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Aspire A717 - any way to slow down GPU fan?

Air23JordanAir23Jordan Posts: 2Member New User
edited February 2018 in Nitro and Aspire Gaming
I purchased few days ago A717-71G and am generally very satisfied with performance. 7700HQ and 1050ti make very nice combination.

However, GPU gets quite noisy during gaming. I checked and it seems that GPU target temp is set to 60, which seems to be quite low. Acer Quick Access has CoolBoost option which further lowers GPU target temp, making it even more noise. 

Is there a way to increase GPU target temp or take control over GPU fan?

FAQ & Answers

  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,071ACE Pathfinder
    Unfortunately, there is no way to set a custom fan curve.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


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  • Air23JordanAir23Jordan Posts: 2Member New User
    edited February 2018
    Thanks for the info. I was hoping that at least target temperature could be changed. Acer CoolBoost works in that way, so option to have Quiet profile with temp target of 63-64 C would be great.

    60 seems to be really low, most of my desktop GPUs ran hotter, some even above 70 C.

    To makes things worse, nVidia WhisperMode works only with 1060 or above. 

    I just hope sooner or later there will be some option available to make it quieter, as it's really loud now. 
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,071ACE Pathfinder
    Acer's cool boost increases the fan's speed by 200-300rpm. If with cool boost off the fan speed is 2000rpm, with cool boost on it will be 2300rpm. 
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

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