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Guys, what should I do when my XFX 290X ref just refuses to boot? The LED on mainboard reported a VGA error and stucked with a black screen, even before the mainboard BIOS setup screen mad.gif

It happened after a power failure. I tried to flash a number of BIOS but the card is still a brick. What should I do now, please help frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif

Any other symptoms? Had it ever black screened before? My first card failed similarly, a couple of black screen crash/reboots and then it was dead. It stuck on the VGA initialization post code and no boot. I returned it.
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Any other symptoms? Had it ever black screened before? My first card failed similarly, a couple of black screen crash/reboots and then it was dead. It stuck on the VGA initialization post code and no boot. I returned it.

It sometimes had black screen crash before. And now, exactly as you described, it stucks on VGA initialization post code. I changed the cooler so the warranty was voided, as said by XFX frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif

Is there any solution for my 600$ brick, please help frown.gif

Strangely the card still appears (wrongly) in GPUz when I put it in secondary slot, and I can flash BIOS into it. I really hope that it is still alive in some way.


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It sometimes had black screen crash before. And now, exactly as you described, it stucks on VGA initialization post code. I changed the cooler so the warranty was voided, as said by XFX frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif

Is there any solution for my 600$ brick, please help frown.gif


if you're in the US/Canada XFX allows the useage of aftermarket coolers. if not then tough luck.
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if you're in the US/Canada XFX allows the useage of aftermarket coolers. if not then tough luck.
Australia here, so tough luck for me frown.gif
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Australia here, so tough luck for me frown.gif

I've sent them an e-mail asking if i can change the paste without voiding my warranty but i'm not holding my breath......
 
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I am now the proud owner of a soon to be Waterblocked, zero coil whine (thank the heavens) Diamond R9 290X.


Please add Me. I have a photo of GPU-Z valadation as well as an AIDA 64 GPGPU Bench. Funny thing is I don't have a 2nd GPU, I have a 7850K APU. And the AIDA 64 Benchmark used all the GCN cores for it. As in ALL OF THEM. As in HSA works with a 290X when paired with Kaveri BEFORE the drivers to enable such a combo have been released.

Just thought you'd like to know.




Anyway, let me know if you need anything else.

do you mind explaining more about the significance of this? thanks.
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Australia here, so tough luck for me frown.gif
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I've sent them an e-mail asking if i can change the paste without voiding my warranty but i'm not holding my breath......


Guys, just make sure you keep the stock cooler and original screws in proper condition, they will never notice and any RMA you may need will be accepted.

I RMA'd a 290X twice which I had watercooled, and I've done it before on other parts too.
    
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Guys, just make sure you keep the stock cooler and original screws in proper condition, they will never notice and any RMA you may need will be accepted.

I RMA'd a 290X twice which I had watercooled, and I've done it before on other parts too.

Stickers are over the screws, i have the DD coolers on mine and they are working fine, i just want to change the paste on them.......so i sent an email. smile.gif
 
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I have seen others tell of extreme display lines going on the screen... Anyone know the cause of this? It seems to be an unstable OC...

I"ve seen that too. Whenever I don't have enough voltage running to it. Crazy horizontal colored lines. Makes it almost impossible to shut down without doing a hard reset. On mine I have a small section at the top of the screen that does respond. So if I put AB up at the top of the screen where I can click the "reset" button then the screen will return to normal.

The other thing I've noticed is that if the core is under load it is more resistant to doing this. So if I put the card under load first, and then decrease voltage (such as starting the miner), then it will hold the OC with lower voltage. But as soon as I stop the miner, the fragmented screen starts up again. But basically, as long as I leave 50mv of extra voltage when OCing to 1500 on the ram it won't do this. So it must be a voltage and OC issue.

I saw one thread where it explained that these cards go straight from 300mhz to their max whether 1500mhz or whatever on the memory. So when its set higher than stock (1250mhz) it causes the crashing or artifacts. It takes extra voltage to keep this from happening.

What we need is for someone to develop a bios that has more than two steps. Like it ramps up progressively to reach maximum frequency.
     
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I just re-did my cooler mod, It's kinda hard to explain exactly what I did so I'll just show you guys the pics.

re-used the stock cooler fan and shroud for better VRM cooling (hopefully better than my previous mod set-up) drilled a hole on the part where the faceplate is over the VRM1 and put in a copper wire/rod that is connected to a heatsink fin (and used thermal adhesive (arctic cooling) on the copper wire/rod to ensure full contact on the faceplate).



currently testing temps. just starded 1hr run for valley at stock voltage @1100/1350 clocks. to compare it to my previous mod set-up temps.



Will post results after I am done.
(currently running stock voltage @ 1100/1350 at 50% fan speed since at this speed the fan noise is tolerable for majority of people)



Holy Shinzu... hackimus maximus!
     
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