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07-18-2019 07:13 PM
Dian Did you check the thermals before the card died? Also what kind of thermal conductor did you use? If it was good and cool, With it working for a day and then dying it was probably a bad mount and die crack. I hate to admit I've done it before just over tightening screws.

I have a Radeon VII that i also grabbed an ek water block for when they came out. It has improved my user experience tremendously. The fans on the stock cooler are horribly loud at anything above 50% speed. It also seemed to crash far less while overclocking to similar temperatures. Though some driver updates came out the day I installed the water block, and i wasn't sure if it was being more reliable with lower temperatures or because AMD improved the drivers. To run stable i go with 1900mhz 1025mv, and 1100mhz on the memory.
i've been playing around with 2000mhz core clock, 1072mv, and 1100mhz on the memory. I seem to get through my benchmarks and stress tests just fine. Play for a day or two, and wake up to wattman resetting to default. I've got plenty of room to keep bumping the voltage up slowly, but I still kind of wonder if it's the drivers screwing with me.

EDIT: Serave, if you're not using AMD Wattman be sure to never open it. It will interfere with afterburner and other OC software.
07-18-2019 09:06 AM
serave
Quote: Originally Posted by majestynl View Post
I got my VII on day 1 and when EK released their block i bought one immediately. After installing the block, the card ran for a day before it got DEAD
I reinstalled the stock cooler and sent it back for RMA. Few days later i got my new VII. Now few months later i still have not installed the block.
I have installed maybe 20+ VGAs in a CL but never had any fail. So im still afraid something happens again. Dunno it was the card or it was me this time



Agree! totally shat!
Man i really wonder how it goes that way tho, maybe something got short'd ?

As for me, i only messed around with the Krakens G10/2 and ghetto AIO zipties mod on my gpu. Planning to get the bykski block around 2 months time and praying that i dont share the same fate as your VII.


Quote: Originally Posted by bigjdubb View Post
I think the answer is no. There are power play table modifications (unsure what it is) that can be done.



Is everyone using the AMD software to do their overclocking?
I'm using Afterburner 4.6.1 and so far it works well, all i did was turn down the vcore to 990mv and 1850 target core so nothing much.
07-18-2019 04:53 AM
kmii
Quote: Originally Posted by bigjdubb View Post
I think the answer is no. There are power play table modifications (unsure what it is) that can be done.



Is everyone using the AMD software to do their overclocking?
that's what I thought :s as for your question yes I use wattman
07-17-2019 09:43 AM
bigjdubb
Quote: Originally Posted by kmii View Post
Hi there, I have a radeon VII since may and am wondering if we still can't edit the bios and if not, will it ever be possible ?
I think the answer is no. There are power play table modifications (unsure what it is) that can be done.



Is everyone using the AMD software to do their overclocking?
07-17-2019 05:01 AM
majestynl
Quote: Originally Posted by serave View Post
Ok, now i'm really TEMPTED to put the VII under water.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kke4TbKYHao&t=1s
I got my VII on day 1 and when EK released their block i bought one immediately. After installing the block, the card ran for a day before it got DEAD
I reinstalled the stock cooler and sent it back for RMA. Few days later i got my new VII. Now few months later i still have not installed the block.
I have installed maybe 20+ VGAs in a CL but never had any fail. So im still afraid something happens again. Dunno it was the card or it was me this time

Quote: Originally Posted by Dian View Post
in that video the test rigs are different. an i7 8700k with the Radeon VII and an i9 9900k with the 2080ti. its hard to say what else might be different. But its not a good comparison video.
Agree! totally shat!
07-15-2019 11:37 PM
kmii Hi there, I have a radeon VII since may and am wondering if we still can't edit the bios and if not, will it ever be possible ?
07-15-2019 10:51 AM
Skinnered How is the performance of the VII in Skyrim(SSE) with a heavy enb btw? Would the massive amount of Vidram and bandwith be usefull?
07-12-2019 08:54 PM
Dian in that video the test rigs are different. an i7 8700k with the Radeon VII and an i9 9900k with the 2080ti. its hard to say what else might be different. But its not a good comparison video.
07-12-2019 07:29 PM
serave Ok, now i'm really TEMPTED to put the VII under water.

07-12-2019 04:48 PM
keikei Supposedly a leaked 5600 showed itself, if true, we may have a 5900 sooner rather than later. I dont think AMD would let Nvidia control the $700 tier by themselves if they have the card to go. I will keep the Vega VII, but i'm already looking forward to the highend Navi.
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