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Graphics Any R290 owners yet?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Neogumbercules, 10 Nov 2013.

  1. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I did write a scathing attack on Neog on how it must be their fault and how dare they try and tame such phenomenal cosmic power into a tiny case and other such amdyisms, but i couldn't bring myself to do it. i just couldn't. i knew that before long the joke would become reality and i'd drift further and further into the dark side, that i would become him. it was too much of a risk. :sigh:

    I'd hope not, otherwise he'd live in my block and be stealing my internets!:nono:
     
  2. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules New Member

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    Eh this isn't looking good. The 3rd party won't guarantee the replacement will be new, it may be refurbished, and I have to ship it out at my expense AND it's going to take 3-4 weeks.

    This is kind of insane. I'm definitely never buying another Sapphire product. This is just too much of a hassle.
     
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  3. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules New Member

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    It looks like I may have actually solved my issue! A few weeks back I was playing with MSI afterburner and I set an overclock that I felt was OK. I then THOUGHT I reset everything back to default and went on with life. Just for the hell of it, I re-installed the card and ran Sapphire TRIXX software and saw that the OC was still active! Looks like I just had an unstable OC on my card that eventually started showing problems.

    The part that tripped me up was when researching my issues I was having the EXACT same issues that a lot of people were having with these launch cards so I assumed that i had a defective card when in reality I had just unwittingly left a bad OC :duh:
     
  4. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules New Member

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    Currently looking into alternate cooling solutions. I may soon get serious about a water cooling loop.
     
  5. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    I'd very much recommend watercooling the 290.

    I've got 3 x 290x's in a dedicated loop and even after a few hours of intense gaming (BF4) they never rise much above 50 deg C.

    Besides the big temp drop, watercooling has one other major advantage; the almost blissful silence compared to the jet engine racket from the pathetic AMD air cooler.

    As for the drivers / software, I've not had much trouble at all with them. It took a bit of adjusting to after many years of Nvidia, but I love being able to switch from 1 screen to 3 screens at the click of a button
     
  6. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules New Member

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    I'm thinking I might start with a 120mm loop dedicated to just the graphics card then add in the CPU later. Is a single 120mm rad good enough for this GPU?
     

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