Originally Posted by Aesthetics
VRM is peaking at 97c on 1150/1450 @ 1.180v
Is it safe? Should I lower my clocks?
While it's within the design constraints (105-110c) those temperatures are definitely not good, especially in the long run. What are you doing? If it's Furmark then that's ...maybe OK?.
Remove the heatsink and check if there's contact between the VRMs and the heatplate (Thermal pads). If the design doesn't have thermal pads then try to place a fan blowing into the GPU. I've done this in the past with great results.
Why can't anybody design a proper cooling solution for the 290/x? I'm torn between the 780 & the 290/x but seeing these underdeveloped heatsinks on the 290 I keep drifting to an EVGA or MSI 780.
Edit: If you don't care for opening up your own card then you are perfectly within your rights to return it. psyside beat me by 30 seconds.Edited by mrr9 - 1/12/14 at 9:11pm