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Also chiming in to say that my EK water block does a fine job cooling the VRM. I also forgot to add thermal paste to the vrm's as they recommended in the instructions and I'm running an outdated heatercore as a radiator so the block is fine.
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my R9 290X idles at 70C. Anyone know why?

XFX R9 290X Quiet BIOS. It's a reference 290 with stock cooler.
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my R9 290X idles at 70C. Anyone know why?

XFX R9 290X Quiet BIOS. It's a reference 290 with stock cooler.


that's expected with reference cooler, stock fan profile. make your own fan profile to lower it down.
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my R9 290X idles at 70C. Anyone know why?

XFX R9 290X Quiet BIOS. It's a reference 290 with stock cooler.

Is the card downclocking to 2D clocks?
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Originally Posted by Sazz View Post

that's expected with reference cooler, stock fan profile. make your own fan profile to lower it down.

Mine certainly didn't idle at 70C with the stock cooler.
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Is the card downclocking to 2D clocks?
Mine certainly didn't idle at 70C with the stock cooler.

mine either....
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many other factors could have made it go to 70C as idle, one is it really on "idle", 2nd is ambient temp, air flow in your case and many others. So I wouldn't be surprised if its doing 70C idle.

I didn't get a chance to run my card with reference cooler with stock fan profile but with my custom fan profile I made it so that it runs at 40C idle.
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I never tested the quiet mode. I'm sure that many here didn't either. I'm guessing that it's extremely high ambient temps combined with bad airflow.
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Well guys it is time for me to leave you! Got my 290x at launch and I think it was 100% worth it but not a card I would buy for gaming... It has countless problems with recording using Dxtory that are unsolvable no matter what iv tried.. 7870 records perfect and every other GPU iv owned... But the 290x was loud hot and did the job while I needed it biggrin.gif

This was the tale of my 290x

1st - Buy the card for about 630$ after taxes and shipping.. this was at release with bf4

2nd - Game lightly on it and mine about 180-200$ worth of Litecoin

3rd - Bought a 5850 and 7870 for dedicated mining for about 4 LTC

4th - Sell my 290x for .9 BTC which came to about 720$ when I sold the BTC

5th - Time to find the best deal I can on a 780TI.. Thanks 290x and the mining craze for making a 290x to 780ti trade possible biggrin.gif

It was a great card and I wish I had the money to put it under water right now but honestly I miss nvidia and everything that they offer including amazing drivers.. So time to head back to the green team at least for gaming that is thumb.gif

I still have my 5850 and 7870 for mining which is what I like AMD for!

So please remove me from the list. Take it easy everyone, it was a fun launch to be a part of.
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Best of luck with the 780TI. I'm happy with my $400 290 that will pay for itself in a bit through mining.
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Best of luck with the 780TI. I'm happy with my $400 290 that will pay for itself in a bit through mining.

I was extremely happy that my 290x netted so much profit in such a short amount of time smile.gif But now I have a dedicated miner because of the 290x that actually uses less power which is great thumb.gif

I never wanted my gaming PC to be a miner so I am excited to get my computer back to use anytime! It was hard to justify gaming when I could have been mining at the same time.. Now I will always be mining
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