Originally Posted by theilya
I'm very unhappy with my MSI 280x CF
1. Cant OC using afterburner, asus gpu tweak or trixx. Everytime I restart my computer and test it out the clock goes back to stock even though afterburner is showing it as overclocked, the monitoring and gpu z is shpwing it as running at 1020 (stock).
The only program that keeps the overclock settings after restart is AMD overdrive.
2. with both coolers on 70% 1 card runs at 80c under load and another 70c
3. cant OC voltage either
4. max stable OC i was able to get is 1135/1650
I got 30 days on my refund.
Going to wait for non ref 290x or 780ti
For Voltage adjustment, there are workarounds. Fellow member who was PMing me successfully hit 1200+ core on his MSI with some patience and work. I barely helped him.
For my OC, I hit 1150 1700 at stock voltage, i'm going to play around with it possibly next week when I have more time. Considering that they only hit 43C on WC with full load, I think problem is with the air coolers for temperature, load temps are way lower than 580GTXs I had.
You basically have two massive heaters blowing hot air in a limited space so either crank up the fans to 100% with some fresh air flow to the area, or you are going to get massive heat build up in a specific area.