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Sapphire support can provide you UEFI GOP BIOS by request https://www.sapphireforum.com/showthread.php?32778-UEFI-GOP-vbios-for-R9-290

If you got one - can you share it with community?

Damnz what a timing, I was just looking for a UEFI bios but don't know much about it.

I have a XFX R9 290 Black overclock edition, that is a legacy bios right?

Also I thought I read somewhere that there is also a ASUS UEFI bios is this correct?

Is it safe to flash a Sapphire or ASUS UEFI bios to one of the two positions on my XFX R9 290?

If so can someone post a UEFI enabled bios here because yeah I am also interested biggrin.gif
    
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Just finished overclocking and testing my XFX R9 290
Load temp
GPU 46
VRM1 53
VRM2 38

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/bp3kc/

Here's my results from overclocking, using Heaven's Benchmark 4.0 Basic to bench and MSI Afterburner to overclock
Core/Memory/Power/Voltage/Score
Core Clocks
947/1250/10%/ 0 1233
947/1250/50%/0 1234
1000/1250/50%/0 1285
1100/1250/50%/0 1370
1150/1250/50%/0 1407
1175/1250/50%/25 1425
1200/1250/50%/63 1433
1235/1250/50%/100 1455 - artifacts
Memory Clock
1200/1300/50%/63 - Unigine Crashed
1175/1300/50%/25 1397 - lower??!
1175/1350/50%/25 1424
1175/1450/50%/44 - Black Screen
1175/1450/50%/63 - Black Screen
1175/1450/50%/100 - Black Screen
1175/1400/50%/100 1430
1100/1450/50%/100 1394
1100/1500/50%/100 1414
1100/1600/50%/100 -Black Screen
1000/1600/50%/100- Black Screen
24/7 Overclock
1175/1350/25%/25 1437
post #15013 of 43996
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I just re-did my cooler mod, It's kinda hard to explain exactly what I did so I'll just show you guys the pics.

re-used the stock cooler fan and shroud for better VRM cooling (hopefully better than my previous mod set-up) drilled a hole on the part where the faceplate is over the VRM1 and put in a copper wire/rod that is connected to a heatsink fin (and used thermal adhesive (arctic cooling) on the copper wire/rod to ensure full contact on the faceplate).



currently testing temps. just starded 1hr run for valley at stock voltage @1100/1350 clocks. to compare it to my previous mod set-up temps.



Will post results after I am done.
(currently running stock voltage @ 1100/1350 at 50% fan speed since at this speed the fan noise is tolerable for majority of people)






Just got done w/ 1hr temp test and VRM1 peaked at 68C averaging 65C and core peaked at 59C averaging 57C. core got 7-9C higher temp (probably due to the heat surrounding the block and getting blown into it) and VRM1 got 1-4C higher than my previous mod, and probably could shave 1-2C more once the 80mm fan gets here to be installed on the external heatsink that I did.


and I could always crank up the blower fan speed higher if I wanted to.


gonna test +50 and +100mV's Valley pass(ExtremeHD) to see how the temps goes at same fan speed.




Edit:

Just got done w/ +50mV and +100mV, +50mV peaked at 73C and +100mV peaked out at 90C (VRM1 temps)


I will also try w/o shroud and instead of stock fan imma use 90mm Arctic cooling fan over the VRM1 see how that works.
Edited by Sazz - 1/24/14 at 9:57pm
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I also have Elpida memory on my cards and if I overclock the memory much past around 1500 I start to get really strange issues such as the entire screen flashing whenever I drag something on the desktop. Not sure what causes this, could be something to do with my monitor (one of the korean PLS ones) running pretty close to it's refresh rate peak. Granted I've not done any increase in voltage yet (I have a feeling voltage is locked on my cards anyway). I'll try once I get in and see what happens.

That's because the memory controller cant handle the memory speed you set it to because the IDLE VOLTS are not high enough for the controller/GPU to handle it. It isn't because of unstable memory itself.
Raising the idle volts by overvolting the GPU--which also, of course, raises the load voltage, should make you stable.
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seeing as you are all owners of 290x's i was wondering what your opinions on selling a gtx690 to replace it with a 290x

my main reasoning is the low vram limit and SLI based problems. also im quite interested in mantle.

do you think this is a good idea ? or should i hold out.

im only going ahead if i can sell and buy with no loss.
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That looks cool Sazz, best of luck buddy.
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seeing as you are all owners of 290x's i was wondering what your opinions on selling a gtx690 to replace it with a 290x

my main reasoning is the low vram limit and SLI based problems. also im quite interested in mantle.

do you think this is a good idea ? or should i hold out.

im only going ahead if i can sell and buy with no loss.

If you can get $500+ for the 690 then go for it.
    
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Hi guys. Just picked up a MSI 290x reference + EKWB & backplate. Replacing my xfire 7970 setup with just one for right now. Hopefully with a healthy overclock it won't dissapoint!
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Guys, what should I do when my XFX 290X ref just refuses to boot? The LED on mainboard reported a VGA error and stucked with a black screen, even before the mainboard BIOS setup screen mad.gif

It happened after a power failure. I tried to flash a number of BIOS but the card is still a brick. What should I do now, please help frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif
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That looks cool Sazz, best of luck buddy.


I re-seated the faceplate and I am getting lower temps.

stock voltage 1100/1350 50% fan speed = 61C max average 60C
+50mV 1150/1350 50% fan speed = 68C max average 66C
+100mV 1175/1350 50% fan speed = 76C Max 74C average
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