Originally Posted by Maggots
Hello, I have gigabyte 290 oc . It's not brand new but second hand, when I installed it in my pc, I tested it with 3d mark. I'm surprise with the fan sound, it's very loud (compare to my old HD 7870). And the temperature is high to. Is it normal if idle temperature is 45-47 C, and load about 83 C? I'm not playing with any game yet.
I'm guessing the OP wants to keep this thread on topic-- but I'm the noob here, so please correct me if I'm wrong-- so as it doesn't really relate to the BIOS editing, I'm only going to confirm that yes, depending on a variety of factors (including airflow, ambient temps, quiet vs. performance bios switch), that's not terribly surprisingly. You should read some reviews of the card.
The idle sounds on the high end, but it could be down to poor air flow and high ambient temps. R9 290s can run as hot as 95 C under load, and the Windforce will easily hit high 70s to 84, depending on load/bios position, when cooking. Most after market 290s in normal/cool ambient temps and good case flow at absolute load run between high 60s and 85 C.
I'm sure everyone will be happy to discuss all this re BIOS editing, but general questions about a specific model probably belong in a thread specifically on that card, a stand-alone thread, an R9 290 owners thread, or even a cooling thread. There's a lot of possibly discuss and it would really take us far outside the range of what this thread is about.
That said, if you're looking to slightly reduce temps via BIOS editing, this might be the place... but I'd go after the low hanging fruit first (case air flow, ambient temps, etc).
Cheers, and good luck!Edited by justruss - 2/10/16 at 7:18am