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Asus blames AMD guidelines for high ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 temperatures, announces fix

PC World Tuesday, 18 February 2020
The Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT is one of the most premium custom RX 5700 XT models around, pairing a top-end PCB with the company’s beastly bespoke cooler and a hefty overclock. But it’s been plagued by a worrisome issue: overheating. Numerous buyers have reported that the card runs hot, and after BIOS updates failed to fix the concern, Asus is now blaming AMD’s design guidelines for the issue. Fortunately, though, there’s (finally) a fix.

The ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT’s woes were well-chronicled by Hardware Unboxed in the video below. In short, the screws mounting the cooler to the card weren’t turned tightly enough, leading to higher-than-expected temperatures, and since the Strix’s custom cooler is so heavy, gravity can potentially make the problem worse over time. Users found that tightening the screws or adding washers to increase pressure could improve thermal performance.

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