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That's mine. If you're using something else try turning it up to say, 65% and testing again. Don't know if you saw my post but I had to reapply the thermal paste on my card. Not sure how this relates to VRM temp though.

Thanks for the curve picture smile.gif
From what I know from building computers/after market GPU coolers, adding new thermal paste won't affect the VRM temps unless I apply a thermal solution onto the pads with a heatsink.

And I just got this 390 from bestbuy using giftcards and it has lifetime warrenty, so I'm not sure how forward I am to opening up a 3 day old card to change the paste xD
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Thanks for the curve picture smile.gif
From what I know from building computers/after market GPU coolers, adding new thermal paste won't affect the VRM temps unless I apply a thermal solution onto the pads with a heatsink.

And I just got this 390 from bestbuy using giftcards and it has lifetime warrenty, so I'm not sure how forward I am to opening up a 3 day old card to change the paste xD

if you just bought it you should be able to take it to best buy for a replacement. I think their policy is within 14 days.
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if you just bought it you should be able to take it to best buy for a replacement. I think their policy is within 14 days.

Inform them I want an exchange because I don't like the temps I'm getting? xD
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Inform them I want an exchange because I don't like the temps I'm getting? xD

Lol. Your temps seem fine to me. But if you are going to take it back I'd do it within the time frame. tongue.gif
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Lol. Your temps seem fine to me. But if you are going to take it back I'd do it within the time frame. tongue.gif

I think I'm alright with my temps xD
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Hi people. I'm a potentially prospective 390x owner later this very day but there's an issue I badly want an answer to that I know I can rely on, I was directed to this thread and I figure you guys would indeed know.

The issue concerns power supply. When I asked for advice on the most popular forum in my native country, people said a 550w PSU would do just fine for the Sapphire 390x. I looked around and decided to go for a 650w PSU just to stay on the safe side. Or so I thought. But looking and asking around more I'm developing serious concerns. In some places I'm told I actually need 750w. 750w is what the retailer recommends, but from what I read people say those values are vastly inflated. On Tom's Hardware they recommend 700w for a single 390x. Perhaps that is with plenty of overclocking room accounted for, though.

But that all makes me wonder if I was really given a horribly wrong recommendation that would have screwed up my system completely from my fellow countrymen PC enthusiasts. I've looked up as many load tests around the web as I can, and a full system with a 390x never seems to even hit 500w, though it is between 400w and 500w. I'm completely new to building PCs so I may be misunderstanding something, but doesn't this indicate a 650w PSU should be fine? I know that the brand and model are important. I am on a tight budget, so the one I went for was the Fractal Design Integra M 650w. It's rated as tier 3: safe and stable to use on Tom's Hardware, just not perhaps for overclocking, but as this is my first build ever I'm going to steer away from OC for the time being at least.

If the official owners club could alleviate this worry I'd feel safe going for that Sapphire 390x which is on a fantastic price level in my country right now, being only about $30 more than the 390. Can I feel safe with a 650w PSU? The idea that I'd have to get an expensive, high-wattage PSU just to be able to use this card at all without risking all hell breaking loose really throws me off, and if that's the case I won't be able to go for it due to budget concerns, and NVIDIA's 970 would be the other option.

I apologize for the lengthy post, but I hope someone has the time to answer. The card looks great and at such a price it's a steal, but this worry about the PSU is eating away at me.
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Hi people. I'm a potentially prospective 390x owner later this very day but there's an issue I badly want an answer to that I know I can rely on, I was directed to this thread and I figure you guys would indeed know.

The issue concerns power supply. When I asked for advice on the most popular forum in my native country, people said a 550w PSU would do just fine for the Sapphire 390x. I looked around and decided to go for a 650w PSU just to stay on the safe side. Or so I thought. But looking and asking around more I'm developing serious concerns. In some places I'm told I actually need 750w. 750w is what the retailer recommends, but from what I read people say those values are vastly inflated. On Tom's Hardware they recommend 700w for a single 390x. Perhaps that is with plenty of overclocking room accounted for, though.

But that all makes me wonder if I was really given a horribly wrong recommendation that would have screwed up my system completely from my fellow countrymen PC enthusiasts. I've looked up as many load tests around the web as I can, and a full system with a 390x never seems to even hit 500w, though it is between 400w and 500w. I'm completely new to building PCs so I may be misunderstanding something, but doesn't this indicate a 650w PSU should be fine? I know that the brand and model are important. I am on a tight budget, so the one I went for was the Fractal Design Integra M 650w. It's rated as tier 3: safe and stable to use on Tom's Hardware, just not perhaps for overclocking, but as this is my first build ever I'm going to steer away from OC for the time being at least.

If the official owners club could alleviate this worry I'd feel safe going for that Sapphire 390x which is on a fantastic price level in my country right now, being only about $30 more than the 390. Can I feel safe with a 650w PSU? The idea that I'd have to get an expensive, high-wattage PSU just to be able to use this card at all without risking all hell breaking loose really throws me off, and if that's the case I won't be able to go for it due to budget concerns, and NVIDIA's 970 would be the other option.

I apologize for the lengthy post, but I hope someone has the time to answer. The card looks great and at such a price it's a steal, but this worry about the PSU is eating away at me.

the manufacturer often add more watt for their recomendation due to a lot of people run low rated psu that are either cheap which means they cant handle load over time that good.
so they add more watt to be safe from rma situations basically.
a good rated psu even at 500w will work, check the amp on the 12v line.
650w with bronze certification is fine.
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Thank you for the input. I've had it pointed out to me elsewhere that if I go with a 650w and run into some kind of problem with the system, customer support might have grounds for turning me away because it could be considered my own fault for undershooting in wattage even if the problem really had nothing to do with it.

I'm raising the bar to a 750w PSU of the same series, just to be safe in that respect too, since it's just a bit over $10 more, but the 390x it is.
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Had my R9 390 for a month started OCing it yesterday, now i have reached a stable Oc and i'm quite happy with the performance gain i had
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Current Sapphire Nitro 390 owner checking in.

Just got my card 3 days ago and haven't had much time to play with it yet. I am hoping to do a little overclocking on it, but not much. I will say, this is one BIG card. Makes my old XFX 7850 look like a baby.
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