Controlling fans on a GTX 560 ti

From: Ajasja Ljubetič (
Date: Fri Jul 22 2011 - 05:24:26 CDT

Dear all,

does anybody know if the
set the fan speed to 100% on Tesla Cards works on the GeForce GTX series as

nvidia-smi -d -l -i 900 doesn't work (it says the input arguments are

nvidia-smi -a does work for the GTX although most of the fields are set to
N/A. Luckily the temperature and the fan speed is reported
(i'm using watch -n2 "nvidia-smi -a | egrep '([0-9][0-9] C)|(Fan)'" as a
handy way to keep an eye on the temperatures)

Before delving deeper it would be nice to know if this hack should even

I'm, running Ubuntu 11.04 and usiogn CUDA 4.0 SDK.

PS: Now that the CUDA 4.0 toolkit is relesed and tested, are there
any revisions to this script necessary? For example, is the sleep at
the beginning still useful?

Thank you for your help and best regards,
Ajasja Ljubetic,
Young researcher
Laboratory of biophysics
Department F5
Institute Jozef Stefan
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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