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Mate thats not true - if ur xfire stay away from the bloody betas and you'll be absolutely fine. If you are unfortunate enough to have the black screen issue or anything else that sucks. However I muat admit I did change my mobo and cpu to 4770k from 4670k which I can honestly say made a BIG difference for me. So if you are going to run high end cards (xfire specific) make sure the rest of ur system is high end too.

Umm I don't use the beta drivers. If you clicked my sig you would see that I already run a high end system.

I'm not complaining about AMD cards, running a single 290x is perfect for me. I'm complaining about the cesspool that is their x-fire drivers which are a nightmare compared to what I used to have with Nvidia SLI 760s.
 
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Umm I don't use the beta drivers. If you clicked my sig you would see that I already run a high end system.

I'm not complaining about AMD cards, running a single 290x is perfect for me. I'm complaining about the cesspool that is their x-fire drivers which are a nightmare compared to what I used to have with Nvidia SLI 760s.

Most major problems with SLI/Crossfire comes from mixing card brands/OCs... had so many problems with SLI 460 OC & SOC, changed to 2 SOC cards and most problems were gone

Also unstable overclocks can cause massive problems with multiple cards
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Most major problems with SLI/Crossfire is mixing card brands/OCs... had so many problems with SLI 460 OC & SOC, changed to 2 SOC cards and most problems were gone

Also unstable overclocks can cause massive problems with multiple cards

I have to underclock my cards to stay stable at all in X-fire. Just running stock causes vertical lines of death after 20 mins or so of gaming/benching.
 
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I have to underclock my cards to stay stable at all in X-fire. Just running stock causes vertical lines of death after 20 mins or so of gaming/benching.

When I had 4 x 7970's I ran in to a few issues, went down to 3 then 2 and never had a problem after that with them. Currently with 3 x 290's I've been problem free. Even on the latest beta's, but I choose to stick with 13.12 now since I don't play BF4 anymore. thumb.gif
    
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I have to underclock my cards to stay stable at all in X-fire. Just running stock causes vertical lines of death after 20 mins or so of gaming/benching.

Wait....so you are saying that in Xfire these cards don't work properly with any driver?
 
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Mate thats not true - if ur xfire stay away from the bloody betas and you'll be absolutely fine. If you are unfortunate enough to have the black screen issue or anything else that sucks. However I muat admit I did change my mobo and cpu to 4770k from 4670k which I can honestly say made a BIG difference for me. So if you are going to run high end cards (xfire specific) make sure the rest of ur system is high end too.

Umm I don't use the beta drivers. If you clicked my sig you would see that I already run a high end system.

I'm not complaining about AMD cards, running a single 290x is perfect for me. I'm complaining about the cesspool that is their x-fire drivers which are a nightmare compared to what I used to have with Nvidia SLI 760s.
No problem here with Crossfire, either in 13.12 WHQL or 14.2 beta drivers. I watched youtube, play games, left to idle a couple of hours & monitor power saving also enabled, NO problem whatsoever. Mine also doesn't have black screen issue.

I'm not 100% sure but the problem probably because mismatching cards. I noticed you're crosfiring with reference & custom card. I'm guessing BIOS on both cards don't agree with each other.

[EDIT] I just noticed you have 290X Tri-X Crossfire & 290X DCII Crossfire. So, you're running quad-fire?
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I have to underclock my cards to stay stable at all in X-fire. Just running stock causes vertical lines of death after 20 mins or so of gaming/benching.

Definitely something up with that set up if you're having to underclock to remain stable - have you tried each card individually? Hell even tried swapping the slots around? I would be tempted to get my hands on another mobo to try an isolate that as a possible potential issue.
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That's good to know, my 4670k is definitely choking my 290 xfire, but I can't justify upgrading to an $800 cpu just for gaming. But a 4770k I can do, be a good excuse to finally build my Node 304 htpc with the replaced 4670k.

How are temps on your giga xfire btw?

Sorry Taem I did read your original message just got lost trying to follow this thread when it moves at like 15 pages a day!

Temps are sweet! I'm on air xfired however I have explained the importance of a really solid negative pressure vortex for your case fans so if you cant handle the noise I wouldnt recommend xfiring anything 290 cards... BUT with my 11 case fans running on full I can run a healthy OC without temps breaking 80c in an environment consisting of 25 - 31 degrees (New Zealand summer right now..)

I will putting them under water at some stage but truthfully right now I'm not evening worried as I game generally with the corsair vengeance 1500 headset that has amazing noise blocking abilities in a private gaming room. In a lounge or where other members congregate I would need to go h20 probably...

I will do some gaming tonight and post up a few screens of my HWinfo & Playclaw stats.
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I just bought a second Tri-X 290X for binning purposes.. It's great when miners decide to sell their cards.. I got it for just €399 shipped and all and it's less then 2 months old with full warranty and all tongue.gif

We shall see if she's a better clocker then my current one.. I'd love to run CF but there's no way in hell my PSU is going to run that..
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So guys, I started the BAD ASUS RMA SERVICE thread and the blackscreening first batch of cards and now we are discussing X-fire. I am interested to try this with R9 290X and it should be under water, I think everybody here agrees about that rolleyes.gif

As this is very new to me, I have a few questions:

1: can someone recommend a good case that has WC pre-installed or easy complete WC install set plus case?

2: which easy to install GPU waterblocks?

3: which PSU for 2 x R9 290X? (Yes I will OC CPU and GPU)

4: which Mobo? (not ASUS, I will never buy their products again as result of bad service mad.gif)

Thx, all suggestions are welcome, but remember I'm very noob biggrin.gif
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