7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 1, 2018 6:49 PM by xv4xv4x

    Radeon R9 280 3GB very noisy, how can I make it run cooler?

    xv4xv4x

      So far I have replaced the thermal paste and re-lubricated the fans, it did make a different in the max temperatures by about 5 degrees.

      When I'm watching TV shows the GPU sits around 65 degrees at 41 percent fan speed and maxed out at 71 degrees. (and also the gpu load is on 100%)

      The problem is I can really hear the fans going when I'm watching my shows which is really annoying.

       

      When I play video games, the temps are basically the same but a bit higher, with an average of 72 and a slightly higher fan speed, however I expect this because gaming is a more strenuous load then watching videos.

       

      I have thought of buying Liquid metal but I'm not sure if that will help that much in terms of fan sound.

       

      If there are any solutions, it would be greatly appreciated.

      As long as I can get the temps down a bit while watching videos, I'll be happy.

       

      Cheers