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Originally Posted by jomama22 View Post




After running 11 of these cards, i have yet to have the driver crash without it being my fault (overclocking or otherwise). If your blackscreening and crashing when overclocked, what do you think the problem really is?


Just wanted to say, the blackscreen was a hardware issue when I had it. It blackscreened at stock clocks, on the stock bios, and very, very frequently. Received 3 more cards since than, and not one black screen ever, and that was all I changed.

TLDR: You ever think that maybe, you just got 11 cards that didn't have a defect, which is extremely likely?
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Well black screen can cause by few things such as overheating (including memory) & insufficient power (either at stock or overclocked). Faulty hardware can cause black screen too of course.
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You dont say to me nothing new. I know theese things but the black screen bug is caused by drivers. expecialy if power set in CCC manualy and not through AB. Because If I remove AB there is still black at startup when CCC loaded. So CCC cant manage to make itsel set to default.

Everything abou AB is truth. 17 version is absolutly better optimised than 18.

At the end, I put here the question many times, about which ASUS bios for 290 works well but nobody told me, or send a link frown.gif So you can and let me know how to increase voltage and disable throttling
through AB

Here are http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/index.php?architecture=ATI&manufacturer=&model=R9+290&interface=&memType=&memSize= all the available bios.
You can play with this 015.039.000.006.003516
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Just wanted to say, the blackscreen was a hardware issue when I had it. It blackscreened at stock clocks, on the stock bios, and very, very frequently. Received 3 more cards since than, and not one black screen ever, and that was all I changed.

TLDR: You ever think that maybe, you just got 11 cards that didn't have a defect, which is extremely likely?

If you read what I typed, you would see the "when overclocking" attached to my comment. I am fully aware of the black screen issue for some users at stock, at that point, it was a hardware issue not driver.

I was responding to a comment about overclocking and black screening with drivers being the issue, which is not the case.
     
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Anybody know if the AC Active Backplate is available anywhere in the states yet? Or anywhere with reasonable shipping to the states?

    
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how much can you get an r9 290/290x now? from where I'm from there's no price gouging and shortage
ty for the info I have an antec 620 here lying around so that's good to hear. the only thing to do now is to wait for the nzxt g10. it's not available yet here in manila but from what ive heard they're coming really soon thumb.gif

They're OOS on Amazon and $500 USD on Amazon.
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If you cant beat them join them.

I do mine while I'm asleep and fold on the CPU. I don't see why people do it though, the money sucks. I only make around 35 cents per hour mining on my 290.
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Some numbers from MetroLL.
The first 3 screenshots are with official bios.
The last one is with PT1 bios.

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I would like to see an R9 with more than 57 fps.
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Some numbers from MetroLL.
The first 3 screenshots are with official bios.
The last one is with PT1 bios.

I would like to see an R9 with more than 57 fps.
Challenge accepted. And I assume that PT1 BIOS allows more voltage?

You win.
Edited by MeneerVent - 1/12/14 at 1:07pm
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Originally Posted by zpaf View Post

Here are http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/index.php?architecture=ATI&manufacturer=&model=R9+290&interface=&memType=&memSize= all the available bios.
You can play with this 015.039.000.006.003516
Yes this bios im at now, but nothing special allowed. Maximum I get from stock bios was 1200/1700 Mhz.
with this asus and their Tweak is impossible to set anything higher than 1600 on RAM.
So Im still voting for AB 17 and manual +35% power in CCC because AB often do not change it.
So thats all why Im saying that everone who is not much experienced in OCing should wait for 14.1 CCC and drivers with AB 19+ ;-)
because standard ways withou touching some files of AB does not lead to theese high OC. ;-)
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They're OOS on Amazon and $500 USD on Amazon.
I do mine while I'm asleep and fold on the CPU. I don't see why people do it though, the money sucks. I only make around 35 cents per hour mining on my 290.

Well i mine with my 290X almost 22/7. Still 35C in hours is $8 a day. in 2 weeks you make up the price hike.
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