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How much of that $8 a day goes to electricity?

    
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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. ;-)

Use this Asus bios from the 290x.
http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/148214/asus-r9290x-4096-131014.html

Then use latest GPUtweak. That is the best reference bios for any 290/x. Let's me clock up to 1750+ on my hynix and 1625+ on elpida. Also gave me the highest actual scores at any set clocks. I'm running 3 290xs @ 1250/1625 on Asus.ROM bios and gputweak with 0 issues.

I use the pt3 bios w/ gputweak for my suicide benches which net me 1350+/1750+.

Also know that that bios and gputweak prevent you from ever opening CCC overdrive as then power limit actually works.
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How much of that $8 a day goes to electricity?

That's after costing out power.
Edited by jomama22 - 1/12/14 at 1:38pm
     
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I getting black screen too.

Happens randomly when i am playing BF4. Can take 30 mins to 3 hours to pop up, very random. Sound is still playing properly but no response from keyboard.
Cannot ctr alt del, caps lock light not lighting up when pressed. Have to hard reset computer to restart.


  • CPU and GPU: stock clock
  • MB bios: latest
  • Gpu bios : stock bios
  • Latest beta drivers
  • Epida memory
  • GPU temp: 57(idle), 78(load), custom fan curve using MSI AB

thats the driver problem, wait for 14.1 should be solved. I red it at Powertech or somewhere, maybe AMD.com
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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

How much of that $8 a day goes to electricity?
For me, about 30-40 cent.
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Originally Posted by jomama22 View Post

Use this Asus bios from the 290x.
http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/148214/asus-r9290x-4096-131014.html

Then use latest GPUtweak. That is the best reference bios for any 290/x. Let's me clock up to 1750+ on my hynix and 1625+ on elpida. Also gave me the highest actual scores at any set clocks. I'm running 3 290xs @ 1250/1625 on Asus.ROM bios and gputweak with 0 issues.

I use the pt3 bios w/ gputweak for my suicide benches which net me 1350+/1750+.

Also know that that bios and gputweak prevent you from ever opening CCC overdrive as then power limit actually works.
That's after costing out power.

But I have 290 not X version, i know I can try it instead of asking but, will it work? If not which BIOS do you recomend. I tryied many of them....
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thats the driver problem, wait for 14.1 should be solved. I red it at Powertech or somewhere, maybe AMD.com

Its not a driver issue for Christ's sake. That is a hardware issue as has been proven over and over. Look back 2 pages where someone had a black screen mess at stock, rma'd and has since gotten 3 cards that do not black screen.

If it was a driver issue, every card would suffer from it, but that is not the case.

Easy way to prove my point is to have the guy bump his voltage at stock speeds and retest. If it rids the black screens (which I would almost guarantee it would) then he has a hardware "issue" since it can't do stock at stock.
     
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But I have 290 not X version, i know I can try it instead of asking but, will it work? If not which BIOS do you recomend. I tryied many of them....

Yes it will work just fine. That is the main bios people used to unlock their 290s to 290xs. The 290 and 290x are exactly the same except for less shaders, the bios will not harm your card. The worst that could happen is if your 290 can't run stock 290x clocks (which I'm 99% sure it can), but nothing a small voltage bump wouldn't fix anyway.
     
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Yes it will work just fine. That is the main bios people used to unlock their 290s to 290xs. The 290 and 290x are exactly the same except for less shaders, the bios will not harm your card. The worst that could happen is if your 290 can't run stock 290x clocks (which I'm 99% sure it can), but nothing a small voltage bump wouldn't fix anyway.
So I tried and did not work. But any other ASUS BIOS for 290 was not offering anything higher OC than 1235/1625, and thats a pity if I know that my Hynix mem can handle 1700+ in AB with Saphire stock bios.
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kinda funny

im sitting browsing the internet and thinking to myself, damn my feet are feeling cold, gotta fire up bf4 to get some heat under my desk....;d
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kinda funny

im sitting browsing the internet and thinking to myself, damn my feet are feeling cold, gotta fire up bf4 to get some heat under my desk....;d

Same. Woke up at 8am and it was freezing in my front room so I launched Prime95 whilst the kettle was boiling. biggrin.gif
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