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Upgrading to Saphire Radeon R9 290x Tri-X


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No restarts at all with the 660 ti, got a replacement 780 Classified I will test it tomorrow
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Gday.
I do hope you managed the replacement by RMA.
I would make sure the system is set to the defaults, just incase there are any OC setting applied.
Completely uninstall all video drivers and software then do a clean install using the included GPU driver disc.
See how the system performs before considering any driver updates.

EDIT, to add DDU in case you do not have it, please read carefully.

Download ver. 12.0 > http://www.guru3d.co...r_download.html
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Gday.
I do hope you managed the replacement by RMA.
I would make sure the system is set to the defaults, just incase there are any OC setting applied.
Completely uninstall all video drivers and software then do a clean install using the included GPU driver disc.
See how the system performs before considering any driver updates.

EDIT, to add DDU in case you do not have it, please read carefully.

Download ver. 12.0 > http://www.guru3d.co...r_download.html


Used DDU to remove all drivers, did a clean install using the disc provided, which had version 320.11
Here is a benchmark of my 660ti (Latest Drivers) and then 780 Classified using 320.11 drivers:

660ti benchmark.jpg

780bench after cleandrivers.jpg

Should I be on the Primary Bios (Default) or Secondary Bios (For OC'ing)? As the card is Dual Bios.
Also, it seems the card still performs the same as my 660 ti??? Should I try OC'ing it?

Edited by JoeBenyon, 09 February 2014 - 09:39 AM.

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Gday.
I won't be of any help to if you OV, so I think you should try to get better performance on stock first.
First. Please do a Valley Bench with extreme settings.Bench test between each alteration to see if there is a difference. What are your reading now when playing BF4?
update to the latest BIOS?
Try setting the voltage cap to 100%
Turn of Vsync.

Read through this thread to see if suggestions help you.
> http://www.ign.com/b...0-oc.453224983/
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Gday.
I won't be of any help to if you OV, so I think you should try to get better performance on stock first.
First. Please do a Valley Bench with extreme settings.Bench test between each alteration to see if there is a difference. What are your reading now when playing BF4?
update to the latest BIOS?
Try setting the voltage cap to 100%
Turn of Vsync.

Read through this thread to see if suggestions help you.
> http://www.ign.com/b...0-oc.453224983/


Here are the benchmarks on Extreme before doing anything and then after updating the BIOS:

beforeanytweaks extreme.jpg

bench after bios update extreme.jpg

Slight improvement in score.

How can I set the Voltage cap to 100%? In AfterBurner the Core Voltage slider can't be used even after I ticked 'Unlock Voltage Control'
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Gday.

How can I set the Voltage cap to 100%?

Sorry i don't know. I do not want to abandon you, but feel you need advice from some avid experienced overclockers.
I would post first on this site asking if there is a problem with your card, offer a link to G2G for anyone who has the time to look, link opens with a Tutorial,
> http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18494374

Second site > https://forum-en.msi...x.php?board=9.0
Tutorial, AfterBurner. > https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=161235.0

Am interested in your progress and really would like to keep abreast of how you fair.
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I have decided not to OC my GPU yet as I don't think there is anything wrong with the GPU, it is just being bottlenecked by a problem with another component, could it be my RAM dying or a problem with my CPU/CPU Cooler? My Birthday is coming up soon and if needs be I can get a new CPU and fan.
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Gday JoeBenyon.
Did you try posting elsewhere and get any results?
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I've only just had my membership accepted at overclockers so I will try posting there later.
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Here is the thread to follow the progress if you like: http://forums.overcl...42#post25916842

I have been suggested to get more case fans, I already have 2 hooked up, CPU cooler fan and Front fan, if I am going to get 1 or 2 more fans 120mm, will I need an adapter or are there enough places to plug in the fans? Will I need any extra leads at all?
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Thanks for the update and link.

I already have 2 hooked up, CPU cooler fan and Front fan,

Does that mean that you have one front intake fan? The other fan is cooling the radiator? that fan is inside the case?


Can you run Metro with the same CPU monitoring, (like Valley Bench) to see what the total CPU usage is.
Then remove the computer side panel and use a desk or pedestal fan to blow air directly into the case then run the test again, note the total CPU usage.
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