Originally Posted by Jack13
This program had the unfortunate effect of showing me, no matter how much I deny it, that my air cooled 290X needs water. Anything much above factory settings would max out the temps in segments 16 and 17 and it would start throttling in a big way. To be fair, I live in the desert and the room this is in is already the warmest room in the house. I'm afraid to run it too much because the global warming police might arrest me for adding to the temperature.
no man, hit up @chris89
for a custom bios and bring that card alive.
I am running 1133mhz core on minimal voltage over stock and max temps I have hit was 63c on core 65c on VRM on my MSI R9 390. Do yourself a favor...you wont regret it
At least TRY before putting a waterblock on it, then pushing it futher
Oh, and pop that cooler off, clean up the crap TIM, and plop something better on it, like Grizzly Aeronaut or Gelid GC Extreme. That dropped my temps from 78c stock paste to high 60s alone with a slight OC in AB pre-custom bios.