As the title would suggest, would 38-42 Idle temps be relatively high for a Windforce R9 290 (non oc version). Reviews seemed to mention that they'd typically be ~32 in Idle. Room temp: ~22-23 celsius, and the case would seem to have relatively efficient airflow.
In gaming, the temps would seemingly not get past 75, but during the summer, it'd probably get hotter, and seeing as how the card has a thermal limit of 85 set, that could be of inconvenience.
Also, flashing the card to F3L bios would not seem to work, since it's reportedly of a different manufacturer code than the non-oc card.
Would gigabyte return the card if it'd be sent for RMA, might any of you say? Posted on the GB forums, as well, but no response had ostensibly been given.
On another note, a custom fan profile is used, with auto set to min 40%. WIth default "quiet" and "uber" profiles, the temps would apparently reach 45-50 in Idle.
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