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Calling all ASUS R9 280X TOP owners, need input.

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Hi all,
I recently bought ASUS R9 280X TOP edition, and it had issues right out of the box.

I started getting Checker pattern artifacts and texture corruption in almost all the games.

Even browsers seemed to be messed up , i could see horizontal vertical lines on webpages which would go away and come back while scrolling or refreshing the page.

Seeing all this i went on to search Google regarding all this and noticed there are a lot of people in the same boat as me having the exact same gpu from ASUS,

So i researched more and some people seemed to suggest the issues are due to the Hynix ram modules which are running @1600mhx at 1.6v rather than their rated specification of 1500mhz at 1.5v, in turn this would cause VRM overheating and along with this some people even went on to suggest that the VRMs are not isolated from the main radiator and hence overheating causing all sorts of issue.


So finally i went and gave my GPU for RMA as DOA.
Still am too skeptical at the moment on whether i would get a working card or not.

If anyone here has the same card can you guys comment about your experiences, basically i wanna know how many people actually have a working ASUS R9 280X TOP which does not have any issues.

P.S if this makes any diff, my card came updated with the recent bios update 15.041 , while 2 other users i have talked to seemed to have 15.039 and there cards are working fine as per them.

Thanks in advance smile.gif , all feedback will be highly appreciated.
Edited by ghost_z - 4/12/14 at 1:13pm
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Anyone ? frown.gif
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Bump !
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I had that exact card and had absolutely zero issues with it. Get another from your RMA and see how it goes.
Only reason I got rid of it was ability to sell for profit due to bitcoin mining at it's height.
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

I had that exact card and had absolutely zero issues with it. Get another from your RMA and see how it goes.
Only reason I got rid of it was ability to sell for profit due to bitcoin mining at it's height.
You had the dual slot variant or the triple slot supposed v2 variant ?
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I would return it and get a refund if you still can. this is normal for a large majority of ASUS cards.
   
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