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Question Cooling R9 290X, Temperature issue

Jun 25, 2020
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Hello.


One day, out of nothing, out of ideas what to do, being totally bored, I decided to check my CPU temps out of nowhere.

I was in shock! My Sapphire R9 290X (Type blowerstyle)'s idle temps are 59-62c

I decided to open up Valorant (just downloaded, was about to test it) and my GPU temps went to 95C.


So, I heard I don't need any PC fans to cool this card down since the air is coming out of the back of the case.

What should I do? I don't really have the proper instruments to dissassemble it and change the thermal paste or sum.

You can see picture of the card >
 

Ralsei

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What should I do? I don't really have the proper instruments to dissassemble it and change the thermal paste or sum.
Well that's about all you can do. That thing is probably overloaded with dust.

On another note, that card is known to get hot and blower-type coolers (the one in the picture) aren't as effective as open air coolers.
 

Phaaze88

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Agree with the above.
Thermal paste dries up after a few years or so, reducing thermal transfer. Anyone who's owned/used a gpu for a few years or more will have had to changed the thermal paste at some point.

View: https://imgur.com/3okdykr


View: https://imgur.com/VHN41SP


That's my 1080Ti that I took apart just last month. It's just a little over 3 years old.
Dang they put a lot of paste on that chip...
I wasn't having any thermal issues with it, but I still wanted to put a Kraken G12 kit on it.

Oh! Can't forget the pads! They'll likely need to be changed too, whether they are torn or not.
If you successfully avoid tearing them, you'll need the hands of a master to match the imprints with the parts they were sitting on. Failure to do so will leave air gaps, reducing thermal transfer.
 
Jun 25, 2020
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Agree with the above.
Thermal paste dries up after a few years or so, reducing thermal transfer. Anyone who's owned/used a gpu for a few years or more will have had to changed the thermal paste at some point.

View: https://imgur.com/3okdykr


View: https://imgur.com/VHN41SP


That's my 1080Ti that I took apart just last month. It's just a little over 3 years old.
Dang they put a lot of paste on that chip...
I wasn't having any thermal issues with it, but I still wanted to put a Kraken G12 kit on it.

Oh! Can't forget the pads! They'll likely need to be changed too, whether they are torn or not.
If you successfully avoid tearing them, you'll need the hands of a master to match the imprints with the parts they were sitting on. Failure to do so will leave air gaps, reducing thermal transfer.
Can you tell me how much of a difference you have after changing the thermal paste and after cleaning the gpu?
 

Ralsei

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Anyone who's owned/used a gpu for a few years or more will have had to changed the thermal paste at some point.
I changed my old RTX 2070's paste after utilizing the GPU for about 4 months, lol.
Can you tell me how much of a difference you have after changing the thermal paste and after cleaning the gpu?
I would assume it would make a substantial difference, especially if the GPU is being choked by the dust and the paste is dried up.
 

Phaaze88

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Can you tell me how much of a difference you have after changing the thermal paste and after cleaning the gpu?
No, because I put a liquid cooler on it instead of the original 3 fan cooler.
Before I even changed it, my card never saw temps over 65C, but I ran the fans at 100%; the noise didn't bother me, because it was drowned out by whatever I was playing.

I changed my old RTX 2070's paste after utilizing the GPU for about 4 months, lol.
Pfft!:ROFLMAO:
 

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