Options for cooling my RX580...water AIO?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by MajorYikes, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. MajorYikes

    MajorYikes n00b

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    I’m noticing what appears to be some thermal throttling with my XFX RX580 GTS XXX. Running Furmark or other synthetic benchmarks even in an open-air case setting is yielding temps higher than I’d like to see.

    I’m seeing 80-85c under full load sometimes even just gaming. When this happens my core is maxing out around 1100-1150MHz, which is what leads me to believe it’s a thermal issue.

    I’m happy with the card and don’t need anything higher-end that would justify me buying something new but I’ve seen AIO-type adapter options for cards, is there a decent solution for mine?

    I just bought a 240 Corsair AIO for my CPU. I assume I couldn’t just loop a waterblock in to the system due to flow issues probably amongst other things. I’m new to water. Would it be silly to add a second rad/AIO to cool my GPU? I don’t mind spending the $60-$100 it might take to cool it as when I retire the card I could repurpose it to another build or something.

    Also, lower temps would give me some overclocking headroom right?
     
  2. Squat

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    I hope you find a solution as I haven't been able to find anything that will fit this card. A repaste definitely helped in my case. I can't even find an aftermarket air cooler that will fit this card.
     
  3. doyll

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    What case, case airflow setup and cooler do you have? I'm guessing your case airflow is not supplying componets with air that is anywhere near room air temp .. and that the case air reaching components is 10-20c, even 30c hotter than room. This means component temps will be the same 10, 20, 30c higher.
     
  4. MajorYikes

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    Invalid. As I stated this is even happening in an open-air setting.

    I hope I find a solution, too. I MAY end up going with a custom loop since I did just get a 9600K.

    Re-pasting is an option I've been thinking about and I'll probably give it a shot today or tomorrow and let you guys know what happens.

    I'm very happy with the performance of this card and it's plenty for what I do at 1080p
     
  5. somebrains

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    I have a G12+EVGA 120mm clc on a 1080ti armor.
    Works great, it's cheap.
    I didn't want to build a loop just for my GPU.
     
  6. Randall Stephens

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    Is the 120 loud at all?
     
  7. somebrains

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    Shouldn't be an issue on a 580 at stock clocks.
    I'm using my mobo fan software to set my curves, ramp intake before I increase top exhaust fan.
    The room my desk sits is hot, basically an enclosed back deck.

    My build is in a small Define C right now.
    Small cases can have decidedly rapid exhaust.
    Gpu can spike via starvation when I reach negative psi bc 2x 140mmtop exhaust fans really move air in a small volume.
    I'm running cpu 280 aio front intake, 120mm rear intake, top fans exhaust.
    I had to run them as if I was using an open air bench bc top intake/aios exhaust wasn't nearly as effective as aio's sucking in air for themselves first.

    I haven't transplanted it into my Enthoo Primo.
    Was going to move my Ryzen build out of it this weekend to see if cranking fresh air would be appreciably better than what I have going now.
    I'm thinking that it won't be as good.


    If you want it guaranteed quiet throw on a 240, 280, etc.

    My worst case scenario with the 120mm is 100f ambient, my fans are cranked, pumps always 100%, and my GPU sits around 70c.

    Before it'd shutdown.
     
  8. MajorYikes

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    Your 580 sits at 70c idle under water?
     
  9. somebrains

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    My 1080ti can sit at 70c under load gaming in a room at 100f ambient.

    Otherwise it dropped from 70c idle to 31c idle using aan aio bc the armor cooler is particularly bad for that GPU.
     
  10. vegeta535

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    Has temp been like this from the start? If you I would definitely take off the cooler and reapply thermal paste. Cooler could be just garbage too tho.
     
  11. doyll

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    While generally components run cooler when case is open, it is not always true. In some cases components run hotter with case open than closed. Just because case is open does not mean air going into cooler is same temp as room.

    Maybe try setting some fans below GPU moving air from room in.

    I doubt it's the TIM seat, but worth doing to be sure it's not.

    100f room is very high room temp( 70f =21c). That's 15-17.8c higher temp 21c (70f) airflow to GPU .. which will increase CPU temps by smae 14-17c.
    70f is 21c. 100f is 37.8c

    With room at 100f you might need to go liquid cooling. Keep in mind the GPU chip is not only thing that likely need better cooling, and CLC waterblock only covers the chip. It would be better to do a component build with a full cover GPU waterblcok. It's very expensive, but will do the job properly.
     
  12. MajorYikes

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    Yeah where are you at that your room is 100f?! I live in a warm-ish area (in the summer) and I couldn’t imagine (for my PC or myself lol)

    I had it in an H500 with 4 120mm fans and my rig is in my basement which stays pretty cool. Ambient in my house is never over 69f.

    I am gonna try some different fan configurations and reseat the paste like I said. It’s a nice XFX card with a pretty beefy dual-slot cooler. I did, however just move my hardware to an mATX case...

    No one laugh: a Darkflash DLM21. On a side note, you guys should look up this case. I took a gamble on it and got it a couple weeks ago from Amazon for $45 before the price jumped a bit. It’s a gorgeous case.
     
  13. MajorYikes

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    I need to bump this thread...im having so many issues with this cards heat. 85-90 at all times with the case open after i changed the paste...anyone? ideas??
     
  14. Dermen

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    Raijintek Morpheus, Arctic Acellero Xtreme, Kraken G12. They should all fit to some degree. Sometimes you have to remove the backplate, or midplate, or VRM sinks. You usually have to cool the VRMs with something else.

    The last three video cards I have had ran at low to mid 80s under load. It is pretty normal unless you get one with a giant cooler. I put a Kraken G10 on my 980ti with a Corsair H55 and it lowered my temps almost 30C.