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Just want to tell you how to get a 290 for 420.00 if you are in the US and live near a MicroCenter:

Go to a Microcenter and make friends with a sales associate. Then give him/her your phone number. Then ask them to call you on Wednesday or Friday (when their new delivery trucks come in) Ask them to call you as soon as they see them come in stock. Ask them to put it on the purchased shelf so you have a chance to get to the store before it sells out. Drive to store and pick up your new GPU. It takes about 24 hours for the website to acknowledge that they have an item in stock. This lets you pick it up before it ever goes in stock on the site. Works famously.

I just did this, this week. The MSI version is at MC for 420.00 right now. Picked mine up yesterday. Is this all I need for proof?


     
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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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Its called a TREND.

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

Right?
Thx i did this and it hasn't happened again yet. Hopefully that was indeed the cure
 
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Just want to tell you how to get a 290 for 420.00 if you are in the US and live near a MicroCenter:

Go to a Microcenter and make friends with a sales associate. Then give him/her your phone number. Then ask them to call you on Wednesday or Friday (when their new delivery trucks come in) Ask them to call you as soon as they see them come in stock. Ask them to put it on the purchased shelf so you have a chance to get to the store before it sells out. Drive to store and pick up your new GPU. It takes about 24 hours for the website to acknowledge that they have an item in stock. This lets you pick it up before it ever goes in stock on the site. Works famously.

I just did this, this week. The MSI version is at MC for 420.00 right now. Picked mine up yesterday. Is this all I need for proof?
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I'm about to do the red mod with a H55 on my 290. I'll check back in with the results.
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so recieved 3x xfx 290, all have unlocked to 290x smile.gif and have ordered 2x more smile.gifthumb.gif
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so recieved 3x xfx 290, all have unlocked to 290x smile.gif and have ordered 2x more smile.gifthumb.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Five total? You must have two rigs....

"How to put your Rig in your Sig"
     
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so recieved 3x xfx 290, all have unlocked to 290x smile.gif and have ordered 2x more smile.gifthumb.gif

Very nice! I'm hunting for at least 6 R9 290's but am having no luck.
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Five total? You must have two rigs....

"How to put your Rig in your Sig"

at this time i will put just one of 290 in my rig, with backplate and EK waterblock, when i will recieve next 2x xfx i will make watercooled mining rig smile.gif so all the cards will be watercooled smile.gif now its hard decide which card put under the water, from those 3x (because heve only 1 waterblock and backplate) smile.gif testing now 79 asic card, others 74 and 75 smile.gif passed valley test 1170/1400 with +100 (XFX 290X bios)
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Very nice! I'm hunting for at least 6 R9 290's but am having no luck.
heh, i had 1 xfx 290 at first(able to unlock), but overclocked to hard wit pt3 bios, stock fan, and recieved bad smell from memory, like i think biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif it was not able to overclock memory anymore, so have sent back the card doh.gif and get money back smile.gif then ordered 2x club3d cards, both of them was locked, so send them back, after that, i bought 2x290 sapphire BF4 edition, both was locked, so sent back biggrin.gif:D
i'm bad customer devilsmiley.gif
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Hey guys, tryin' to set up a 290x/290 crossfire, why can't I? I installed latest beta drivers but everytime I reboot I get a "No videocard found" error from CCC :\ GPU-Z shows 0MHz GPUs :\
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