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post #2041 of 3006
Added a second cooler to my second reference 7950. Using the stock heat plate and fan with a Seidon 120m with Antec fans in push pull on gpu1 and a Thermaltake Performer water 2.0 with the same stock fan and heat plate in push/pull on gpu 2. Works GREAT.

On air i had issues with GPU1 being sometimes 15-20 degrees hotter under load I now have GPU1 with near identical temps or sometimes lower temps under load. I'm idling 32/30 and my load temps in games never exceed 45 for both cards with a 1100/1600 overclock at 1.140v.

I had previously thought about buying a 240mm radiator and either some full blocks or universal blocks and adding these cards to my cpu water loop, but right now i'm pretty satisfied with how they perform. Doesn't make sense to spend all the money on these cards when i'm probably going to want new cards in a year or so.
post #2042 of 3006
After about a month or so I'm starting to notice a rise in temps at the same core and memory clocks. I recall I was once able to mine with my gpu at 1080/1500 but now my computer crashes at those settings. After realizing that, I reduce my clocks to 1000/1350 where I recall getting temps sub 55C. Now as of today I see the card reaching as high as 62C at the same clocks. Why is this happening? Is it a sign that I need to get some heat sinks for the onboard memory?
post #2043 of 3006
R.I.P. my r9 290x. After 3 days of trying to get this right I finally got it, and the card lasted 3 minutes. My first two attempts didn't work, not enough pressure and reached 94c within seconds. Then I got it semi-right, I was getting around mid-55c, still not happy. Then I finally got it right, idled at 22c, ran some gpu-z render thingy for 10 secs and I was at 30c, very impressed. Then I ran Valley, topped at 30c for like 10 sec then the computer shut down. Then I couldn't get the card to display anymore, no bip from mobo or anything. Tried different pci, still the same. Tried another 6/8pin slot on my psu (modular), nothing. Then I realized I might have cracked the die, so I disassembled the mod, nothing... die is perfect. No physical damage on the card. And the zip ties weren't even THAT tight, I could still rotate the cooler without trouble. Too bad I guess, too lazy to rma too lol Now my biggest problem is that the dvi-d on my motherboard (cpu vga) can't display 2560x1440, and I'm stuck at 1680x1050. mad.gif Anyways, got what I deserved after all, should have went with a real waterblock and a loop but my case can't fit that either.

So be very careful with this, 290(x) die are very fragile since they stand a little higher than the rest. Nothing to take the pressure in case you tighten too much. tongue.gif
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post #2044 of 3006
I am very sorry to hear that your card has died. One thing concerns me is that there is no physical damage to be seen. Im not saying the card has not died but of all the cards ive heard of which died from The Mod here has been some type of visible damage ie. cracked chip, burnt vrm area .... something. Regardless i would RMA that card, it may have been weak to start with but the fact there is no visible damage you should have no issues getting rma. This mod is no different to any other type of cooling in that if you are allowed to rma having used a block (personally caused damage like you snap the card in two obviously does not count)- it is still covered under warranty ie Evga accepts a card back which have died while an aftermarket waterblock was attached. With the NZXT G10 showing popularity amoung users it would only seem logical that those users also would rma their card regardless of their choice of cooling option.

My two cents wink.gif
post #2045 of 3006
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Originally Posted by cravinmild View Post

I am very sorry to hear that your card has died. One thing concerns me is that there is no physical damage to be seen. Im not saying the card has not died but of all the cards ive heard of which died from The Mod here has been some type of visible damage ie. cracked chip, burnt vrm area .... something. Regardless i would RMA that card, it may have been weak to start with but the fact there is no visible damage you should have no issues getting rma. This mod is no different to any other type of cooling in that if you are allowed to rma having used a block (personally caused damage like you snap the card in two obviously does not count)- it is still covered under warranty ie Evga accepts a card back which have died while an aftermarket waterblock was attached. With the NZXT G10 showing popularity amoung users it would only seem logical that those users also would rma their card regardless of their choice of cooling option.

My two cents wink.gif

Yeah maybe it isn't dead. I get no bip from mobo or any error code on the post display. It even gets to Windows, but without display?? It's not the first time I get a random shutdown either, happened with stock cooler, mostly when pushing voltage. Maybe it's the PSU cable, I could try another. Nothing wrong on the card either... I was tired of trying to get this working so I just removed the cooler and cleaned the pcb and put it in an anti-static bag.
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post #2046 of 3006
funny story, not related

I was having that issue with booting into windows but no image on screen, worked perfect prior to 3 attempts of reinstalling the OS for this no screen issue. Turns out that i had my tv plugged into the back of the gpu along with the monitor. The image was being displayed on the TV (hdmi) as default. I always had an image but it was being sent to a screen which was not turned on to see it LOL, i felt so stupid having wasted an whole night trying to fix it. Thought i blew the gpu somehow.

Anyways thats my not on topic story tongue.gif
post #2047 of 3006
Does anybody know if this http://www.swiftech.com/HD7900-HSF.aspx will work for an R9 290?

The 290 and 7970 PCBs look very similar (still looks like you need to do some modding)

Has anybody looked into this?
post #2048 of 3006
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Does anybody know if this http://www.swiftech.com/HD7900-HSF.aspx will work for an R9 290?

The 290 and 7970 PCBs look very similar (still looks like you need to do some modding)

Has anybody looked into this?
Memory and VRM2 looks like it's in the right place. Not sure about VRM1's spacing. I'd try to wait until a proper heatsink is ready, because if the mounting holes are off you'd have to butcher the sink pretty bad.
post #2049 of 3006
Hey people.
Since DWood has pretty much cheated a lot of people (including me) I've started looking for brackets from elsewhere for my 7970 card, since it's by FAR the most noisy component in my rig.

It doesn't seem to be a problem to find the brackets if you do a little searching on it, but the problem is...
Can anyone tell me what the hight difference is from the die to the frame on the GPU? These cards need a shim or pad in between the GPU and the cooler head, and I don't know what the dimentions are for it.

And do people recommend Thermal Pads or Copper Shims and why?

Tthanks beforehand smile.gif
post #2050 of 3006
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Originally Posted by Lord Crisp View Post

Hey people.
Since DWood has pretty much cheated a lot of people (including me) I've started looking for brackets from elsewhere for my 7970 card, since it's by FAR the most noisy component in my rig.

It doesn't seem to be a problem to find the brackets if you do a little searching on it, but the problem is...
Can anyone tell me what the hight difference is from the die to the frame on the GPU? These cards need a shim or pad in between the GPU and the cooler head, and I don't know what the dimentions are for it.

And do people recommend Thermal Pads or Copper Shims and why?

Tthanks beforehand smile.gif

I dont know why people use shims when you can just remove that square around the GPU itself.
A shim would be better, you need to apply thermal paste to both sides of the shim (touching GPU and touching the cooler).

But, it I were you, I would just remove that square and go no shim.

I just ordered this bracket -> http://keplerdynamics.com/sigmacool/radeonmkii and the bracket comes with a shim.
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