Radeon VII stuck at maximum fan speed

Discussion created by kuvasz on Apr 4, 2019
Latest reply on Apr 22, 2019 by khun_doug

Over the past couple of weeks (I think) I noticed that the fans go up to full speed and stay there. Here are the details for clarity:


- After booting, no previous load of any kind

- WattMan confirms 0% load, 28°C, ~3850 RPM fan speed

- Inconsistent, sometimes fans slow down, haven't found any correlations

- Tried both manual and automatic fan settings, fans don't respond

- Putting the GPU under full load with gaming and quitting sometimes (?) fixes it, I think

- Latest Drivers, fresh Windows installation in January (when I bought the full system)


This is mildly annoying when I'm not using my headphones, but I'm more concerned about unnecessary wear.

The system used to have a HD5850 in it while waiting for the release of Radeon VII, but the drivers/suite are different so I don't see how that might interfere.


Any ideas?


ps I searched the forums and only found the opposite issue where the fans are stuck at low speeds, let me know if I missed a thread somewhere


pps while finishing up this post I checked WattMan and the card is currently at 90% activity, 28°C, ~3850 fan speed with nothing but this Chrome open... any way to check what the GPU is working on?