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

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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)

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.
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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Umm No :p



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.
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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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?
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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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.
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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Umm No :p



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.
I've never been so rudely corrected before! ;) That's an interesting phenomenon...
 

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I've never been so rudely corrected before! ;) That's an interesting phenomenon...
Im sorry I'll go correct that

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

And you did a pp here,, oops a DP lol
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 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 :)
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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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 :)
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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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
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