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290 and cooling

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by gungun, May 4, 2014.

  1. gungun

    gungun Member

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    hey, i have orded a new case for 290, it has a rear 120mm exhaust and 200mm exhaust top fan.
    I will add a front intake 120mm.
    I don't plan on o/c

    Will i will be ok with 3 fans or do i need more?
     
  2. rflair

    rflair Don Commisso Staff Member

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    To keep your over all PC cooler, yes it will help, if your 290 is a reference model it will help also, not knowing your old case and fan setup the difference could be from a few degrees 1-5C to 10-15C at best. You should probably setup a custom fan profile on the 290 using AB or Trixx as it would probably help most.
     
  3. gungun

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    asus r9 290, my old setup was different pc hehe.... this is a new one with 290 :p

    i'm thinking about adding 4th on the right side of the case as i have the option to directly cool the gpu.
     
  4. gerardfraser

    gerardfraser Ancient Guru

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    GPU:
    R9 290 Crossfire
    I am running R9 290 Crossfire on air with reference and Non-Reference card in a Nvidia Haf-X case.

    Reference card on the bottom,case has 1x200mm side intake,1x240mm front intake,2x200mm top exhaust and 120mm to exhaust air out the back.

    Adding more fans work good,but as rflair suggest custom fan profile is a good way to go.
    Here is what temperatures look like with small overclock on the cards.

    Crysis 3 runs so cards are working hard.

    R9 290 Crossfire Fans 100%
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    R9 290 Crossfire Custom Fan Profile
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    R9 290 Crossfire Auto Fan profile
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  5. gungun

    gungun Member

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    how do i set up custom fan profile?
     
  6. gerardfraser

    gerardfraser Ancient Guru

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    There are several third party solution you can use for custom fan profile and voltage control of VCCD.

    Here are a couple that are very good to use with voltage control .200mv and higher for high stable overclocks.

    Sapphire Trixx
    Asus GPU Tweak

    Most Popular with voltage control as is .100mv for good overclock and fan control and much more
    MSI Afterburner 3.0.0 Beta 19

    Get the most out of your R9 290 card with tweaking
    RadeonPro BETA (Automating 3D Settings)

    You can also run a stable card without any voltage tweaking just fine and not have any throttling at all.

    Example would be something like this with MSI after burner.
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  7. SetsunaFZero

    SetsunaFZero Active Member

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    since Gfx Version 14.100.000 Crossfire is broken, every driver below version 14 works fine for me :(
     
  8. gungun

    gungun Member

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    Hey i have found good cooling test. Apperantly you can have the most effective cooling with just 3 fans, 2 exhaust and 1 side intake, more just provide diminishing returns. Thats what im gonna do !


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    The winner


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  9. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Mine only hits around 80 in an NZXT Phantom 820, with all the fans at their lowest speed (1x200mm top, 1x200mm front, 1x140mm rear, 1x200mm side), and my 290 on auto fan.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2014
  10. SetsunaFZero

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