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post #1351 of 3109
My friend with the 290x also gets black screens, he suspected his psu for whatever reason however now we both think it's drivers.
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Sounds so darn odd :S so it is black screening when idling and not when running load?
Done a LOT of AC IV the last week or so tongue.gif Gotta love all the ramming / gunning / plundering etc tongue.gif YEAAAAARRH!

I got word from the states today, they ran into yet another delay -_- but still confident I will be able to pick up my package later this week.. lets see smile.gif

A friend of mine (who works with CNC machines) milled a few mandrels for me.
I started to make a work bench for the bending. Should make the task that much easier wink.gif
Kinda simple, A wooden board with the homemade mandrels attached, a few straight piece of wood next to the mandrel so that the 90 degree bends comes out perfect (hopefully)
I will take some pics when the workbench is done.

Im also almost done with my new DIY backplate.
 
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post #1353 of 3109
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Yeah i've read alot of threads about it where people question the PSU. I have an Antec HCP-1300 Platinum with the card on it's own 12V/50A rail. So don't see how the PSU could be a factor.

 

It's tied to the driver in the sense that the driver just stops out of nowhere while the card and everything else is still running. But it only happens with Elpida ram. NOOOO Hynix cards have this happen. So i'm nervous that a driver patch won't be able to fix the issue. 

 

Pisses me off sooooo much. It just happened 10 minutes ago. Nothing open except GPU Tweak and Win7 Desktop. Driver just dropped out.......

 

Now i'm typing on my laptop instead =\

 

Edit: Awesome to hear about your progress Gambi =)

 

AC IV is the only gaming i've done so far. Game's awesome!!!

I've gotten black screens a few times in-game, but mostly when i'm just idling on desktop. I've been trying to raise the 2D settings in GPU Tweak, was looking good, and just got another Black Screen 10 mins ago.

 

I can OC the card and run 3DMark Firestrike Extreme, but GOD FREAKING FORBID i stare at my desktop. No card could be expected to handle that!!!!!


Edited by kpoeticg - 2/25/14 at 5:31am
    
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post #1354 of 3109
Any way to check the ram brand without taking off the cooler? And does removing the cooler and then replacing it void warranty?
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post #1355 of 3109
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I have Elpida. The new GPU-Z versions tell you. 

 

I intentionally bought a Powercolor 290x because they let you swap coolers and install waterblocks without voiding the warranty. 

 

Some companies have tamper seals on the cooler. Powercolor doesn't though. I've been advised over and over in the 290x Club and other 290x black screen threads to rma this card. So I'm gonna have to just bite the bullet and get in touch with Powercolors RMA department. I most definitely won't be ordering my next 2x290x's from Newegg. Gonna check out SuperBiiz, Provantage, & Amazon. 

 

Lol, wonder how many BF4 copies i'll have by the end of all this :p


Edited by kpoeticg - 2/25/14 at 6:10am
    
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post #1356 of 3109
mad.gif so stay away of Powercolor, check. Bummer to hear though...

I still use 13.4, works like a charm. Does the R290x also have the dual bios like the 7970?
post #1357 of 3109
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Yeah the 290x has dual bios. Quiet and Uber. The fan profiles are the only difference. But it makes it safer to flash different bios' to the card because even if you brick a bios, you can reflash it from the other bios. 

 

I've done that a few times, boot with the good bios, flip the switch, and reflash the bricked bios. I've black-screened a few times during bios flashing and the dual bios has saved me bigtime lol. 

 

I don't blame Powercolor. It's a reference card. I blame Newegg for playing games with their return policies. As of right now i have no reason whatsoever to be mad at Powercolor. We'll see how this rma goes though....

    
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post #1358 of 3109
it's a pity Powercolor doesn't sell directly from their website..and damn they don't sell in Europe!

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post #1359 of 3109
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I intentionally bought a Powercolor 290x because they let you swap coolers and install waterblocks without voiding the warranty. 
Some companies have tamper seals on the cooler. Powercolor doesn't though.

I believe EVGA allows it too. As for those tamper seals... I just use pliers to remove the screw biggrin.gif
post #1360 of 3109
My friends one is a Gigabyte reference, he is having the same issues so I'm going to get him to check what ram he has
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