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I'm here to say, that AMD powerplay is the worst thing ever in human history, tried literally every guide one can imagine, every setting, and no! power limit still ain't apply.

I ended up using the overdrive to apply it lol! neither unofficial overclocking method without powerplay helped, or reinstalling the drivers (DDU) and using AB to increase power limit, at once as i changed any setting, the screen flickers like mad, 3 driver reinstalls, and 30 mins + of different settings, nothing HELPS.

If anyone have similar issue, just use overdrive to increase it, it will work most likely. Also there is bug in AB, where you cant apply the exact volts/clocks.....it goes back to -/+ 5 or 10....rolleyes.gif

why not use Trixx?
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I'm used to AB, for now i get it work decent at least so its ok i guess smile.gif
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Thanks. I tried few BIOS and can confirm that it is not BIOS problem. So I guess that you are right about the memory, maybe I screwed up when putting heatsinks on the memory modules frown.gif
Because it's XFX, I can't do RMA in Australia. Do you think that a computer store can fix this?
Can you RMA the card through the store where you purchased them?

No if it's regular computer store, I don't think they can fixed it.
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And here comes the end of January and still no beta Mantle driver... :/
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Those of you that set your clock profiles manually, what are your 2D clocks?
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I keep my 2D clocks at stock, 150MHz core and 300MHz mem. No need to change them really.

For every day use I set my 3D clocks to 1100MHz core and 5500MHz mem on +18mV.
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Thanks. I'm experimenting with a few things right now, still trying to figure out the black screen issue. I'm a bit confused still about the Power Limit slider... I was under the impression all it did was allowed the card to pull more current... So should it always be maxed at +50% provided temps are good?

Another question, I have a batch file to provide more voltage with AB. Here is what it has:

CD C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner
MSIAfterburner.exe /wi6,30,8d,10

When I try to run it the prompt just immediately closes, what would cause that?
Edited by bond32 - 1/26/14 at 11:57am
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are there any news on AMD releasing a revision of the R9 290/290X that has better thermal and power consumpttion?
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Thanks. I'm experimenting with a few things right now, still trying to figure out the black screen issue. I'm a bit confused still about the Power Limit slider... I was under the impression all it did was allowed the card to pull more current... So should it always be maxed at +50% provided temps are good?

Yeah it should, it actually increases performance even without changing any clockspeeds on my card (talking about mining perf mainly, haven't tested if it increases frames in games). The black screen issue is a pain in the butt, AUX voltage seems to help for me while it doesn't help for everyone. I never had a really bad black screen issue but had very similar stuff going on and these cards are a bit weird in other ways too, but I'm finally starting to get somewhere with it. Got the memory to 1500 with the AUX upped, can propably get higher with core increases and other tweaks +WC of course whenever I get my block
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are there any news on AMD releasing a revision of the R9 290/290X that has better thermal and power consumption?

:lachen:

 

That is a good one.

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