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It's been a while, got super busy with wedding preps and stuff. Anyway, got 3 more R9290X. I'll pair one to my other 290x and put the other 2 on my mining rig.

Will post new system pic after I move them to a test bench. Need to pull out my old Noctua D14.
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damn I noticed today that my pc freezes within 5 seconds after I play any video on youtube....even on everything stock (except custom fan profile in AB)

Try turning off hardware acceleration in the flash settings smile.gif
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Try turning off hardware acceleration in the flash settings smile.gif

I had the same issue, other video players didnt cause this issue (VLC, WMP)

I think hardware accel was only part of the issue, but im too fcking dumb to remember what else I changed :/
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Forceman previously indicated that one should tighten by hand the compression fittings over the hoses.

Yesterday, while I was connecting the hoses to the compression fittings to get that perfect seal, I could not manage enough hand torque to tighten all the way.

My question then becomes is it ok to not have a perfect seal between the compression fittings when securing the hoses?
I've had fittings with about 1-2mm space between them for 6 months now, haven't had a problem with them. But do try to tighten them as much as possible, I use two hands for more surface area and thus better grip. Can get them half a rotation or so more by doing that.
Don't tighten all the way down. Don't tighten too much. It will be difficult to undo them later. Also there is possibility you're going to cut the tube if tighten all the way down. Just hand tight using one hand is more than enough.
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can anyone upload their Sapphire 290X Uber mode BIOS, coz the one I downloaded from techpowerup database won't let me turn off GPU scaling, but the other BIOS like PT1 and Asus BIOS is working fine and lets me turn off GPU scaling.
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can anyone upload their Sapphire 290X Uber mode BIOS, coz the one I downloaded from techpowerup database won't let me turn off GPU scaling, but the other BIOS like PT1 and Asus BIOS is working fine and lets me turn off GPU scaling.

For clarification, "Quiet" and "Uber" are just fan profiles, and use the same BIOS.

Why would you want the Sapphire BIOS over the ASUS version anyway?
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can anyone upload their Sapphire 290X Uber mode BIOS, coz the one I downloaded from techpowerup database won't let me turn off GPU scaling, but the other BIOS like PT1 and Asus BIOS is working fine and lets me turn off GPU scaling.


SAPUBER.zip 128k .zip file


Rename to *.rom


doh.gif

Meant .rom but wrote .zip rofl, but you get the picture.
Edited by tsm106 - 1/8/14 at 9:09pm
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For clarification, "Quiet" and "Uber" are just fan profiles, and use the same BIOS.

Why would you want the Sapphire BIOS over the ASUS version anyway?


I got Sapphire card, I used PT1 BIOS then just re-downloaded the Sapphire BIOS off techpowerup.. but for some reason it won't let me turn off GPU scaling while using that BIOS that I downloaded of Tech, but another weird thing is I downloaded a stock 290X ASUS BIOS and that one lets me turn off GPU scaling...


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SAPUBER.zip 128k .zip file


Rename to *.zip



Thanks. imma give this a try
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can anyone upload their Sapphire 290X Uber mode BIOS, coz the one I downloaded from techpowerup database won't let me turn off GPU scaling, but the other BIOS like PT1 and Asus BIOS is working fine and lets me turn off GPU scaling.

For clarification, "Quiet" and "Uber" are just fan profiles, and use the same BIOS.

Why would you want the Sapphire BIOS over the ASUS version anyway?


That's incorrect. The uber bios not only raises the fan speed as you mention but it also raises the TDP limit.
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That's incorrect. The uber bios not only raises the fan speed as you mention but it also raises the TDP limit.


And Quiet mode locks Overdrive for the GPU I believe.
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