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thanks man! any custom air cooling solution that would work with this?
maybe those corsair watercooling units?
Accelero Xtreme III, Accelero Hybrid, Kraken G10 etc...

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Two of my friends recently bought a 290x....One MSI and the other XFX. Both cards are under water and both are having problems with VRM having high temps. Also, I saw somebody here posting similar problems with high VRM temps. I am ready to pull the trigger on purchasing 2 290x but after hearing this I am gun shy now. What am I missing here????
 
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Two of my friends recently bought a 290x....One MSI and the other XFX. Both cards are under water and both are having problems with VRM having high temps. Also, I saw somebody here posting similar problems with high VRM temps. I am ready to pull the trigger on purchasing 2 290x but after hearing this I am gun shy now. What am I missing here????

your friends installed the blocks wrong then
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Two of my friends recently bought a 290x....One MSI and the other XFX. Both cards are under water and both are having problems with VRM having high temps. Also, I saw somebody here posting similar problems with high VRM temps. I am ready to pull the trigger on purchasing 2 290x but after hearing this I am gun shy now. What am I missing here????

Are the pads on the vrm's making good contact with the block?

Thats the most common cause i've heard of in here, 1mm pads for the vrm's, 0.5mm for the mem
 
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Two of my friends recently bought a 290x....One MSI and the other XFX. Both cards are under water and both are having problems with VRM having high temps. Also, I saw somebody here posting similar problems with high VRM temps. I am ready to pull the trigger on purchasing 2 290x but after hearing this I am gun shy now. What am I missing here????
Sounds like poor contact with they have full WC blocks
post #12916 of 43951
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Two of my friends recently bought a 290x....One MSI and the other XFX. Both cards are under water and both are having problems with VRM having high temps. Also, I saw somebody here posting similar problems with high VRM temps. I am ready to pull the trigger on purchasing 2 290x but after hearing this I am gun shy now. What am I missing here????


they probably installed the block wrong, did they have EK blocks? coz the EK block got two thermal pads, one for the memory and one for the VRM's, one is thicker than the other.


I have mine under water with EK blocks and my VRM's never reach over 47C at +100mV overclock.


Now if they are using the AIO liquid cooler mods, then sure you would have problems with VRM temps if you do not install a proper heatsink over them. I would only advice AIO liquid cooler mod if you don't want a full custom loop and you are in a budget.
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Had the block on back order with FrozenCPU for 2 weeks now, ordered with from Performance PCs on Monday and I got it already.
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Two of my friends recently bought a 290x....One MSI and the other XFX. Both cards are under water and both are having problems with VRM having high temps. Also, I saw somebody here posting similar problems with high VRM temps. I am ready to pull the trigger on purchasing 2 290x but after hearing this I am gun shy now. What am I missing here????

My Vram never goes more than 48/34C and core 44C, ambient 23C(mining, gaming), so yes, your friend probably have done mistake with pads 0.5mm and 1 mm smile.gifcheers.gif
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Two of my friends recently bought a 290x....One MSI and the other XFX. Both cards are under water and both are having problems with VRM having high temps. Also, I saw somebody here posting similar problems with high VRM temps. I am ready to pull the trigger on purchasing 2 290x but after hearing this I am gun shy now. What am I missing here????

I think they installed the blocks wrong. Got three R9 290s with EK waterblocks at stock VRMs stay less than 46 C and with OC they go up to 56C on VRM1 (hotter of the two)
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My Vram never goes more than 48/34C and core 44C, ambient 23C(mining, gaming), so yes, your friend probably have done mistake with pads 0.5mm and 1 mm smile.gifcheers.gif



Yup same here with my setup. I went one step further and used FujiPoly ultra extreme on the VRM's and the memory. The EK block is a great water block for sure! thumb.gif
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