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Journeyman III

Fan issue with Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC 4GB

Hello all,

recently, i moved my config from a AMD FX9590 on a Crosshair V Formula-Z to a Ryzen 7 2700X on a Crosshair VI Hero.

I have the impression that since that change, i have some issue with the fan control of my Sapphire graphic card.

My actual configuration, running on Windows 10 Pro 64bits,  is the following :

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X

Asus Crosshair VI Hero

32GB DDR4 Kingston HyperX 3000 CL15

Sapphire Tri-X OC 4GB R9 290X

Club3D R9 290X RoyalAce CGAX-R929X8SO

Samsung 960EVO 500GB NVME

Toshiba X300 4TB

My old system was identical, except for these components

AMD FX9590

Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z

32GB DDR3 Corsair 2400Mhz CL11

Sandisk Extreme Pro 1TB

Since i moved to the new config, i have the fans of the Sapphire (and only that one) that goes up to the maximum speed only when i run specific applications. The fans from the Club 3D just behave normally.

Shutting down the applications that provoke this behavior lead to a fan speed going back to normal.

The application i noticed that lead to this issue that i know are :


Microsoft Visual Studio

I tried to shut down AI Suite, thinking that the fan management from the motherboard could interfere with the graphic card, it didn't change anything.

I tried to disable the Crossfire, no changes

I tried to remove the Club3D, no changes

I tried to update bios, no recent one available for both GPU (Sapphire runs on and Club3D

Use Wattman to manually control the fan speed, doesn't influence the speed at all.

Using the non UEFI bios on the Sapphire solve the problem, but the boot time (which isn't that fast even in UEFI) is getting slower then.

I am a bit running out of solutions.

Could you give me a hint ?

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Journeyman III

Hi all,

any thoughts ? I also noticed that my fan goes crazy playing videos and 3D games.

thanks  in advance for suggestions