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Ok, thanks tongue.gif also would a h55 be enough to watercool a r9 280x or should I get a 240mm rad?

I would try the H75, much better than the H55
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This had probably been answered..but, if enabling CCC graphics OD and MSI-AB both cause a game crash?

Yes Graphics overdrive in CCC and any other clocking tool will cause instability. Disable Graphics overdrive in CCC.
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Whichever you use, it still the same. In my case the BSOD points out the atikmdag.sys. Do you have an idea about this?

Maybe a dumb question but do you also have Graphics overdrive enabled? It can cause issues and I think it has to do with both overdrive and any other clocking tool running system info at the same time.
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Hi. New user here. Mine is Asus R9 270X. Here's my Unigine Valley score.


Edited by trabunco - 4/16/14 at 3:05pm
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The rig that I have my 270x in right now is built out of all spare/used parts and I have been slowly upgrading it every paycheck. I dont wanna get too far out of control with it but I can help but think, how much is my FX 4130 holding my 270x back? Im on a bare minimum motherboard (M5A78-M LX Plus) and it can only handle an OC of 4.1 and I dont see much of a difference with that, if any at all. Would it be worth it to step up to a FX 6300 or should I wait to see if there is anything worthwhile in the Intel Summer Deal thats coming up? I dont wanna get too far off topic, just looking to get the most out of my 270x. thumb.gif
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The rig that I have my 270x in right now is built out of all spare/used parts and I have been slowly upgrading it every paycheck. I dont wanna get too far out of control with it but I can help but think, how much is my FX 4130 holding my 270x back? Im on a bare minimum motherboard (M5A78-M LX Plus) and it can only handle an OC of 4.1 and I dont see much of a difference with that, if any at all. Would it be worth it to step up to a FX 6300 or should I wait to see if there is anything worthwhile in the Intel Summer Deal thats coming up? I dont wanna get too far off topic, just looking to get the most out of my 270x. thumb.gif

 

With that very old chipset on your current motherboard you would be best to get a new MoBo/CPU to enhance performance of your PC as a whole.  The FX4130 is a fair chip, but even an i3 with hyperthreading shows its weaknesses in most scenarios.  An entry level Z87/LGA1150 board with an i5 would be ideal for best price/performance ratio now and in the long run, so you don't have to worry about upgrading again too soon. 

 

You could even pick up a used Z77/LGA1155 and an i5, or even i7, for a reasonable price. 

 

I would also keep my eyes peeled in the marketplace here, on eBay, and CraigsList for when the Z97 and Devil's Canyon hit the streets as people will undoubtedly be upgrading to see what these new chips are all about.

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Best driver for r9 270x? this is my first amd
bf4 is the main game
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Best driver for r9 270x? this is my first amd
bf4 is the main game

 

Overall 13.12 is rock solid.

 

You can dabble in beta drivers, 14.4 I believe they are up to, but be aware that they are beta drivers.  Mantle may or may not cause issues, if you want to use it.  Depending on your other hardware, Mantle may not be necessary.

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The rig that I have my 270x in right now is built out of all spare/used parts and I have been slowly upgrading it every paycheck. I dont wanna get too far out of control with it but I can help but think, how much is my FX 4130 holding my 270x back? Im on a bare minimum motherboard (M5A78-M LX Plus) and it can only handle an OC of 4.1 and I dont see much of a difference with that, if any at all. Would it be worth it to step up to a FX 6300 or should I wait to see if there is anything worthwhile in the Intel Summer Deal thats coming up? I dont wanna get too far off topic, just looking to get the most out of my 270x. thumb.gif

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With that very old chipset on your current motherboard you would be best to get a new MoBo/CPU to enhance performance of your PC as a whole.  The FX4130 is a fair chip, but even an i3 with hyperthreading shows its weaknesses in most scenarios.  An entry level Z87/LGA1150 board with an i5 would be ideal for best price/performance ratio now and in the long run, so you don't have to worry about upgrading again too soon.

You could even pick up a used Z77/LGA1155 and an i5, or even i7, for a reasonable price.

I would also keep my eyes peeled in the marketplace here, on eBay, and CraigsList for when the Z97 and Devil's Canyon hit the streets as people will undoubtedly be upgrading to see what these new chips are all about.

I agree with Rob here. If the 4130 is holding you back, a 6100 is not really going to be much better. A little more IPC and 2 extra cores, sure, but you're still still stuck in a dead-end socket with a weak chip, still wondering how much it's holding you back.

Any 3+GHz i5 from Sandy onward is going to be pretty much as good as it gets for a while, since broadwell might not be available till next year and even still is just a die shrink of haswell, which itself was pretty much the same as sandy/ivy with the main improvement being power consumption. If you can wait for the haswell refresh to come out this summer you might be able to pick up a cheap used socket 1150 i5 chip/mobo combo. If not you can prob find cheap used 1155 i5 chip/mobo right now and still have no real reason to upgrade until skylake a year and half or more from now.
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I think it's gonna come down to what intel offers with their summer deal, if I can get an 1150 CPU cheap from there then I will look into a matx board that supports crossfire and I can pickup a second 270x.
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