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well oops they were the wrong ones for my card too, but i did find suitable reference bios and tried that. still no change frown.gif

i did notice almost every time testing out lately, it does the glitch on the windows 10 boot screen with the spinning dots.. are windows drivers loaded by that time?

That's about the time that the desktop components are started, which would involve the drivers being fully started up and any profiles loaded. This is also where a blackscreen occurs if an unstable memory overclock is set in the crimson/CCC panel.

You could try underclocking the VRAM and see if the flickering still occurs, otherwise I don't think there's anything that can be done as it seems like one of the VRAM ICs or the memory controller might have developed a defect...

You could contact sapphire about it and see what they say, they may be able to repair or replace it at a low price, especially considering the stock may be going into clearance soon.
   
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sounds reasonable enough. i'll give them a tickle and see what they say! genuine thanks for the continued suggestions smile.gif
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Guys my msi lightning 290x got approved for warranty and i sent it in today. But i wanted to ask you guys should i email them beforehand and let them know i did replied the thermal paste and the sticker on the screw was torn with the screw driver but there is no damage that was done while doing so? Or shouldn't i say anything?

searching everywhere it says msi doeisnt care about that sticker and you can remove the heat sink to install a aftermarket one or even change the thermal paste.

But yea i wanted to know if i should tell them about it or not.


edit when i gave them the tracking i just told them anyways about it and told them when researching it up it says it was ok.

So will see for sure what they say, figure it best to let them know than not to let them know when they get it.
Edited by gordesky1 - 6/2/16 at 2:02pm
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Guys my msi lightning 290x got approved for warranty and i sent it in today. But i wanted to ask you guys should i email them beforehand and let them know i did replied the thermal paste and the sticker on the screw was torn with the screw driver but there is no damage that was done while doing so? Or shouldn't i say anything?

searching everywhere it says msi doeisnt care about that sticker and you can remove the heat sink to install a aftermarket one or even change the thermal paste.

But yea i wanted to know if i should tell them about it or not.


edit when i gave them the tracking i just told them anyways about it and told them when researching it up it says it was ok.

So will see for sure what they say, figure it best to let them know than not to let them know when they get it.

No, you don't have to. If they ask sure tell them. But, i doubt they'll ask.

Anyways, . . .




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Are you saying "X-Fire Hawaiis are still better than any single card solution"? thumb.gif
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Are you saying "X-Fire Hawaiis are still better than any single card solution"? :thumbes:

For us that use 2 (including 970/980 users) - yes. Has to match a tri-fire imo. Looks like the Ti will.
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For us that use 2 (including 970/980 users) - yes. Has to match a tri-fire imo. Looks like the Ti will.

That might be too much to ask.

Slightly beating 2 will do imo.
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Guys my msi lightning 290x got approved for warranty and i sent it in today. But i wanted to ask you guys should i email them beforehand and let them know i did replied the thermal paste and the sticker on the screw was torn with the screw driver but there is no damage that was done while doing so? Or shouldn't i say anything?

searching everywhere it says msi doeisnt care about that sticker and you can remove the heat sink to install a aftermarket one or even change the thermal paste.

But yea i wanted to know if i should tell them about it or not.


edit when i gave them the tracking i just told them anyways about it and told them when researching it up it says it was ok.

So will see for sure what they say, figure it best to let them know than not to let them know when they get it.

Usually it's not worth mentioning as replacing the paste is rarely a cause of failure. Unless of course you're stupid enough to flood the thing with a conductive compound, of which they'd notice and at least ask why you would do such a thing.

The stickers are simply a way to know if the cooler was tampered with after it left the factory, of which most cases the tamper is perfectly innocent (paste replace or watercooling), but there's people out there who may just loosen the screws or similar just to make the card appear defective so they can try and get a refund.
   
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That might be too much to ask.

Slightly beating 2 will do imo.

If that's the case, then Vega can easily accomplish that next year. One first, then two 'cause in a mATX or higher, one gpu is ugly. Case will look empty. Upgrade the rest of the system by that time. We'll call it - Viva Las Vegas. lol
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Nice name.

And by then, you are most likely be using a mobo with all that RGB-ewness!

biggrin.gif can imagine how the rig will look then.
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