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on the gpuz on r9 290 , it says (vrm 1) 100C. which parts on 290 is vrm 1 on it?
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post #19312 of 43924
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Originally Posted by rickyman0319 View Post

on the gpuz on r9 290 , it says (vrm 1) 100C. which parts on 290 is vrm 1 on it?

The line of VRMs near the power connectors. They provide core power.
post #19313 of 43924
how do u guys cool it off when u put the heatsink that include with Geild ? I have tried a lot of things. it still not working. it always 100C when I do mining. frown.gif
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how do u guys cool it off when u put the heatsink that include with Geild ? I have tried a lot of things. it still not working. it always 100C when I do mining. frown.gif

What heatsink includes geilid that you are talking about?

If you have a stock 290 cooler then read how to use the original cooler with a universal GPU block and then put some heatsinks on the flat plate that is left over and point a high powered fan at it.

Not sure why but 100C seems higher than any of the air cooler 290s that I have worked with ever hit while mining.

For my primary unit it is water-cooled... since you are into water-cooling I would recommend doing that... you can get a universal block for $20-30
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I am not using watercooling. I am just using geild icy 2 for r9 290. I am talking about geild vrm heatsink ( 1 piece).
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I am not using watercooling. I am just using geild icy 2 for r9 290. I am talking about geild vrm heatsink ( 1 piece).

As long as you've mounted it properly and the fans are up high, it may need better thermal tape or better air flow in the case. Those coolers aren't fantastic for vrm, but should be better than that.
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Anyone running crossfire use hwinfo64 and see the 2nd gpu getting a higher wattage. It seems weird it would be using 10 more watts than gpu 1. Also gpu 2 vrm1 temp is around 10 degrees higher. If i turn down powerlimit, voltage, and downclock it (using pt1.bios) then temps and wattages are closer. Is the 10watt difference enough to justify the +10 degree vrm1 difference. Im trying to rule out too that my 2nd gpu vrm1 thermal pad is making sufficient contact. Im using ek water blocks. Under load nothing overheats even the core temps are both even. Just the 10 degree difference between the two vrm1 temps and wattage at load too being both higher on gpu2.
post #19318 of 43924
Guys, when overclocking a R9 series card, and your game freezes. just a hard lock. No arti's or whatever. Is that core or VRAM.
I'm testing my second Tri-X 290X for max OC to see if it's better then my other one but where as my other one artifacts way before hard locking this one doesn't.
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Hard lock is most likely core. Memory will artifact heavily before locking.
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Yeah true. This card does stay a lot cooler then my other one though.

Much higher ambient (about 6c higher), yet still over 10c cooler on VRM1 and core then my other one. Both are repasted with Prolimatech PK-1 as Sapphire doesn't use warranty stickers on the screws wink.gif

The other one maxes out at 1180Mhz core and 1625Mhz VRAM at +200mV. Normal day to day clocks for it are maxed at 1140/1625 on +100mV. Getting 74c core and 80c VRM1 on 65% fanspeed.

This one, the newer one, is now testing at 1200Mhz core and the same 1625Mhz VRAM on +150mV core. Still, temps maxed out after 3 rounds of BF4 (same as the other card) on 70c core and 77c VRM1 with 65% fanspeed.

It seems like I got a fair chance on 1200Mhz 24/7 smile.gif Even if voltage is a tad high.
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