it?[/quote]

To be honest, Sticky, I really was trying to determine what the problem is. I had asumed that since I was having so many problems, it was because my fan was not cooling. I updated the drivers and everything and I still have problems. I have made a post about the problems I have had in another thread, but made this one seperate because this was another issue that I was having besides the main one. So, I have been monitoring the GPU temp, but cant tell when the fans are working and how hard. I am trying to just troubleshoot the problem of the display driver not working and doing what I can to fix it. I was going to increase/decrease the clock speeds next to see if they had an effect, but havent got pass checking the fan:/ It is very possible, as you say, that it is impossible to check or change the speed of the fan or voltage.

Here is what I described as the problem "For the past week, while playing World of Warcraft, this is all I receive. I have a gaming laptop with Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTS graphics card. It happens almost every 2 minutes. The game will freeze and the screen goes black. It will return after 20 seconds and then the screen will be flickering and grainy. This continues sometimes indefintely until I hard reboot because the game and computer wont respond. I have downloaded all updates. I have turned my graphics to the lowest possible resolutions and play with no Addons. Please help. If I need to tell you something else, let me know. "
[quote name='DaNegotiator' post='533362' date='Apr 22 2009, 05:47 PM']I just find it puzzling that all the programs I have downloaded, not one allows me to change the fan speed or see if its working. Whether it be system or not. Same with the voltage. I don't know how to access. Even disabling the signiture devices doesnt allow me to have access. Is Vista 64 protecting it?



To be honest, Sticky, I really was trying to determine what the problem is. I had asumed that since I was having so many problems, it was because my fan was not cooling. I updated the drivers and everything and I still have problems. I have made a post about the problems I have had in another thread, but made this one seperate because this was another issue that I was having besides the main one. So, I have been monitoring the GPU temp, but cant tell when the fans are working and how hard. I am trying to just troubleshoot the problem of the display driver not working and doing what I can to fix it. I was going to increase/decrease the clock speeds next to see if they had an effect, but havent got pass checking the fan:/ It is very possible, as you say, that it is impossible to check or change the speed of the fan or voltage.



Here is what I described as the problem "For the past week, while playing World of Warcraft, this is all I receive. I have a gaming laptop with Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTS graphics card. It happens almost every 2 minutes. The game will freeze and the screen goes black. It will return after 20 seconds and then the screen will be flickering and grainy. This continues sometimes indefintely until I hard reboot because the game and computer wont respond. I have downloaded all updates. I have turned my graphics to the lowest possible resolutions and play with no Addons. Please help. If I need to tell you something else, let me know. "

#10
Posted 04/22/2009 06:49 PM   
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