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It was the DC2 that was having issues with the heatpipes.  I think this may be able to be fixed by using a copper shim? thinking.gif If you look at the cooler for the 7970 DC2 Top you can see they have another piece of copper across the heatpipes to make sure the heat is distributed.  Why they didn't do this in the first place is a mystery though!
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7970



290...2 heatpipes not even being touched thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif


Edit: Also noticed the 7970 has 6 heatpipes and the 290 only 5...doh.gif   Granted one of the pipes on the 290 is larger, but why would they do this?

Does this looks familiar:



That's the DCUII 780 Ti cooler, which came out before the DCUII 290x.

Or how about this:



That's the DCUII 780. There has been very little change from what I can see on this cooler and ASUS thought it will be great for all GPUs thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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That's the DCUII 780 Ti cooler, which came out before the DCUII 290x.

Or how about this:



That's the DCUII 780. There has been very little change from what I can see on this cooler and ASUS thought it will be great for all GPUs thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

 

One of the review site, and others in this thread, mentioned this fact as well.  Hawaii is so much smaller than GK110...lots of transistors in a smaller package for more concentrated heat...ASUS made a :thumbsdow horrible decision here.

 

I bet with a shim the temps would improve...I'd like to see someone try it out.

 

Other big question...is ASUS doing anything to fix the problem?

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Hmmm, my idle temps got lowered to 43-45C when I moved my pc from behind my screens to the floor biggrin.gifgraduated.gif
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I just went from 670 to 290x and i get lower fps in WoW. Its only WoW though.
Is there a fix?
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I just went from 670 to 290x and i get lower fps in WoW. Its only WoW though.
Is there a fix?

 

Did you make sure you properly removed Nvidia drivers first?  If you didn't we would suggest using Display Driver Uninstaller to make sure everything is gone for a clean installation. 

 

http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/display_driver_uninstaller_download.html

 

I haven't played WoW in a long time, but wouldn't a 670 have been overkill already? What frames did you have before and what kind of frames are you seeing with the 290X?

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Is there a bios and or utility that will give me more voltage control... I'm maxed out on AB with +100mv and am maxed out at 1150 core/ 1500 memory
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Is there a bios and or utility that will give me more voltage control... I'm maxed out on AB with +100mv and am maxed out at 1150 core/ 1500 memory

Trixx goes to +200mV vddc adjust. But Afterburner has aux voltage adjustment which can sometimes offer stability for higher clocks at a given vddc adjust. If you are air cooling and can't handle more than +100mV that can be better than the higher limit on Trixx. Afterburner also has memory voltage, though I can't get it to work on any of the 290s I've tried.

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Hmmm, my idle temps got lowered to 43-45C when I moved my pc from behind my screens to the floor biggrin.gifgraduated.gif

What do you have that idles at 43-45 in Sweden where I'm thinking it's probably cold.
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I just went from 670 to 290x and i get lower fps in WoW. Its only WoW though.
Is there a fix?

WoW is more CPU intensive, upgrading the GPU should not have done anything at all.

To me, it sounds like you might have hit the limit on your power supply. What power supply you got? What CPU, did you overclock it?
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I guess I should've mentioned that but of info... It's effin' 3DMark... I'm about to start 3D-marking up all the damn walls in this house! Tried the localappdata file delete, tried downloading from different mirrors.. Nada.

you'll have to talk to futuremark support about that I think, either way, an exception shouldn't be thrown on another caught exception... that's a double fail...

Ive only ever seen something like that once, which was minecraft crashing on the crash screen, an exception thrown from something bad in the crashlog from the actual crash...
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soldering a mm copper plate should gain ~10% cooling performance, more or less, would have to be a good solder job though.
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Trixx goes to +200mV vddc adjust. But Afterburner has aux voltage adjustment which can sometimes offer stability for higher clocks at a given vddc adjust. If you are air cooling and can't handle more than +100mV that can be better than the higher limit on Trixx. Afterburner also has memory voltage, though I can't get it to work on any of the 290s I've tried.
What do you have that idles at 43-45 in Sweden where I'm thinking it's probably cold.


290s in crossfire crammed in an antec threehundred biggrin.gif

And this is the warmest winter ever that I can remember :S
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