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When I bought this card, I had my sights set on hitting 15.5k graphics score in Firestrike. After seeing how well this card overclocks, now I'm thinking I can break 16k. Need to get a custom bios made to clean up the voltages...that's next on the list of "to dos".

Run done at 1307 on the core and 1790 on the memory.

That's a really high overclock on the Hawaii chip. How high was the voltage and power consumption? Impressive.
 
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+300 core offset. I didn't pay much attention to the power consumption. I was more interested in the core voltage drop under load. Going from 1.443v down to 1.273v (losing 160mv) at those settings.
 
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Black screen could be because your PSU is too weak - I'd upgrade the PSU as soon as possible. Until then I'd try lower clocks on the 290X to save some energy and preventing the PSU from shutting off your PC again (if I'm right in thinking what the reason was in the first place). And btw. you should of course cool the memories, that's very risky of you to drive the card without Ram cooling!
I'd agree, 430w is not enough to run a 290 at full tilt! 393w on the +12v rail gives you 143 after you take into0 account the 290 can suck 250w although the Pentium G3258 is only a 53 part you could be using upto 100w with a 1ghz OC considering that overclocked power usage is not linear, factor in the rest of your components and you could be maxxing that +12v rail without taking degradation into account, you need a solid 500-550w
 
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+300 core offset. I didn't pay much attention to the power consumption. I was more interested in the core voltage drop under load. Going from 1.443v down to 1.273v (losing 160mv) at those settings.
Wow 1.443 voltage that's very high, good you lowered it a bit. But how did you achieve such high clocks? Water cooling I guess?
 
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Wow 1.443 voltage that's very high, good you lowered it a bit. But how did you achieve such high clocks? Water cooling I guess?
I didn't lower it....I lose that much voltage in vdroop under load. I probably wouldn't need to add that much, if I could reduce the amount of vdroop I get.... I'm working with a few guys to create a custom bios to reduce the voltage loss.

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Broke 17k graphics score on FireStrike today, using HWBot rules. Would probably be enough to get me in the top 10 for the 290X, even against the better processors.

Just wish learning the custom bios settings were easier on AMD.....thus far, I haven't found anything in there to tweak that makes it better than the stock bios. = /
 
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hi Vellinius , thx and its impressive . i got "old" x79-ddr3 machine with r9 290x -3GB card .
my 12060-14651-4462 to
u 18696-18550-7005 thats cool and a other reason to renew the system .
one quest to Bus Speed 125MHz , is that regular or OC ?
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hi Vellinius , thx and its impressive . i got "old" x79-ddr3 machine with r9 290x -3GB card .
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one quest to Bus Speed 125MHz , is that regular or OC ?
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The XMP profile to run the memory at 3000 automatically sets the bclk to 125. Does that with DDR4 on the X99 platform and with Skylake.
 
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Hi!
I have a question about the problem I have, which seems to be appearing more and more, about my 290X (see specs)
In short, while on 2D clocks (so desktop, youtube, etc.) I get white lines on desktop and quite frequent total computer hangups with black screen.
However, on 3D I can run stuff all the day. So I have resorted to running GPU-Z 3D tool in background nonstop, which, obviously, is not good.
Seems that this got more accute with Windows 10, but I think I had it on Win 8.1. I have the latest BIOS on my card.

Searching the internet it seems that there was/is a flaw in 290X line, for all manufacturers, which does this - 2D memory clocks screws everything up and PC hangs up. Doesnt happen for everybody, though.
What do you guys and girls recommend? To try to make warranty case about which is clearly software issue? I still have around 8 months on sellers warranty.
Try to flash higher memory clocks? I really have no idea how to work with ASUS GPU Tweak tool, but that could be an option?

P.S.
2D clocks are 300 core, 150 memory.
 
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I'd RMA it.
 
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If the idle clocks are to low, try tweaking them up a bit.
After looking online it seems to be a common problem and there are a few suggestions around. Use MSI afterburner to adjust settings.
There is a guide on this page that may help: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=388873
 
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