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I don't have any paste on my pads anymore, didn't seem worth the hassle later on honestly. The performance with the Fujipoly extreme pads themselves has been excellent as it is.

I had extra MX-4 laying around that I got for free so it wasn't much of a hassle thumb.gif

If I had elected for the Ultra Extreme, I wouldn't have used the MX-4.
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lol I was referring to the hassle with removing the pads and resuing them.
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lol I was referring to the hassle with removing the pads and resuing them.

Meh, when it's time to upgrade, will just sell the cards with the blocks and will need new blocks and pads so no hassle biggrin.gif
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I've always wondered about power limit. In theory since the additional % is only called on as needed and max voltage is set elsewhere it should be safe to leave this at +50. But some users swear going above 25 creates instability.

I haven't tried testing with power under +50, but it is not a cause for instability from my testing. Instability is from clocking too high, or not enough voltage.
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I haven't tried testing with power under +50, but it is not a cause for instability from my testing. Instability is from clocking too high, or not enough voltage.

While mining, if the power limit is left at 0 it will actually cause the card to throttle. Increasing the power limit ensures that there is enough current to maintain the desired frequencies at load. Added voltages allow you to increase the maximum frequency thumb.gif
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So what are some of you guys settings? What increments do you adjust voltage in?
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Would you recommend running the power limit at 50% 24/7 even with stock clocks for bf4 gaming?
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Would you recommend running the power limit at 50% 24/7 even with stock clocks for bf4 gaming?

Shouldn't need to touch PL at all with stock clocks. As long as you keep temps down smile.gif
    
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I haven't tried testing with power under +50, but it is not a cause for instability from my testing. Instability is from clocking too high, or not enough voltage.

I just set it to +50% and forget about it. But there are quite a few people who say this, including here at ocn. I've read several times that you should not go over +25%.
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You don't want Unofficial Overclock, set it to disabled.
Seriously?? I had Asus 280x dcu ii, I could tweak volts with afterburner. So this is new with asus 290s? What a horrible thing to do. It's not like they even put any effort into gpu tweak.

its an old thing with all their cards, so don't update your BIOS at all if you want to continue using afterburner, usually the first couple generations are decent, then afterwards they lock the controller, BIOS and voltages, don't ask why because it makes no sense to me either as it doesn't do them any good...
   
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