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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

Looks like it - once you start going too far you get artifacts or errors that can reduce performance, even if you can't always see them on screen.
Yes.

Thanks. I will be sure to flick the switch since I have both 290x's under water.
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Did it say in the instructions. I never had to use paste in ram or vrm before.

yup
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yup

Thanks. Looks i will have to redo it.
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maybe it will be enough to cool 4x 290x smile.gif it is three 3x120 rads 60mm thickness biggrin.gif will run 2x D5 pumps, hope that enough... nerdsmiley.png

I use three PA120.3 old school rads to cool my 4 x 290's while mining and it does fine, but it depends on the room temp obviously. If I leave the room closed the room temp gets to 80f and the GPU's are around 50c. If I open the window up a little to let cool outside air in I can drop the GPU's to 40c.
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The CapXon caps you where talking about are only on the modular board they are not actually inside the PSU itself

And the modular board is not really stressed at all

Аh yes, but still its a bit of a cutdown, P2 don't feature those caps so its all good thumb.gif
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Expanded to two rig's and 5 290x's. One in a haf xb evo with 2 290x's. The other three in a carbide 540 case running tri-fire when not mining.

One card runs a H90, the other 4 use h55's. Can't beat 54C mining temps.











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Wow. How much money have you made mining?
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Guys, what you think about adding some more info about what to and what not to on the first page? thumb.gif

Like what drivers are generally the most stable, what vBIOS is best, recommended stability tests and so on. I know this can bin different for one card, to another, but still.

And while i talk about that, what are the most stable drivers atm, and is there any news about when the next version should be available? redface.gif
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Hey guys my first post here smile.gif Just got my R9 290 Sapphire last week and man was I impressed! That is until the black screens started. Ive scoured the net for the past week or so looking into this and it seems to be a pretty widespread problem.

What I can't find is any official comment on it or any real fixes. Has AMD said anything? Is there any real way of fixing this? Does anyone know what's causing this too happen?

I checked the memory type of my GPU and saw that it was Elpdia and not Hinyx. From what Ive read up to now is that almost all if not all the people with this problem have Elpdia memory on their boards.

My question really is what should I do? Is there anything I can do myself or should I just send it back and hope to get one with Hinyx memory?

I'm exhausted trying to fix this. I can't figure it out myself and I would love any advice/help possible at this point.

Thank you so much in advance.

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i5 2500k @ 4.2
Radeon R9 290 Sapphire
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Windows 7 64 bit

Using the latest AMD drivers.

Black screens when playing certain games at random times, sometimes I can get hours of play in, sometimes not even 5 minutes. Other games like DOTA2 and BF4 seem to work flawlessly every time. Which is quite strange to me but it might just be random luck.
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