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It's not a free utility.

It is a free utility until they start charging you to use it and its a free utility which works perfectly fine with my non msi brand video card.
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You are seriously griping about this when the person who programs this utility is in the middle of a crisis? Just use Trixx for the time being, its not the end of the world if you have to wait a bit.

I didn't know that guy was in some sort of crisis. Hope everything works out. I appreciate the work he put into Afterburner all these years, it's so much more full featured than any other oc app out there. And frankly I thought we were lucky to have access to AB on non-MSI cards all these years.
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Matrix 290X review

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?288712-REVIEW-ASUS-ROG-Matrix-R9-290X-Platinum-Performance-Test&p=5228327#post5228327

Info by coolice @ KPC

http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showpost.php?p=27211&postcount=1

Short to enable LN2 Mode
- to use VGA Hotwire
- BIOS switch for LN2 BIOS
- Enhance overvoltage range via GPUTweak

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To use memory defroster
- Short to enable memory defroster
- 4pins Molex power
It keeps memories above 0c and off automatically above 10c

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Edited by centvalny - 3/24/14 at 12:39pm
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Matrix 290X review

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?288712-REVIEW-ASUS-ROG-Matrix-R9-290X-Platinum-Performance-Test&p=5228327#post5228327

Info by coolice @ KPC

http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showpost.php?p=27211&postcount=1

Short to enable LN2 Mode
- to use VGA Hotwire
- BIOS switch for LN2 BIOS
- Enhance overvoltage range via GPUTweak Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





To use memory defroster
- Short to enable memory defroster
- 4pins Molex power
It keeps memories above 0c and off automatically above 10c







 

 

I'm curious how well it would perform under LN2...but the performance of it in the review goes to show that the silicon lottery is more important than extra VRMs and other enhancements don't mean much unless you get a good chip.  My reference XFX outpaces it on core and RAM, albeit I have Hynix...but why did they use Elpida on their elite card?  Plus they STILL haven't fixed the cooler!  I can't believe they would let something like that slide on the Matrix card.  Between what I have see in this thread regarding the 290(X) cards and recent experiences with ASUS tech support, I am no longer an ASUS supporter.  

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I'm curious how well it would perform under LN2...but the performance of it in the review goes to show that the silicon lottery is more important than extra VRMs and other enhancements don't mean much unless you get a good chip.  My reference XFX outpaces it on core and RAM, albeit I have Hynix...but why did they use Elpida on their elite card?  Plus they STILL haven't fixed the cooler!  I can't believe they would let something like that slide on the Matrix card.  Between what I have see in this thread regarding the 290(X) cards and recent experiences with ASUS tech support, I am no longer an ASUS supporter.  
I guess more V, elpida seems good with stock V here http://hwbot.org/submission/2519260_poparamiro_3dmark11___performance_radeon_r9_290x_19675_marks
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I guess more V, elpida seems good with stock V here http://hwbot.org/submission/2519260_poparamiro_3dmark11___performance_radeon_r9_290x_19675_marks

Yes, there are the occasional card with Elpida memory that can clock well... but it's no secret Hynix have a much better probability. Point being that is their cream of the crop card that will require a premium price tag and they didn't use premium quality RAM. And they're still using the cooler designed for GK110. It's unacceptable, especially when the problem has been noted in nearly every review of the DC2 cards.
Edited by Roboyto - 3/24/14 at 1:25pm
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Yes, there are the occasional card with Elpida memory that can clock well... but it's no secret Hynix have a much better probability. Point being that is their cream of the crop card that will require a premium price tag and they didn't use premium quality RAM. And they're still using the cooler designed for GK110. It's unacceptable, especially when the problem has been noted in nearly every review of the DC2 cards.
Hynix probably can do higher with more relax ram timings
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Yes, there are the occasional card with Elpida memory that can clock well

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So apparently anyone using the Afterburner beta is royally screwed as of this Friday. It expires and the creator has no new version coming out anytime soon (apparently due to the crisis in Ukraine). So anyone who is voltage unlocking their card is going to have to look to use another program like Trixx or GPU Tweak. Way too go MSI.

Well, I get the fact he's in a crisis and all, but why let it expire in the first place if they won't replace it?!
That's the fact I don't understand?!

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So I'm working on overclocking my r9 290 tri-x OC at the moment. It's stable at +75mv, +50% power limit, @1170mhz(still going up), mem still stock while I find max core.

I'm noticing that it's downclocking quite frequently to around 1070mhz while running heaven benchmark on a loop to scan for artifacts. What could be causing this behavior?

My temps are 70C on the core, and 72C on VRM 1 and 50C (is this normal?) on VRM2. Am I just hitting the power limit for the card and throttling? If so then is there much point in pushing it further?

You using 14.xx drivers? Power target is broken on 14.xx so anything above +40mV will throttle hard. Use 13.12.
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So apparently anyone using the Afterburner beta is royally screwed as of this Friday. It expires and the creator has no new version coming out anytime soon (apparently due to the crisis in Ukraine). So anyone who is voltage unlocking their card is going to have to look to use another program like Trixx or GPU Tweak. Way too go MSI.

post#7 might help.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1475693/msi-afterburner-3-0-0-beta-18-expires-3-28-14-no-new-beta-available-can-i-make-this-work-after-3-28
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