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yea not my sig rig, this is my second rig not listed as I'm still adding things here and there before I'm ready to call it quits. My sig rig stays at home this one chills at the gf's. Yea it's stock everything, ran DDU and did a clean crimson install (not beta), removed realtek drivers just for good measure and made sure i had the latest bios flashed. Temps are good, not sure about the vrm temps tho...I started a tickey over 3 days ago and haven't heard back, they extended the warranties on this card which is good. I just wanted to be ready to check the division beta this friday, that why i was wondering about puttin some small syncs over the vrm or just put my sig rig card for the time being, i've spend way too much time trying to get this thing going...

Sounds like the ram can't take the clocks. Try clocking the ram down a bit. If it can't hold at stock clocks but can at lower than you have some defective ram on the card. Thats' my 2cents worth. Blackscreens are usually caused by the ram on the card not able to handle the clock.
     
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Well sorry i should of clarified, doesn't reboot the system, screen goes black and no signal is shown on screen. Tried with a 575watt and now it's behind a corsair 700 watt, and a FX-8320. I used to get it to wing along fine in afterburner at 1144 volt, and +20 to power. Swapped motherboard now i'm back to this issue again. : (

Have to hard reset the system to get display back up, using latest bios. By default in afterburner the volts are 1200,Asic quality of the card is 74.5%.

Just RMA it, don't even fight with it anymore. If you can exchange it, do it while you can.
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Just RMA it, don't even fight with it anymore. If you can exchange it, do it while you can.

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Sounds like the ram can't take the clocks. Try clocking the ram down a bit. If it can't hold at stock clocks but can at lower than you have some defective ram on the card. Thats' my 2cents worth. Blackscreens are usually caused by the ram on the card not able to handle the clock.

Thanks guys, I pm'd our rep and he got the ball moving forward, thanks for everyones response. Looking forward to getting a working 280x, i'll be creeping these posts as soon as i get it biggrin.gif
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Question for you card gurus out there what is better to run.

Single Devil 13 290X2 or Dual 290X ?

What are the noise and temp levels differences?


The Two cards would be in CF

SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC Radeon R9 290X DirectX 11.2 100361-2SR 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card

and

MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

*Note* Is just a curious question that is all. My friend and I are comparing setups, temps and performance etc...
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Question for you card gurus out there what is better to run.

Single Devil 13 290X2 or Dual 290X ?

What are the noise and temp levels differences?


The Two cards would be in CF

SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC Radeon R9 290X DirectX 11.2 100361-2SR 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card

and

MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

*Note* Is just a curious question that is all. My friend and I are comparing setups, temps and performance etc...

I am scared to give my honest answer as I dont want to offend your purchase, but you asked.

The 2 290xs win on all counts, they will be faster, there coolers are better and will yield better temps, Noise is up in the air, the fans wont need to spin as fast to keep better temps on each card, however there is more fans so it may be a tad louder or more quiet really thats a tough one.

I would never suggest buying a Dual GPU card unless you need one. By "need one" I mean you have a MATX Board or a ITX board and don't have enough GPU slots to run 2. Plus lets be honest 2 cards looks a whole lot better than 1 especially on bigger boards it fills more space.

Another huge advantage I mean huge. If your 295x2 dies your out everything, if one of his 290xs die he is out a 290x.
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Thanks for letting me know about the fact if one card dies I can still continue with the other one. I didn't think of that being a possible issue in a 295x2 kind of card. thumb.gif

I forgot to mention my friend was interested in trading me but I was not sure if it a good idea or not. What you guys think? I got Cyber Locc response but curious what other think about it.
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Thanks for letting me know about the fact if one card dies I can still continue with the other one. I didn't think of that being a possible issue in a 295x2 kind of card. thumb.gif

I forgot to mention my friend was interested in trading me but I was not sure if it a good idea or not. What you guys think? I got Cyber Locc response but curious what other think about it.

Ya that dieing thing is an old throw back from the TV/VCR/DVD combos lol if one dies your out everything!
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Ya that dieing thing is an old throw back from the TV/VCR/DVD combos lol if one dies your out everything!

I was looking at some configurations that I am planning to do on my system and it should work out perfectly well. thumb.gif
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Question for you card gurus out there what is better to run.

Single Devil 13 290X2 or Dual 290X ?

What are the noise and temp levels differences?


The Two cards would be in CF

SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC Radeon R9 290X DirectX 11.2 100361-2SR 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card

and

MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

*Note* Is just a curious question that is all. My friend and I are comparing setups, temps and performance etc...

 

Two cards for all the reasons everyone else has mentioned, and it is easier to sell individual cards rather than a dual GPU once you are done with them.  

 

If you were going to get a dual GPU hawaii you would want a reference so you could at least put a block on it.

 

While PowerColor did a hell of a job cooling dual 290X's on air, it wouldn't be my first choice.

 

Either road you choose just be sure to have excellent air flow through your case to keep the temps within reason. 

 

If you're in dire need of a 2nd card you can get one, but if it isn't an absolutely necessary upgrade then I would just hang tight for Polaris.  

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Can't wait to see what's in store for polaris...let's see if specs are good since fury/x was underwhelming at the res i play and seems like more of a sidegrade
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