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Originally Posted by Sonikku13 View Post

I finally got my Radeon R9 290X. And I can't mine on it because I realized my board keeps messing up. The PC crashes due to the board. So I'm gonna replace the board and processor in one shot, which will require me to get a new copy of Windows 8.1.

If your copy is legit, you will NOT require a new copy. You will be required to re-validate it by either calling a phone number or online. I've even managed to fully upgrade systems without having to reinstall the operating system. I loaded of the new mobo hdd controller drivers before removing it.
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Originally Posted by esqueue View Post

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Originally Posted by Sonikku13 View Post

I finally got my Radeon R9 290X. And I can't mine on it because I realized my board keeps messing up. The PC crashes due to the board. So I'm gonna replace the board and processor in one shot, which will require me to get a new copy of Windows 8.1.

If your copy is legit, you will NOT require a new copy. You will be required to re-validate it by either calling a phone number or online. I've even managed to fully upgrade systems without having to reinstall the operating system. I loaded of the new mobo hdd controller drivers before removing it.

I didn't see this comment but esqueue is right. You don't have to get another copy of windows if you're replacing the board. It's going to recognize that you have a different board and ask you to re-activate it. Most of the time for me it's calling Windows and following an automated system.
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Well I just finished testing my little brothers new R9 290 Tri-X.... This card is just smoking!

Refernce R9 290x Card temps running for 2 hours:
Core: 93'C
Core: 840-940mhz
Vrams 1= 77'C 2=88'C
Sound Level: 47Dba (Have a sound sensor)

Sapphire R9 290 temps after running for 2 hours:
Core: 74'C
Core: 1000mhz STABLE
Vrams 1= 63'C 2=77'C
Sound Level: 37Dba

Performance difference? 1 fps.
Price Difference = Over 120$
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Well if you tried the card on another board and the same thing happens, I would think it is the card.  Get a used spare card off of craigslist or something and RMA that sucker.

 

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I think your card is dead. I assume you already tried booting by switching to the second BIOS on the card?

 

Thanx for replying guys. Yeah, i tried switching the bios. I figured it was RMA time, just thought it would be worth posting in here to see if i was missing something.

    
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Well I just finished testing my little brothers new R9 290 Tri-X.... This card is just smoking!

Refernce R9 290x Card temps running for 2 hours:
Core: 93'C
Core: 840-940mhz
Vrams 1= 77'C 2=88'C
Sound Level: 47Dba (Have a sound sensor)

Sapphire R9 290 temps after running for 2 hours:
Core: 74'C
Core: 1000mhz STABLE
Vrams 1= 63'C 2=77'C
Sound Level: 37Dba

Performance difference? 1 fps.
Price Difference = Over 120$
Epeen = priceless

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Originally Posted by King4x4 View Post

Well I just finished testing my little brothers new R9 290 Tri-X.... This card is just smoking!

Refernce R9 290x Card temps running for 2 hours:
Core: 93'C
Core: 840-940mhz
Vrams 1= 77'C 2=88'C
Sound Level: 47Dba (Have a sound sensor)

Sapphire R9 290 temps after running for 2 hours:
Core: 74'C
Core: 1000mhz STABLE
Vrams 1= 63'C 2=77'C
Sound Level: 37Dba

Performance difference? 1 fps.
Price Difference = Over 120$
Mostly because the Tri-X is meant to overclock and be stable while the reference can't reliably maintain its core clock. There really isn't any performance difference until you overclock, but most of the benefit of this card isn't a performance increase, it's lower temps + noise.
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My r9-290x came in today. But I wasn't at home and they require a signature so they are are bringing it back on Monday thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif ......Who expects a working person to be home at 10:00 AM?? mad.gif
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Hello .. could someone help me? My R9 290 XFX Black Edition at times in BF4 loses much FPS and GPU usage drops to 0% .. 30% .. 60% ... and then back to 100% and is for some time .. tested on 2 computers .. my setup: i5-750@4.0Ghz .. 8GB DDR3 corsair vengeance .. MB ASUS P7P55D-Pro .. SSD OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA 2 .. Corsair 750W power .. 13.12whql amd driver and the other tested i5-3330 .. 8GB DDR3 .. MB Asrock Fatality .. Antec 620W .. SSD OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA 3 .. both with the same problem .. this driver is good for these cards? or is it something with my r9 290? thank you! smile.gif
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My r9-290x came in today. But I wasn't at home and they require a signature so they are are bringing it back on Monday thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif ......Who expects a working person to be home at 10:00 AM?? mad.gif

I had a package like that recently but didn't think anything of it because my wife would be home to sign it. This was UPS and I think I remember being able to go online and change the time. But they were in big blocks and the last one went from before I get off through dinner time. Wish they could make smaller blocks but then I realized that they're delivering to everyone, not just me. redface.gif
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Did you use Phobya or Fujipoly thermal pad? Good temps btw.

I just used the ones that came with the EK block (1mm), I also used the TIM on top of the pads, had just enough to cover GPU.

At 1200/1450 +100mv core max was 52c VRM1 42c VRM 48c
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