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Asus DirectCU II R9 290 high temps

post #1 of 7
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Recently purchased this card and I was looking forward to decent temps compared to the reference one, but it's actually reaching 90 degrees on full load. Should it do this or is it a simple fix? I'm not comfortable with a 90 degree card in my system, if I'm honest. Is the only way to cool these sufficiently water?

If I'd known it'd run this hot, I would have saved myself 60 quid and gone for a reference one
post #2 of 7
90C is just fine, there's nothing wrong with running it on that temperature. I'm guessing you're using the quiet-bios. Flip over to uber and see if the results are satisfactory. Also, there was something weird with the DCII cooler on the 290-series when put in a case, I'll see if I can dig it up. Temps were higher than on a testbench, which most reviews used. So combined with the quiet-bios, I'd guess 90c isn't that far off what you should expect.

Yes, you could have gone for the reference-card, but I can assure you, it would have been louder and the noise would be higher pitched.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Alright, still disappointed at the huge difference between test bench and real world scenarios. Thanks anyway.
post #4 of 7
This is the article I was talking about. Give the uber bios a try, it's only a flick of a switch
post #5 of 7
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How do I change bios? Didn't do much investigating with my card, just threw it in and gamed.
post #6 of 7
Well, overall Asus DC II coolers on 290's are mediocre. 2 of the copper heatpipes don't even make contact with the Hawaii GPU die. A copper plate would've been better.
This has been figured out on the 290/X thread.
But as the bios goes, just flick the switch. Remember to turn off your computer first when you are proceeding to do this.
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Edited by Coree - 3/3/14 at 12:16pm
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
yeah I'd read that before I bought it, but there was no tri-x in stock and no sign of a new delivery, and I needed a new card. At least it runs quiet and hot I guess.. Will try uber bios and see how it differs
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