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  1. buildzoid

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    I've been playing with Heaven Extreme ever since I got my new R9 290 but I can't get more than 5500pts which means that I'm doing something wrong because on 1 card I broke 4000pts so I should be getting around 6000pts especially since that's what most people with R9 290/R9 290X CF setups get(the record is 8000+pts on 2 R9 290Xs that are clocked 170mhz higher than mine). I've tried everything not running my second monitor, higher CPU clocks, the windows theme I use for 2D benchmarks, locking clocks at 1150mhz, messing around with CCC. None of that did anything I was stuck at around 5500pts and after repeat attempts I just gave up. So does anyone know what I'm doing wrong.
     
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    What operating system?

    Maybe you should look into win7, strip all the fat from it and try some non-tess and lod tweaks!

    Also run the bench once or twice not overclocked, mem dump and then give it everything.
     
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    I already turned Tess off. I ran it on a win 7 install that runs on less than 1GB of ram. Consecutive runs sometimes suffer a 50% FPS drop that can't be removed without a reboot but otherwise it gives the same result +/- 1%.
    Where and how do I apply LOD tweaks and how do I mem dump?
     
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    There's a shortcut on the desktop you can use, Google how to make it. I've forgotten the thing.

    For amd use quick LOD, should be on hwbot forums or main articles.

    edit:

    https://github.com/GENiEBEN/quick-lod

    Add shorchut desktop with this path:
    %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks
     
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    So I finally modded the gtx 590 into water cooling and damn was it worth it the card runs 30C° cooler. Now I just have to get 2 add-on VRMs on it and I can bench it to death.
    I have a vid but my internet has been extra flacky so I can't upload.
     
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    Just managed to get 6.4k in Unigine thanks for all the help D1nky :)
     
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    Forgot about that ^^

    15% better maybe?!


    Also buildzoid run all the other 3d benches and get loads more points, the older ones are really CPU dependent! But we will help ;)
     
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    Well now my benching schedule looks like hell. (Bold = complete)

    Aquamark: R9 290 / R9 290X / R9 290+R9 290X
    3Dmark 2001 SE (Broken): R9 290 / R9 290X / R9 290+R9 290X
    3Dmark 03 (Broken): R9 290 / R9 290X / R9 290+R9 290X
    3Dmark 05: R9 290 / R9 290X / R9 290+R9 290X
    3Dmark 06: R9 290 / R9 290X / R9 290+R9 290X
    3Dmark11 Performance: R9 290 / R9 290X / R9 290+R9 290X
    3Dmark Vantage Performance: R9 290 / R9 290X / R9 290+R9 290X
    3Dmark Firestrike Extreme (Need to buy): R9 290 / R9 290X / R9 290+R9 290X
    Unigine Heaven Extreme: R9 290 / R9 290X / R9 290+R9 290X
    Catzilla 720p: R9 290 / R9 290X / R9 290+R9 290X
    Catzilla 1440p (Need to buy): R9 290 / R9 290X / R9 290+R9 290X

    This weekend better be cold :)
     
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    Use Xp for everything up to 3d06. HT off up to 3d05. HT on for the rest.

    3D01/03/05 very CPU dependent, aquamark is all cpu/ram speed.

    p.s i like the signature!
     
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    3DM06 AMD new card is win7.XP not good
     
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    got a 560ti to bench to death and it has no vrm heatsink LOL

    @ johni5 i will do march geekbench single core when its colder ;)
     
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    just got a decent geekbench score for our march competition :)
     
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    I did a bit of benching today so here are the outcomes.
    383k in aquamark after I noticed that aquamark likes fast ram more than pure cpu speed.
    Got 4th out of 24 R9 290 unigine heaven submissions.
    But I ran into 3 problems.
    1. D3doverider didn't seem to affect my score for heaven
    2. I have no idea how to install the quick lod tweak
    3. I don't have a win xp install disk
     
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    I saw there was a new challenge or something. Awhile back I promised I would do some benches and I still plan on doing that challenge or not.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    atm we are competing in this competition. You are more than welcome to help, and maybe ask others if they have the hardware :)


    d3doverrider needs

    application detection level : High
    force triple buffering : ON
    force vsync : OFF

    once downloaded quicklod run it at 27 for newer directx or 15 for older directx, just save and monitor. also test different scenarios.

    WindowsXP is very cheap to buy now, ill make a post on some tweaks etc later after work

    also aquamark does prefer tight fast ram, and good cpu speed with higher Vmem speeds.
     
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    I did all that and the difference in score was 150 points. From 3950 to 4100 but you said it should do up to 15% but I got 3.7%.

    Can't find a place in CZ that sells it for less than 50$

    As for Quick LOD. I downloaded it but what do I do with the files none of them is a .exe.
     
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    If I can get myself to bench, I may be able to get some of the WCG team to bench a bit also.
     
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    phase :p

    temps are near dice and it is there at the flick of a switch :thumb:

    dice and ln2 both give much cooler temps but also come with higher risks of mishap.

    get a phase cooler for the price of a good water loop these days too :D
     
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    windows XP is key to the older benches, maybe 15% was a bit of an exaggeration but its near there in best case scenarios.

    this is the quicklod i use and a lot of others, https://github.com/GENiEBEN/quick-lod/releases

    i like benching nvidia cards now as nvidia inspector has it all!

    @marsey we could do with some 4770k action, plenty of boints in the xtu etc

    https://www.facebook.com/TPUHWBOT - plug for TPU hwbot FB page.

    I got to try and get this team a bit more active and maybe recruit some new people :)
     
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    I like this page
     
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    If people want to know, the easiest way to make a decent OS is either nlite or 7lite, and strip all non-essential (on OP)

    or not using that, when started up run msconfig, disable all services.

    enable:

    windows installer
    WMI
    plug and play
    display drivers
    futuremark info

    sometimes you need for certain installs:

    event log
    help and support
    themes (for XP and luna for SPI32m)
    power
     
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    i wish i could dude but having not long since lost my job i cant afford to have any hardware mishaps right now.


    i have already sold my 7950 and will be looking to move on some older kit i had intended to bench the shit out of to replace it as my lad aint happy i have stole his 460 :(
     
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    not to mention my 47k is a dog anyway. not worth the hassle of insulating my mobo when it wont do 5ghz anyway.
     
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