Hello AMD , ❤
Kinda need some help regarding my 5700XT and the ever climbing junction temperatures.
I have the 5700XT Gaming X from MSI and the ‘Junction’ temps keep climbing up over time, increasing the fan curve and acoustics of the card. What could be causing Junction temps to go from a normal ‘great’ temperature to a ‘bad’ temp in this way ???
I will need to explain
When I first got the card I run some stress testing to check temperatures, 3dmark timespy on a 1 hour loop, core temp 74c and junction temp 92c
around 3 months later I do some testing and notice Junction temps are way high , core temp now 73c and junction 108c !!!
I decide to re-paste the card thinking that it is probably bad paste from factory.
After a re-paste I run a test and now card is good again temps even better then factory, core temp 66c junction 81c
thinking this had solved the problem around 1 week later I re-test and notice that temps are BAD again, now 81c core and 108c junction…
I thought maybe I didn’t apply enough pressure when re-pasting card and it could have air bubbles or something (I think that is a real thing!?) lol
So this time I did another re-paste this time I applied a little more paste then before and did the process more carefully. I also added in a ‘GPU bracket’ once the card was installed back to my case to stop any sagging and keep the card secured better…. When testing core temp now 71c and junction 88c – back to normal again!
3 days later I re-run my testing and would you believe it … temps gone BAD again 79c core 106c junction…..
What am I doing wrong here!?
A couple of thoughts I have >>>
1. Bad Thermal paste? - I'm using Noctua NT-H1
(however the factory thermal paste showed same symptoms)
2. Vertical mount? – Should a card of this weight be horizontally mounted?
(Would this take away mounting pressure issues?)
3. Screw retention? – does my card not have enough pressure from heat sink to GPU ??
(Interesting mention, if I apply ‘pressure’ with my hands between fan shroud and back plate the ‘Junction’ temps drop instantly by around 10-15c and as soon as I ‘release’ the pressure with my hand Junction temps rocket up again instantly)
I’m getting pretty worn out dealing with the issue as this is my 2nd 5700XT with temp problems, the first one being a 5700XT MSI EVOKE. I was confident the Gaming X would be much better… very frustrating