ZOTAC GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme RGB Light and Fan Error Fix

Here’s a quick fix for those that are noticing that they’re ZOTAC GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme and ZOTAC 1080 Ti AMP Edition cards are having issues with their Spectra RGB lighting or the fans not spinning down during idle.

During our tests with our ZOTAC GTX 1080 Ti AMP Edition we encountered a problem where the Spectra lighting on the ZOTAC logo would not work and just have the LED turned off. Along with this, the fans would also not go idle e.g. full stop at when not in use e.g. just on the desktop. A way to confirm this is to go into ZOTAC FireStorm utility and check if you have access to the lighting options.

Before we contacted our rep in ZOTAC, we checked online first and see if the issue was a known issue and see if the problem has been experienced by anyone before. Thankfully one user (NeonDale) from the NVIDIA GeForce forum had the issue with a ZOTAC GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme and was lucky enough to know someone familiar with the issue which had contacts in ZOTAC which provided a fix.


It’s a small program you can run that instantly resolves the issue. The link has been updated to download directly from us. We’ll await the restoration of the original source. The link is below:

ZOTAC Spectra Lighting Fix


  1. Download the fix and save it.
  2. Run on it on the system with the affected GPU. See WARNING above. DO NOT RUN WITH MULTIPLE GPUs. Internal graphics is fine but no other discrete GPU must be present.
  3. Once you run the fix, the GPU would correct itself. No restart needed.

You can immediately confirm this with the lights going back up again.

We’re still unsure what’s the cause of this issue nor is the lighting issue separate from the fans not going idle but this fix has correct both for us.

Kindly be reminded to confirm the symptoms before running the fix. Back2Gaming does will not be responsible for any misuse of the software without proper knowledge of the issue. We cannot also guarantee that this works with any other SKUs aside from those mentioned above (GTX 1080 Ti AMP / AMP EXTREME).

Thank you NeonDale for sharing the fix!

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    1. Ive only tested with the 1080 ti but ive tested it on a 1080 ti amp even though it was intended for an amp edition so im guessing it prolly works but id check with zotac first. Is yours having the issue?

    1. Hmmm did you try running it as administrator? I don’t have the card anymore so I can’t test, its been a while since anyone asked about this. Let me know, I’ll see if I can help you out.

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