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Hi,

My Asus 7990 (reference malta card) is locked to 1100Mhz gpu core clock, however it's fully voltage unlocked.

Can anyone point me to a fix or modded bios? I have looked but can't seem to find anything.

I have tried the latest versions of msi afterburner and asus gpu tweak with the same results. Also, I'm using the latest beta drivers.

Thanks
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hi authie, I got mine sorted, get AB 3.0 beta & set unnoficial overclocking etc



should work for you CCC gets unlocked too!

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Originally Posted by korruptedkaos View Post

hi authie, I got mine sorted, get AB 3.0 beta & set unnoficial overclocking etc



should work for you CCC gets unlocked too!

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Thanks for your reply!

After spending most of my afternoon trying to get msi afterburner to unlock the core I heard from multiple reviews and other sources that it's actually a bios lock; so I went ahead and modded my bios.

It's working now thumb.gif

Here's a bench of valley in the extreme preset.. Not too bad for a 3+ year old cpu wink.gif



1170Mhz core clock and 1600Mhz memory @ 1.23 volts

I reckon it can do more with better cooling! I'd better save up for water biggrin.gif
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Cool! where did you get the bios from? will try it when I get my waterblocks.

I reckon your 980x is still good for much much longer

hey do a heaven benchmark its more gpu intensive than valley, I want to see what you get with that 980x!

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Cool! where did you get the bios from? will try it when I get my waterblocks.

I reckon your 980x is still good for much much longer

hey do a heaven benchmark its more gpu intensive than valley, I want to see what you get with that 980x!

wheee.gif

Cheers, yeah I think it will last me a couple more years.

Just got the heaven benchmark and ran it for the first time with the previous valley specs as posted before and it was not stable.

I did a conservative oc of 1120Mhz core @ 1.2volts,

It's identical to the extreme preset except it's in fullscreen mode.

Average fps: 90.7

Score: 2284



edit: Forgot to answer one of your questions: I actually modded my existing bios using a program called VBE, works specifically for 7900 series cards. You can change basically everything with it; fan profiles, stock clocks, max clocks, voltages etc.
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hey 1600x900 on res? that's cheating!

do a 1920x1080?

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Originally Posted by korruptedkaos View Post

hey 1600x900 on res? that's cheating!

do a 1920x1080?

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That's what the extreme preset was, here's a 1080p bench with the same quality settings.



Cpu @ 4.25Ghz
Gpu Core: 1130Mhz @ 1.2v
Gpu Memory: 1500Mhz @ stock

Average FPS: 74.6
Minimum FPS: 25.3
Score: 1878

At those settings I let it run for another half an hour and it seems stable. Right now I'm limited by heat, as soon as it get's 80C+ with more than 1.2v it's unstable.
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