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Graphics Card Fan Speed Will Not Increase

Question asked by tjcaine on Feb 10, 2019
Latest reply on Apr 9, 2019 by alexmygal

Hey All, 


So I just setup a new system including an R9 290 and everything seemed to be working great on startup. I soon noticed that my GPU temp was climbing even in basically idle--no gaming, no rendering, no videos. Eventually it gets up to 80c and when I open Wattman in the Radeon software, the fan speed isn't increasing no matter what the temperature is. As long as fan speed is set to automatic, the fan stays at 1015 RPM all the time, no matter what. 


I can change the fan speed to manual, jack it up and the GPU temp drops as expected. But when I set it back to automatic the RPMs go right back to 1015 again. Even at 100% idle the card is running at +/- 65c on startup (with obviously the same fan speed).


I'm not sure what the issue is, but the hope is that this rig can be used for rendering, which would be a problem with a fan speed that never moves. I don't know if there's another piece of software that is conflicting with Radeon's? I updated to the most recent driver, no effect. Other system specs include:


- Windows 10 64-Bit

- MB: ASRock X370M Pro 4

- Just to clarify, this is not a brand new card. I got it from a friend who was upgrading, but he never had any issues so it shouldn't be a hardware issue out of the box. 


Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.