Being able to configure graphics card fans is of the utmost importance, especially for the most demanding users on terms it emits sound Your PC When we play, the GPU temperature goes up so fans will run faster, emit more noise, to try keep the GPU at the right temperature.
By being able to control the turn of the fans, we can notice the sound graphics card, which makes it quiet even though it warms up a bit more, which will help us focus on the games. Now, you have to keep in mind when doing that if the graph is operating at high temperatures we can experience Throttling, which will result in a loss of performance.
However, we will show you how to create this curve yourself while keeping the temperatures set by the manufacturer, so we will avoid this situation.
How to create a custom curve for followers
The first logical step is to open the EVGA Precision X1, and on the big screen we will see two stages, one up and one down. In the bottom area we have to press the arrows left or right until we reach a point where we can adjust the speed curve of the fans.
The screen is mostly for this (and it captures the screenshot because for some reason, different tabs do not have a name).
Graphic card fans will always work in the default mode by default, so the first thing we have to do check the box on the right where it says "Admin Followers Guide". With this we will enable the customization curve we will build, although less frequently we will find a few presets (profiles) already configured.
Logically, if what we want is to create a custom curve for graph fans, we should first select the "custom" set, which is what will allow us to customize the curves to our liking.
But before designing curves, we must specify two other parameters we have here. On the other hand, «Fan Update Speed Time»Measured in milliseconds, the time between the read speeds of the followers. The usual thing is that it is in 1 second (1000 ms), but we can reduce or increase it if we want more or less accuracy, which will influence this fans or how quickly or slowly they change
On the other hand, we have «Hystersis temperature«, Determined to degrees Celsius. This parameter, to be understood, is a line from which a certain temperature is reached until the fans are working to try to lower it. Ideally, set it to zero, but if we want fans to be more "lazy" and take longer to activate, we can raise this limit.
To clarify this, we go in the direction of culture. On the right we have two graphs because in this case we use an EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC with two fans, but if we had a model with one, a graph would appear, and if the model had three fans, it would logically have three.
The process of creating a custom curve is very simple, since we will have to move only the points of the graph where it fits, considering that the bottom (horizontal) axis is the temperature, and the other above (vertical) Percentage of the speed of the fans. In this case, it is configured so that until the graph does not reach 50ºC, the fans are 15% (but as you can see there is a blue outline which means 20% is smaller, so less than 50ºC the fans will be off).
If we wanted, for example, for fans to start working at 40 ° C instead of 50 ° C, we would simply click on the white point and drag it to the left.
This way, we can change all the points where we want. In the above example, the fans would work at about 45 ° C (remember that the minimum is 20%), and up to 40% of their maximum speed when the GPU is set to 70 ° C. Already when it reaches 80ºC, the speed its up to 80%, up to 100% when the GPU reaches 90ºC.
An additional fact: if we double-click on the graph we can make the rows coherent rather than continuous. In other words, the "jump" of a sudden increase in speed.
Be careful to do this, because as you can see in the above case the fans would not start working until the GPU did not reach 70ºC.
You've seen it, which makes the fan curve for graphics cards on the EVGA Precision X1 so simple.