2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 2, 2016 3:55 AM by amdmatt

    AMD R9 290X heat issues.


      I'm worried about my GPU's temp. as I already have all the fan slots installed with top notch quality fans in my NZXT Guasrdian RB921.


      Plus, my CPU and other parts are at normal temperatures.


      My GPU is R9 290X, 4G Sapphire edition. Check pic below.


      On idle state my GPU is at the temperature of 48-58 degree Celcius.


      But on heavy pressure on playing games like FIFA, BO3 @Ultra on 2k/1080p. The GPU heats up to 90-95 degrees within 30-40 seconds, sometimes even faster.


      Now, I already know that this model can get pretty hot so should I be worried or not?

      And if not, then would it be okay if I play on it for continuous long hours on that temp.? Can it resist that?


      FYI - These are summer stats and I haven't checked before this; so, I don't know about winter. I have already cleaned the fans and re-applied the thermal paste.



      GPU pic attached below.


      Specs -

      Intel i7 4790k

      Seasonic S12ii 620W

      Corsair Vengance 8GB x 2Sticks

      Guardian RB 921

      Custom Thermaltek fans and Antec A40 for Processor

      AMD R9 290X

      Gigabyte Z97M-D3H


      Help, ASAP!

        • Re: AMD R9 290X heat issues.

          My 290x gets that hot quite often, never a problem and I believe they'll crash/throttle before anything serious happens.

          Question for you. What are  you using to control the fanspeed and are you sure it's running full speed at that temp. I'll bet is really loud when running at 100%.

          • Re: AMD R9 290X heat issues.

            It's normal, the default temperature target for this GPU is 94c. If you increase the fan speed to 100% and set the target temperature to your liking, the GPU will use the least amount of fa speed possible to maintain that target temperature. It's perfectly safe to run the GPU at 94c or lower.