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Hey guys, I can only get 1165/1500 out of my 290x card with Elpida memory before getting artifacts, I have set +50% Power Limit and +168 Power Limit, what am I doing wrong?

Thanks!
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Do you mean +168mV core voltage? If so, you have probably hit the max on the core, try increasing the Aux voltage a bit and see if that helps with memory.
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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.

Thanks for this, going to give this bios a try...

I'm not convinced the black screens are hardware related... My sapphire 290x, started getting black screens when I started upping the memory frequency. Never got one at stock... Also, and I am still testing, it seems my stable bf4 clocks are 1160/1300. If I move the memory up even a little it will black screen, however I can bench at 1500 memory...
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Originally Posted by bloodkil93 View Post

Hey guys, I can only get 1165/1500 out of my 290x card with Elpida memory before getting artifacts, I have set +50% Power Limit and +168 Power Limit, what am I doing wrong?

Thanks!

Those are good clocks, nothing you did wrong I think. That's more than I can get and I'm on water...
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Thanks for this, going to give this bios a try...

I'm not convinced the black screens are hardware related... My sapphire 290x, started getting black screens when I started upping the memory frequency. Never got one at stock... Also, and I am still testing, it seems my stable bf4 clocks are 1160/1300. If I move the memory up even a little it will black screen, however I can bench at 1500 memory...
Those are good clocks, nothing you did wrong I think. That's more than I can get and I'm on water...

Meh, I guess some cards are just dud overclockers tongue.gif
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Meh, I guess some cards are just dud overclockers tongue.gif

Yeah, if they all clocked high then AMD would have shipped them with higher clocks.
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So i am going to remount my EK Block because my VRM1 temps hit 78C with +50mV during mining. Just to make sure all i have to do is add some thermal paste between the VRMs and the Thermal Pad?
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So i am going to remount my EK Block because my VRM1 temps hit 78C with +50mV during mining. Just to make sure all i have to do is add some thermal paste between the VRMs and the Thermal Pad?


No need for thermal paste on the VRM's, you are using EK block? you probably used the wrong thermal pad on the VRM, there's two thermal pads that came with EK blocks, one is 1mm thick and one is .5mm thick, you need the 1mm thick thermal pads on the VRM's I believe and the .5 for the RAM modules.
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Meh, I guess some cards are just dud overclockers tongue.gif

15% isn't all that much of a dud.
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No need for thermal paste on the VRM's, you are using EK block? you probably used the wrong thermal pad on the VRM, there's two thermal pads that came with EK blocks, one is 1mm thick and one is .5mm thick, you need the 1mm thick thermal pads on the VRM's I believe and the .5 for the RAM modules.

I am pretty sure i used the thicker thermal pad for VRM1. Same thermal pad for VRM2 which has much lower temps. I will inspect it tonight. My HD 7970 though different has no problems with VRM1 And 2 cooling. They say relatively close to core temp.
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