Opened 11 years ago

Closed 12 months ago

#3989 closed enhancement (invalid)

The fan on the graphics card nVidia GeForce 9600 GT all the time working at top speed

Reported by: mr.Noisy Owned by: rudolfc
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Drivers/Graphics/nVidia Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


Windows driver automatically reduces fan speed, reducing noise and power consumption. Could you do something like this in Haiku?

Change History (6)

comment:1 by rudolfc, 11 years ago

We don't have a nVidia driver for the GF8 and later series yet. (It exists, but does nothing yet: dev still has to be started on this).

Once we have a driver, we can probably (hopefully) lower the fan rotational speed indeed. the program nvclock (for windows and linux) has code in it to set the rotational speed for a number of cards, maybe for yours as well. Such code could be implemented in our driver to be.

The GF8 and later cards currently run in VESA mode on haiku. The only downsides of that currently are:

  • noisy fan (apparantly ;-)
  • no refreshrate settings

acceleration currently isn't used by the app_server anyway, and setting modes (resolution/colordepth) can be done these days using VESA mode on the fly.

Hope this info is enough for now.



comment:2 by rudolfc, 11 years ago

BTW, You might have a look at a cardBIOS update if you know how to update such a thing. It might be that a newer BIOS for your card silences the fan a bit..



comment:3 by waddlesplash, 5 years ago

Milestone: R1Unscheduled

comment:4 by waddlesplash, 5 years ago

Milestone: UnscheduledR1

Reverting earlier milestone change

comment:5 by rudolfc, 4 years ago


So this card will not be supported by the current nVidia driver.


comment:6 by rudolfc, 12 months ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Feature request actually. A new seperate driver should support this card. No error in current driver.

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