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My first gaming stretch with my 290s under water and nothing like a almost dead silent build that keeps both cards at the low 50s after about an full hour of Crysis 3 maxed out. Not oc atm but will soon again.

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@Arizonian, I've been a busy man over the last month and made several changes to my box. Please update me to 2 x MSI R9 290 GAMING cards, now under water!

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And for those that have asked on previous pages, I can confirm the XSPC full cover block is compatible with this card model!

I missed this originally. Congrats. Some nice water blocked rigs as of late. Nice. Snorkle.gif
     
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here some pics of the xfx dd with ek water-blocks
it's reference pcb....flash the cards with tri-x 290 bios
running nicely..
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Nice!

Thats really good to know, a few people weren't sure if the DD cards were a Ref design PCB or not and i guess this clears it up thumb.gif
 
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1.493v minus LLC droop = about 1.45 - 1.46v . This is the Asus 290x Pt1t Bios on switch 2 and Asus 290x bios with 1.41v on gpu tweek on switch 1
Havent read up on the tri x bios just yet but the PT1T bios will do the trick thumb.gif
I see. BIOS from overclock club. Will try those. I'm also interested to try Tri-X BIOS.
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Question, maybe somebody experience like TSM can answer.

What is the max voltage I should run while benching? I'm currently at 1260/1625 with +220mV, this gives me 1.31v actual. I'm artifacting like crazy so I need a bit more, and I think I should be good up to 1.35v but somebody please correct me if I'm wrong.

Temps are below 40 core and 30 VRMs if I have my rad fans on.

Fun fact, according to GPUz my 290 is taking 331w, and my entire PC is using 525w at the plug...


I've pushed a lot more voltage than that before and the cards did not die.

There is no definitive max voltage with these cards because the limits can be removed by using either of the unlocked bios' and well then it comes down to how far you are willing to go. I have taken my cards past 1.5v loaded without blowing up lol. However I would not recommend anyone venture that far down the rabbit hole. I was more or less testing the limits of the reference design. Its pretty stout imo. Also, at high voltages the software monitors start to lose their accuracy. Anyways, I would say stay under 1.40v loaded for most situations.

Here's some things I wrote down from my experience overclocking this silicon.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1436497/official-amd-r9-290x-290-owners-club/6120_40#post_21205990
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Arizonian you can update me back to full watercooling again, I gave my AIO kit to my friend and I went back to full EK block.


Was worried about my temps at first since I am only using a single 240mm radiator (EK XT240) on both my CPU and GPU coz I don't have the space to work with my case (Bitfenix Prodigy) but surprisingly enough my temps are the same as my previous build that my 290X was in that used two 240mm radiators which is under 45C. Used EK LTX Supreme for the CPU and its keeping it under 74C (3570k at 1.375v 4.7Ghz) which is surprisingly well.


Sorry for the crappy pic, camera phone xD







And is it just me or w/ Beta Driver 14.1 the core clocks doesn't go down to 2D clocks.
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Is that 1.493V? Nice! thumb.gif So far I only go up to 1.432V. Can my card overclock better with Asus or Tri-X BIOS?

Would that even be safe? My voltages are in the 1.29-1.33 range, and it makes me paranoid.
It's called suicide run or suicide benching. (I prefer the former.) It's for short benching, not for 24/7 use. We don't know the voltage limit on this cards. So, it's hard to say whether it's safe or not. Suicide run is not for fainthearted. I don't recommend go over 1.4V for 24/7. I might willing to run below 1.45V 24/7 though. I already done back-to-back benching @1.422 - 1.432V though.
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Arizonian you can update me back to full watercooling again, I gave my AIO kit to my friend and I went back to full EK block.


Was worried about my temps at first since I am only using a single 240mm radiator (EK XT240) on both my CPU and GPU coz I don't have the space to work with my case (Bitfenix Prodigy) but surprisingly enough my temps are the same as my previous build that my 290X was in that used two 240mm radiators which is under 45C. Used EK LTX Supreme for the CPU and its keeping it under 74C (3570k at 1.375v 4.7Ghz) which is surprisingly well.


Sorry for the crappy pic, camera phone xD







And is it just me or w/ Beta Driver 14.1 the core clocks doesn't go down to 2D clocks.
That looks better. I didn't tell you before but I honestly don't understand why you plan to use AIO when downsizing to smaller case. Proper full waterblock work just fine in small form factor case. thumb.gif

It's not just you but it doesn't happen frequently though. In my case I have easy trick to un-stuck the core clock; disable & re-enabled Crossfire. I don't know how to un-stuck core clock with one card though. Did you try restarting the computer or full power cycle?
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Arizonian you can update me back to full watercooling again, I gave my AIO kit to my friend and I went back to full EK block.


Was worried about my temps at first since I am only using a single 240mm radiator (EK XT240) on both my CPU and GPU coz I don't have the space to work with my case (Bitfenix Prodigy) but surprisingly enough my temps are the same as my previous build that my 290X was in that used two 240mm radiators which is under 45C. Used EK LTX Supreme for the CPU and its keeping it under 74C (3570k at 1.375v 4.7Ghz) which is surprisingly well.


Sorry for the crappy pic, camera phone xD Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


And is it just me or w/ Beta Driver 14.1 the core clocks doesn't go down to 2D clocks.

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That looks better. I didn't tell you before but I honestly don't understand why you plan to use AIO when downsizing to smaller case. Proper full waterblock work just fine in small form factor case. thumb.gif

It's not just you but it doesn't happen frequently though. In my case I have easy trick to un-stuck the core clock; disable & re-enabled Crossfire. I don't know how to un-stuck core clock with one card though. Did you try restarting the computer or full power cycle?



Nah, only happened when I installed 14.1. Not really affecting me on anything maybe besides the slightly higher idle power consumption.

configuring out how to layout my loop was a bit of a challenge. ran into problems of things not fitting in (specially the tubing on the GPU) good thing I had some extra parts laying around from my previous builds.
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I've pushed a lot more voltage than that before and the cards did not die.

There is no definitive max voltage with these cards because the limits can be removed by using either of the unlocked bios' and well then it comes down to how far you are willing to go. I have taken my cards past 1.5v loaded without blowing up lol. However I would not recommend anyone venture that far down the rabbit hole. I was more or less testing the limits of the reference design. Its pretty stout imo. Also, at high voltages the software monitors start to lose their accuracy. Anyways, I would say stay under 1.40v loaded for most situations.

Here's some things I wrote down from my experience overclocking this silicon.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1436497/official-amd-r9-290x-290-owners-club/6120_40#post_21205990
Awesome, thanks for the info. I knew you had run crazy volts at some point.

I keep running into an issue where at high volts (+250mV or higher, about 1.33v under load for my card) I'd get instant PC reboots, not sure why. Also, if I try anything higher than 1250MHz, then halfway through a 3dmark11 run the clocks reset to stock... 1145MHz is fine though, even at much lower voltage.

PSU is a brand new Corsair AX860, so I don't think lack of power is the problem.
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