My 1080 Ti FTW3 Fans Don't Spin

Last Update: 2017/06/13

On the FTW3, there is a noted issue with the fan curves applied to the card not initializing or adjusting in response to changes in temperatures on the card. We have released a firmware patch for these units to resolve this issue.

If you are experiencing this issue, please follow the instructions below to update your card's firmware with the patch:

  1. Download the FTW3_Flash.zip file from our site here:
  2. Select the file named "EVGAFTW3FLASH.exe"
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  3. When the flashing utility opens, it should look like this:
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  4. If the file shown does not automatically update to the .HEX file as shown, make sure to select the correct file:
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  5. Once you have the correct file selected, click the "Flash" button.
    Do NOT Check the "Overwrite Product Type" option

    A box with pop up with the following:
    yes.jpg Click "Yes" to continue...

  6. Wait for the flashing process to complete, this should take less than a minute
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    If the process takes longer than this, or does not succeed, check to make sure that your card is properly installed and that there are no anti-virus or tuning applications open that may be causing interference. You should hear the fans spin up to 100% and then slow down to their normal speed.

  7. When the progress bar completes, you will see a success dialogue appear:
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    At this point your card should be successfully updated. Restart the system and the process should be complete.

If your card still seems to be experiencing this issue after the update, it might be time to ask us a few questions:

  1. Please register your EVGA product using its
    serial number
    at https://www.evga.com/support/register.asp
  2. Then contact our Customer Support using the methods described below.

To contact EVGA Customer Support:

Login to your EVGA account and submit a support ticket!

or

Send us an email:

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