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jonos
Journeyman III

Since new driver , my Vega 64 water cooling overheats

I have a Vega 64 water cooling version. Around a month ago i Played SW:Battlefront 2 on ultra settings without any problem. After new driver when i start the game it just starts at full power makes some terrible noise (water cooling) and heats up with minutes and i didn't start to play yet plus i changed the settings to medium and still the same problem. it's just in the menu of the game. I checked it on Heaven benchmark with full setups it heats up like crazy at some point it switched off and then on back. What should i do ? should i send it back , i won the card on instagram competition Budapest.

Thanks for help.

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jakslap
Challenger

Re: Since new driver , my Vega 64 water cooling overheats

just downgrade your drivers for now, alot of people are having issues with Adreline drivers. Roll back to the driver that wasn't making your cool and power efficient Vega64 overheat.

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elstaci
MVP

Re: Since new driver , my Vega 64 water cooling overheats

Is your water-cooling system working correctly or making good contact with Vega chip?

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jonos
Journeyman III

Re: Since new driver , my Vega 64 water cooling overheats

How do i check ? Btw tried every other drivers still have the same problem.

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jonos
Journeyman III

Re: Since new driver , my Vega 64 water cooling overheats

I checked the power led(GPU TACH) and when i don't play any game only 1 led is on, but when i start a game like SW II. or any other its just goes to full power and makes a terrible noize. This happens when i start a game but on full power consuption all the time.

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elstaci
MVP

Re: Since new driver , my Vega 64 water cooling overheats

Refer to your water-cooling Manual under "troubleshooting" or go to the manufacturer's Support website. 

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elstaci
MVP

Re: Since new driver , my Vega 64 water cooling overheats

Can you describe further the "terrible noise" you hear?  That is not good coming from a new GPU card. The card is liquid-cooled, right, not-air cooled?

Ok, been researching water-cooled Vega64. You cooling system has a Fan that cools the liquid that flow through a radiator. Sounds like your Fan is going bad and not circulating enough air to cool the liquid in the radiator. The terrible noise is the Fan's bad bearings grinding against each other when it is running high. When the Vega64 starts getting overheated and you hear the terrible noise, immediately check the Fan to be sure the noise is coming from there. If it is, shut down the computer and replace the fan as soon as possible. Be sure to replace it with the same size fan.

That is what seems to be happening. Unless you tell me the noise is coming from somewhere else.

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jonos
Journeyman III

Re: Since new driver , my Vega 64 water cooling overheats

The problem is not the noise , the real problem is that when i start a game and just hanging out in the menu its goes to full power use. Previously it only used power when the game needed. but now any game i play i checked with 2 games. that when i'm in the menu it's suddenly goes wild to full power and I didnt even start a match or something its just the menu. if you look up on YT ( Noisy RX Vega 64) now when i start a game it goes to max and remains there and starts to overheat for some reason maybe bc of the software or something else my cards starts to pressure it self even on weaker settings. Last time when I played with it the it used around the hald of PSU its needed so like half of the leds were on.

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elstaci
MVP

Re: Since new driver , my Vega 64 water cooling overheats

Okay, I understand now. Your Vega 64 shouldn't overheat to the point that the GPU crashes even during maximum power. This from Tom's Hardware review concerning noise and temperature:

Speaking of loud, our liquid-cooled Vega 64 suffered from a buzzing coil whine when sitting on menus or the Windows desktop. It goes away in-game, but it isn’t very pleasant. The card hovers between 55 degrees Celsius (131 degrees Fahrenheit) and its max of 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) during testing. That’s as you’d expect from a liquid-cooled card, though it’s worth noting that the older Fury X never topped 56 degrees Celsius (132.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in our benchmarks. It’s also worth noting how that 60-degree-Celsius maximum for the liquid-cooled version isn’t much chillier than the PNY GTX 1080 Ti XLR8’s triple-fan solution, and that GeForce card delivers a whole lot more performance for roughly the same price.

Another link from Tom's Hardware review of the liquid cooling of the vega64: AMD RX Vega 64: The Right Cooling Solution

I also read the a bad or weak PSU can cause the Vega to overheat and crash.

Have you tried adjusting the power of the Vega using Wattman or have you tried using AMD Chill to ru...

Try disabling all instances of RELIVE in Task Manager and see if the GPU goes back to normal. In other GPU cards including Vega this seemed to prevent it from running maximum all the time as stated in this thread:

GPU Usage stays at 100% with driver 17.12.1 & 17.12.2


If the previous AMD driver was working fine with your VEGA64 then I would go with the previous post from jakslap and reinstall the AMD driver that was working for your GPU card. Then wait for AMD to update the driver and see if the new driver works better with the Vega.

Someone else is going to have to help you with your problem if the above doesn't work.

Meanwhile open a ticket with AMD Support to let them know the problem you are having here: AMD Issue Reporting Form

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jonos
Journeyman III

Re: Since new driver , my Vega 64 water cooling overheats

Tried to switch of ReLive (though i didn't install it) Still GPU usage stays at 100% when i start the game:D  . Tried every driver that i can download now even the alpha version plus 17.12.1 and 17.12.2 these don't work properly.  My PSU is a good one a 1000W Raidmax 80 plus gold i never had any problem i bought for the card. I'm yet to try out 3rd party apps like Wattman or AMD chill lets hope it helps. But I don't understand why this problems pops up from nowhere. I don't have any problem when i surf on the internet or watch YT only with games.

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