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I ran the AMD uninstaller program, deleted AfterBurner, then the copy of CCC and drivers from Downloads, plus the MSI Fan Control.
Updated and re-ran OS optimization on my Samsung SSD.
Restarted the computer in Safe Mode and re-ran Driver Sweeper for any Nvidia traces it may have missed. There were none.
Reset Boot to normal, restarted the computer and finally reinstalled everything, except the MSI Fan Controller.
Far more simple and faster than it sounds, but a good idea when installing any new major device(s) like video cards.
I should've done it to begin with but let myself get in a hurry.
Reinitialized AfterBurner and restarted the computer, opened AB and there was fan control showing.
Created a new fan profile and then, somehow, finally got BioShock (the 1st one) to run for the 1st time since I bought it from Steam.
Makes BioShock Infinite seem like a corridor shooter.
Played BioShock until I woke up with my head on the keyboard and some zombie-looking thing beating my avatar with a crowbar.
Didn't kill it quick enough, reanimated, saved the game and went to bed.
Actually, a rather typical night for me, lately.

Sounds like a pretty good night. thumb.gif
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when did the price drop on these? now im really tempted to grab one frown.gif just after i got done paying off all this other stuff...they pull me back in.
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post #303 of 2830

Price drop is probly cuz of the 295x 

    
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What'd the price drop to?
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NE has it for 699. Pretty much same price all the reference cards were going for b4 the Lightning was announced :p

    
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290x launched at 580$ i thought?
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Lol yeah, well it "Pre" launched at $550, and that's still the MSRP on almost all 290x's. If you didn't jump on the pre-launch, you got screwed. Miners started buying em by the hundreds and the prices quickly went through the roof. I remember one weekend that all the reference cards were going on NE for $900

    
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Lol yeah, well it "Pre" launched at $550, and that's still the MSRP on almost all 290x's. If you didn't jump on the pre-launch, you got screwed. Miners started buying em by the hundreds and the prices quickly went through the roof. I remember one weekend that all the reference cards were going on NE for $900

Well yeah i knew of the mining boom but i figured when people said they were "coming down" that meant back to what the price was intended to be.
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Sounds like a pretty good night. thumb.gif

It was!
And it's another, here it's 5:38 AM after shutting down BioShock for the night (morning?)
I tried Fallout 3 and the fans on these cards got quite annoying with all the dark scenes in the game.
Never heard a thing when using my Nvidia's. These AMD's are going to need some getting used to.
I'm just not used to fan noise.
You can't remove the fans without breaking a seal and automatically voiding the warranty, either.
So, no after-market cooling or water blocks.
That's something else I don't like. I've always removed the fans to check the TIM.
Usually there's about half a cup too much paste, but sometimes there just wasn't enough paste on the gpu's.
Seems to me that these card companies could at least learn how simple it is to properly apply thermal paste to a gpu.
I can just picture them squirting the stuff all over the cards with pneumatic grease guns made for battle tanks!
Kind of like money shot time during a porn flick orgy.
TIM flying all over the place where it doesn't belong.
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