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Thanks. So I guess to test it when my card arrives, I should check if the RAM is hynix. And then run benchmarks and see if I score higher than stock, or below...

Yeah just run firestrike at stock clocks and look at graphics score. If your card is working fine you'll score somewhere around ~11000+. If you got a bad card like me it will be at the ~10500 range.
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Good find. Looks like a person on page 4 is having same issues as some of us. Im in the process of talking to tech support so i'm gonna send this along.

Also do you know what the VRAM IC's are?

I know it's the memory integrated circuit but I don't know the technical function.

Hope you guys can get resolution on this but I'm guessing the manufacturer will just say performance variance is normal. I wonder if this affects the elpida cards to some extent also, I've said several times that my Tri-X clock for clock is significantly faster than this Powercolor, and in that OCUK thread someone discusses how his MSI Gaming is much faster clock for clock than his Powercolor. I'm cool with it, I'll trade some performance for the godly cooling. But then I'm still within gpu spec performance wise, some of you guys aren't, and that's a different scenario.
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I know as far as software readings go gpu-z probably isn't the most reliable reading for sensors on the gpus, but I have noticed my 290 pcs+ will drop to 11.5v on the 12v rail, my 780 wouldn't dip below ~11.75 same with my reference 290. 11.5v is within or at the edge of variance where damage can occur, and I want to say it might be power/circuitry component related right now even though im no expert.
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I know as far as software readings go gpu-z probably isn't the most reliable reading for sensors on the gpus, but I have noticed my 290 pcs+ will drop to 11.5v on the 12v rail, my 780 wouldn't dip below ~11.75 same with my reference 290. 11.5v is within or at the edge of variance where damage can occur, and I want to say it might be power/circuitry component related right now even though im no expert.

Just ran a benchmark and the 12v rail dropped to 11.63v numerous times. Its usually at 11.75v. Can someone with a good pcs+ run a benchmark or game and post what they get.
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I know as far as software readings go gpu-z probably isn't the most reliable reading for sensors on the gpus, but I have noticed my 290 pcs+ will drop to 11.5v on the 12v rail, my 780 wouldn't dip below ~11.75 same with my reference 290. 11.5v is within or at the edge of variance where damage can occur, and I want to say it might be power/circuitry component related right now even though im no expert.

I've noted a few times that my Powercolor draws 25 or more watts less than the Tri-X at same voltage and stocks. I find that odd. Maybe all this relates to why the goo is on the vrm1 chokes, some component flaw they papered over with a hillbilly repair job.
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i want to try downclocking the card, off topic but does anyone know if voltage for pcs 290 is unlocked? any dangers to underclocking a card? if not should i bring the voltage down for lowered clocks?
i want to try getting close to stock 290 speed

apparently its better for mining, i just downloaded msi afterburner looks neat but im afraid to touch anything

right now it looks like this, wondering if the voltage is locked here, i cant move a slider on it.


Edited by DrClaw - 3/18/14 at 4:46pm
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i want to try downclocking the card, off topic but does anyone know if voltage for pcs 290 is unlocked? any dangers to underclocking a card? if not should i bring the voltage down for lowered clocks?
i want to try getting close to stock 290 speed

apparently its better for mining, i just downloaded msi afterburner looks neat but im afraid to touch anything

right now it looks like this, wondering if the voltage is locked here, i cant move a slider on it.


You need afterburner beta to change voltage on 290 series cards.
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thanks, the beta didnt work though, still cant access voltage
i found this though under settings,
should i choose extended or standard ?? i plan to downclock so maybe choose reference?


i put my mouse over it and shows a warning dialog box, says..




what does it mean by voltage regulators? im running hardware monitor and some temp monitoring programs, should i turn those off before unlocking the voltage?
Edited by DrClaw - 3/18/14 at 6:18pm
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I've noted a few times that my Powercolor draws 25 or more watts less than the Tri-X at same voltage and stocks. I find that odd. Maybe all this relates to why the goo is on the vrm1 chokes, some component flaw they papered over with a hillbilly repair job.

No mess of glue on my chokes, I still chalk it up to a failed batch of something or other they put on the cards. Unfortunate for the few who picked one up from this batch.

*Just playing some GW2 the card still drops to 11.5v at some points, also seem to have some concurrent frame drops (normally 70-160, random lows in high fps areas such as 30s-40s). Firestrike seems to hit odd lows at certain points too.
Edited by rv8000 - 3/18/14 at 6:40pm
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Well, I might be the lucky owner of two PCS+ 290xs by next week if my paycheck is enough (95% sure I'll have enough. If not, then PCS+ 290). I also have a way of getting some great airflow to the setup, so the first card won't be starved of air. I guess I'll show you guys my current setup. Just visualize two PCS+ cards in there for now tongue.gif

2x bgears b-blaster 120mm 103cfm each.


2x Yate Loon D14SH-12 140cfm each.


And with all intakes bringing in fresh air directly to all components (no hdd cages in the way and whatnot), the temps should be excellent with two of these babies.
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