14 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2018 1:32 AM by xv4xv4x

    AMD 270X R9 Fan Spazzing Out


      Hey all,


      Just put together a brand new computer (Only re-used my AMD R9 270X graphics card) and everything is working great except for one small issue.


      When I'm on the computer and I'm not touching anything, its dead quite, however, as soon as I open a web page or scroll up or down, the GFX card fans starts going super loud until I stop doing what I'm doing. For instance, when I'm on my desktop and decide to open a program, the fan will get super loud for a few seconds while the app opens and then when its done loading it'll quite down.


      One issue that is REALLY annoying is when I load Fornite the fan runs what sounds to be full speed and WILL NOT stop until I exit out of the game - this can be super annoying because I can't have the game running in the background while I'm doing something else because the fan is so loud and obnoxious to hear running constantly and just in general. It only does this for Fornite,  if I'm loading Counterstrike or any other game it usually will act normal.


      I downloaded the newest drivers and software for this and also reseated the GFX card - I'm out of options on what to do.


      Any help would be greatly appreciated!

        • Re: AMD 270X R9 Fan Spazzing Out

          Please supply INFORMATION REQUIRED WHEN POSTING A QUESTION for someone to offer further suggestions.

          Start with disabling hardware acceleration in browsers/windows settings, disable all start up(non windows) apps, windows game/monitoring settings, uninstall cheat/aimbot engines.

          • Re: AMD 270X R9 Fan Spazzing Out

            Have you tried configuring your Fan speed by using AMD Wattman?

            • Re: AMD 270X R9 Fan Spazzing Out

              Sorry for not posting the correct details as I was supposed to; here is some detailed information about my rig:

                • AMD R9 270X Graphics Card
                • Desktop
                • Windows 10 64bit
                • Driver version installed is the latest version 18.8.2
                • I'm using a 27" Samsung monitor, not sure of the refresh rates or exact model
                • Motherboard is an ASUS STRIX 370F Gaming motherboard with an i7-8700k processor
                • Powersupply is a Corsair 870W
                • RAM is 16GB Corsair Vengeance low profile RAM
              • I have NOT tried to configure my fan speed using AMD Wattman because I'm unfamiliar with how it works.
              • Re: AMD 270X R9 Fan Spazzing Out

                Sounds like it could be an overheating problem.

                Have you checked the temperatures in the AMD Radeon application?

                I had a similar problem with the exact same card, problem solved when I cleaned the fans, heatsinks and replaced the thermal paste with arctic ceramic thermal paste.

                You can also turn off auto fan control in settings and adjust the speed to your liking. The issue could also be the auto fan control is spazzing out

                amd settings.png

                  • Re: AMD 270X R9 Fan Spazzing Out

                    I would say it was overheating but for instance right now the computer is acting 100% normal; but as soon as I open Fortnite and I get into the lobby the fan starts blasting as if it sounds like it's at 100 percent or near it. Sometimes if I'm scrolling on a forum or downloading content it'll get loud for 2 seconds max and then go back down to slower speeds.I didn't want to set the fans manually in the event they happen to NEED the faster fan speed to cool it down I didn't want to be the reason why it isn't able to.  Don't mind the huge fan spike in the picture posted below, I was just messing around with it at 100 percent.pic1.png