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Game on it smile.gif

But, i would like to try to find a high OC which is stable.
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But, i would like to try to find a high OC which is stable.

Fold on it if gaming stable isn't stable enough for you.
     
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But, i would like to try to find a high OC which is stable.
If you can't game on it, it's not stable. Simple as that.
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So I was using kombustor to try and determine my max overclock. I would constantly see artifacts at much lower clocks then I would in games, I figured it was due to kombustor making my GPU run much hotter. However, after monitoring my voltages(running +25mv with AB) through GPUz I noticed that my core was only showing around 1.109 while stressing with kombustor. When I play a game its typically showing around 1.189 - 1.2.

Anyone else notice this? Also, what do use to test for artifacts besides just games?
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Do XFX cards have warranty void stickers on the cooler screws?


Yes. Unfortunately, they seem to be the only one who does have those stickers. Apparently they want you to tell them if you are modifying the card.

ASUS, PowerColor, Gigabyte, shouldn't have stickers


Tell me if know a way to remove the sticker. I thought the extreme temperatures would make them fall off. But that didn't work.
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Asus also has those stickers- a tiny one on the core backside, real tricky to remove unscathed.
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Do XFX cards have warranty void stickers on the cooler screws?

Yes they do, I had an XFX reference 290X briefly and it did have a sticker on the screws behind the gpu. But i believe XFX is one of the only manufacturers that allow for modification (may have to talk to them first).

Its weird since Sapphire explicitly does not allow modification, but have no stickers heh
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Hey guys, I'm about to grab my first 290x for my Tri 290x build. I'm trying to wait for prices to drop before I grab my other 2. I was thinking of grabbing the PowerColor cuz of its higher Core Clock (1030). I'll be OC'ing & Gaming. Also I plan on having all 3 of my cards under water. Is the PowerColor a good choice? And has anybody started selling cards with strictly Hynix memory yet?

    
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Yes. Unfortunately, they seem to be the only one who does have those stickers. Apparently they want you to tell them if you are modifying the card.

ASUS, PowerColor, Gigabyte, shouldn't have stickers


Tell me if know a way to remove the sticker. I thought the extreme temperatures would make them fall off. But that didn't work.

I guess I'll have to send the XFX card I have in the the mail back then. Thanks.
     
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Save yourself some money and grab any reference card with good warranty and the EK block separately. That overclock is pityful for water cooling, and they probably just decided to be conservative. On air you can get 1075 core at least on average without added voltage.

No one I know of is selling cards with just hynix yet, but elpida on the 290/290x seems to have tighter timings anyway so it plays out the same more or less.
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