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post #2641 of 4142
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Originally Posted by briggs1337 View Post

Can this be unlocked?

Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1002:0B00
Memory config: 0x500013A9 Elpida
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8010005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: FC000005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8040005 RD2: 00000000

no

but it is odd you have 2 801's and 2 different ones ?
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its unbelievable

265 pages of this and people still ask, and what's more crazy, people still answer ;d
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post #2643 of 4142
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Originally Posted by jonnyapps View Post

Has anyone noticed instability on unlocked cards?
Mine, unlocked, crashes frequently when mining - usually with a garbled pink screen.
When it is running it only achieves ~500kh/s.

If I reboot in the 290 switch position I don't crash and I get 750kh/s.

Makes me rather worried about the stability of those extra unlocked shaders.

*raises hand*
yep, over here...

is the garbled pink screen in like a checkboard pattern? if so , thats the same crash as i get when in 290x mode that happens randomly .. the performance is better, but the cards are more unstable. im waiting on new BIOS before i try again.
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Have you tried raising the vcore a bit? The 290X may be using more efficient chips than the 290 with 290X chips. Slightly raising the vcore or powertune might fix it.
post #2645 of 4142
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*raises hand*
yep, over here...

is the garbled pink screen in like a checkboard pattern? if so , thats the same crash as i get when in 290x mode that happens randomly .. the performance is better, but the cards are more unstable. im waiting on new BIOS before i try again.

From the reading I've done it seems each card has its own setup needs which take a lot of trial and error. There's an extensive thread on here about it (can't link as I'm on my phone). I intend to keep trying before getting too concerned but if there's a silent killer out there it's those vrm temps so even if you get stable keep an eye on them.
post #2646 of 4142
Both Saphire R9 290 TRI-X OC have arrived.

Hynix memory, locked. thumb.gif
post #2647 of 4142



Unlockable? sorry i'm a bit confused about this..

Sapphire 290 Tri X
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post #2648 of 4142
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its unbelievable

265 pages of this and people still ask, and what's more crazy, people still answer ;d

Sorry but i don't know if both columns should be correct or only one? Because i got same numbers for RA2 as in the starting post.
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post #2649 of 4142
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Unlockable? sorry i'm a bit confused about this..

Sapphire 290 Tri X

No, that card is locked. Hawaii info has to show only F800 in the left column for it to unlock. Anything else is locked.
Edited by Forceman - 1/15/14 at 2:28pm
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Thanks, that's what i thought but wasn't sure.

I knew my card won't unlock, as i have bad luck with oc and this things generally mad.gif
Edited by psyside - 1/15/14 at 6:57pm
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