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So I have an AMD FirePro W7100 and when I run Asus' RealBench it gets up to 95°C (might have gone higher but I stopped the test at that point). It would seem that the cooler that is on it definitely is insufficient or something because that was not even under constant 80%+ load it would get up to 100% for a few seconds and the Temp would jump up 3-5 degree but the usage averaged at about 68%.

These reading were observed via MSI Afterburner.

So, Should I get a PCI slot cooler or something or have I just got a bad card?

Also, you should know that my case has 3 120mm intake fans in front, and 3 140mm exhaust fans (one on the back and two on top)

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post #2 of 13
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Also, you should know that my case has 3 120mm intake fans in front, and 3 140mm exhaust fans (one on the back and two on top)

With those fans plus the PSU and that video card trying to all exhaust at once, they are fighting to get fresh air in the case. Chances are that little fan on the GPU can't compete. I would make sure air from the front is actually reaching the GPU and not being blocked by storage drives or other obstructions. Try flipping the rear exhaust around to be an intake and see if that helps.

You can also check the rear of the case and see if it has sufficient airflow. Given that it is a single slot solution, and half of that width is for the display output ports, it won't take much to cause problems. Backed up against a wall or in a desk compartment could amplify the cooling issue.
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I don't think you got a bad card. In the past, some ATI/AMD cards have run really hot. For example, the 4850 with the stock single slot cooler. It wasn't uncommon for them to be near 100 at stock voltage. You can see if there are aftermarket coolers for your card or try to replace the thermal paste. That might lower it a few degrees.
    
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So I have an AMD FirePro W7100 and when I run Asus' RealBench it gets up to 95°C (might have gone higher but I stopped the test at that point).

Normally FirePro cards are based on the gaming counter-part and they hold the same thermal threshold that the gaming GPU have. being said, remember Firepro use stock gpu cooler solution, which is a blower type, so they will run a hotter with heavy loads.

Also Firepro cards, being Professional cards are tested. But if you feel like it's bad, the best thing is to replace it, or call the Firepro Hotline, do not attempt to change the cooler with an aftermarket one, this will void your warranty for sure, and the last thing you want with a profesional product is that.

Now, If you hit above 95c the GPU will throttle, just for safety. I would advice to revise your case airflow, maybe the problem is there somehow rolleyes.gif

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amdmatt over on amd forums
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To explain what happens we aim to keep fan speed as quiet as possible, so we run a conservative fan profile until the gpu temperature reaches around 90c. At this point we ramp up the fan speed to keep things in check. The maximum temperature you see should be around 98c, but it will most likely be lower, depending on your case airflow.


Graphics Card damage will not occur until after 105c or higher. However if your gpu is reaching 98c or thereabouts and suffering from stability issues such as driver resets, then the Graphics Card could be faulty.
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That temperature does not sound abnormal. I believe that a reference AMD R9 290/290X will ramp up to 95 C and AMD states the GPU will run all day like that without any problem. The GPU should automatically throttle once the temperature gets too hot, and I believe this is why Radeon R9 290's with aftermarket coolers are very high in demand.

I would suggest to run the benchmark again and let the card do its thing. If you see temps above 98 degrees, then you may want to stop the benchmark or watch closely if the card starts to do some thermal throttling.
post #7 of 13
hate to be the one that points out the obvious...



the W7100 is a SINGLE slot card... so don't expect low temps like you would when using a dual slot or even triple slot cards...

it's likely the card is tuned to run hot since they are expecting some boss 3000+RPM server fans to be blowing on it for cooling.

if you are going to use workstation level equipment, then please supply it with workstation level cooling... just remember it will cost you workstation level of noise as well in the process.
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I guess I just wasn't really expecting those hi temps even for a single slot card.
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amdmatt over on amd forums
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To explain what happens we aim to keep fan speed as quiet as possible, so we run a conservative fan profile until the gpu temperature reaches around 90c. At this point we ramp up the fan speed to keep things in check. The maximum temperature you see should be around 98c, but it will most likely be lower, depending on your case airflow.


Graphics Card damage will not occur until after 105c or higher. However if your gpu is reaching 98c or thereabouts and suffering from stability issues such as driver resets, then the Graphics Card could be faulty.
Glad to know smile.gif

Even so, I will be working on getting some fresh air flow to the GPU. I was thinking about PCI slot intake fans but I can't really find any, only exhaust blowers. Any tips?

Thanks again!
post #9 of 13
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I guess I just wasn't really expecting those hi temps even for a single slot card.
Glad to know smile.gif

Even so, I will be working on getting some fresh air flow to the GPU. I was thinking about PCI slot intake fans but I can't really find any, only exhaust blowers. Any tips?

Thanks again!
You might find some of the artiicles in "Ways to Better Cooling" thread linked in my sig helpful. Opening post is index, click on topics of interest to see them. 2nd and 3rd are how to setup a cheap monitor for in-case temps and optimizing case airflow basics
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it's likely the card is tuned to run hot since they are expecting some boss 3000+RPM server fans to be blowing on it for cooling.

if you are going to use workstation level equipment, then please supply it with workstation level cooling... just remember it will cost you workstation level of noise as well in the process.

Well that depends, because the W series is intended for workstation use, and that's why they come with a blower type fan and they don't expect dedicated cooling for the GPU, but if you are refering to the S series which is for servers, then yes you need external cooling like the ones you said "some boss 3000+ RPM server fans" tongue.gif, other than that I use a W series and it's always quiet and cool even with heavy loads rolleyes.gif but the cards tend to be a little bit on the toasty side, simply because they use reference cooling tongue.gif

Now the W7100 is not based on R9 290/290X chip, but the R9 285 Chip, which is the Tonga GL family not the Hawaii, and the exact model of this card is the Tonga PRO GL, that's why the thermal threshold is different and lower tongue.gif

I do believe that's an easy fix, with just improving the airflow as you guys said thumb.gif
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