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Thanks for your help, everyone. I decided to try to return my cards to amazon. I've spent two of my days off working on these things, and my time is just worth too much to me. I put my old 7950s back in, and I'm back to a stable system. Just not as crazy fast.

I already redeemed my copies of Battlefield 4 though, I have a feeling that might screw me here.

I would like to make the recommendation that you take your rig to a good repair shop. You can come into mine if you live anywhere near 94523. If you find a good shop, not Geek Squad or Staples, you might find someone who can make them work for you.
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Okay. So.

I ran the windows memory test, and it said there were no errors detected.

I just updated my mobo's BIOS from f11 to f16, and I see a a new driver from AMD, beta 9.2 . I'm going to try this again. Going to try plugging into the PSU in a different spot.

Crossing my fingers, toes, and genitals.

I have a feeling I'm going to be disappointed, but at least I tried.
post #23 of 26
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Okay. So.

I ran the windows memory test, and it said there were no errors detected.

I just updated my mobo's BIOS from f11 to f16, and I see a a new driver from AMD, beta 9.2 . I'm going to try this again. Going to try plugging into the PSU in a different spot.

Crossing my fingers, toes, and genitals.

I have a feeling I'm going to be disappointed, but at least I tried.

Did you ever try LOWERING the clocks? If its smooth and no errors then you know the cards can't handle their own stock clocks and are defective.
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Okay. So.

I ran the windows memory test, and it said there were no errors detected.

I just updated my mobo's BIOS from f11 to f16, and I see a a new driver from AMD, beta 9.2 . I'm going to try this again. Going to try plugging into the PSU in a different spot.

Crossing my fingers, toes, and genitals.

I have a feeling I'm going to be disappointed, but at least I tried.

Wait, wait, wait, wait... Your fingers, toes, and what?
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post #25 of 26
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Well, they still crashed my PC. Black screens this time.

I didn't try lowering the clock speed directly, but I did try lowering the temp threshold and increasing the fan threshold. It didn't seem to make much of a difference, if any. I eventually started keeping a log, but random crashes are hard to nail down.

I'm going to wait a couple months and see what's out then. I want to get another pair of 290x, as I really like them when they work, but I'm afraid I'll have the same problems. I guess if that happens I can be pretty sure the issue lies with my PC and not the cards.

Again, thanks to all who tried to assist this forum newbie.
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Well, they still crashed my PC. Black screens this time.

I didn't try lowering the clock speed directly, but I did try lowering the temp threshold and increasing the fan threshold. It didn't seem to make much of a difference, if any. I eventually started keeping a log, but random crashes are hard to nail down.

I'm going to wait a couple months and see what's out then. I want to get another pair of 290x, as I really like them when they work, but I'm afraid I'll have the same problems. I guess if that happens I can be pretty sure the issue lies with my PC and not the cards.

Again, thanks to all who tried to assist this forum newbie.

yea there's a fair few people with the black screen issues, we haven't seemed to work it out yet, guess you'll have to wait a bit for all the driver bugs to be ironed out...
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