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How can I keep my R9 290 cool as its running high temps

#1silvergokuZPosted 12/20/2013 2:20:11 PM
Yes I know its normal, but my 7870 ran at 30-35 degrees idle and this is idleing around the 50 mark if not 55 and I played a blu ray 1080p encode and it raised it to 75 degrees despite my house feeling so cold I have to wear a blanket.

I dread to think what is like with my heating on or playing a demanding game.

I know I should of waited but I ended up paying nothing for the card anyway.
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#2PokenubPosted 12/20/2013 2:23:14 PM
This is a bit worrying, as I'm waiting for mine to come in..
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#3silvergokuZ(Topic Creator)Posted 12/20/2013 2:25:22 PM
Well the one I got was the Sapphire Battlefield 4 edition, was meant to get another one 40 cheaper but Amazon messed up my order and this was only one I could find that was fulfilled by Amazon.

I ended up getting it free though since the parcel went missing and they refunded me but then it turned up at my door 5 days later and Amazon were not bothered about it and just said a refund has been made so thats the end of it lol.
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#4WyzeGyePosted 12/20/2013 2:27:20 PM(edited)
Go pick up some better thermal paste. If there's no warranty sticker on the shroud, you shouldnt have a problem pulling it off and reapplying.

My 7970 went from 82 max to 64 max with some arctic silver mx5
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#5silvergokuZ(Topic Creator)Posted 12/20/2013 2:35:28 PM
I have MX-4 paste so thats not a problem really, its my favourite paste at the minute though better may exist.
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#6killkountPosted 12/20/2013 5:31:41 PM
Turn the fan setting up a bit?
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#7Xeeh_BitzPosted 12/20/2013 6:54:41 PM
Normal, the reference cooler is s***.
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#8The_Count_FooPosted 12/20/2013 6:57:29 PM
killkount posted...
Turn the fan setting up a bit?


Yeah, get msi afterburner and make a custom fan curve for when you're gaming.
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#9WyzeGyePosted 12/20/2013 7:07:17 PM
silvergokuZ posted...
I have MX-4 paste so thats not a problem really, its my favourite paste at the minute though better may exist.


I was just recommending you reapply paste if you haven't already. Stock paste is truly garbage.
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#10Lonestar2000Posted 12/20/2013 7:13:40 PM
Get a Accelero Xtreme III.
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