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post #141 of 218
did you try creating a DOS boot disk and running atiflash from dos before windows loads?
post #142 of 218
I'll try that next. I'm back to using legacy Bios on the MSI 290x V308 V2.1

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/upload/pictures/MSI-R9-290X-Gaming-4G-Radeon-R9-290X-4GB-GDDR5-%28V308-014%29-PCB.jpg

There are two bioses on the card one is lagacy Bios and the other is the UFEI bios. Is it possible to flash the legacy bios? I'm worried that it might damage that one as well. I heard that one apparently is protected and can't be written to and I'm guessing it's the legacy right.

Will I be able to flash the UEFI side in the BIOS using the usb method?

The reason I did this is I had 2 v308 V1.0 but after sending one back for a issue I got back a version 2.1 (the PCB above) also this card came with a locked VRM # 2 temp at 68 degrees .

It didn't have working fan controller in MSI afterburner unless I installed WDDM1.3 but when I installed catalyst it took it off again. One cards fan was being read as a percentage and the other as a tachometer.

Now I can't even install WDDM1.3 without problems on the UEFI side.

I have reinstalled Catalyst on the legacy bios and played BF4 and it played awesome on 14.4 but I would like to fix the other bios.
Edited by astrixx - 10/3/14 at 7:57pm
post #143 of 218
I was able to flash one of my 7970's, the other one refuses to flash, it says error reading rom. and when I use GPU-Z it says bios reading not supported on this device. is there a way to force it to flash?

EDIT: fixed it after rebooting and trying over and over, now I have flashed both with the black edition bios and everything is working great.
Edited by Nightfallx - 10/18/14 at 8:26pm
post #144 of 218
I'll try that, people I recommend not doing this I think it causes more problems, luckily for me I have 2 bioses. Now I know why people were gettijng black screens on. I wasn't even able to flash it back to the original one. It worked until I tried to install WDDM1.3 driver and it would just start buzzing and hand. Then it happened when I tried to install catalyst.

I when back to using the legacy bios.

On the MSI R9 290x Gaming R308 v2.
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Originally Posted by Nightfallx View Post

I was able to flash one of my 7970's, the other one refuses to flash, it says error reading rom. and when I use GPU-Z it says bios reading not supported on this device. is there a way to force it to flash?

EDIT: fixed it after rebooting and trying over and over, now I have flashed both with the black edition bios and everything is working great.

Use the USB/CD method follow the steps on this thread.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/how-to-use-atiflash.57750/

I followed the method in the video below but in the end I flashed it from the CD not th USB but I did have the USB bood drive set up as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTLRASv62OU



Below is my post when I finally did it from the techpowerup forum, I was getting a MSCD001 driver error trying to boot from the USB. After changing some settings in my BIOS I describe it in the post below.
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I had the same MSC driver error smile.gif but I fixed it!

I changed the Sata to IDE and IDE legacy in the BIOS and flashed it from the CD I burned.
After changing to IDE the F drive (USB stick) still wasn't showing up but the MSCD001 driver loaded. So I pointed it to the Disc (CD-R) "Drive E" and it flashed the bios smile.gif And it finally booted on that bios again. It was the original bios that I backed up smile.gif. that I broke trying to flash the wrong Bios in ATIWinFlash smile.gif

So I used - E:\ then atiflash -p 0 hv2.rom and it successfully did the job, it said it successfully flashed the BIOS and to restart to apply it.
post #145 of 218
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Originally Posted by Nightfallx View Post

I was able to flash one of my 7970's, the other one refuses to flash, it says error reading rom. and when I use GPU-Z it says bios reading not supported on this device. is there a way to force it to flash?

EDIT: fixed it after rebooting and trying over and over, now I have flashed both with the black edition bios and everything is working great.

make sure you can update the drivers without it failing, On Atiwinflash it was working but I couldn't update the drivers it would go nuts. After doing the DOS method on the USB/CD I was able to update drivers without issue.

It's just a good way to know for sure it's working right because I was able to play on the damaged bios for a little while before it would lock up but couldn't update the drivers or install the WDDM1.3 driver from windows at all.
post #146 of 218
yeah, I uninstalled the drivers, then reinstalled the drivers. everything seems to be working fine except cod ghosts run like crap and I Don't know why lol.
post #147 of 218
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Originally Posted by Nightfallx View Post

yeah, I uninstalled the drivers, then reinstalled the drivers. everything seems to be working fine except cod ghosts run like crap and I Don't know why lol.
That's good to know, how about other games?
Do the 7970's have duel BIOS's?
post #148 of 218
no they don't have dual bios, it seems like every other game I get about 150+ fps on a 1080p monitor in BF4, I'd say the minimum it goes to is about 85FPS in intense battles
post #149 of 218
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no they don't have dual bios, it seems like every other game I get about 150+ fps on a 1080p monitor in BF4, I'd say the minimum it goes to is about 85FPS in intense battles
Other 7970's have duel bios that sux that yours doesn't.
post #150 of 218
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Other 7970's have duel bios that sux that yours doesn't.
why does it suck? I didn't brick it and I have the original bios saved so I can easily go back.
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