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AB is my favorite, but currently cannot get it to unlock voltages with my Sapphire w/ Asus bios. So currently stuck with GPU Tweak.

you need to set the power tune in the CCC after you apply the +100 or +200mv in msi ab
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AB17 has the voltage slider greyed out for me..no idea why. Tried setting a bunch of checkboxes on/off while investigating...gave up after awhile.
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AB17 has the voltage slider greyed out for me..no idea why. Tried setting a bunch of checkboxes on/off while investigating...gave up after awhile.



On the same subject, its been a while since they have updated AB... :/
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Yea i tried that - ill try again using your screenshot. Something seriously weird going on with my AB. Ill post a screenshot of mine if it doesnt work. Thanks
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Yea i tried that - ill try again using your screenshot. Something seriously weird going on with my AB. Ill post a screenshot of mine if it doesnt work. Thanks

Disable ULPS down there is for crossfire btw... If it doesn't work I would try uninstalling drivers and AB then re installing. Making sure Overdrive is disabled and that you have no other AB like programs going on.
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Yea i tried that - ill try again using your screenshot. Something seriously weird going on with my AB. Ill post a screenshot of mine if it doesnt work. Thanks

Are you using the afterburner beta 17?
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Are you using the afterburner beta 17?

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AB17 has the voltage slider greyed out for me..no idea why. Tried setting a bunch of checkboxes on/off while investigating...gave up after awhile.

He said so in his earlier post.
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I know this may seem a stupid question, but considering that the price of an non reference R9 290 is now the same as a 780, at least, here in the UK, is it worth waiting for the non reference R9 290's to come out? The main reason I wanted an R9 290 was the 4GB VRAM which comes in very handy when playing Skyrim with loads of HD textures, as I currently max out my 2GB card and have seen people with 780's go up to 2.8GB VRAM usage when playing Skyrim with HD textures. The R9 290 also has superior performance in a few games. Is it worth waiting for the non reference R9 290's for that extra VRAM/performance or should I just get a 780 right now? I also posted this in the 780 owners section so I'm not worried about biased views.
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I know this may seem a stupid question, but considering that the price of an non reference R9 290 is now the same as a 780, at least, here in the UK, is it worth waiting for the non reference R9 290's to come out? The main reason I wanted an R9 290 was the 4GB VRAM which comes in very handy when playing Skyrim with loads of HD textures, as I currently max out my 2GB card and have seen people with 780's go up to 2.8GB VRAM usage when playing Skyrim with HD textures. The R9 290 also has superior performance in a few games. Is it worth waiting for the non reference R9 290's for that extra VRAM/performance or should I just get a 780 right now? I also posted this in the 780 owners section so I'm not worried about biased views.

Are you planning on putting the 290 under water? If so just get a reference 290 and clock it to outperform a reference 290x at stock easy. Otherwise just do what pleases you. Playing 1080p or Surround or higher res? If 1080p just go with what you are comfortable... not surround I see the 4gb in the 290/x being a huge advantage since I have actually been able to max out the 4gb in BF4 in surround by increasing the resolution %. So yeah really your decision.
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I know this may seem a stupid question, but considering that the price of an non reference R9 290 is now the same as a 780, at least, here in the UK, is it worth waiting for the non reference R9 290's to come out? The main reason I wanted an R9 290 was the 4GB VRAM which comes in very handy when playing Skyrim with loads of HD textures, as I currently max out my 2GB card and have seen people with 780's go up to 2.8GB VRAM usage when playing Skyrim with HD textures. The R9 290 also has superior performance in a few games. Is it worth waiting for the non reference R9 290's for that extra VRAM/performance or should I just get a 780 right now? I also posted this in the 780 owners section so I'm not worried about biased views.

you know exactly the price of the non-ref 290? where did you find that out?

what rez are you using?
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