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Recently got 2 of the R9 290s running in crossfire 1100/1400 and performance can be pretty random/stuttery, by far the worst game seems to be Skyrim with Unreal ENB. FPS spikes as low as 18 and hovers around 30-55 which is pretty lame considering I was getting a nice smooth 40-50 fps with my single GTX 670 on the same settings. Turning crossfire off I still get around 30 fps but it doesn't stutter and lag so much.

With the ENB off I get around 110 fps so something is definetly weird with the ENB and crossfire 290s or maybe my overall mod setup works better with nvidia cards, not sure.
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Does anybody else have extremely touchy Elpida memory? My card just black screens and I have to change the BIOS switch to get it working again, if I OC my Elpida memory to something like 1500 for example. Do you know any BIOS that has memory control and the possibility of higher core voltage? I am still stuck with stock cooler since I can't find a block in stock anywhere in Finland so I don't really want to overvolt too much right now biggrin.gif
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Does anybody else have extremely touchy Elpida memory? My card just black screens and I have to change the BIOS switch to get it working again, if I OC my Elpida memory to something like 1500 for example. Do you know any BIOS that has memory control and the possibility of higher core voltage? I am still stuck with stock cooler since I can't find a block in stock anywhere in Finland so I don't really want to overvolt too much right now biggrin.gif

I also have Elpida memory on my cards and if I overclock the memory much past around 1500 I start to get really strange issues such as the entire screen flashing whenever I drag something on the desktop. Not sure what causes this, could be something to do with my monitor (one of the korean PLS ones) running pretty close to it's refresh rate peak. Granted I've not done any increase in voltage yet (I have a feeling voltage is locked on my cards anyway). I'll try once I get in and see what happens.
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Do you think we can "remove". (cancel, take off call it whatever you want) a DVI port on a 290? I need a single slot card. LOL
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I'm going to buy a waterblock sometime next week. Which is the best?
Im using Heatkiller since Alphacool did not made them for R9-290 yet. So i thing its the best choice, very good performance. And doesnt have that infantill kokonut tree on it. Lets see it.

Thanks. I do like the look of heatkillers. Just unsure how it would look on a motherboard with gold heatsinks.
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Do you think we can "remove". (cancel, take off call it whatever you want) a DVI port on a 290? I need a single slot card. LOL
Absolutly Yes, its only output, so if you do not short circuit of that output, you can solder it out ;-)
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Absolutly Yes, its only output, so if you do not short circuit of that output, you can solder it out ;-)

Thanks for your fast answer..It's because I have a Matx board and I want to Xfire 2X290, but I have a RevoDrive between them, so if I can make the last card "single slot" it will work.thumb.gif
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Absolutly Yes, its only output, so if you do not short circuit of that output, you can solder it out ;-)

I would love to do this. But it there a way to do this video voiding the warranty?
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Stock cooler, can't wait to see what I can achieve with water! Is this in the lines of what you guys have been getting?

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2290894
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When overclock & overvolt, does the second GPU also suppose to overvolt? I'm asking because mine is not. See pic below (I added labels to show peak VDDC on both cards). Like the first time I installed these cards, with the Hynix card at first slot & Elpida card at second slot, Elpida seems like "lagging" behind. When I swapped the cards so that Hynix at second slot, both cards performed better. Now, when I installed the EK terminal to interconnect both water blocks on both cards, I mistakenly put Hynix card to first slot again. So, the Elpida card seems "lagging" behind again. No biggie, I'm going to tear down them later anyway.


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