therefore I applied silver 5 grease the best of all
juan perez, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: At first the card started to malfunction and I thought it could be the firmware update but still malfunctioning on games passing beyond 70c...so what I did took the card cooler apart and I found out the gpu was bare to cooler with not enough thermal grease to resist the heat..so what I did clean the gpu with my thermal removal kit I used on cpu's, therefore I applied silver 5 grease the best of all, and put everything back then booted 100% passed windows and surpassed...
Summary: Good card, performance wise. On the other hand, in 2d applications (internet,netflix,etc) it will flicker. You may think hey, by the time I buy this the flickering problem will probably have been solved. Well sorry, I GARAUNTEE you that will not happen, not even when you get a new v-bios from MSI like i did. Steer clear and buy another card unless you find this one on craigslist for $100.
Summary: The best video card I have ever owned. About to purchase a second one for some crossfire goodness! Its powerful, runs cool, and although the fan is rather loud I haven't experienced any coil whine at all.
Summary: Great GPU. Installation was no problem. runs about 38C on idle and jumps to 68C on full load while playing Bioshock or Crysis 3 on Ultra. I OC's to 1120 no problem using afterburner. looking at prices drop. thinking of buying a second one to run on Crossfire :).
Summary: Don't have it yet, but i hear its awesome. I'm not a pro gamer, or a bitcoin miner.. i'm a console guy coming over to PC gaming for the first time since the original Xbox. (I feel like there's more value in a decent PC build vs a next gen console) In fact, the last time I was a regular PC gamer, Doom was popular. so, with that being said, this video card with my Intel I7 and 8GB of ram should be a good start to get me back into gaming.
Summary: Despite multiple driver install and uninstall attempts, I could not get the card to display correctly once appropriate Catalyst drivers were installed. I tried the disc supplied drivers and the current driver from the AMD web site. All it gave me were black screens or blue ones with the frowning Windows 8 face after momentarily showing the metro screen. I used multiple monitors during the testing. I also used a 900 watt SLI designed PSU.
Summary: Flickers like mad in 2D. Had two units and both were defective (one more so than the other). Adding a bit of a boost to core voltage (+20mV) seemed to stabilize this but I returned both cards because you shouldn't have to do this. Also read later that it's a general R9 issue where the GPU goes into a low power state and loses stability. MSI wanted to RMA one of them to see what was up and send me a refurbished unit. For this price, no.