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Hey new poster here and I've had my sapphire 290x since early December. Couple questions for you experienced OCers and owners. The answers to my questions are probably somewhere in this thread but I've had a hard time tracking down good responses, so I apologize if this has been posted already.

I'm currently overclocking my card using the reference cooler and trixx and I've managed to get the card to 1125 core and 1425 memory with everything stable with power limit at +45% and voltage offset at +65 (or at least stable enough for me, 8 hours in BF 4 and 4-6 hours other games no crashes, artifacts etc.) Card is running about 85-90 C at this setup. I seem to hit a wall at around 1160 core and 1475 memory though. At this stage, games work however flickering is a big problem so I turn it back down. I'm running at 1440p using a qnix 2710 that's been unlocked to 110 hz. GPU Z is reading ASIC quality at 79.4% so I guess that's ok for OCing ? Are there any things you've tried that worked to get past some of these OC problems? My card will be underwater in a few weeks so there's that but in the mean time using air cooling, is it even possible to reach say 1200/1500 with a proper OC?

My fan speed caps at 80% so I could raise that though the sound is deafening already.
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Hey guys,

Gotta say LOVE the R9 290s...extremely smooth gameplay coming from 590 SLI....the extra VRAM is amazing for 5760 x 1080 and now I can finally turn on AERO for W7...dont have to care about conserving VRAM MUAHAHAHA. To me its about a 75-100% upgrade going from 590 SLI to trifire R9 290 and the smoothness of the crossfire experience is pretty amazing as well...this is coming from a guy who did 5850 crossfire back in 2009....that experience is what actually drove me to Nvidia for the 590s.

Anyways, enough praise for the R9 290s...one question I had was about BF4 for those crossfiring...stutter much? Most all other games are silky smooth but BF4 is a hot load of crap. Turning on/off frame pacing doesnt change anything and I turned scaling down to 100%...was getting 100 FPS + @ 5760 x 1080 but still stutters. Dont think its the CPU since Im running 4770k OC to 4.75 GHZ.

As long as other people here on OCN are having same issue then I'll just sit back and wait for new drivers/patches...otherwise I have some optimizing to do tongue.gif
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That seem inline with what i was getting, max i could get with stock cooler was 1180/1500 but that was at 100% fan speed.

You should get a bit higher with a 3rd party cooler, but not much since VRM1 temps with the tiny vrm sinks + thermal tape will limit you. Youll have 65C on the core, but 90C+ on VRM1. The plus side that it will be WAY quieter at higher clocks.

To get VRMs down youd need to watercool, literally hack the reference cooler, or use thermal glue on the sinks (which will prevent you from RMAing or watercooling in the future)
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Hey new poster here and I've had my sapphire 290x since early December. Couple questions for you experienced OCers and owners. The answers to my questions are probably somewhere in this thread but I've had a hard time tracking down good responses, so I apologize if this has been posted already.

I'm currently overclocking my card using the reference cooler and trixx and I've managed to get the card to 1125 core and 1425 memory with everything stable with power limit at +45% and voltage offset at +65 (or at least stable enough for me, 8 hours in BF 4 and 4-6 hours other games no crashes, artifacts etc.) Card is running about 85-90 C at this setup. I seem to hit a wall at around 1160 core and 1475 memory though. At this stage, games work however flickering is a big problem so I turn it back down. I'm running at 1440p using a qnix 2710 that's been unlocked to 110 hz. GPU Z is reading ASIC quality at 79.4% so I guess that's ok for OCing ? Are there any things you've tried that worked to get past some of these OC problems? My card will be underwater in a few weeks so there's that but in the mean time using air cooling, is it even possible to reach say 1200/1500 with a proper OC?

My fan speed caps at 80% so I could raise that though the sound is deafening already.

OC your Core first and once you're maxed stable there try the Memory and see what you can get away with.
 
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Hey guys,

Gotta say LOVE the R9 290s...extremely smooth gameplay coming from 590 SLI....the extra VRAM is amazing for 5760 x 1080 and now I can finally turn on AERO for W7...dont have to care about conserving VRAM MUAHAHAHA. To me its about a 75-100% upgrade going from 590 SLI to trifire R9 290 and the smoothness of the crossfire experience is pretty amazing as well...this is coming from a guy who did 5850 crossfire back in 2009....that experience is what actually drove me to Nvidia for the 590s.

Anyways, enough praise for the R9 290s...one question I had was about BF4 for those crossfiring...stutter much? Most all other games are silky smooth but BF4 is a hot load of crap. Turning on/off frame pacing doesnt change anything and I turned scaling down to 100%...was getting 100 FPS + @ 5760 x 1080 but still stutters. Dont think its the CPU since Im running 4770k OC to 4.75 GHZ.

As long as other people here on OCN are having same issue then I'll just sit back and wait for new drivers/patches...otherwise I have some optimizing to do tongue.gif

Some people have had success by unparking their cores in Bios.
 
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I haven't had any issues with stutters in BF4. Running a single R9-290
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Some people have had success by unparking their cores in Bios.
they are unparked through the registry, not bios. Very simple to do and I rexconend it
     
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Add me in the club
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/c4hab/
XFX 290
Stock cooling at the moment. Going to pick up a water cooler sometime next month.


Edited by Its L0G4N - 1/10/14 at 1:02pm
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Add me in the club


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