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 03/26/2014 05:38 PM
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I bought XFX Radeon R9 290 card this month and it worked well. Games run well and 3dmark went throught nicely too, but when i run furmark, gpu caps viewer or unigine heaven or valley tests the card overheats and shuts down my computer.

Furmark worked well in 720p and 1080p preset tests, but 15 minute burn in test overheated the card.

Thinking it was faulty i replaced the XFX for MSI Gaming R9 290 4G card.

Now MSI card does the same. Furmark 720p preset went through well, but 1080p preset shuts down computer immediatelly i try to run it.

The weirdest part is, that i can run games perfectly and even 3dmark goes trhough without any issues. Have been playing battlefield and what else games for hours.

BUT! Now i bought Tomb Raider and it shuts down computer too. And in both overheating cases the cards have heated so hot it can actually burn my finger. Good thing my case cools down quickly and i have bought an additional cooler just in case.

Still this new overheating issue with tomb raider got my nerves on edge and me thinking of what might be wrong. Is it a driver issue, or something wrong with my computer?

And yet, BF4, 3Dmark and other games work well.

Any advice or ideas out there?

 03/26/2014 06:21 PM
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 03/27/2014 04:23 PM
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Given how the R9 290 cooling works, I find it far more likely that your power supply is insufficient, and that's what's shutting your computer down.

The card itself is designed to run very hot, and it will reduce clock speed when the cooling cannot keep up. 

Be sure to post your power supply info, including brand and model (i.e. "500w" contains no useful information).

 

 03/28/2014 03:37 AM
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MSI 890FXA-GD70

Phenom II X6 1090T

Corsair DDR3 1600 C9 16Gb

MSI R9 290 Gaming 4G

Silverstone Strider 1200 W 80+ % efficiency rating.

 

No worries about having little power supply. I had Nexus RX-1K before, but it broke during a power failure.

And it doesn't change that weird fact, taht when i run furmark it immediatelly overheats in some tests and shuts down, not after a little while, but immediatelly. Tomb Raider and other tests overheat after a little while.

 

For now, i am hoping that new drivers will fix the issue and will see if that doesn't help at all.

 03/28/2014 09:29 AM
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What constitutes overheating?  You haven't yet stated a number.

If it is in fact overheating, and if it does happen immediately, then bad contact between the GPU and heat sink seems likely.

 

 03/29/2014 05:04 PM
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Well, it seems that the heat levels have been between 60 and 70 celsius and has been up to 95 celsius.

So there is not one simple way of saying if it is actually caused by overheating.

I am worrying that it might be my motherboard acting up. I have had some minor issues with it in the past, but nothing major. I am getting new motherboard to see if it fixes this issue.



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 03/29/2014 11:22 PM
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It's not overheating at all.  The card is designed to hit a target temperture, then use only as much cooling (i.e. fan speed) as required to maintain that temperature. 

The default target temperature is 95C.  The card is designed to run at 95C until the cows come home.

 

 03/30/2014 02:04 AM
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I know this and that it is why this entire thing is weird.

Two different cards acting the same way can't be normal, so for now i will have to wait and see what happens when i get my hands on new motherboard.

 03/30/2014 09:08 AM
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My rails didn't feed the card enough power, so no i have two separate rails feeding it.

All works well and now i just need to worry about my case heating during the warm summer.

I was considerin gof getting another card to use in cf mode, but will see if i can.

 03/30/2014 09:58 AM
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That could easily explain it.  When I searched for a Silverstone Strider 1200W PSU, what came up (ST1200-G) was a single-rail unit, so I wrote that off as a possibility.

Apparently you have the ST1200, which I see has a whopping six 12V rails.

It'd be trivial to overload a single rail with that unit. 

Glad you got that sorted out.

 

 03/30/2014 12:23 PM
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ST1200-G is a gold standard of the same PSU i've got.

It is true my PSU has 6 12v rails, but it needs two for one card.

Now i may need to upgrade my Fractral Design Define R3 case so it can fit another same card in it in the future and i can get better cooling.

 03/30/2014 01:18 PM
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I have been using Corsair and their uppity lines are respectable. The low end stuff is not that bad but for extreme SLI/CFX rigs the old TX line is good.

The more expensive HX and AX are also solid.

The RM reduces the temp rating which I do not like.,

 



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 03/31/2014 06:39 AM
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Thanks. I have couple options for cases.

Antec P280, good case and not expensive.

Coolermaster Centurion 6, cheaper choice.

Corsair Carbide Air 540 Cube

Most likely i will get that corsair, as it is designed with good air flow. I se eno point payiing too much for cases, or any product in that matter, that aren't much value for money.

And that corsair looks nice without being over the top looking.

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I have the R9 270 and noticed the card runs extremely hot. I know people are saying that 95c is apparently normal, but It's actually causing me crashing issues and pixel boxes on the screen. 

I ended up taking notes on the fan speed % curve. Turns out the fans don't really kick on well enough until really high temps; or at least I couldn't get them to go past 22% speed on the auto setting. Well after whatever I'm doing is frustratingly crashing every 20 mins. In this case, it was a game that did not have strenuious graphics settings. 

Did some digging and found an application called MSI Afterburner that you can use to change the curve. That helped loads.

Software: http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/msi_afterburner_beta_download.html

 

About profiles:

http://www.overclock.net/t/646422/how-to-adjust-your-fan-curve-in-msi-afterburner

 

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read my page on video card overheating



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CAUTION is indicated in following the advice on the previous posting.

 

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Some of you may find Trixx Sapphire utility beneficial.

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Some helpful guidelines:

 

Experiment with manual fan settings.

Determine airflow characteristics of your case.

Research and decide positive/negative airflow set up for your build.

Upgrade fans or add fans to your case.

Be sure your cpu and motherboard and other components are properly being cooled.

Keep everything absolutely clean in your case including fan blade surfaces.

 

 

 

 



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