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whelp guys my lighting died:( was playing forza 6 apex and the screen froze which i thought it was my cpu overclocked, But nope the card will black screen before windows... so i tried driver uninstaller than every time i try to install the drivers it will black screen and freeze.... than i tired it in my other pc and it does the same...


So now what am i suppose to do? does msi even have these cards on hand? Cause i will not settle for a normal card like a 390x...


Everything was running fine was playing forza for like 3hours than bang a black screen freeze with the sound looping.....


also contacting msi i herd they still warranty the card if im not the 1st owner? and i did put new thermal paste on it couple times so the sticker is also a bit damage but looking that up also it should be under warranty still?

Do they ask for invoice proof? and should i register it online?

Only other thing you can try is flipping the bios switch. I remember reading in this thread people have had problems with bios getting corrupted, or something along those lines.

Not sure about their RMA or their stock of cards. I'm second hand owner as well + custom water. Don't scare me frown.gif.
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Only other thing you can try is flipping the bios switch. I remember reading in this thread people have had problems with bios getting corrupted, or something along those lines.

Not sure about their RMA or their stock of cards. I'm second hand owner as well + custom water. Don't scare me frown.gif.


yep that's the first time i tried even tried re flashing the bios still the same problem.. from i keep reading they ony go by the S/N number . will call them Monday.

Forgot to add i tried on a fresh install of windows and still black screen when installing drivers.
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what do you guys think an R9 290X Lightning is worth these days?
    
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I'd imagine that value would be about ready to drop soon, looking forward to the next generation. On another note, I'm having a possible noob problem I'd love if some one could set me straight on lol. I started using a 4k tv for gaming recently, and IV noticed an occasional weird hope in the motion on screen yesterday I went back to play an older game and it is hugely exaggerated, ever free seconds it's as if my character leaps forward in time. Is this a frame rate issue and is there anything I can do about it? At the least please tell me I'm not having problems with the oc on my lightning 😓
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I'd imagine that value would be about ready to drop soon, looking forward to the next generation. On another note, I'm having a possible noob problem I'd love if some one could set me straight on lol. I started using a 4k tv for gaming recently, and IV noticed an occasional weird hope in the motion on screen yesterday I went back to play an older game and it is hugely exaggerated, ever free seconds it's as if my character leaps forward in time. Is this a frame rate issue and is there anything I can do about it? At the least please tell me I'm not having problems with the oc on my lightning 😓

Try monitoring your framerate, clockspeeds, temps, etc with an OSD (On Scren Display, such as MSI Afterburner). Or log them to a file for further analysis.
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So i RMAed my 290x gaming which had 1 fan not working and OcUK sent it to MSI for RMA after aknowledging it being faulty.

2 weeks later i get a nice surpprise email saying they were shipping me a Lightning! While the gpu is old by now its nice i got an upgraded model!

Card arrived today. I have it installed in my case with 2 8pins. Do i need the 6pin? What can i expect from this beast of a card?
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So i RMAed my 290x gaming which had 1 fan not working and OcUK sent it to MSI for RMA after aknowledging it being faulty.

2 weeks later i get a nice surpprise email saying they were shipping me a Lightning! While the gpu is old by now its nice i got an upgraded model!

Card arrived today. I have it installed in my case with 2 8pins. Do i need the 6pin? What can i expect from this beast of a card?

6 pin is not needed unless your are doing massive overclocks with voltages that exceed the limit you can set in Afterburner. Either using sub ambient cooling or some serious water if you're brave enough.

You should expect a card that OC's quite well and keeps the VRM nice and cool. thumb.gif Still enjoying my card and don't have plans to upgrade anytime soon.

In fact, instead of upgrading this GPU season I bought an absolutely immaculate Kiesel DC600 guitar. You guys/gals can enjoy your shiny new GTX 1080's and RX 480's, I'll be making love to this thing lmao! Will be buried with this thing one day!
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Its also so quite. I was temporarily on an old Gainward GTX580 and I thought my room was a hanger ^^.

Thats one fine cool looking guitar!
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Its also so quite. I was temporarily on an old Gainward GTX580 and I thought my room was a hanger ^^.

Thats one fine cool looking guitar!

Haven't used the air cooler, went straight to custom water, but the air cooler does look pretty sweet. Good thing the card fits in your system, it's massive. Wider than a standard card.

She plays every bit as nice as she looks too yessir.gif
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Stumbled upon a wierd error. I try to install the Catalyst Suite 16.7.2 and the installation does complete. The drivers are on since AMD gaming evolve says I have the latest drivers (16.7.2) however I dont have Crimson Catalyst installed :/

[edit] Installation fails when it is trying to install AMD Settings. -_-
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