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Suggestions for a cooler for (GV-RXVEGA64-8GD-B)?
« on: November 09, 2017, 04:32:07 am »
I just got my new GigaByte RX Vega64 video card and it runs hot as hell as expected. 

Anyone know of a good cooler?

Is this a reference board?  It looks like a reference cooler anyway.

I installed MSI Afterburner to ramp up the fans and GPU-Z to monitor things.  I have the fan at 65% and it's hard to keep it under 75C  while playing Civilization 6.  I haven't even tried playing my FPS games, or my Euro Truck Simulator 2 on my triple 4k display yet.
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Re: Suggestions for a cooler for (GV-RXVEGA64-8GD-B)?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 11:55:55 pm »
Reading here
https://www.anandtech.com/show/11717/the-amd-radeon-rx-vega-64-and-56-review/19

load temps around 80C are normal coz this card is a power/electricity guzzler - maybe get better case/ ventilation?!
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Re: Suggestions for a cooler for (GV-RXVEGA64-8GD-B)?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 12:46:36 am »
Reading here
https://www.anandtech.com/show/11717/the-amd-radeon-rx-vega-64-and-56-review/19

load temps around 80C are normal coz this card is a power/electricity guzzler - maybe get better case/ ventilation?!

I have a mediocre case with 3 fans I installed and side & rear panel off, as I haven't assembled it yet until I thoroughly test it.

My GPU temps hit 85C fairly quickly and crashes within 5 minutes at over 1.6GHz.  I can still hear sound playing and then the sound garbles and then freezes up a couple seconds later.  The fan is running over 3,000 RPM

I now have it in power savings mode in WattMan, but it mostly stays around 1,100MHz and occasionally hits 1,300 in GPU-Z.  Wattman says it is set to 1,432 Mhz, but chart is too hard to read, so I use GPU-Z.

I have a Corsair CS750M 750Watt modular power supply.  I retrieved the second PCIe power connector so each power connector had it's own rail in case it had issues with getting the power with one power cable rail.

It's a shame I can't get this to work properly out of the box.

I have another computer I used to test with and had the same issues.

I tested with 3DMark Demo and Furmark.  Also, ashes of the singularity. 

Both ashes and furmark were stuck around 1,100 or less.  Ashes struggles staying abve 1,000.  It might be more CPU instensive maybe?  Furmark is pure GPU. 

3DMark jumps around.  but usually stays 1,200 - 1,300.

EDIT:

Forgot to mention it idles at 41C in both WattMan and GPU-Z.
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Re: Suggestions for a cooler for (GV-RXVEGA64-8GD-B)?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 01:31:09 am »
all provided everything is on auto in sys bios (no oc), hence the mobo can adjust at will, it sounds like there is a card/cooler problem. If your dealer is local I would have the card tested (or returned). With an open case your temps should be about 10C better than you see.

You have checked for a bios update via AGE?

otherwise I am out of ideas.. except you want to reapply some thermal goo but I wouldn't with a new card.   





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Re: Suggestions for a cooler for (GV-RXVEGA64-8GD-B)?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 06:29:08 am »
all provided everything is on auto in sys bios (no oc), hence the mobo can adjust at will, it sounds like there is a card/cooler problem. If your dealer is local I would have the card tested (or returned). With an open case your temps should be about 10C better than you see.

You have checked for a bios update via AGE?

otherwise I am out of ideas.. except you want to reapply some thermal goo but I wouldn't with a new card.

I am convinced it is that I lost on the silicon lottery this time.  All of the reviews get cherry picked cards and I'm sure I just got an average or worse chip.  I have been Googling info on Vega64 and this is a common issue I am finding.  Most undervolt and usually overclock with success or most underclock a few MHz.

I'm just not going to the trouble.  If it can't work out of the box, then I'm going to pass.  Sadly I will go with GTX 1080 (I have freesync monitors) so I'm going to lose out.  But AMD are just pushing these cards too hard and if you don't get optimal chips, you get issues.

I am in the same boat with my RX 480.  I sold my old reference card to a friend that needed one and bought one with a good cooler with triple fans.  It has been nothing but a headache.  I RMA'd it three months ago and have returned two of the cards they sent me as one didn't work at all, the other crashed when I load any 3D games.  They claimed to have tested them, but they obviously didn't.  Boxes arrived undamaged and my computer room is static free and I use anti-static wrist pads and floor mats.

Now I bought this Vega64 as I needed a card and it came down to original pricing finally and bought it, but now I have the same exact issues as the RX 480.  Except the 480's never overheated.  But I didn't check until it started crashing with sound still playing.  By then it must have degraded or just damaged something so it didn't get hot anymore.

What is AGE?  My card didn't come with a DVD.  I assume you mean a firmware update for the card?  My motherboard is up to date on the BIOS.

I was thinking it may be the paste, but I'm not going to mess with a brand new card.  I did that once and voided the warranty and it wasn't honored.  And it was a GTX 9800x2.  Luckily it worked fine, just had a horrible whine as some resister or something casing broke in half.  I superglued the housing back on and it luckily worked.

And no, I don't overclock.  I've learned over the years that it is just not worth it.  I've learned every program stresses the computer differently and one program can be stable while another will be unstable.  Plus there is usually such a small increase in FPS that it just isn't worth the hassles.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Suggestions for a cooler for (GV-RXVEGA64-8GD-B)?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 07:08:24 am »
Here is a link to AGE which is under Utility - there is a bios version check in there
https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-RXVEGA64-8GD-B#support-dl

However, be careful with this tool it may not like Crimson's Wattman hence conflict - just use it for the bios version check and if problems close AGE and reset wattman which should fix the problem.

In terms of buying newly released CPU/GPUs I always wait 2 years before I swing ship - nowadays early buyers are paying beta testers and that's not me. 


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Re: Suggestions for a cooler for (GV-RXVEGA64-8GD-B)?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 07:36:05 am »
Here is a link to AGE which is under Utility - there is a bios version check in there
https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-RXVEGA64-8GD-B#support-dl

However, be careful with this tool it may not like Crimson's Wattman hence conflict - just use it for the bios version check and if problems close AGE and reset wattman which should fix the problem.

In terms of buying newly released CPU/GPUs I always wait 2 years before I swing ship - nowadays early buyers are paying beta testers and that's not me.

Yeah, I normally wait as well, but I have Freesync monitors and need AMD cards.  Looks like I may jump ship and sacrifice freesync and go back to the green team.  I hate their lack of multi-monitor support.  but I may have to suffer another year or so.
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