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MSI R9 390 temps too high

tuxx4

14 months ago

Hey guys, I noticed my GPU temps have been skyrocketing as of late. I normally hover 70-80C under load, but now am consistently 91-94C. I have cleaned all the dust out of my computer. I have been playing Monster Hunter: World, Shadow of War, Assassins Creed Odyssey, all of which make my gpu to hit 90+C.

I replaced the thermal paste on the gpu with Arctic MX-4 a few days ago. Note: The factory paste job was terrible with the old paste oozing out of everywhere so i cleaned it up and made sure it was applied properly this time but it had made no difference. All my fans in the case/gpu are working and ambient temp has not changed: approx 20C or 68F.

CPU with stock cooler Idles 45C and Load 65C

GPU idles 60C with fans 0% and Load 90+C with fans 100% with no overclocking

I dont think this is normal...any ideas/pointers would be great. Thanks

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor $265.00
Motherboard MSI - H170 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $105.00
Memory Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $70.00
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $110.00
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $179.99 @ Canada Computers
Video Card MSI - Radeon R9 390 8 GB Video Card $430.00
Case NZXT - H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $145.00
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $150.00
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $130.00
Monitor VIOTEK - GN27D 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1584.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-28 02:38 EST-0500

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The moment you start taking things apart to apply thermal paste is the moment you voided the warranty for sure. With that said gamers nexus has good vids on how to properly inspect a GPU for damage.

Its also possible it isn't the GPU itself but the fancurve. Download MSI afterburner and adjust you fan curves. Might run a little louder but it will be a lot cooler for sure.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

its a R9 390. Chances are its long out of warranty anyway.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yeah thats true I didn't even think about that!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

If I had to guess, either

  1. the thermal paste reapplication failed somehow
  2. thermal pads were lost or not working as well as they should

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