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Originally Posted by kdawgmaster View Post

So i may have come to the conclusion that my 1300watt PSU might now be enough to power 3 of these cards with a 4820K CPU

Shouldn't be an issue with your setup unless you have those cards at like 1350/1600 clocks biggrin.gif

Your psu can run 4 of them at stock clocks, it should definitely not have an issue with 3 with mild overclocks. thumb.gif
    
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Do you overclocked both CPU & GPUs? What was total power draw from the wall?

I did have them both overclocked but then i reverted back to stock. I dont have anything right now to tell me power draw from the wall but if i can im going to get one today.

When its a non stress full game AKA L4D2, TF2 or something in those regards teh system does great and plays for hours on end. But when it comes to a game that loads ALL my system it will hard lock with the GPU fans ( all 3 of them ) reving up to 100% and i have to shut down the system. I know this isnt the TYPICAL indication of lower power for a system but when iv tested the parts separate they do fine. I can get through 20 pass of linx without error and heaven and furmark both run perfect for hrs.

What I also did is because i thought its a cooling problem was get some fans for my GPU's and rad for the CPU. Im running 4 of the coolermaster sickleflo fans which move a bunch of air. although producing alot of noise.

This could be a motherboard fault as well but I would have figured that to give me errors with Linx as well.
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Shouldn't be an issue with your setup unless you have those cards at like 1350/1600 clocks biggrin.gif

Your psu can run 4 of them at stock clocks, it should definitely not have an issue with 3 with mild overclocks. thumb.gif

Not rly :/ the R9 290x on the average game takes around 350-370 of watts per card. So lets say base off of the 350 mark for the average game and thats 1050 watts just in GPU alone. Now my 4820K none overclocked is 130watts max so thats 1180 roughly, now factor in mainboard, ram, cd/dvd, cooling, my 2 HDD's and my 3 SSD's and i bet u im reaching the limits.




While im off at work im going to load memtest to make sure this isnt a memory leak problem.
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Anyone know why I am not getting my full clock speed?

I have it set to 1200/1500 using afterburner (+100 mV) and I am only getting ~1000mhz max. Temps are not an issue as I am under water with max temp ~50C.
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Anyone know why I am not getting my full clock speed?

I have it set to 1200/1500 using afterburner (+100 mV) and I am only getting ~1000mhz max. Temps are not an issue as I am under water with max temp ~50C.

Which overclocking tool are u using?
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I did have them both overclocked but then i reverted back to stock. I dont have anything right now to tell me power draw from the wall but if i can im going to get one today.

When its a non stress full game AKA L4D2, TF2 or something in those regards teh system does great and plays for hours on end. But when it comes to a game that loads ALL my system it will hard lock with the GPU fans ( all 3 of them ) reving up to 100% and i have to shut down the system. I know this isnt the TYPICAL indication of lower power for a system but when iv tested the parts separate they do fine. I can get through 20 pass of linx without error and heaven and furmark both run perfect for hrs.

What I also did is because i thought its a cooling problem was get some fans for my GPU's and rad for the CPU. Im running 4 of the coolermaster sickleflo fans which move a bunch of air. although producing alot of noise.

This could be a motherboard fault as well but I would have figured that to give me errors with Linx as well.
How about BF3 or BF4? Both games utilized both CPU & GPU. Sound like lack of power there. Do you use custom extensions cable? If you do, you might want to check the cables though.

As for the actual power draw, I was looking for 12V power meter but it's not available everywhere though.
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Which overclocking tool are u using?

I'm using MSI afterburner.
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How about BF3 or BF4? Both games utilized both CPU & GPU. Sound like lack of power there. Do you use custom extensions cable? If you do, you might want to check the cables though.

As for the actual power draw, I was looking for 12V power meter but it's not available everywhere though.

Well just did a run of BF4 and it seemed to be fine. Ill do more testing and see what happens

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I'm using MSI afterburner.

Do u have open hardware monitor downloaded by chance? this will tell u the active clock speeds ( max, min, current ) so u can ensure its not just a read out problem with afterburner
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Well just did a run of BF4 and it seemed to be fine. Ill do more testing and see what happens
Do u have open hardware monitor downloaded by chance? this will tell u the active clock speeds ( max, min, current ) so u can ensure its not just a read out problem with afterburner

Just downloaded it and it is giving the same readings as afterburner.
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Just downloaded it and it is giving the same readings as afterburner.

Hmm, Make sure u have the latest afterburner downloaded. I think for the R9 290x its a beta one right now so download the latest beta one.

with mine going into the settings i have these options are selected if u dont have them already

under General
Start with Windows

Under Compatibility properties
I have all them

Under AMD compatibility properties
i also have reset display mode but i dont think thats ur problem.


Also go into ur CCC and make sure u have enabled the overdrive and try a minor OC with that and see if it takes.
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