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It's not a driver problem guys...

After reboot can get 1500mhz stable with aux at 0. Can't even get 1300 before.


Now I'm running 3dmak11 with 1625mhz (afterburner limit) fully stable with aux at 0...

Elpida woke up? What kind of sorcery is this?
Edited by trihy - 3/22/14 at 4:52pm
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Originally Posted by Sgt Bilko View Post

yep, that's ok temps, running as intended smile.gif

These cards run hot.....but fast, I still haven't found the maximum clocks for my 290's yet because heat is the issue not volts frown.gif

Thanks for that...
Will keep an eye on the VRM temps.....
After reading posts on the 290, some were unhappy with the temps of the VRMs when using universal waterblocks.
This makes me reconsider actually putting my card under water vs just keeping it on stock cooling
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It's not a driver problem guys...

After reboot can get 1500mhz stable with aux at 0. Can't even get 1300 before.


Now I'm running 3dmak11 with 1625mhz (afterburner limit) fully stable with aux at 0...

Aux is the extra voltage supplied through the PCIe slot, these cards have no dedicated memory voltage controller (only the 290x Lightning does).

The most likely cause was the driver bugging out (without you noticing) and causing unstable memory clocks, then when you rebooted everything was normal.
 
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Thanks for that...
Will keep an eye on the VRM temps.....
After reading posts on the 290, some were unhappy with the temps of the VRMs when using universal waterblocks.
This makes me reconsider actually putting my card under water vs just keeping it on stock cooling

Universal blocks don't cool the vrms so you would need to put heatsinks on them yourself or buy a full cover block (best option)

vrms are fine at under 100c, as a preference i'd like them under 90c as much as possible, Mine actually hit 128c today when benching (took my eyes off HWiNFO for a few seconds doh.gif )
 
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But the ram on this card cannot pass 1300mhz since I'd buyed it three months ago.

And now can make 1625 under the same conditions...

Maybe amd blocks mem oc in some way...
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But the ram on this card cannot pass 1300mhz since I'd buyed it three months ago.

And now can make 1625 under the same conditions...

Maybe amd blocks mem oc in some way...

yeah that's kinda weird.

No, AMD does not block memory oc in any way.
 
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Yeah.. I don't get it. My Elpida mem cannot do 1300 and now does 1625.

The only thing I can think... It's afterburner applying the +75 aux forever besides resetting it at 0... software bug? Anyone using aux voltage can check if resetting to 0 makes the mem oc unstable again?


Afterburner b18 and catalyst 14.3 beta here.
Edited by trihy - 3/22/14 at 5:11pm
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Are you sure its stable. I can run 3dmark and heaven benchmarks for ages on my elpida 1500mhz, but if i try to play crysis 2 mp anything above 1300mhz after 10-15 minutes i get blackscreen and have to reset my pc. Check real world gaming instead.
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Universal blocks don't cool the vrms so you would need to put heatsinks on them yourself or buy a full cover block (best option)

vrms are fine at under 100c, as a preference i'd like them under 90c as much as possible, Mine actually hit 128c today when benching (took my eyes off HWiNFO for a few seconds doh.gif )

Yup, planning to attach heatsinks to the VRMs. Checked coolingconfigurator.com, only shows me universal blocks
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Im running sleeping dogs bench with no problem..

But the point is.. before.. setting 1300 gives instant blackscreen after hitting apply on AB and now it's ok even at 1625..
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