SOLVED - GTX 980 - 100% fan at 92C in one box, but normal in another
Guys, I'm totally stumped on this one. I don't hang out in any dedicated tech forums, so I'm hoping one of you experts can chime in.
I'm shuffling video cards around. The GTX980 was in an i5-4690K box, on a mild 4.2GHz overclock running on a MSI Z97 PC Mate mobo. The box I'm trying to move it in to has an i7-4790K with a GTX960 currently, running stock clock up to 4.4GHz on turbo on a Gigabyte Z97-Gaming 7 mobo.
All is well on the i7 box running the GTX960, playing any games it is all but silent with the GTX960 hovering around 60-65C so the fan is barely even spinning. As soon as I swap the GTX980 in here, before the game even starts the GTX980 rockets up to 92C and the fan pinned at 100% at over 3000RPM. The happens on all the games I tried running. The only way to tame it is to run it in a 1366x768 window It is not an issue of airflow in this box. I opened up both side panels and it made no difference, plus the fact that the GTX960 runs cool and silent much of the time, as well when I quite the game with the GTX980 temps immediately drops and fans stop shortly.
I move the GTX980 back into the i5-4690K box, and temps hover in the 70's C with the fans at 70% at most, running the same games from my Steam library. I'm at a lost here. It seems to me the Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 7 mobo is causing the GTX980 to go nuts.
I'd appreciate your thoughts on this.