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Originally Posted by Durvelle27 View Post

Ok need some help guys. Keep getting weird artifacts at stock and black screens.
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Originally Posted by Arizonian View Post

Well it's safe to say after you've gamed at some point for many hours without crashing and don't experience artifacts I'd consider that stable. Especially if it happens across many different games. Maybe it's safer to say this more confidently after months without crashing it's stable but I've found if I can put in 5 hrs of gaming I don't ever experience instability afterward.

Benching is much less time limited unless one runs loops for many hours. It's also another way to check for stability on an over clock running a bench looped for long period of time.

So that's what most OCN'ers are judging stability by.

Suicide bench runs are a completely different creature, as it's time limited and can actually show artifacts but can still complete a bench but not true stability.

If one is not experiencing artifacts, crashing, or lock ups at all does it really matter if OCCT proves your in fact not stable? And if it does, Why would someone lower their OC when gaming your running it perfectly fine and getting the benefits of additional FPS from the over clock?

I follow you 100%. I guess I should stop caring about what OCCT says tongue.gif
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Ok need some help guys. Keep getting weird artifacts at stock and black screens.
What kind of artifacts and in what?

I get black screen with unstable memory... artifacts with unstable core :?
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Originally Posted by Derpinheimer View Post

When people are saying that their card is stable at such and such clocks, I suppose that just means running a game or bench?

Because often times OCCT error check will show you that it is not in fact stable, or at least its not error free.



Yeah most people don't use OCCT for error checking. I've been using it since I don't know when LOL.




And Arizonian, can you update mine and downgrade it to R9 290 from 290X, sold my 290X already and got a 290 instead xD same watercooled as well.
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post #10863 of 43951
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You have this backwards bud

Lower ASIC requires more voltage and is better for water coolers

Higher ASIC requires lower voltages and is mostly good for Air coolers or water

Wrong

How come my 77.9% asic card wont go higher than 1150 MHz at +100 mv?
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I follow you 100%. I guess I should stop caring about what OCCT says tongue.gif
What kind of artifacts and in what?

I get black screen with unstable memory... artifacts with unstable core :?
I'm not OC'd just stock 947/1250. watching YouTube videos and then it had some white dots vertically go down the screen, then freeze, and then restarted.
 
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Wrong

How come my 77.9% asic card wont go higher than 1150 MHz at +100 mv?

Because 1150 is a good overclock for an air cooled card. When you check your ASIC with GPU-Z, it tells you exactly what said ASIC value is supposed to mean. Check your ASIC again, read the entire window, and then ask yourself if you really want to argue this point because the definition is staring you directly in the face.

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I'm not OC'd just stock 947/1250. watching YouTube videos and then it had some white dots vertically go down the screen, then freeze, and then restarted.

This happened to me last night. Your driver is corrupt, you need to uninstall drivers, clean up with CCleaner, and someone said something about DDU, which IDK what that is. I fixed mine by just reinstalling windows. However, since I reformat and backup to other drives often this wasn't a huge task for me. But this is fixable without a reformat, if you go back a few pages (depending on how many posts per page you display in settings, I use 30) then a few people explained to me how to do this because it happened to me last night. Good luck!
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I'm not OC'd just stock 947/1250. watching YouTube videos and then it had some white dots vertically go down the screen, then freeze, and then restarted.

Could be a downclocking issue. Try disablinb hardware acceleration in flash, and also try settings force constant voltage in MSI AB.
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Wrong

How come my 77.9% asic card wont go higher than 1150 MHz at +100 mv?
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Its called a TREND.

Come on.. its not like all asians have sma...

Right?
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Quick question, does performance mode in Windows increase score in 3dmark compared to balance?
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Is coil whine really that common? My sapphire doesn't have it, however the fan does whine a bit at high RPMs.

Some people can't hear it, even if it is present. The older you get, the less likely it is that you will hear that ultra high frequency.
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Some people can't hear it, even if it is present. The older you get, the less likely it is that you will hear that ultra high frequency.

My 670 had coil whine and so did my TX750 v2, I can hear it. My Sapphire doesn't have it.
    
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Just installed my 2 Sapphire 290's today. Here is a screenie, can I be added to the list?

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