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i allready have the loop only need de gpu block and im european ... 92 euros the block the card cost me 320 used and has 79.2 asic its great to overclock
Ok so go for it.i have a crossfire and I made the numbers in my head a lot of time.In your case...go for it.I wish to do the same...but two blocks and two backplates are already 240 euros...too much for a spanish economy tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Derpinheimer View Post

As nightfox said, they are pretty similar on the 290(x) cards. Previous gen cards, Hynix was MUCH better.

However, Hynix is still much better for Scrypt coin mining for the 290/290x.

yeah im mainly using it now for around 880 hash.. im just disappointed because all xfx and sapphire cards are out of stock here so i took the MSI :/ i just want that special treatment of being able to flash into 290x frown.gif i feel cheated... lol
post #2853 of 4143
Sry to ask that , but my english is really bad so i have to ask if this is unlockable or not. i read so manys threads but im not sure
Ty 4 help anyway.

Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1462:3081
Memory config: 0x500036A9 Hynix
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8010005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8020005 RD2: 00000000

if not plz help me why so i can understand it better. Ty 4 help
post #2854 of 4143
By the way what will happen if i try to flash a 290x bios . i heard the asus 290x bios is godd 4 volt changing im right ?
post #2855 of 4143
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Originally Posted by Taichu82 View Post

Sry to ask that , but my english is really bad so i have to ask if this is unlockable or not. i read so manys threads but im not sure
Ty 4 help anyway.

Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1462:3081
Memory config: 0x500036A9 Hynix
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8010005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8020005 RD2: 00000000

if not plz help me why so i can understand it better. Ty 4 help

its locked. two things might happen if you flash with 290x vbios. black screen or oced 290 at boot. thats it.
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obviously, they are getting harder and harder to find..as i truly believe there are NO MORE cards being sent to the manufacturers as 290x's that they are branding as 290's with custom bios..mostly was first batches...and people may be luckily finding some that have not been sold yet..but who knows..
actually ANY defective 290x's with some issues..but still run at the 290 level at least.. may be sold to others and rebranded as 290's ..then it's just luck if it works even when unlocked...i believe those are the cards that show unlockable..and do unlock but then have hardware problems afterwards..
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Gigabyte R9 290 OC
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8010005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8400005 RD2: 00000000

Locked ? mad.gif
post #2858 of 4143
is there a way i can undervolt my MSI r9 290? seems to be locked at afterburner
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Gigabyte R9 290 OC
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8010005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8400005 RD2: 00000000

Locked ? mad.gif

Yep locked man
 
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Hey guise! So, here is my info... I have (1) 290x, and (1) 290...

Compatible adapters detected: 2
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B0 - 1682:9290
Memory config: 0x500013A9 Elpida
RA1: F8000005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8000005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8000005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8000005 RD2: 00000000
Adapter #2 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1043:0468
Memory config: 0x00000000
RA1: 00000000 RA2: 00000000
RB1: 00000000 RB2: 00000000
RC1: 00000000 RC2: 00000000
RD1: 00000000 RD2: 00000000


What is confusing me.. Is that I'd imagine my PCI 1 to be the 290x (as it has the monitor plugged into it/also closer to CPU/top). So, are my #2 results invalid? Supposedly it's an unlockable XFX that is running stock bios at the moment, and has Asus 290 on the other.

EDIT: Also, what are the benches that everyone runs? Unigine valley, and something else?
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