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GPU-fan control [on start-up]

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:46 pm
by Ph0z3
nVidia fan-control (on startup)

Assuming you already have the proprietary drivers installed and setup... let's go ahead and begin!

1 In terminal run: "sudo nvidia-xconfig"
2. In terminal run: "sudo nvidia-xconfig --cool-bits=12"
3. Navigate to ~/.config/autostart/ now create a document named "nvidia-fan-speed.desktop"
4. open the file with a text editor.
5. so there are no fowl-ups, copy and paste the text below into the file.

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=nvidia-settings -a "[gpu:0]/GPUFanControlState=1" -a "[fan:0]/GPUCurrentFanSpeed=XX"
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name=nvidia-fan-speed

6. replace XX with the fan speed you would like. 10-100, numerical value only, no percent sign needed.
7. save and exit the file.
8. log out of your system, then back in...
9. PROFIT!

Re: GPU-fan control [on start-up]

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:00 am
by Direneed
Thank you very much. This has done what I need it to do in linux mint 17.2 KDE

Re: GPU-fan control [on start-up]

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:41 am
by Direneeds
Again, I want to thank you for this tutorial. I was able to make this work in Mint 18 with the 387.12 drivers. I changed one thing in step #2
From
2. In terminal run: "sudo nvidia-xconfig --cool-bits=12"
To this
2. In terminal run: "sudo nvidia-xconfig --cool-bits=28"

I used 20 in place of xx and now have my GTX 970 running at 34C where it was at 55C and higher at times.