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About QAZ

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Down Under


  • CPU
    Intel i7 4770K
  • Motherboard
    Asus z87 Sabretooth
  • RAM
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X 2400
  • GPU
    2x CF r9 290 Sapphire tri-x OC
  • Case
    NZXT H440
  • Storage
    250 GB Samsung 840 Evo, 2x 256 GB Sandisk Ultra Plus in RAID 0, 1 TB WD Black, 2 TB WD Green
  • PSU
    Corsair RM-1000
  • Display(s)
    BENQ XL2420TE
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken x60
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow 2013
  • Mouse
    Razer Deathadder 2013
  • Sound
    Logitech z506
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1
  1. What rank and with how many wins???
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    Flashing GPU bios

    That's all good. I know that I fucked up pretty bad. What I didn't like was you telling me that my card was behaving normally. Sorry if I came out a little rude but I know for certain that something is wrong.
  3. QAZ

    Flashing GPU bios

    Thanks heaps
  4. QAZ

    Flashing GPU bios

    I realise that I'm a bit of an idiot but I'm not as stupid as your making me out to be. One single fan out of the three on the top card runs at a higher speed than the other two on the same card. This is not reflective of the speed shown in trixx and it has been spinning up even while idling. The difference in speed in very noticeable and it seems to be spinning at 100% compared to the 30% that the other 5 fans spin at. This also didn't happen for the first 6 months or so that I gave been using this computer for.
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    Flashing GPU bios

    Also what would be the best way to go about flashing the bios from the other card?
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    Flashing GPU bios

    This guide got me to make a backup under original.bin I tried following a guide to flash it back onto the card but it's not working now either. It warned me that the ssid was different. As for the fans it is only one single fan on the top card and it would spin up even while idling. All the other fans would stay at the same rpm that they have for the past 6 months or so. I'm thinking the fan might be a hardware thing though because it's stopped for now.
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    Flashing GPU bios

    Wasn't sure whether this should be in graphics cards or trouble shooting, sorry if I'm wrong. One of the fans on one of my r9 290 Tri Xs has been running and higher speeds than all the rest recently so I thought that i would try updating the bios on them to see if that would fix it. However then I started getting bsod and now I cant launch games. When I try opening up catalyst control centre it says "AMD catalyst control centre cannot be started, there are no settings which can currently be configured with catalyst control centre" or something along those lines. Also when i look at the card that I flashed in gpu z, I'm told that it has around 1.2 petabytes of GDDR5 memory which I'm pretty sure is wrong. my other card that I did not flash is giving normal readings. I can still run windows through the card that I flashed and I'm still seeing a normal picture. To the bios I used a bios file that I found on Sapphire's website along with a very brief guide in the form of a power point. It looks like I used atiflash and while following the guide I made a backup of the original bios as original.bin. Could someone please let me know how I would go about reverting the bios on my card to the backup that I made. Sorry about the wall of words but help would be much appreciated.
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    overkill? help!

    144 hz should do you good then aha
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    overkill? help!

    Although can I ask what kind of games are you thinking on playing? Because when I play games such as AC and other similar adventure type games I regret buying the 144 hz 24 inch monitor.But if you plan of playing more BF3/4 or CSGO they are amazing.
  10. QAZ

    overkill? help!

    I have r9 290s in crossfire and I struggle sometimes on my 144hz BenQ (I have a feeling I might need to overclock my CPU though). If you can afford the 980 you may as well get it otherwise you could always buy one 970 now and then another in a few months for SLI if you are not completely happy with the performance
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    overkill? help!

    keep the 250 gb ssd. When you run out it gets really annoying. Also the OP is getting a 144hz monitor therefore he has reason to get something more beefy than a 970. But yeah you could probably get an i5 and you wouldn't notice much of a hit. If you are thinking of possibly going SLI in the future then it might be a good idea to keep that power supply, its a pretty good price anyway.
  12. If you drag it like you normally would while holding control I think it should reverse the action (e.g. Forces move instead of copy or vice versa) if it's not control it could be option
  13. I'm probably gonna get another in a few weeks to use as a mumble server (kinda like ts) apparently they work quite well for it
  14. more than fine aha. That would probably work quite well. You might want to add another rad to the mix as well though...
  15. Depends on whether you want the pc to be quiet and cool or you want to pocket the extra $200. Performance should be pretty similar otherwise. Another possibility is to put $100 out of that $200 into a kraken g10/cheap aio. That would probably get you the best performance for $100 less than the 970