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subbed. always followed your threads.

edit: you think that 290 cooler is bad. here my 7950 before i replaced the stock cooler playing BF3 Maxed . . .



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Edited by rdr09 - 10/27/13 at 5:34am
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subbed. always followed your threads.

I haven't seen alot of VRM temps posted for the 290x yet but on my Sapphire 950mhz Edition HD7950 if I remember correctly the GPU would throttle when the VRM reached around 105C. VRM temp control was a must for over clocking it and getting the best stable performance when benching and especially when gaming.

Have a laugh while I work on this card. smile.gif

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I haven't seen alot of VRM temps posted for the 290x yet but on my Sapphire 950mhz Edition HD7950 if I remember correctly the GPU would throttle when the VRM reached around 105C. VRM temp control was a must for over clocking it and getting the best stable performance when benching and especially when gaming.

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i've seen that. lol, loved it when the dude broke out the fire extinguisher. I'll be getting a waterblock first before the 290. hoping the price will be around $450. i have BF4 already.

btw, that 7950 played through an hour of BF3 without hickups. lol.
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post #14 of 17
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In this photo the MCW80 block is making good contact with the 290X gpu and there is clearance from anything that the block should not be making contact with. Looking good so far. No shim needed. The mount holes on the MCW80 lined up almost perfectly.

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You're too slow. I got a mcw82 on 290x day after release or so. Oh btw, watch out for memory ic temps.
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You're too slow. I got a mcw82 on 290x day after release or so. Oh btw, watch out for memory ic temps.


I haven't had time to work on it. Just getting in time whenever possible. Getting ready to take a nap and then I have more chores to do this evening. By tomorrow some time I should be done with this.


I haven't even tested it out yet. biggrin.gif Straight out of the box to the mods. biggrin.gif


I think MCW82 has same hole spacing and block but it has better top for flow.
You hitting 1300mhz on core? ASIC score? What did you use for heat sinks for memory IC?
Edited by SonDa5 - 10/27/13 at 11:52am
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post #17 of 17
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I have bad news about the swiftech block. I couldn't get the 290x to boot and I have been busy all week with work and family so I have been doing this stuff after hours.

Any how I figured out the problem was my crappy heat sinks that I cut myself were not allowing the card to sit completely into the PCI-E slot. redface.gif Big error on my part and now I have the stock heat sink back on and now my new Asus Maximus VI Impact mini ITX mother board is giving me an error 00. mad.gif so again I am foiled for the time being trying to play with new 290x. I have had it for over a week now.


Also I now have the EK water block in my possesion.

First things first I have to figure out how to fix the 00 error on the mother board.

I am going to scrap the Swiftech testing for the time being because I want to get the EK block on next and I don't do this for a living.

Sorry guys. I think the Swiftech block would work fine but you have to have proper size heat sink.s to accompany it

Off to fix my computer stuff to play UT3.
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