Graphics Cards: 2 XFX R9 290's DD's stock clock
Catalyst: Latest beta drivers and latest stable build
OS: Windows 8.1 64 bit
Motherboard: Asus Sabortooth 990FX (1st gen)
Powersupply: XFX 1050 Gold
Display Device: Dell U3014 & ViewSonic touchsreen (forgot exact model at work right now) using DVI cables for both
CPU: FX 8350 clocked at 4.3 (will need to get multiplier settings later)
Motherboard Bios Version: One of the latest ones for that 1st gen Sabortooth if not the latest. Will have to check.
System Memory: Transcend aXeRam 8 GB - 4 GB x 2 - DDR3 Desktop DIMM 2000 MHz (PC3-16000) Dual Channel Gaming RAM Kit - TX2000KLN-8GK
Use a 256gb Plextor m5p for boot into Windows 8.1 64 bit
System has been stable at the 4.3 clock for over a year.
Sunday evening I went ahead and upgraded my 6970 to 2 XFX R9 290 DDs. What I didn't do is uninstall drivers before I added both cards. This may have contributed to the issue.
I installed the latest beta drivers and it detected both cards and allowed me to check the crossfire option. Under the Overdrive section, I intended to lower my max temperature and increase the max fan speed, but both options are missing. My understanding is my Overdrive should look like this: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/7457/290_OD.png
Well it looks like that except it only has a slider to manually adjust the fan speed. So, I went ahead and uninstalled the latest beta drivers by using the AMD installer software and installing the last full build version. I am still missing both options. Against my better judgment, I tried Driver Display Uninstaller (which found some remains of the 6970 which I thought would fix it but it didn't), I tried a manual method of driver uninstall which didn't work, and I tried the methods outlined in the Troubleshooting Common AMD catalyst Driver Install Issues. Under Part 2o of those directions in that stickied thread:
- Navigate to the folder, "C:\Windows\assembly"
- Sort the entries by, "Public Key Token"
- Locate entries with the public key token, "90ba9c70f846762e"
I could not locate a public key token after uninstalling the drivers again.
I'm at a loss. It seems I cannot get the proper options under the Overdrive section of Catalyst Control. Also I cannot see any of the temps, fan speed, or utilization when I select the 2nd card under Overdrive (is this normal or not??). That means I cannot control the fan speed on it either.
I apologize for the length of this post, but I need some help. My next course of action is to refresh my Windows 8.1 install. Any other ideas would be extremely welcome as I cannot find this topic covered ANYWHERE on the Internet (checked here, overclock.net, and numerous other tech sites).
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