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My new gigabyte r9 290 arrived today and let me tell you, it a little beauty!

Installing the card was a different story as it would not line up with the back of the case and then it got stuck as it had latched the back part and would not let go, so that took ages for me to get it to unlock and then eventually i managed to get the card down and into the pcie slot. the back part then did not line up where the screws went down so that took a little force on the backplate screw bit to get the holes to line up and then screwed that baby boy down, is it meant to be that hard to install a card, the last card lined up perfectly

Thats kind of odd actually. When I put my GPU in it has wiggle room till I put the thumb screw in to hold it straight.
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post #21222 of 43971
I had the same issue with my old 770gtx 2gb windofoce, seems to be an issue i have with that brand of card and cooler
post #21223 of 43971
Is it someting that has to be remounted? I dont really want to try and take the gpu out again and have it get stuck again
post #21224 of 43971
Had the same with 2 different cards and 2 different cases....
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post #21225 of 43971
Had the same issue?
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It's the same for most cards, that's why you have the thumbscrew although my XFX ones are near rock solid after sliding them in the slot but always put the thumbscrew in.
 
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So how normal is it that VRM Temp 2 never moves except during games and not by much? Vrm temp one is 38c idle but temp 2 is 57c and it never seems to budge. Card is relatively cool idling 46c on 30% fan speed with idle clocks 515/625. Its the lowest MSI AB sliders will go for my 2D profile.
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I hope ASUS is reading this ( sry guys if it's a bit off thread)

After 5 years of buying ASUS products, I did not buy an ASUS Xonar Essence STX today, but a CREATIVE Soundblaster X-FI Titanium tongue.gif

Why? Because in those 5 years I never returned a product of them, until I bought their R9 290X and had to wait 10 weeks to get my very same faulty card back.
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So how normal is it that VRM Temp 2 never moves except during games and not by much? Vrm temp one is 38c idle but temp 2 is 57c and it never seems to budge. Card is relatively cool idling 46c on 30% fan speed with idle clocks 515/625. Its the lowest MSI AB sliders will go for my 2D profile.

vrm 2 is for the vram iirc, it's usually fine and temps never move for it really, vrm 1 is for the core and that's the one that heats up the most.
 
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So how normal is it that VRM Temp 2 never moves except during games and not by much? Vrm temp one is 38c idle but temp 2 is 57c and it never seems to budge. Card is relatively cool idling 46c on 30% fan speed with idle clocks 515/625. Its the lowest MSI AB sliders will go for my 2D profile.

vrm 2 is for the vram iirc, it's usually fine and temps never move for it really, vrm 1 is for the core and that's the one that heats up the most.
Good to know. My 7970 only had 1 Vram temp that actually was shown if another existed. But yea my ram is downclocked for 2D so I guess its no concern.
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