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Can you game on a card with mining BIOS, or do I need to flash back for gaming?

Check your card if it has a secondary bios . . . it should. If it does, shutdown, switch, then game. Not sure if the driver for the game matches the mining, though.
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Can you game on a card with mining BIOS, or do I need to flash back for gaming?

The Stilt mining ROM with ROPs shed will be poor performance in games.

You could have stock ROM on one bios position and mining on one. You'll need to power down/up when changing between ROMs.
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Thanks. I'll flash the reference 290 and not bother with the pair of Gigabytes. Gigabytes are already doing 29.5MH/s at 1040 core with 16.5.3 so I don't want to fix what's not broke.

Looks like I'll sell the EK blocks and use some universal blocks instead. Got chinese universal blocks 12 bucks a piece. Once the 480 drops 290s are going to be worthless and nobody will want block for them anymore.

Not sure if I mentioned it alredy, I got some aluminum F150 radiator and heat core that I will be using for the 480s I'm going to buy. Also bought cheap aluminum blocks for 5 bucks a piece. Will update once everything works out.
Edited by TheLAWNOOB - 6/16/16 at 9:45am
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post #42924 of 43982
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Thanks. I'll flash the reference 290 and not bother with the pair of Gigabytes. Gigabytes are already doing 29.5MH/s at 1040 core with 16.5.3 so I don't want to fix what's not broke.

Looks like I'll sell the EK blocks and use some universal blocks instead. Got chinese universal blocks 12 bucks a piece. Once the 480 drops 290s are going to be worthless and nobody will want block for them anymore.

Not sure if I mentioned it alredy, I got some aluminum F150 radiator and heat core that I will be using for the 480s I'm going to buy. Also bought cheap aluminum blocks for 5 bucks a piece. Will update once everything works out.

You'll have to be careful what coolant you use with aluminium components, you may need some automotive grade stuff, though most mixed coolants with corrosion inhibitors should do the job.

If everything is aluminium though you may be fine with just distilled water and some form of biocide.
   
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post #42925 of 43982
I am well aware. Going to use 40% anti freeze.

For the 290. Flashed mining BIOS and got 29MH/s at first. Then it downclocked to 900Mhz and I got 26MH/s.

I think the Aux current sensor is screwed up. It keeps saying the aux is drawing 100W of power which is 4 times the regular amount of power drawn by the memory controller. My other 290 only draws 25W for aux.
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Clean install with Win7 with no OC software and same issue.

Switched to Ether only and problem seems to be solved.
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msi just got back to me and said the our rma service center stated the lighting 290x model is out of buffer, only the R9 390 GAMING 8G is available......

And from what i seen the normal 390 is a bit slower than the 290x correct?
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msi just got back to me and said the our rma service center stated the lighting 290x model is out of buffer, only the R9 390 GAMING 8G is available......

And from what i seen the normal 390 is a bit slower than the 290x correct?

No, even.
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