Topic Title: r9 290x overheating - keeps rebooting
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 06/07/2014 12:10 PM
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palman92
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hi guys i have a r9 290x that keeps crashing during crysis 3 and watch dogs i have increased the fan speed and lowered target temp and that works for watch dogs but not crysis 3 i then lowered the memory clock from 1250mhz to 1005mhz which looks to have stabilised the game just wondering is it safe to use when underclocking it to that just dont want any long term damage to the card?

 06/07/2014 02:23 PM
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Read the stickys first please.

 

It's perfectly safe to underclock (not undervolt though), but only makes sense if you know there is a hardware problem and gonna have it for awhile until you rma it.

How much heat at what rpm fan speed ?

Is there a crash message or log ?

Please post more details.



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 06/07/2014 04:43 PM
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heat: 92 degrees usually sometimes will hover at 89c

fan speed: 55% typically had to increase this to cope with me fixing the temp at a 89c

no crash message or log just reboots

 

have had the card replaced once by alienware as the previous card would just hit 95c in the intro videos to games :S but looking for a temporary fix so i can still use it whilst waiting for them to sort it with a more permanent fix

 06/07/2014 04:58 PM
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fill this out as required:

http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=443&threadid=160903&enterthread=y

what case?what CPU cooler?how many fans?ambient air temp?



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 06/08/2014 05:50 AM
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Originally posted by: palman92 heat: 92 degrees usually sometimes will hover at 89c

 

fan speed: 55% typically had to increase this to cope with me fixing the temp at a 89c

 

no crash message or log just reboots

 

 

 

have had the card replaced once by alienware as the previous card would just hit 95c in the intro videos to games :S but looking for a temporary fix so i can still use it whilst waiting for them to sort it with a more permanent fix

 

 

 

Is it normal for the R series cards to hit past 90's when playing demanding games ?

I mean, i see that a lot of people are using their cards with that kind of high level of heat on the gpu/ pcb and i'm pretty sure the card won't last long before giving artifacts, crashes, bsod etc. Feel free to correct me.

I personally have always run my card at max 75-80 degrees C, and that's on the most demanding games, long-hour gaming, overclock and summer time; ALL at once, mind you.

I do have very good custom gpu cooler and airflow inside my case though and that is something to always mind for.

 

So my advice to you palman92 is this:

 

If it is a reference card with stock fan cooler that you are using and do not mind for things to get loud, crank up the fan at 70-80% constant during gaming. Worst case scenario, you won't hear your neighbour screaming cause his house is on fire (god forbid) or your fan dies after 3-4 years and you easily/ cheaply can have it replaced (along with a good fresh thermal paste).

If it is a custom cooled card, then you shouldn't have that temps in the first place (or at least make a custom fan profile in ccc).

 

 

In all cases, i strongly recommend you to get a new, more efficient custom cooler for your card that will easily drop your temps by 10-20 degrees C.

Presuming you don't have a faulty card, i believe it is a thermal issue that you are dealing with. Bad stock cooler maybe ?

 

Test and let us know.

 

 



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Edited: 06/08/2014 at 06:34 AM by backFireX64
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