So yeah, after the PC has been running for a few minutes (around 15) (without any significant strain on the GPU, surfing, watching Series) that single fan starts going very loud. If I shut down the system for 5min and boot it back up again, that single fan goes ham instantly. It seems that it is super-hyper sensibile to the temperature-fan speed curve because the other two fans are pretty chilled out.
It seems to be a low-level software or hardware problem, because this happens before any drivers are loaded.
It's even funnier. Today, at a "idle" situation, the GPU core temperature was 43°C, the fans were at 27% and that single fan was going CRAAAZY. Now, after playing The Witcher 3 for 1 hour (100%GPU Usage, 80°C GPU Temp) I am back in Windows, idle, temperature is 52°C, fan speed is 30% and that single fan is quiet. I do not hear the annoying whine. I checked the fans out visually and the trouble fan seems to go just a tad faster than the other two. This is really, really inconsistent and weird and I am totally confused on what's going on there.
Hardware: i5-2500K at 4.3 GHz, antec true power 550w, Z86 Pro3 Gen3 MB, 8GB of Ram, freshly installed Windows 8.1, GPU driver is the "GTA V optimized beta driver". The GPU is slightly overclocked with MSI Afterburner to 1100/1400, +20% power and a slight voltage boost, but the problem persists on stock clocks as well.
I would welcome any ideas. Do I have to RMA the card? 😕
Thank you very much!
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And what does Sapphire support have to say about it? Check for bios update? 550 PS is the bare minimum for a R9 290....I don't know what a OC version requires. Did you follow the advice in your other/same thread?
Thank you for your reply.
First of all - I do not believe the threads are the same, the problems are different!
I have not yet contacted Sapphire support, because I have actually never ever contacted a hardware support yet. This is pretty much my first time and I am inexperienced.
Where do I get a BIOS update? This site does not contain any files.
550W is actually plenty for my system. Playing the craziest games (BF4, Crysis 3, GTA V, Witcher 3) the measured wattage of my system is about 400W. I run Windows 8.1, which should be fine for this graphics card BUT as I said in the OP I think the problem is hardware-low level software related.
I am about to complete all steps in your response to my other thread. This might solve the AMD Spam in the EventLog but probably not the fan issue.
You have to contact Sapphire, either directly https://support.sapphiretech.com/presentation/member/member_login.aspx or via their forums https://www.sapphireforum.com/activity.php?s=de020c68409f6143023da2ae45c04f88
The Forum God likes you better than me. When I put those links in the post....I get the Moderation baloney again.
Use the drop down on that page to find yours. Here is what Sapphire says the system requirements are for that card.