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Need to unlock max gpu temp R9 295x2

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I am trying to overclock my 295x2 but catalyst control centre only allows a maximum of 75C for my card. Is there any app or register key I can amend to let the cards max out at say 85C.
 
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I am trying to overclock my 295x2 but catalyst control centre only allows a maximum of 75C for my card. Is there any app or register key I can amend to let the cards max out at say 85C.

I don't believe there is. Does the card reach 75C and throttle? Ryan from pcper said the throttle limit is 80c with the 295x2.
 
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I have been getting crap scores with this today after a fresh windows install (16K) yesterday i hit 17.5K after running bench straight after installing the card

I think its hitting the 75 deg and throttling down:(
 
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I have been getting crap scores with this today after a fresh windows install (16K) yesterday i hit 17.5K after running bench straight after installing the card

I think its hitting the 75 deg and throttling down:(

Use on screen overlay of afterburner to tell you in you're hitting the temp limit. Disable ULPS via afterburner too for a small performance bump. Might want to enable Unified Gpu usage monitoring as well in afterburner. It's right next to Disable ULPS.
 
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Use on screen overlay of afterburner to tell you in you're hitting the temp limit. Disable ULPS via afterburner too for a small performance bump. Might want to enable Unified Gpu usage monitoring as well in afterburner. It's right next to Disable ULPS.

And disable frame pacing.
 
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@RavenLunatic

Have a go at some of the game benches too and post your clockspeeds used and I will run a couple of 290Xs at the same clocks so you can compare.
 
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Seems to be throttling at stock settings too. 1018/1250
Tomb Raider using the settings in the benchmark thread.
Min 93.4
Max 153.7
Avg 120.3
left the benchmark running for a few min after the score updated and GPU2 was throttling.
 
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Seems to be throttling at stock settings too. 1018/1250
Tomb Raider using the settings in the benchmark thread.
Min 93.4
Max 153.7
Avg 120.3
left the benchmark running for a few min after the score updated and GPU2 was throttling.

Your score looks pretty close to what it should be.

Here is two 290Xs @1018/1250

CPU @4.4 no hyperthreading.

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Is the fan moving on the radiator and the gpu?

Fans are working fine. I even added a pull fan to improve the cooling when I installed it. I might replace the AMD fan with a better one and see if that can keep the temps south of 75C. Other than that I don't know what to do other than RMA the card as faulty.
 
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Fans are working fine. I even added a pull fan to improve the cooling when I installed it. I might replace the AMD fan with a better one and see if that can keep the temps south of 75C. Other than that I don't know what to do other than RMA the card as faulty.

But it's not faulty? :confused:
 
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