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Yeah, I really "love" tweaking the voltage and clocks of brand new graphic card.

 

OVERCLOCK.net   You are 100% on the wrong website if you don't enjoy tweaking your computer hardware.

 

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Agree, go AMD! smile.gif

 

Choose a side lol

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I bought it about 3 months ago, I supposed if they send me back another card and it starts to do this again, I'll know they aren't getting enough power and can get them to replace that part, it should be covered under the warranty as well.
So you're partially right here, I just relaunched bioshock to check, and the settings defaulted back to high for some reason instead of Ultra, so the bench for the r9 was using ultra, and the bench for the 450 was using high, both benchs were run at the same spot (near the end when you're walking along the docks with elizabeth)

Heh yea sorry but I only ran my fraps bench on bioshock before swapping out the card. As I mentioned above you are right about the benches with the 450, those got reset to high. But they were definitely on ultra when I ran the r9 bench.

 

What did it cost? PSU is practically the worst place to skimp for PC parts.

 

Run the official benchmark, on Ultra 1080P, with the GTS450 and see where you end up; I have a feeling it will be crawling.  Running fraps in game, near the same spot, with the 2 cards, is not a good test.

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What did it cost? PSU is practically the worst place to skimp for PC parts.

Run the official benchmark, on Ultra 1080P, with the GTS450 and see where you end up; I have a feeling it will be crawling.  Running fraps in game, near the same spot, with the 2 cards, is not a good test.

Well I find benches from actually playing the game more reliable than the built-in benchmarks, and yes the 450 can't handle ultra without dropping to 10-15 fps, but high settings is still completely smooth as that bench indicates.

And I don't remember exactly what the power supply cost, I bought the computer as a whole for $680 ($755 after shipping).

Wouldn't this only be a PSU issue if I was getting the flickering when my r9 wasn't getting enough power? Because it would happen while just staring at a desktop sometimes.

These are screens taken with the 450 on high settings, still shocked this 4yr old card I was just gonna use temporarily can run so smooth. Will probably create an entire new rig for this card.
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Hey guys,
I've done some stuff to much rig,
I've added an extra 120 to the existing 240 + 200mm rads.

Added a new pump that's better,

Now my temps are crazy. Under load, it gets 40-45c at 1250/1650 @1.3v (I think it's more than that just the slider is at 1.3)
That's during the day. At night it goes as low as 30c. That's some CRAZY temps.

Though my house is pretty cold at night so that's why it's that low. Still though.
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Glad I found this thread.

I'm the proud owner of 2 x PowerColor R9 270X Devil cards and 2 x PowerColor R9 280X cards. Love them!
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Glad I found this thread.

I'm the proud owner of 2 x PowerColor R9 270X Devil cards and 2 x PowerColor R9 280X cards. Love them!

Sweet PowerColor,
Haha. What clocks are you gettin with the 280x?
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Sweet PowerColor,
Haha. What clocks are you gettin with the 280x?

I've got them at stock right now. I've got the two 280X's in a case right now that doesn't have great airflow. Once I get them in a rig with better cooling, I'll raise those clocks!
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I've got them at stock right now. I've got the two 280X's in a case right now that doesn't have great airflow. Once I get them in a rig with better cooling, I'll raise those clocks!

Sweet!
That's the problems with my 280x the fan isn't the greatest. Though once underwater it's a beast
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Sweet!
That's the problems with my 280x the fan isn't the greatest. Though once underwater it's a beast

I noticed the same thing with the fans. I have them on a micro-ATX board. When the fan on the bottom card would start to spin faster, the fan would raise up a bit and grind against the top card. I had to install little rubber spacers between the cards to prevent this rubbing. Nothing like small little hacks to get your gear in top performance. tongue.gif
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I noticed the same thing with the fans. I have them on a micro-ATX board. When the fan on the bottom card would start to spin faster, the fan would raise up a bit and grind against the top card. I had to install little rubber spacers between the cards to prevent this rubbing. Nothing like small little hacks to get your gear in top performance. tongue.gif

Haha yeah, I had the same problem when I was running dual Twin frozrs. Those cards take 2 1/5 slots. Just because of the fan.

Good hack though wink.gif
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Just thought I'd share a nasty experience with you people, might end up saving someone from my misery...
Almost 2 weeks ago this happened:
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No matter what I did my PC wouldn't start up with my 280X plugged in. Then suddenly it did and the problems disappeared. Tried figuring out what happened but everything was as normal as possible. This morning though, disaster struck: PC didn't wake up from sleep mode with those same sympthomes. Went to school to let it settle down, but this time the problem didn't fix itself. After school I started testing with my roommate's PC and after several different setups tested on both of our motherboards the problem got narrowed down to my Powercolor 280X TurboDuo. I had had some problems with the VRM running too hot on stock fan speeds and since I didn't find any decent thermal pads I replaced the original pad under the VRM heatsink with some MX4 paste, but that didn't really improve the cooling. Knowing I keep forgetting to set up my custom fan profile and the fact that it was a power delivery related issue I feared the worst. Pulling the card apart confirmed my fears: carbon-like black substance mixed with the paste and black marks on the VRM chips. The VRMs were fried. The card is bricked.
I wiped off the paste and put the card back together, hoping if I try to RMA it they will believe that the pad was never there and that caused the problem. I don't feel myself good about lying like that but what choice do I have? I can't exactly pull money for a new one out of my backpocket.
So remember guys: they use thermal pads for a reason and you shouldn't replace them with paste. And if you know you have issues with temps on any part of the graphics card, set a fan profile and run it on startup, or even better, customize your BIOS with a new fan curve. I learned all that the hard way. Even if they replace my card, it will take the store 4 weeks again like with both my motherboard and CPU in autumm 2012. 4 weeks without my own computer... Don't have a secondary, only my useless phone and my roommate's PC whenever he's AFK, which happens rarely...
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