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The RX Vega 56 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kaapstad, 14 Aug 2017.

  1. Kaapstad

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 May 2012

    Posts: 31,044

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    Welcome and on TROH.:)


    The Roll of Honour.


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  2. Dennis Persson

    Associate

    Joined: 27 Nov 2018

    Posts: 27

    To be honest id buy red dragon IF it wasnt like 300 pounds more expensive in Sweden
     
  3. MissJen

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Nov 2018

    Posts: 101

    Location: UK

    Wahey! Thanks! :cool:
     
  4. creesten

    Associate

    Joined: 14 Nov 2018

    Posts: 28

    How is the red dragon compared to the pulse? I'm waiting for an RMA for the pulse but probably the next time they will get stock will be in January. Should I bite a refund and pay extra for a red dragon?
     
  5. Dennis Persson

    Associate

    Joined: 27 Nov 2018

    Posts: 27

    Id say its not worse from what i have Read.
     
  6. Th0nt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 13,929

    Location: N.Ireland

    Can they not meet half way and ship you a brand thats in stock?
     
  7. creesten

    Associate

    Joined: 14 Nov 2018

    Posts: 28

    They said no. And when I asked the second time around on this forum - I got a response saying "as you were told before, that is not an option". Ridiculous...

    Makes me want to completely abuse their system and the 14 day cancellation policy and just buy two GPU's in a row while I wait for my RMA...
     
  8. Th0nt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 13,929

    Location: N.Ireland

    I dont usually mind paying the difference on returns but in your shoes I would have just went for the - give me a return that has been sent back as unwanted (i.e. user used cooling off or never opened it) there is bound to be someone in that surely.
     
  9. Tiny Clanger

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 683

    Blast!! - thought it was too good to be true. I've got a problem where every now and again the Radeon Settings application shuts down. What will happen is that the screen will freeze for a few seconds, then go black and I get the 'No input detected' message on screen. The PC then reverts to desktop but the Radeon software has closed. I have tried a clean reinstall of the software suite and have used DDU to try and clear everything out but to no avail. I'm running Windows 10 which is fully up to date and have tried both the current Radeaon software and the latest 18.12.1.1. Whilst this usually happens in games it has also happened when I've not been stressing the card at all - browsing t'internet or using MS Office (which is why I wonder if it's not a problem with the PSU). System is:

    Gigabyte Z97X motherboard
    Sapphire Vega 56
    8 Gbit/s RAM
    GoldenFlower 80 Plus 550W PSU

    If it IS power related (and I know that the PSU is on the light side - but it did cope with my R9 290 full tilt)- then I'll bite the bullet and get a new PSU - but I didn't want to do that only to find there's an incompatability elsewhere. Does anyone have any suggestions of things I could check or ideas as to what the issue may be?
     
  10. Aztec2Step

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Nov 2018

    Posts: 299

    Location: Monstrocity

    Tiny Clanger: It sounds like it could be your PSU as Vega 56 needs at least 650W. Time for Santa to get you a shiny new PSU with sleeved cables and junk! :p
     
  11. Th0nt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 13,929

    Location: N.Ireland

    Update your BIOS first.
     
  12. Tiny Clanger

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 683

    Hi - I’ve updated the motherboard BIOS to F9 which was the latest I could find. (sorry - should have mentioned that)
     
  13. Th0nt

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    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 13,929

    Location: N.Ireland

    I had BSOD error on final part of updating drivers and didnt realise there was one version on the site newer than one I last flashed. Touch wood its going good so far, been gaming on it tonight and switching profiles well. The vaguest of vague notes from the mobo site but was kind of hoping your issue was able to get a newer release.

    I guess trying another PSU is the best option then.
     
  14. Tiny Clanger

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 683

    Aye - it’s beginning to look that way - although I don’t really understand why I get the issues when it’s not being stressed and therefore presumably not drawing much power. Any suggestions on PSU? 750W should give some margin for error?
     
  15. scotty63

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Oct 2018

    Posts: 141

    Ive had exactly the same twice when i tried to push my memory over 960mhz on Firestrike. One at 980mhz and one at 970mhz. Gone back to 950mhz at 1000mv. Odd that yours is doing it unstressed. I'm on a 620w Seasonic M12 2 Evo PSU.
     
  16. OLDPHART

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Jun 2004

    Posts: 6,522

    Location: n/east-the toon

  17. Tiny Clanger

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 683

    Yes - in a way I wish it only did it under stress as then it would clearly point to a PSU issue :(

    Looks good - but to be honest more than I was expecting to pay (I suppose I had more ~£80 in mind but there doesn't seem to be an option in that range...). But, then again - it does look like it would keep me going for the foreseeable future (what with a 12 year warranty). Just hope that a PSU change will sort the issue - otherwise it's getting to be the most expensive cheap upgrade ever ;)
     
  18. Tiny Clanger

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 683

    Update - so I've been using the Gigabyte App Centre (or at least it's been installed) with my PC just to check fan speeds/system temps etc. Wondering if this could possibly cause conflict with the Radeon software I've uninstalled it and (so far) the Radeon software hasn't crashed once either idle or at load. Is it possible that this was the cause of the problem? (One of the issues with intermittant faults I suppose is that you never quite know if you've fixed it...)
     
  19. thebennyboy

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    Joined: 23 Dec 2013

    Posts: 3,462

    Location: North Wales

    Been testing my GPU overclock and sometime i can crash to desktop, what kind of instability is this most indicative of, GPU or memory?
     
  20. Zeebedy

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jan 2011

    Posts: 4,872

    Hey guys,

    im currently running a Red Dragon VEGA 56, but my LED for the red dragon logo isn't on? Is there a setting or one of the switches etc.. on the side of the card for this?