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Nice buy! Which model/cooler?

I bought the Sapphire Tri-X 8GB version. It was on sale on Amazon for $365. I'm using it now, downside is my CPU is a major bottleneck. -__-
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DDU 15.5.1.0 (the latest afaik) tells me no such thing about preventing auto install by Windows update. I guess this is a Pro vs Home issue, unless there's someone here on Windows 10 Home who is able to manually install catalyst drivers and *keep* them without Windows automatically updating over it. Windows 10 Home wants me to use 15.201.1151, and will not let me manually install. I just tried it again, re-downloading DDU just in case. Same result.

I'll be interested in seeing what happens to the Pro users down the road, because afaik, with Pro, you can only delay auto updating, not prevent them entirely. With Home your only option is whether to let Windows auto reboot after updates, or tell you to reboot.

If my understanding of all this is correct, there's no way gamers can use WIndows 10 Home, you have to get Pro just for this, and even then, it might just be delaying the issue. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong here. If Pro will allow me to choose my own gpu drivers, then I would pay the $99, but not if it's merely temporary.
yeah htats prolly it. Go and get "pro" smile.gif
However I had an issue with resolution. After uninstalling my vga drivers my resolution greyed out and was at 640x480(afaik).
I couldn't install amd drivers cuz of this low resolution as the installer was too big for the screen and I coudln't press(see) the "next" button....
I had to rotate my screen(portrait mode) and this allowed me to install them... redface.gif
post #40213 of 43971
GPU-Z Sensor Log - ELPIDA 1600 MEMORY -25mV Fire Strike 20151107-1357

Core 1000MHz (290 TRI-X OC BIOS)
MSI AB: Memory = 1600MHz, Core Voltage = -25mV

Note: This is not lowest my card can go. Still in progress. Voltage still high because my card voltage seems pretty high by default.



Cropped: Test 1 & 2 only.

Edited by kizwan - 11/7/15 at 1:25am
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GPU-Z Sensor Log - ELPIDA 1600 MEMORY -25mV Fire Strike 20151107-1357

Note: This is not lowest my card can go. Still in progress. Voltage still high because my card voltage seems pretty high by default.


what are your other reading/settings? Core? And, you use the VDDC slider of AB or through BIOS?

Thanks. +rep
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GPU-Z Sensor Log - ELPIDA 1600 MEMORY -25mV Fire Strike 20151107-1357

Core 1000MHz (290 TRI-X OC BIOS)
MSI AB: Memory = 1600MHz, Core Voltage = -25mV

Note: This is not lowest my card can go. Still in progress. Voltage still high because my card voltage seems pretty high by default.



Cropped: Test 1 & 2 only.

what are your other reading/settings? Core? And, you use the VDDC slider of AB or through BIOS?

Thanks. +rep
This is using 290 TRI-X OC BIOS, so the core already 1000MHz. Memory & voltage (VDDC) was set in MSI AB. I only alter the "middle" memory frequency, following the tips by fyzzz & AliNT77 earlier. (I updated my previous post.)
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memory @1600 @1v biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
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memory @1600 @1v biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
Nice, I experimented with lower idle voltage today, it may be able to go lower, but i won't probably test any lower than this, since this is my other computer that i don't use that much.
290 'Power saving mode':
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memory @1600 @1v biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

You have memory voltage control on your card? OR are you thinking AUX voltage in MSI AB is memory voltage?
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I think he means gpu voltage
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Ahh , I see now ...

I just get excited every time when someone mentions memory voltage that a non lightning / matrix card owner has snagged it biggrin.gif ...
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