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Just got a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC version and tried to flash it with Tri-X R9 290X BIOS with ATIWinflash. The bios flash went smooth with no errors and PC restarted fine but the Shader count is still 2560 although it came with the 290X higher clocks..

Am I doing something wrong ?




This is a newer Sapphire "non reference" gpu! I dont think there has been a single non reference Sapphire ever found to be unlockable....?

Did this person just simply flash the card because it was a 290 and expected that the 290x bios would simply "make it a 290x, just cuz"? LOL
Never checked the memory info?

Guaranteed the memory info shows it to be LOCKED!
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This is a newer Sapphire "non reference" gpu! I dont think there has been a single non reference Sapphire ever found to be unlockable....?

Did this person just simply flash the card because it was a 290 and expected that the 290x bios would simply "make it a 290x, just cuz"? LOL
Never checked the memory info?

Guaranteed the memory info shows it to be LOCKED!

I've been flashing Graphics cards since 2003 (R9800SE to R9800PRO), even flashed cards blindly with screen off when something goes wrong. The last card I've flashed was 6950 to 6970 so it was not so hard to do it for 290 to 290X cuz I've already read a post saying it didn't work but no harm was done to the card.

I haven't found about Hawaiinfo untill "AFTER" I've flashed the card tongue.gif
post #2893 of 4143
Whats the chances of a Club 3D Radeon R9 290 being reference and un-lockable ?

I can grab one in my area (Brampton, Ontario)

$569 cdn
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Someone can send me the Quiet and Uber bios to a XFX R9 290 Core Edition?

I tried to flash 290X and my Graphics Card are the New Gen and doesn't support bios mod..

So I need the Default Quiet and Uber bios to my VGA because i've lost identification of both..

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This VGA doesn't have Different Bios for the Switch?
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Same bioses on both switches. You could dump the bios from the other switch if you wanted. Only the 290x have quiet/performance switches. I believe some non-reference 290s (sapphire tri-x, for instance), utilize the two switches for motherboard bios compatibility (one side for UEFI, and the other side for older BIOS).
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so what bioses from that list people usually flash?

I have two reference 290 models bought in november last year. they both run the 015.039.000.007.003523 bios however I see that msi has a 015.042.000.000.003747 version and that seems to be the latest bios when it comes to numbering for reference.
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I've been flashing Graphics cards since 2003 (R9800SE to R9800PRO), even flashed cards blindly with screen off when something goes wrong. The last card I've flashed was 6950 to 6970 so it was not so hard to do it for 290 to 290X cuz I've already read a post saying it didn't work but no harm was done to the card.

I haven't found about Hawaiinfo untill "AFTER" I've flashed the card tongue.gif

you MISUNDERSTOOD me.. simply FLASHING the cards...is SIMPLE..and yes can FLASH a 290 bios to a 290x bios...NO PROBLEM..

i was talking about a NON REFERENCE Sapphire 290 that is UNLOCKABLE!..no one has confirmed they have found any that came as unlockable..and successfully flashed it to a 290x AND it BECAME a 290x in the sense that it UNLOCKED the shaders from 2560 to 2816...

you follow me now?

that IS what i was trying to say...not simply flashing the bios...because..yes i know THAT is possible and easy..but simply flashing a 290x bios to a 290 card does NOT mean you unlocked it and it became a 290x...

hope this clears it up! smile.gif
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you MISUNDERSTOOD me.. simply FLASHING the cards...is SIMPLE..and yes can FLASH a 290 bios to a 290x bios...NO PROBLEM..

i was talking about a NON REFERENCE Sapphire 290 that is UNLOCKABLE!..no one has confirmed they have found any that came as unlockable..and successfully flashed it to a 290x AND it BECAME a 290x in the sense that it UNLOCKED the shaders from 2560 to 2816...

you follow me now?

that IS what i was trying to say...not simply flashing the bios...because..yes i know THAT is possible and easy..but simply flashing a 290x bios to a 290 card does NOT mean you unlocked it and it became a 290x...

hope this clears it up! smile.gif

Well, I did a google search for unlocking Tri-X 290 and only found one thread on another forum saying it was not unlockable but I wanted to try it anyway. Maybe my particular card would turn to be unlockable biggrin.gif
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