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Got a 2nd PCS+ R9 290 for x-fire coming, few questions?

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with the new omega drivers, is there any tips/tricks i need to do to have a reliable x-fire setup? I see people talking about disabling some sort of low power control or something or other.... tips please!
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Disable ulsp
  
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what OC program is recommended to use that can also disable ulps?
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MSI Afterbuner.
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would trixxx be ok to use as-well?
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Honestly I've never had a problem with ULPS and Crossfire with any cards ever..

I'm not doubting you, but what does stopping the cards from entering low power states fix any possible problems?
 
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How's those PCS+ looking? I was considering getting one..
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seem to be a solid card. comes with hynix memory, and the cooler is fantastic... Newegg is having them back on sale for 269 shipped and a 30$ rebate.. pretty solid deal
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would trixxx be ok to use as-well?

Trixx would be perfectly fine to use, and yes it can disable ULPS. Just check "disable ULPS" under settings and reboot. (Make sure "load on Windows startup" is checked too.)

In fact, for Crossfire it is *preferred* over Afterburner since it can actually adjust each card's clock independently through a drop down menu. By default, it also allows for +200mv whereas Afterburner only allows +100mv without hacking the Afterburner files.

To adjust clocks independently using Trixx, make sure "Synchronize cards in Multi-GPU Config" is unchecked under settings, then use the dropdown menu in the top left corner of Trixx to change between cards. You can set the clocks and voltage differently this way. This is useful for benching if one card can't clock as high as the other stably. So, if one card does 1200mhz but the other one can't (you get black screens or bad artifacts with them both at 1200mhz, using Afterburner for example), try setting the weaker card to a lower frequency this way.

Enjoy your PCS+. Hope you have room for it. (It's nearly a 3 slot card.)
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seem to be a solid card. comes with hynix memory, and the cooler is fantastic...
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Trixx would be perfectly fine to use, and yes it can disable ULPS. Just check "disable ULPS" under settings and reboot. (Make sure "load on Windows startup" is checked too.)

In fact, for Crossfire it is *preferred* over Afterburner since it can actually adjust each card's clock independently through a drop down menu. By default, it also allows for +200mv whereas Afterburner only allows +100mv without hacking the Afterburner files.

To adjust clocks independently using Trixx, make sure "Synchronize cards in Multi-GPU Config" is unchecked under settings, then use the dropdown menu in the top left corner of Trixx to change between cards. You can set the clocks and voltage differently this way. This is useful for benching if one card can't clock as high as the other stably. So, if one card does 1200mhz but the other one can't (you get black screens or bad artifacts with them both at 1200mhz, using Afterburner for example), try setting the weaker card to a lower frequency this way.

Enjoy your PCS+. Hope you have room for it. (It's nearly a 3 slot card.)


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