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Your problem seems to be very familiar with VladimirT's Lightning in this thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1472341/official-msi-r9-290x-lightning-thread/630

And it's quite similar to the issue of Powercolor PCS+, althought the performance loss is less: http://www.overclock.net/t/1462592/powercolor-pcs-r9-290/360
so what is the cause? BIOS? Defective hardware? I don't know what to do but msi won't let me rma because my performance isn't as good as others obviously.
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I've tried damn near everything. I currently have my 290X in my second x16 slot and I flipped the bios even though its more or less the same thing. I tried defaulting all the settings in CCC but they were all more or less default. All settings are on app controlled with tessellation on AMD OPTIMIZED. Is my GPU just bad? Can this be solved in any way or is it a physical problem? It is a tad upsetting honestly.

Also here is a copy of my bios for anyone who wants to see it, maybe that is the issue. The bios on VGA collection for Gaming series do not even work on my 290X as they cause the PC to crash when CCC kicks on.

I cannot upload on this site via its attachments because it causes my browser to lock up. So sorry if using an external upload is a problem.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/1icn4fyaxxmfa23/Hawaii.rom
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I've tried everything and it just won't run like others. I might just sell it to some poor soul and buy another. I don't know what the issue is, and its upsetting me to no end.
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I've tried everything and it just won't run like others. I might just sell it to some poor soul and buy another. I don't know what the issue is, and its upsetting me to no end.

Have you tried it in the first PCI-E slot?

My old Mobo gave 3-5% less performance when in the seconds slot as opposed to the first!
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If u have the opportunity to trade it , do so ...

I try to ignore it but it burns me I have 2 water cooled cards with oodles of headroom for heat and power that I can't run faster than stock ... But alas , I cannot trade them in/ resell for anything worth my time in this past of the world

There are definitely a few overclocking lemons out there in the 290/x . My previous 5850s were running just shy of 30% overclock making this a quite bitter pill . on plus side they are awesome at stock for now anyway ... But in 2 years ?? Hmmm
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I've tried everything and it just won't run like others. I might just sell it to some poor soul and buy another. I don't know what the issue is, and its upsetting me to no end.

Have you tried it in the first PCI-E slot?

My old Mobo gave 3-5% less performance when in the seconds slot as opposed to the first!
I'm always in the first PCIE slot. I've come to accept it as it is, and that it is better than my 7970 by a long shot. Next is an upgrade from 8150 to 8350 unless AMD announces something between now and june.
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I'm always in the first PCIE slot. I've come to accept it as it is, and that it is better than my 7970 by a long shot. Next is an upgrade from 8150 to 8350 unless AMD announces something between now and june.

Ok. Just you did say right above that you were in the second x16 slot.
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I currently have my 290X in my second x16 slot and I flipped the bios even though its more or less the same thing.

As I stated, this can give marginally lower performance!
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I'm always in the first PCIE slot. I've come to accept it as it is, and that it is better than my 7970 by a long shot. Next is an upgrade from 8150 to 8350 unless AMD announces something between now and june.

Ok. Just you did say right above that you were in the second x16 slot.
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I currently have my 290X in my second x16 slot and I flipped the bios even though its more or less the same thing.

As I stated, this can give marginally lower performance!
Yea I had it in there for like, 10 minutes. It wouldnt run higher than x8 even though its an x16 slot.


Thread is done tho, I am content with it as it is.
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The bios on VGA collection for Gaming series do not even work on my 290X as they cause the PC to crash when CCC kicks on.

The MSI Gaming series are not reference cards. Do not use BIOSes from non-reference boards on reference boards. They often have totally different cooling solutions, different control ICs, and tend to require different memory tables.

I would recommend trying a new BIOS, but one from a reference part, irrespective of brand.
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The bios on VGA collection for Gaming series do not even work on my 290X as they cause the PC to crash when CCC kicks on.

The MSI Gaming series are not reference cards. Do not use BIOSes from non-reference boards on reference boards. They often have totally different cooling solutions, different control ICs, and tend to require different memory tables.

I would recommend trying a new BIOS, but one from a reference part, irrespective of brand.
I use a Gaming series bios and it still crashed. Do you think this is my first time or something?

THREAD, IS, OVER. It is done.
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