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Ok. I have a Cryorig R1 ultimate on my 4690k which is maybe 32C at the loudest. And I have an open air case and play at 1080p. So maybe I should look at undervolting.
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With Lightnings in Crossfire, I definitely seem to have an issue, or I simply really had bad luck in the silicon lottery.

One card was received through RMA, not sure if it was actually new and just sent in a non-retail box without accessories or if it had been refurbished. That card is my bottom card, and retains the stock Lightning cooler. My top card has the H75 with Kraken G10.

Oddly enough, without really confirming it just yet through a digital MM, just eyeballing how GPU-Z reports both cards when viewing them in two GPU-Z instances, it seems the top card does not reach as high of voltage on the core as the bottom card.

BTW, the top card was definitely new-in-box retail; the first card I received from Newegg basically died and I had to RMA that due to already processing the rebate, no thanks to the 15-day limit from MSI, and that happened at the same time as I decided to order the second card.


In short, I can't even reach 1125 stable with +100mV on the core. It teased me a few times and appeared stable, then I'd get from scrolling lines that looked varied in size and resembled CRT scan lines on bad tape (oh shoot, how many here can't even visualize that? I know enough of y'all must be well acquainted with VHS and even older tech, but I'm curious how many aren't, lol. Man, never thought I'd be of a generation that could tell youngins they're spoiled due to missing out on some ancient tech).

I think I had 1500 on memory running fine, with nothing else, but I can't recall. I've been fighting with the GPU stability.

I think I had it stable around 1150 with over 100mV, closer to 150mV if I recall, but the temperature and fan speed/noise on the bottom card was a few steps beyond bearable. I'd like to be able to eek out a 5-10% performance increase, but it seems running with both cards in tandem, that might just not be in the cards for me. I can't foresee letting go of the Omega 14.12 driver release and rolling back to possibly get more OC if that means worse performance in modern games. However, I have not tested the 15.3 beta, so I'll have to do that for sure.

I guess in the end I can't complain because the cooler is supposedly that much better than other cards, and thanks to it having been so massive in the first place, I have the top card on water so that definitely removes a fair bit of noise from the system, and helps keep the interior case temperature cooler due to it exhausting out the back. I wish I could get a decent OC, but with at least one card on the stock Lightning cooler, and desiring not to hear that cooler above 70% due to how loud it gets, I may just strike a happy medium and be thankful I can get a comparatively quiet cooler for the 290X at a stock OC and see it consistently just a hair over 70ºC when fully engaged.
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hello everybody, and thanks a lot, wonderful thread, please, someone know if there is any mobo z87 or z97 in m-atx form factor who can run a r9 290x-L crossifire?
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Whatever the Asus ROG matx is called is more than capable of sli / xfire.
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that's not the point of the question, the problem is that the lightning is more than 2 slot, and than i'm looking for an amtx wich have enough space between the pci-e slots for get 2 r9 290x L
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that's not the point of the question, the problem is that the lightning is more than 2 slot, and than i'm looking for an amtx wich have enough space between the pci-e slots for get 2 r9 290x L

There is the ROG Rampage IV - an x79 board.



I haven't looked for boards from other manufacturers.
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thanks, i didn't notice this model, it's a possibility, but i should change the cpu that's why i've asked for a z97/87 mobo
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hello everybody, and thanks a lot, wonderful thread, please, someone know if there is any mobo z87 or z97 in m-atx form factor who can run a r9 290x-L crossifire?


On air, not any great boards except the r4g. With waterblocks yes. A triple slot card requires 4 slots, the form factor typically doesn't allow 4 slots because board makers assume if you are serious you'd go atx. There are a couple boards with enough slots spacing wise, but the last pcie slot you so desire is usually not connected to the needed cpu pcie bus and instead tied to the southbridge.
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that's not the point of the question, the problem is that the lightning is more than 2 slot, and than i'm looking for an amtx wich have enough space between the pci-e slots for get 2 r9 290x L

Even if there is enough space between GPUs (3 slot apart) you need space free for the second GPU so it will not fit in a M-ATX case you will need an ATX case.

I you get an ATX get an ATX mobo. smile.gif

Other option is full waterblocks like EK ones in both GPUs, this will allow you to use it in an M-ATX case...

Edit: tsm106 You get me by seconds. smile.gif
Edited by sammarbella - 3/29/15 at 9:55am
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