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So an update to my problem...

I was still experiencing throttling down even though my VRM's were acceptable (around 77 C on BF4).

So what I did was, instead of having multiple programs running to watch my GPU - I turn them off one by one.

And I found that GPU-Z (0.7.7) be the cause of my throttling down..

I said it earlier in this thread, I'm positive gpu z messes things up. Maybe when it's run alongside another monitor. Whatever the case may be, the only issue I've had with my cards is sometimes display loses signal at boot up. This only happens when gpu z is set to auto start. No gpu z, no issues, ever. I just don't use it anymore, I use hwinfo64.
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post #19222 of 43923
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Originally Posted by MapRef41N93W View Post

Hmm it seems like my Asus may not have been binned correctly. I downclocked the cards from 1350 mem to 1300 and they ran stable for 40 mins without vertical lines of death in Heaven. Isn't that grounds for an RMA as the card is supposed to be binned for 1350 mem?

yes, RMA, welcome to ASUS cards.
   
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post #19223 of 43923
Originally Posted by taem

Problem with black screen is it's an intermittent problem, that's the worst kind of problem to have. They're not going to sit there and test your card for hours on end, they're going to stick it in a test bench, boot, run a benchmark or two, fire up a game, and if during that half hour it doesn't black screen, you're going to get that card sent back to you.
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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

Yeah, that's what i was afraid of with my card. I wasn't able to test & troubleshoot the black screens it til my NE 30day return window was over. I didn't have alot of confidence that Manufacturer RMA would find & fix the problem. Black screens are too random. I've had em 2hr's into AC Black Flag, and 2 minutes into staring at my Desktop. I've seen other people talk about the same thing happening with manufacturer rma's. Luckily, to my suprise, NE honored the replacement even though the 30days had passed. Much credit to them for taking care of that. I thought i was stuck with it!!!

Very true guys, I counted my blackscreens at 31 in 2 months time, while some weeks none... My card could sometimes run games for hours without a problem and at other times a blackscreen within 15-60 minutes. It passed Furmark full load for 60 minutes, and later it crashed at desktop 10 minutes after startup. I could never replicate it.

I've read here (http://www.overclock.net/t/1441349/290-290x-black-screen-poll) that other people also got their cards returned by ASUS, so I was prepared for this to happen. Also XFX was notorious for that, while other Brands simply replaced the cards like they all should do with clearly a faulty product.
Edited by Mercy4You - 3/18/14 at 3:37pm
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Yeah didn't XFX state outright that they will not accept black screen rma's?

 

Also i read either in the black screen poll thread or on the amd forums (can't remember) some1 that rma'd an msi card for black screens and had the same card with the same serial number sent back to them with Hynix Ram replacing the original Elpida

    
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Something definitely wrong, even on a single 290 and 4670k@4.6 I can run Sleeping Dogs at 1440p with high res textures and most settings maxed (not all though) and get 60 fps.

So I've ran just one card, problem persist.

Clean install of 14.3, problem persists but no probs with the drivers so far!

Sleeping Dogs is only using 1 CPU core so only 25% of my processing power. Check out the SS below. You can both GPUs usage up and down all over the place and only CPU core 1 maxed out, the rest hardy even registering!

post #19226 of 43923
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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

Yeah didn't XFX state outright that they will not accept black screen rma's?

Also i read either in the black screen poll thread or on the amd forums (can't remember) some1 that rma'd an msi card for black screens and had the same card with the same serial number sent back to them with Hynix Ram replacing the original Elpida

Can you link the source please, I would like to have a read. What a lot of people forget, is that you can't believe everything you read on the internet. RAM chips NEVER are replaced on a card, such cards are deemed dead if diagnosed with a bad RAM chip. Once a RAM chip is sodered on, it is impossible to replace. If the issues is with a resistor, etc. - repairs can be made.

A lot of these stories I simply take with a grain of salt.rolleyes.gif
post #19227 of 43923

I read it like a month ago when i was going crazy scouring the internet because of my own black screen 290x. 

I don't know if it's fact or fiction. All i said was i read it either in the black screen poll thread or somewhere on the amd forums and i can't remember which. I wouldn't have said that if i remembered where i read it =). The guy who posted it seemed pretty convinced it was the same card. 

 

But i've also never heard of such an item that is impossible to replace once it's soldered on. So....

    
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Can you link the source please, I would like to have a read. What a lot of people forget, is that you can't believe everything you read on the internet. RAM chips NEVER are replaced on a card, such cards are deemed dead if diagnosed with a bad RAM chip. Once a RAM chip is sodered on, it is impossible to replace. If the issues is with a resistor, etc. - repairs can be made.

A lot of these stories I simply take with a grain of salt.rolleyes.gif

BGA chips can most certainly be replaced, its actually a rather quick process. Would an RMA company do it? I don't know, probably not. Seems like it would be easier just to blame it on the end user somehow and not repair it at all.
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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

Yeah, the random stock black screens are the most frustrating thing to deal with. Increasing the power definitely helps stabilize the card (at least it did for me), but didn't get rid of the problem by any means. Still had 2-3 black screens a day at a minimum. 

I wish we could get some 290x's with Samsung Ram!!!!

buy msi lightning and you will get samsung memory wink.gif like i see many people who bought msi lightning got Samsung memory smile.gifnerdsmiley.png
post #19230 of 43923

On AMD cards?

 

I'm pretty positive there isn't any 290x with Sammy memory including the Lightning :p

    
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