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simbiotvenom
Adept I

R9 290 No Automatic RPM Control

Hi friends,
I have a big problem, I have a two ASUS R9 290-4GD5 in different systems. On both VGA, RPM of fan not increasing automatically with increasing of temperature and GPU become overheat and PC is shutting down automatically.
There were no problems with the old drivers (AMD Catalyst), but starting with the new ones (AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition and the newest AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition), the only workaround is to manually adjust the fan control using AMD WattMan or ASUS GPU TweakII.

1. MB - ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

   CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965
   RAM - KLEVV Fit 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
2. MB - ASRock Z170M Pro4S

   CPU - Intel Core i5-6600K

   RAM - KLEVV Value 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000)
Please help me to fix this problem.
Thanks in advance!

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kingfish
MVP

Re: R9 290 No Automatic RPM Control

Asus tweak is not compatible...you have to delete it..not disable.

After that...

Do a clean install Clean Install AMD Graphics Drivers of the AMD driver of your choice...this will get rid of the registry changes made by third party graphics controls.

AMD graphics performance

After reboot open Wattman and change only two (2) settings.

Power Limit (to +50) and Max Temperature to Manual (I chose 75c) . Click "Apply" at the top of the page.

This will engage the fans at 45c and automatically increase the RPM to keep it under the Temperature you set. (My 290 max's at 48%-51% fan speed at 74c)

simbiotvenom
Adept I

Re: R9 290 No Automatic RPM Control

I have tried a clean installation of the latest AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 on fresh Windows 10 1803 without ASUS GPU TweakII or other third party software, the problem still remains.

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kingfish
MVP

Re: R9 290 No Automatic RPM Control

Did you set the Wattman settings as shown?

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kingfish
MVP

Re: R9 290 No Automatic RPM Control

Post a screenshot of your settings as I have.

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kingfish
MVP

Re: R9 290 No Automatic RPM Control

This is about a hour playing Wolfenstein: The new Collossus

Fans automatically adjusting:

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atlasminor
Challenger

Re: R9 290 No Automatic RPM Control

I'm not seeing it listed, which Operating System ( OS ) did you say are you running ?

Are you running windows VM ?

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simbiotvenom
Adept I

Re: R9 290 No Automatic RPM Control

I'm running Windows 10 Pro Build 1803 (Clean installed), previously I was using Windows 10 Builds 1607, 1703. The problem occurs on all versions. As I said the problem is in the driver and not in OS or hardware, because of, if I install old AMD Catalyst drivers, all working normal (the fan RPM level increasing automatically whit increasing of GPU temperature).

About VM, NO, this is two real PCs with a hardware configuration that I was written in my first post.

simbiotvenom
Adept I

Re: R9 290 No Automatic RPM Control

Dear friend,
Thank you for the response, but I think we have a little misunderstanding. I don't want to do any manipulation with AMD WattMan, I want that driver do everything automatically.
If I decide to manage fan speed manually, in my case ASUS GPU TweakII is the best choice (without limitation of power or temperature), I just need to set fan speeds for each temperature.
GPUTwealI.PNG

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kingfish
MVP

Re: R9 290 No Automatic RPM Control

You can not use Asus tweak with Wattman. All third party controllers conflict with AMD and Wattman settings.

Wattman fans and temperature work perfect. I have the same card as you...and have not one problem. It automatically adjust the fans.

But do as you will...good luck.

And learn about the Power Limit > AMD graphics performance

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