Headless Fan Control via Command Line for RTX 2060 & 2070

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Headless Fan Control via Command Line for RTX 2060 & 2070

Postby gordonbb » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:34 am

I’m running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Server Headless and noticed that the version 410 Linux in the ppa as well as the version in the CUDA toolkit both do not support Fan Control via NVidia-settings using the Command line with Coolbits 4 set but this does work from the GUI.

Driver 415 has fixed this for the RTX 2070 but the command line is still broken for the RTX 2060.

Other than hooking a display up running the GUI from another Xserver will enable adjusting the Fans.

Generally I do find Boost 3 does the trick but in dual GPU systems I find the upper GPU tends to run a little hotter than I like (mid to high 70s) so I prefer to set the fan 5-10% higher than Boost does to run the card cooler and get an extra Bin in Boost.
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