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R9 290 Tri-x CF: One card is running hot.

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  1. mull54

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    I installed my two R9 290 Tri-X today, and one of my cards are running hot. I ran Unigine Heaven 4.0 on Ultra, extreme and 8XAA and GPU1 was 88C and my other card was around 66-70C.
    Custom fan curve with MSI Afterburner so the fan where at 70-80%.

    I have around 2CM between the cards like i had with my 6950CF and there was no problems.

    Do you guys know what the problem is and how do i solve it.
     
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    Most likely differences in factory heatsink installation. I don't know how Sapphire is about taking off the heatsink & warantee, but the likely fix is to remove the heatsink and apply good TIM (and replace thermal pads if needed).
     
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    ^^
    Umm I dont think so but good point. If it were winter time Id say good call but tbh these 290 series run stupid hot in crossfire(well the top card does)

    There is no fix so get used to it. It's a crossfire thing :wtf:

    Crossfire run the top card dam hot, I know, I run 2 msi 290 TFIV Gaming cards...
    For a test just disable crossfire and run the bench again or if your in doubt swap the cards around and I betcha dollars to donuts that card will also run very hot unless you disable crossfire.
     
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    I disabled CF and the card ran at 79/79.5C. Which is a bit hot don't you think?

    Should i try to switch the cards around to see if it get any better?
     
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    Whats your room temp?

    yeah you can.. run a few tests with a single card and find the one that runs the coolest then put it in the top slot.
     
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    A bit to hot, it should not run this hot though. I get back to you when i have tested switching cards. They fun part is that i have no "top" and "bottom" card. I have a Raven chassi so the motherboard is turned 90*.
     
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    Like I said X-fire run hot with these cards so unless you water cool then welcome to the club :toast:
     
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    I've never been so rudely corrected before! ;) That's an interesting phenomenon...
     
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    Im sorry I'll go correct that

    Edit: fixed ;)
     
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    LOL, you already added the smiley!
     
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    Busted lol
    Hows that reference card doing this time of year man?

    And you did a pp here,, oops a DP lol
     
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    I found the problem. The PSU cable touched the third fan so it didn't spin. I drag the cables differently and now the "top" card is 73C when running the same bench :)
     
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    lol that'll do it. Glad you got it sorted. Though that's not as bad (read: dumb) as when I forget to flip on the PSU for my GPU loop before turning on my rig itself (temporary separate loop; have been swapping GPUs a lot lately). 95C oopsies
     
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    I envy that temp, Cool you got it figured out so now time to bench on :rockout:

    Ya have a pic of that sweet rig?
     
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    Thank's guys :)
     
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    Hahahaaa... that's funny. I'm not making fun, it's just that I've done a few similar.

    The last mistake was doing a tabletop build and putting the PSU down with the fan blocked on the tabletop. Took the smell of hot electronics to notice and look around. No harm.
     
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    79 degrees is indeed quiet hot. I have 2 cards crossfired and the only time they hit 80 degrees is when i did the furmark test, everything else never gets THAT hot. Also dont mess with the heatsink. warranty the card. Good luck man
     
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    read the thread issue was resolved
     
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    290 cf is hot like hell. I live in tropical zone (about 33C) my vga in sig. No matter what card on top it always reach 94C even 100% fan and change TIM to CLP both card. My case is Corsair 600T white with 1 20cm intake front , 1 12cm exhaust rear and 1 12cm exhaust top. But if I remove one card temp will stay around 80c with fan auto and mid 70c with 100% fan.

    I guess if I live in Europe or USA in winter temp will be much better. Winter in my country suck (avg day 26c night 22c).
     
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    ambient temps are not the cards fault
     

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