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XFX R9 280x temperature question

Heelo everyone and thanks again for all who helped with my graphics card question: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2150352/gpu-upgrade-psu.html

I got my card in and installed it...I have a quick question: GPU Z says its idling at 37c. Is this normal? I ask because my XFX HD 7870 DD idled at around 30, 31c. Thanks in advance for your help!!



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  1. I think that is pretty normal if you would like it to run a bit cooler you can adjust the fan speed. For my card i have it set so the fan speed % runs at the degree C of the card... See how your fan speed is at 20% @37c if you changed your fan curve it might run more like 30c @ 30% fan speed.
  2. Derza10 said:
    I think that is pretty normal if you would like it to run a bit cooler you can adjust the fan speed. For my card i have it set so the fan speed % runs at the degree C of the card... See how your fan speed is at 20% @37c if you changed your fan curve it might run more like 30c @ 30% fan speed.


    im a noob...how do I change the fan speed?
  3. That is a very small space for a card that already runs hot. I think that is going to cause the card to idle/run even hotter than normal.
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    ralfie35 said:
    Derza10 said:
    I think that is pretty normal if you would like it to run a bit cooler you can adjust the fan speed. For my card i have it set so the fan speed % runs at the degree C of the card... See how your fan speed is at 20% @37c if you changed your fan curve it might run more like 30c @ 30% fan speed.


    im a noob...how do I change the fan speed?


    You can use MSI afterburner or any of the other overclocking programs out there.
    MSI afterburner download: http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm
    How to change fan curve : http://www.overclock.net/t/646422/how-to-adjust-your-fan-curve-in-msi-afterburner
  5. ChrisR83 said:
    That is a very small space for a card that already runs hot. I think that is going to cause the card to idle/run even hotter than normal.


    i left the side of the case offf because that crossed my mind...I have it off, but leaning over the side to still cover the PC(if that makes any sense)
  6. ralfie35 said:
    ChrisR83 said:
    That is a very small space for a card that already runs hot. I think that is going to cause the card to idle/run even hotter than normal.


    i left the side of the case offf because that crossed my mind...I have it off, but leaning over the side to still cover the PC(if that makes any sense)


    Yeah i get what you are saying, you still have all the heat from your CPU blowing right up into the GPU, and your PSU is very close you also have the heat from that and the minimal airflow going on. try setting a fan next to your tower and have it blow on your GPU, see if that helps things out at all. i don't recommend that as a permanent solution because you will be blowing lots of dust into the tower, but see if the airflow helps your temps at all.
  7. ChrisR83 said:
    ralfie35 said:
    ChrisR83 said:
    That is a very small space for a card that already runs hot. I think that is going to cause the card to idle/run even hotter than normal.


    i left the side of the case offf because that crossed my mind...I have it off, but leaning over the side to still cover the PC(if that makes any sense)


    Yeah i get what you are saying, you still have all the heat from your CPU blowing right up into the GPU, and your PSU is very close you also have the heat from that and the minimal airflow going on. try setting a fan next to your tower and have it blow on your GPU, see if that helps things out at all. i don't recommend that as a permanent solution because you will be blowing lots of dust into the tower, but see if the airflow helps your temps at all.


    After 25 minutes with Watch Dogs, ultra settings:

  8. 66c isn't bad under load. is that with the fan blowing on it?
  9. ChrisR83 said:
    66c isn't bad under load. is that with the fan blowing on it?


    i dont have a fan blowing on it.
  10. 66c under load is just fine for an air cooled card. if you start getting around 80+ i would start to be concerned.
  11. ChrisR83 said:
    66c under load is just fine for an air cooled card. if you start getting around 80+ i would start to be concerned.


    cool, thanks!!!!
  12. GPU at 95'C when I play games, so don't worry.
  13. c00ki3s23464 said:
    GPU at 95'C when I play games, so don't worry.


    ok, thanks!
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