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post #1 of 41
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HI all sorry if this in is the wrong place but i was unsure where to post it.

OK here is my problem today i got the MSI R9 290x lighting every thing seems to run OK when doing normal stuff i.e. surfing the web YouTube etc but when i start playing more demanding games like battlefield 4, COD advanced warfare most of the time its its over 100fps
but then every now and then it drops to like 10 and the lightning sign on the card starts flickering and changing colours (this only lasts for about 2 seconds but it really puts you off your game and should not be happening)

This is a Quick run down of my pc spec:

Processor AMD FX(tm)-9370 Eight-Core Processor

Video Card AMD Radeon R9 290x Series
Total Memory 4.0 GB

Memory 16 GB

Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition (build 9200), 64-bit

DVD TSSTcorp DVDWBD SH-B123L ATA Device
CD TSSTcorp DVDWBD SH-B123L ATA Device

Drive 1
Size 297.7 GB
Free 210.2 GB

Drive 2
Size 465.8 GB
Free 195.2 GB

Drive 3
Size 931.0 GB
Free 184.8 GB

Drive 4
Size 232.9 GB
Free 115.8 GB

PSU- Akasa Venom 750w Modular '80 Plus'
Silverstone Tundra Series TD03 Liquid CPU Cooler

any help would be much appreciated
post #2 of 41
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Originally Posted by tonicviper View Post

[...]

Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition (build 9200), 64-bit

[,,,]

Really...?

Solution: try a mature OS.
post #3 of 41
Thread Starter 
Was all working fine when I had the HD7950 in so don't think it's the os
post #4 of 41
I hate to say it but my gut feeling is that it could be a problem with the Akasa power supply.

What are the temps like? Is it throttling?
post #5 of 41
Thread Starter 
Temps seem fine but that is what I was thinking but don't want to fork out on new psu and then it not be that frown.gif
post #6 of 41
have you updated the Bio's on the card?

also, W10 is a technical preview, it isn't out of the question for the this to be causing issues.
as it is not a full release product.
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post #7 of 41
But the onboard LED color changing is an indication of load fluctuating.
post #8 of 41
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But the onboard LED color changing is an indication of load fluctuating.

so.. switch it to LN2 bios and plug the third power connector in.. light stay perm red.

no clue if the lighting change color when throttling on stock bios, i NEVER use that bios.
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post #9 of 41
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Not updated the bios on the card will try switching and plugging 3rd power connection tomorrow and let you guys know thanks for all your help
post #10 of 41
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Not updated the bios on the card will try switching and plugging 3rd power connection tomorrow and let you guys know thanks for all your help

the bios update fixes the fans.

if you've overclocked the card (why buy a lightning if you don't, really? ) on the stock bios it is fairly easy to get throttling based on tdp limitation and/or overheating.
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