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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. -_-

I installed 16.7.2 for the first time last night, everything went fine. I used the latest DDU in Safe mode, reboot, install, reboot again, everything works. However I have never installed Gaming Evolved and likely never will as I always uncheck everything that's not needed during install.

It seems yours failed to install Radeon Settings or whatever the option is called?
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I installed 16.7.2 for the first time last night, everything went fine. I used the latest DDU in Safe mode, reboot, install, reboot again, everything works. However I have never installed Gaming Evolved and likely never will as I always uncheck everything that's not needed during install.

It seems yours failed to install Radeon Settings or whatever the option is called?

Yeah unticking Radeon Settings installs the Suite just fine. Basicly I wont install CC.

I run DDU under safe mode to uninstall Nvidia drivers and GTX580. Restarted after installing 290x installed drivers and crashed when trying to install CC. At least the drivers are on.
Edited by Firann - 7/15/16 at 11:05am
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Turn off ya firewall
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Ill give it a shot! Never had the issue before so i was -_-

[EDIT] I unistalled the drivers again with DDU, switched of everything relating to the firewall and the completion finished successfully smile.gif
Edited by Firann - 7/16/16 at 5:59am
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Ill give it a shot! Never had the issue before so i was -_-

[EDIT] I unistalled the drivers again with DDU, switched of everything relating to the firewall and the completion finished successfully smile.gif

thumb.gif Now you know
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Does anyone know if the following will fit on the lightning?

http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/ek-water-blocks-ek-fc-r9-290x-acetal-nickel-rev20-p-PER.812304

I cant find a lightning specific ine
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Awesome, thank you for the explanation. I really appreciate the help. I get the whole idea behind the silicon lottery thing, but 1100 clock speed seems like I'm doing some thing wrong in my opinion. Seeing every one else results that is

Hi anioconn,
I had the same issue with my Lightning. I even RMA'd it and just got it back. I couldn't get much higher than 1100 on the core without getting artifacts. With some driver versions I had artifacts on stock frown.gif. I gave up and just underclocked the card.

With the release of Skylake I got hyped about BCLK overclocking and replaced my base system. New MOBO RAM CPU PSU etc. But I kept the lightning because I still had hope.
After a month using the new rig I decided to give it another go. Sure enough I was able to push the card to about 1200 on the core with little to no effort. I think the PSU used was probably to blame. Can't be certain off course.

So my suggestion is to try and get your hands on a new PSU or ask a friend to borrow theirs. Preferably something from a reputable company. I was using a Nexus power supply and now I'm using a Cooler Master.
Hope this helps mate
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Does anyone know if the following will fit on the lightning?

http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/ek-water-blocks-ek-fc-r9-290x-acetal-nickel-rev20-p-PER.812304

I cant find a lightning specific ine
No. You'll need block that specifically for lightning.
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Hmm well that poses a problem!
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So guys ,im having a problem with my 290x lightning.
My idle temps got really high since i bought a new freesync 144hz 1440p monitor.
Something to mention ,my lightning is cooled by kraken g10 paired with corsair h55,and i didnt have any problems before.My temps stays above 40 all the time ,some times 45.My previous temps was 25 and highest 30 at idle.Is it something with the drivers,any help would be appreciated.
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