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Hello, I want to know if the power limit is safe to put 50%?

now I have it set well, and is stable playing BF4 hours

if I take a 1150, I have to put the power limit to the maximum?






the r9 290 vapor X

gpu max temperature: 66 ° C
VRM1: 52
VRM2: 55
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Just play around with it and see what happens.

If you clock it higher and it stays stable there is no need to adjust more.
If you clock it higher and the GPU core frequency keeps jumping (throttling) then move the slider up untill it stays at the frequency you have put in with no dips.

Btw.
It adds the ability to let the card suck up more juice (Amps) but it doesnt raise the voltage.
You could not be throttling but still crash, in most cases you need to add more voltage then (power limit useally wont help you here)
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Hello, I want to know if the power limit is safe to put 50%?

now I have it set well, and is stable playing BF4 hours

if I take a 1150, I have to put the power limit to the maximum?






the r9 290 vapor X

gpu max temperature: 66 ° C
VRM1: 52
VRM2: 55

The power limit is fine at 50%, i run mine on that all the time and it just makes games that bit smoother because it's not being power limited really. Even at stock you gain a smoother experience and moreso overclocked. That's what it feels like to me at least. Most people run them at 50% on here too.
 
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Just play around with it and see what happens.

If you clock it higher and it stays stable there is no need to adjust more.
If you clock it higher and the GPU core frequency keeps jumping (throttling) then move the slider up untill it stays at the frequency you have put in with no dips.

Btw.
It adds the ability to let the card suck up more juice (Amps) but it doesnt raise the voltage.
You could not be throttling but still crash, in most cases you need to add more voltage then (power limit useally wont help you here)

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Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

The power limit is fine at 50%, i run mine on that all the time and it just makes games that bit smoother because it's not being power limited really. Even at stock you gain a smoother experience and moreso overclocked. That's what it feels like to me at least. Most people run them at 50% on here too.

thanks for the replies. then it is safe to put 50%? I will not fry the card?

1120/1400



1150/1400



minimum 5 fps win

worth the difference?
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thanks for the replies. then it is safe to put 50%? I will not fry the card?

1120/1400



1150/1400



minimum 5 fps win

worth the difference?

As long as the VRM's and core are fine I don't see why it'd harm it. I ran it when I was on the reference blower and temps didn't increase much. All it does is allows the PCI-E Slot and 6/8 pins to run a bit over spec when the graphics card needs it which if you have a decent PSU it will be fine. I don't know why anyone would have a 290 and a crap PSU anyhoo.
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