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Anyone load up 13.12? I'm downloading it now...

Someone said a little earlier that its about 500 points alower than the betas and another said that it fixed their blackscreen issues (maybe)
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My freight just arrived this morning smile.gifsmile.gif

Wont get time to unpack and install until tonight though:(

So windows 7 is better than 8 for the amd cards?

Grats dude!!

I think Win 8 is better (I dont have it so not 100% sure) just with BF4 and a few other cases....being on Win 7 isnt going to slow you down significantly though smile.gif
 
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Yeah man, got my stuff from Ijk in 2 days from Sydney to rural QLD so really damn good:)

Last time I tried windows 8 it kept making an odd device connect/device disconnect when it booted into windows, this however didnt happen with 7
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Win 8 is a lot faster in all games from my personal experience with these GPU's.
    
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AMD_Catalyst_13.12_W7_W8_WHQL


http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/downloads/?pid=2085&psn=0006&lid=1&os=15

Assuming it does work with every "brand" since they are reference cards correct? tongue.gif Cant find it on amds website
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Assuming it does work with every "brand" since they are reference cards correct? tongue.gif Cant find it on amds website

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows+8+-+64

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Win 8 is a lot faster in all games from my personal experience with these GPU's.

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My freight just arrived this morning smile.gifsmile.gif

Wont get time to unpack and install until tonight though:(

So windows 7 is better than 8 for the amd cards?

First hand knowledge right there. Thanks Mr White smile.gif

I really should make the switch sometime.....gah. so much crap to backup tongue.gif
 
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If you have voltage monitoring enabled, try disabling it. Seems to help some people.
MSI Afterburner works for all cards, and is pretty much the standard.
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As long as your games are playing fine it should be alright. If it is bothering you, you can try to go into MSI AB settings and choose unofficial overclocking mode without powerplay support and then restart your computer and see if that helps.

Will do tomorrow, thanks for the tip
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I got better and more stable performance from my 290 when I switched back to Windows 8.1 (from Win7)

I just installed 13.12 drivers. For me anyway, it fixed my power limit slider so it actually does something. I just benched 3DMark stable at 1150/1550 which I had failed to do on previous drivers. Before I was stuck at 1100MHz because no matter how I changed the slider in CCC or AB it never seemed to take on more power.

I hope these drivers work well for everyone else, I'm pretty happy although my results could merely be a coincidence. I just got them installed 30 minutes ago.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/1884494
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Hi Guys!
After a lnog time of waiting i got my EK-block for my 290 , and after instalation im not sure is ment to be like that but my VRM temps are kinda wird , wile in stock GPU-z report VRM1 Temp 25C and VRM2 26C wich i think is low , under load especialy under Kombustor stres test VRM1 skyrocket to 78-80C its wobling around this , but VRM2 its around 60-63C , and thats all on stock clocks no OC , i wonder is it normal to get almost 20C difrience VRM1 vs VRM2 ?
To top it up yeah its not my first block actualy 3th and i check my thermalpads befor scruing block to pcb , i set it than pull back and sims like all pads where compresed so i set it jently back , and yes i dont mess them up i know finer are for VRAM and ficker for VRM , all the other temps GPU 29 in WinDSP droping to 28 in moments , and 52 max after an hour of Kombustor stressing , witch is not to bad on single loop with 2600k@5GHz and single TripleRad XSPC 3cm fick and XSPC combo res/pumb750l/h , so what u think try reset the block , or this temps on 290 are totaly fine in load , or maybe card to RMA , anyone ?

I want to note that im not native english person , so excuse me guys for my terrible grammary , and thx for help ;P
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Hi Guys!
After a lnog time of waiting i got my EK-block for my 290 , and after instalation im not sure is ment to be like that but my VRM temps are kinda wird , wile in stock GPU-z report VRM1 Temp 25C and VRM2 26C wich i think is low , under load especialy under Kombustor stres test VRM1 skyrocket to 78-80C its wobling around this , but VRM2 its around 60-63C , and thats all on stock clocks no OC , i wonder is it normal to get almost 20C difrience VRM1 vs VRM2 ?
To top it up yeah its not my first block actualy 3th and i check my thermalpads befor scruing block to pcb , i set it than pull back and sims like all pads where compresed so i set it jently back , and yes i dont mess them up i know finer are for VRAM and ficker for VRM , all the other temps GPU 29 in WinDSP droping to 28 in moments , and 52 max after an hour of Kombustor stressing , witch is not to bad on single loop with 2600k@5GHz and single TripleRad XSPC 3cm fick and XSPC combo res/pumb750l/h , so what u think try reset the block , or this temps on 290 are totaly fine in load , or maybe card to RMA , anyone ?

I want to note that im not native english person , so excuse me guys for my terrible grammary , and thx for help ;P

your temps are way too high, something is wrong me and another guy (me with ek block, him with koolance) both have temps of 45ish on the core and 53C on vrm one, 35c on vrm 2.

So yes it is normal to have a 20c variance between vrm's but in general your temps suck
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