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Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:38:54 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Question about GPU and CPU.

On 2014-06-26 05:20, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 05:12:11AM +0200, magnum wrote:
>> Actually the R9 290X (at least with 14.4 driver) is totally unusable for
>> cracking out-of-the-box. It will throttle clocks at ridculously low
>> temperatures instead of increasing fan speed a tad. You have to peg
>> min-clock to same as max-clock and set the "?ber switch" to on.
> Oh, I haven't gotten around to playing with one of those cards yet.
>> Guess who figured that out and got 15 minutes of fame B-)
> Jeremi?

He gave up and sold a bunch of them on eBay because they were unusable 
(they really are without the mentioned tweaks). Then I got to play with 
one, I wrote a predecessor to od6config and found out how to make the 
card do some real work. It's about 35% faster than a 7970, good stuff! 
After my findings Jeremi bought loads and loads of 290X's, LOL.


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