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my R9 290X is heating up to insane temperatures and my PC shuts down, whats the best way to keep it cool without using watercooling?

Question asked by jayreck on Sep 2, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 2, 2015 by black_zion

when I'm playing games like Dying Light and and Project Cars, my graphics card heats up to about 90°C but it hangs around 50°C-70°C when i put the fan on max, which shortens the fans life expectancy (I believe) so I don't want to do that. I just want to know why this happens as with my last card the Vapor-X HD7770 it was staying around 50°C no matter what and wouldn't spin the fans so loud that everyone that im on skype to can hear them over me.


so at the moment when i play games I have the fan spinning around the mark of 70%-80% and it's very loud, my PC's airflow is good, I've got fans blowing cold air in the right places and I've got my exhaust fans at the back of the pc, so that's no issue. I just don't want to go down the route of watercooling, so if anyone can help I would appreciate it!