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post #2901 of 4149
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Originally Posted by minaelromany View Post

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

Just run the HawaiiInfo Tool on it (linked in the OP) - that'll tell you whether it unlocks or not. But I doubt it will.
post #2902 of 4149
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

Just run the HawaiiInfo Tool on it (linked in the OP) - that'll tell you whether it unlocks or not. But I doubt it will.

I did that "after" flashing and it turned out to be locked biggrin.gif
post #2903 of 4149
I'm guessing this is locked:

Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1682:9295
Memory config: 0x500013A9 Elpida
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8010005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8010005 RD2: 00000000


Right?
post #2904 of 4149
I know that my Asus R9 290 Directcu II OC shows that is is locked below.

http://i.imgur.com/dMFEqDR.png

But with some flashing I was doing, I came across this method that shows the shaders now unlocked? Is GPU Z accurate?? Or will it show the 2816 shaders and only run 2560?

http://i.imgur.com/gx8lNki.png

I probably need to benchmark to check if there is increased performance.. Unfortunately I didn't take a baseline. How can I verify that the shaders are unlocked?
post #2905 of 4149
Thread Starter 
GPU-Z has a bug where it shows incorrect shaders in crossfire setups. Both are locked.
post #2906 of 4149
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dargonplay View Post

I'm guessing this is locked:

Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1682:9295
Memory config: 0x500013A9 Elpida
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8010005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8010005 RD2: 00000000


Right?

Locked, yes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by xskizzx View Post

I know that my Asus R9 290 Directcu II OC shows that is is locked below.

http://i.imgur.com/dMFEqDR.png

But with some flashing I was doing, I came across this method that shows the shaders now unlocked? Is GPU Z accurate?? Or will it show the 2816 shaders and only run 2560?

http://i.imgur.com/gx8lNki.png

I probably need to benchmark to check if there is increased performance.. Unfortunately I didn't take a baseline. How can I verify that the shaders are unlocked?

If you have 2 cards GPU-Z will sometimes show the wrong shaders for them. If the tool says it is locked, it is locked.
post #2907 of 4149
dang, and I thought I was on to something.. oh well. still love these cards, even though the hashrate sucks
post #2908 of 4149
I have a Powercolor 290 OC card.

I could successfully flash the Asus 290x Bios and also tried the Powercolor 290x Bios

However Bamt Miner shows me the card is stuck at 300 Mhz and low hashrate of 270khas.

I try set higher Coreclock it ignores it.
I flashed back to the backup stock Bios and it is back to normal and core clock is adjustable again.

Where is the problem with my card?
post #2909 of 4149
Probably a locked card that doesn't like the 290X BIOS. Some of them are like that.
post #2910 of 4149



this the bad results after flashed my gigabyte r9 290 to asus bios and saphire and gigabyte and the same frown.gif look locked
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