Sapphire r9 280x vapor-X 3GB GDDR5

Since a few days I bought a system from someone second hand.

My case is an CM Elite 334, the motherboard and processor are new.

My Sapphire r9 280x vapor-X 3GB GDDR5 is 60 celius in idle. When I start up a game i.e Sims 4 after like a minute the fans on my graphic card start to accelerate. A few minutes after that they go up to 100% fan speed and temperature rises up to around 90 celcius. The noise.. well lets just say I can handle it up to 2 hours and than I quit the game. No idea how old the graphic card is, but I think it's atleast a few years old.

As far I can tell I can add 1 more 120mm fan on the side. Is this recommended, or is my graphic card starting to fail and need to be replaced? What are other options to let my graphic card cool down.

Kind regards,

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  1. Being the age of the card I'm going to assume there isnt a warranty so you should buy some good thermal paste and get a vacuum or air compressor and take the card apart and get the dust out of it and replace the thermal paste that should fix your issue
  2. Best answer
    COOLER MASTER Elite RC-334

    Cooling System
    80mm Fans: No
    120mm Fans: 1 x 120mm rear fan
    Side Air duct: No

    Case has very poor cooling.
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