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XFX Radeon RX 460 Hot and Loud?

Question asked by mickeythrust on Aug 15, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 15, 2017 by mickeythrust

Full disclosure: I've only built a handful of systems and have no overclocked so I might be missing a simple fix to this due to my lack of experience.


I built a new PC two weeks ago. PC powered up fine and I went ahead and got all the new drivers for the new components. I installed Steam and loaded up some games. I noticed right away that something in the case was really loud. I download a program to check the temps of the system and noticed the GPU gets up to 80C when running games and the fans spin at 100% making it extremely loud. When doing normal web surfing and email; the GPU stays around 50C and the fans hardly spin. The games play and look fine at high settings. So far I haven't had any crashes or black screens either. I haven't played too much since the temp and noise have me concerned and didn't want to fry anything.


My questions are: is this normal? If not, how can I fix this? Do I have a faulty card?


System Specs:

  • AMD Athlon X4 860K Quad-Core
  • GIGABYTE GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  • CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB 240-Pin DDR3
  • CORSAIR CS-M Series CS750M 750W 80 Plus Gold
  • WD Blue 1TB
  • XION Gaming Series XON-310 MicroATX Mid Tower
  • XFX Radeon RX460 4GB


Thank you in advance for any assistance provided.