AW18 980m SLI second fan solution ?

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  1. razor0601

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    Because of my MSI 1070 that throttles and I couldn’t find a solution, I decided to down/upgrade to 980m SLI.
    And of course my AW has the issue with the second fan not spinning. With HWInfo64 I can control all the Fans.
    But exist now a fix for this problem?
     
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    Buy properly supported cards next time. Clevo and Dell cards do not have problems in the M18x regarding fan behavior
     
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    Which cards do you mean?
     
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    Which 980m did you buy? Clevo, Dell, MSI?

    Flashing Dell vBIOS should fix the issue I believe
     
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    Clevo cards. They work fine in PEG. But I have no external Programmer
     
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    Do not need programmer, only nvflash
     
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    Are you sure? I thought Maxwell and Pascal need to be flashed via a programmer? Because of bricking the card.
    Last time I flashed a Zotac 1070 and after that the card is broken.

    Here are my Cards:

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    this is a pascal problem, not a Maxwell problem
     
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    Ah cool. So I can flash whatever I want? Except Gsync
     
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    Ah beautiful 980m SLI, never got to try it though on M18xR2.

    Flash this to the card on the right: https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/182494/182494

    Left card already has this vBIOS. I'm hoping "second fan not spinning" refers to the card on the left because that's the card with a different vBIOS than the Dell one.
     
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