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I've been wondering which full cover waterblock is best for vrm temps out of the box? For core they all seems to be similar it varies by 2-5 degrees. Im in UK and dont wanna pay for fujipoly shipping than it cost itself is the matter of principle and its much better to get everything prepared. Another question? Does backplate help for vrms as well? Is the difference noticeable?
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Aquacomputer has an active backplate, which helped quite a bit IIRCC.
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Aquacomputer has an active backplate, which helped quite a bit IIRCC.

The regular backplate was withing 2c of the "Aktiv", but everywhere I've looked it OOS.. So I cancelled my order and I'm going with the Koolance one instead (it works out to be $120 or so cheaper for me too)
 
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@Iniura, i just ran my 290 at 1200/1500 and got a graphics score of 17300 in 3DMark11. yours is about 1000 points short.

here . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8174572

Hey ty, hmm that's strange, you've got a slightly higher memory OC and used Win 7, I am on 8 but that wouldn't make such a difference, what is the brand of your R9 290? And what bios are you running? Yours isn't unlocked to a R9 290X right? I want to get to the bottom of this. Here's mine http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7721810 maybe you see something odd? Also I am not 100% sure I was running 1200 core, it's what 3dmark reports tho. I've been waiting for over a month on my reservoir to be delivered so unfortunately I don't have access to my pc right now. mad.gif I want to test!!

Edit: I guess it is because your on windows 7, 3dmark performance seems to favor Windows 7, all the world records are set on win 7.
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Hey ty, hmm that's strange, you've got a slightly higher memory OC and used Win 7, I am on 8 but that wouldn't make such a difference, what is the brand of your R9 290? And what bios are you running? Yours isn't unlocked to a R9 290X right? I want to get to the bottom of this. Here's mine http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7721810 maybe you see something odd? Also I am not 100% sure I was running 1200 core, it's what 3dmark reports tho. I've been waiting for over a month on my reservoir to be delivered so unfortunately I don't have access to my pc right now. mad.gif I want to test!!

Edit: I guess it is because your on windows 7, 3dmark performance seems to favor Windows 7, all the world records are set on win 7.

what driver did you use in that run?

i use 13.11. did you raise your Power Limit all the way to 50%?
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So aquacomputer + backplate is the best choice if dont want to buy thermal pads separately?
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what driver did you use in that run?

i use 13.11. did you raise your Power Limit all the way to 50%?

13.12, yes power limit was +50, GPU wasn't throttling.
    
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13.12, yes power limit was +50, GPU wasn't throttling.

you have some power saving features turned on in your motherboard? is windows performance set to high?

here is 1200/1450 . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8175989

i turn off mse whenever i run a bench.

edit: it's a reference 290 unlockable and using stock bios with elpida vram. not sure what brand you have but there are findings on here that some powercolor 290s with hynix vram are underperforming.
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That's how it is here, quite difficult to purchase reference cards. Most would go for ones with aftermarket coolers
Idk maybe I'm just a reference junky lol.

7970 was reference
R9 290
GTX 780
R9 290X

Etc lol

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Haha, your card is decent too! All of my 7950's (I had 3) the top one was around 1200MHz.
Haha shame it wasn't mine.. Toobad he only uses it for skyrim too..

Trixx.. Haha maybe, I'm a MSI Afterburner fanboy however tongue.gif
So 10MHz more lol
 
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you have some power saving features turned on in your motherboard? is windows performance set to high?

here is 1200/1450 . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8175989

i turn off mse whenever i run a bench.

I was running the CPU without OC, and stock settings of the mobo, I am not sure of the settings which where set on the mobo.
What powersaving setting could be the issue? I think windows performance was set to high yes, but again I am not 100% sure, I don't own the mobo anymore and also reinstalled OS since then on a new mobo, also It sucks that I dont have access to my pc at the moment, I hope I test some of the things you mentioned soon tho.

What is mse? I'm going to look your 3dmark verification with the same settings soon as i am on mobile now.
    
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