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Hi All,

I posted prior about GPUz not showing sensors like..VRM temps etc when you have crossfirex enabled for secondary GPU(s)...well you all probably know already but its all that ULPS stuff. Disabling it in regedit did the trick...now it shows most data - only GPU1 has gpu load unfortunately but all other info is present.

Also - had some issues with drive sweeper (uuhhhhh) and had to reinstall AMD drivers x 2. Think most of the issues are fixed...fingers crossed.

Does this 3Dmark result look right to you guys?

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/1447153
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Can anyone share some info about temps on 290, after prolonged gameplay with max oc? i would use custom fan, like 60% does it get really loud at that point, and are there downclock- throttling issues even with 60% fan?
Edited by psyside - 12/31/13 at 11:51am
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Originally Posted by mojobear View Post

Hi All,

I posted prior about GPUz not showing sensors like..VRM temps etc when you have crossfirex enabled for secondary GPU(s)...well you all probably know already but its all that ULPS stuff. Disabling it in regedit did the trick...now it shows most data - only GPU1 has gpu load unfortunately but all other info is present.

Also - had some issues with drive sweeper (uuhhhhh) and had to reinstall AMD drivers x 2. Think most of the issues are fixed...fingers crossed.

Does this 3Dmark result look right to you guys?

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/1447153
Did your screen flicker whenever you change fan setting in MSI AB?

Score look alright to me.
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Originally Posted by psyside View Post

Can anyone share some info about temps on 290, after prolonged gameplay with max oc? i would use custom fan, like 60% does it get really loud at that point, and are there downclock- throttling issues even with 60% fan?
Depends on the ambient. If your ambient is >32C, 60% is not enough, at least 70 - 80% fan speed.
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Originally Posted by psyside View Post

Can anyone share some info about temps on 290, after prolonged gameplay with max oc? i would use custom fan, like 60% does it get really loud at that point, and are there downclock- throttling issues even with 60% fan?

My ambient temps are like 20C and with 3 cards stock coolers with overclocks i need fans on the video cards blowing on them and the video card fans them selves at 70% to stay at 70C
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Did your screen flicker whenever you change fan setting in MSI AB?

Score look alright to me.
Depends on the ambient. If your ambient is >32C, 60% is not enough, at least 70 - 80% fan speed.

my cards are under water so I dont mess around with MSI AB fan settings.
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Finally got my R9 290 installed.

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Alright,
I should make a thread with a poll but people tend not to care about new threads so I'll ask here and hope that as many people as possible involved will answer.



@All water cooled R9 290 owners

If you're running your fans a bit fast you probably won't have noticed and won't be able to answer. If you would be willing just to turn them down to their lowest speed and launch a game that would be great. It won't take any more than a minute if even that much thumb.gif.

My card makes a terrible electrical interference / buzz or whatever sound when the card is under load. I just played some BF4 and noticed the sound changed a bit depending on which pre-sets or resolution I used (I had my case open, you may not be able to distinguish the sounds if yours is closed but it doesn't really matter anyway).
I'm thinking it could be the card or the PSU so here are mine:
- Sapphire R9 290 with Hynix Memory @1100/1300 no volt adjustments
- OCZ StealthXStream II 700W

It may also be related to CPU OC (just throwing a random guess out there, can't really find a link between both) so mine's an i7-860 @3800MHz with HT disabled.

I really hate that it makes that noise and it sort of ruins the purpose of quiet water cooling (if that's what you were going for which is my case) and would love to know if others are affected by it too.

Does your card make such a noise too ?

Coil whine. Yes, I noticed it on my 290 a few times, most often when pushing more than 100 fps in Skyrim. I have my monitor set too 100Hz now (due to another issue, though) and now I don't notice any coil whine.

I should try Dragon Age: Origins with my monitor set at 144Hz. I tried it this week at 100, and omg: I thought it was great with the HD 6870 / HD 7870 cards I had, but now!!! Too bad I seem to CTD a lot now frown.gif
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And best wishes to all for 2014!!!
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Alright,
I should make a thread with a poll but people tend not to care about new threads so I'll ask here and hope that as many people as possible involved will answer.



@All water cooled R9 290 owners Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
If you're running your fans a bit fast you probably won't have noticed and won't be able to answer. If you would be willing just to turn them down to their lowest speed and launch a game that would be great. It won't take any more than a minute if even that much thumb.gif.

My card makes a terrible electrical interference / buzz or whatever sound when the card is under load. I just played some BF4 and noticed the sound changed a bit depending on which pre-sets or resolution I used (I had my case open, you may not be able to distinguish the sounds if yours is closed but it doesn't really matter anyway).
I'm thinking it could be the card or the PSU so here are mine:
- Sapphire R9 290 with Hynix Memory @1100/1300 no volt adjustments
- OCZ StealthXStream II 700W

It may also be related to CPU OC (just throwing a random guess out there, can't really find a link between both) so mine's an i7-860 @3800MHz with HT disabled.

I really hate that it makes that noise and it sort of ruins the purpose of quiet water cooling (if that's what you were going for which is my case) and would love to know if others are affected by it too.
Does your card make such a noise too ?

Mine also makes a buzzing sound. Not coil whine in the traditional sense, but buzzing. It isn't very loud though, and seems to be getting less noticeable over time.
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Sapphire doesnt have them over any screws smile.gif

From reports here on OCN, it doesn't matter that they don't have the warranty void sticker. Sapphire is known to test the TIM to find out if it's been changed and deny warranty. MSI and XFX, although they have the warranty void stickers have posted themselves that it's okay to change the cooler as long as there's no physical damage and you change it back to stock before sending it back to them. This also depends on country too though.
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