Originally Posted by ITAngel
Sorry not the best drawing but I am at work and needed to do it fast since I am busy with some coding. lol
I looked into this a little for you, and yes to your earlier question. "Is it me or is my graphic card like to run in the 94C?" was your question
I looked at a few reviews and posts about that card and all of them showing it running at 80-90c with almost Performance mode fan speed in a test bench must less a case.
I will preface this part by saying that I do not air cool, I haven't in a very long time, I dont even own a Air cooler for CPUs. Just FYI so if you want to take this with a grain of salt.
That card has a bad rap for a reason, It should NOT have been aircooled, no other 295x2 is air cooled there is a reason that AMD water cooled the reference. You are seeing that reason right now.
All that said I have a few ideas for you, Take the heat sink off and reapply good thermal paste, if your brave enough use conductive paste like CLU/CLP. Make an aggressive fan profile (by aggressive I
mean 100% at load its going to be very loud but that is the only way to get that card even remotely cooled)
You have tried a lot as far as case cooling it is obvious the issue is not your case, that card should have never been made on air (however that is just my opinion and as a WCer it may be bias, thats why the preface).
Here is a review for ya, http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/powercolor-radeon-290x-295x2-devil13-review,27.html
. They have the same temp issues and they do not even have it in a case.
Here is the issue you are having "Is not as loud as many make them to be" They are as loud as people make them out to be you most likely have in quiet mode, and dont have a fan curve capable of cooling the card. If your card is hitting 95c your fans are no where near fast enough. When you make those fans at the speed they need to be to cool that thing it will be a jet engine.Edited by Cyber Locc - 1/26/16 at 9:01am