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Ok heres mine.

Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1043:0470
Memory config: 0x500013A9 Elpida
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8010005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: FA000005 RD2: 00000000


SO there is absolutely no way to unlock it?,

and 2nd Can I safely flash a 290x bios onto the card anyways?

Sorry man that is a locked card
 
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post #2882 of 4149
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Originally Posted by Octane View Post

Ok heres mine.

Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1043:0470
Memory config: 0x500013A9 Elpida
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8010005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: FA000005 RD2: 00000000


SO there is absolutely no way to unlock it?,

and 2nd Can I safely flash a 290x bios onto the card anyways?

You can flash the card to a 290X anyway, but there isn't much point. All it would give you would be 290X clockspeeds, which you can just set in Afterburner anyway. And some people have had locked but flashed anyway cards not work (just have to flash back to 290 though, it didn't kill the card or anything).
post #2883 of 4149
Super Important Question Alert!!!

As a gamer and part time miner, if you had to choose between an unlockable card or Hynix memory what would you choose and why?
post #2884 of 4149
I have a 290 with Hynix ram and 290 without. I game and mine. The Hynix card can get about 50kh/s higher than the Elpida card. Can't tell any difference between the two on gaming at all. But for benchmarks the Hynix should provide a slight advantage. Overall, I'm not sure it matters. 50kh/s isn't even enough to be upset about really.
     
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I have a 290 with Hynix ram and 290 without. I game and mine. The Hynix card can get about 50kh/s higher than the Elpida card. Can't tell any difference between the two on gaming at all. But for benchmarks the Hynix should provide a slight advantage. Overall, I'm not sure it matters. 50kh/s isn't even enough to be upset about really.

Let me revise the question. If you had a the chance to choose between a 290 unlocked to 290X with Elpida memory or a regular 290 with Hynix memory, what would you choose.
post #2886 of 4149
i got lucky i have xfx reference 290 unlockable to 290x




BUT its a bad overclocker really,.. i can only do max oc @ core clock 1170 and memory clock 1500, and thats with 100mv volts on msi after burner, btw im using nzxt g10 and antec kuhler 620

i got lucky though it is still unlockable but i think higher oc 290 is much better than a unlock 290 to 290x
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i got lucky i have xfx reference 290 unlockable to 290x




BUT its a bad overclocker really,.. i can only do max oc @ core clock 1170 and memory clock 1500, and thats with 100mv volts on msi after burner, btw im using nzxt g10 and antec kuhler 620

i got lucky though it is still unlockable but i think higher oc 290 is much better than a unlock 290 to 290x

I don't think 1170 is bad at all. I got 1150 on my Sapphire model with 100mv. You can add more voltage with a command line in Afterburner if you wish. Forget where I saw it, but just look it up.

You can also try to add some Aux Voltage to increase memory. I was able to max out at 1625 with like 25mv to Aux.
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Let me revise the question. If you had a the chance to choose between a 290 unlocked to 290X with Elpida memory or a regular 290 with Hynix memory, what would you choose.

If it were me I'd go Hynix instead of the unlock-able card. But that's just my opinion.
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Let me revise the question. If you had a the chance to choose between a 290 unlocked to 290X with Elpida memory or a regular 290 with Hynix memory, what would you choose.

gaming, mining, or both?

mining i read relies on the memory where hynix come on top. for gaming, pick the 290 unlocked.

if you can test how far each core can oc, then pick the one that can go higher.
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gaming, mining, or both?

mining i read relies on the memory where hynix come on top. for gaming, pick the 290 unlocked.

if you can test how far each core can oc, then pick the one that can go higher.

Makes sense. If only I could test the OC individually. I won't have that chance unless I buy them first unfortunately.
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