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post #2931 of 4143
Been a while since i have visited this page but i have some questions as some new bios have been added since the last time i was here. i have a XFX r9 290 that is not unlockable but i was looking at this bios and wanting to flash my card with this one since i have upgraded my gpu with the accelero IV cooler.


http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/152554/gigabyte-r9290-4096-131231.html

Is it safe to say that this will work just fine with no problems?

Also will this benefit my fan? Is there a different configuration for the windforce fan vs. the reference fan in the bios?
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post #2932 of 4143
Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1462:3081
Memory config: 0x500036A9 Hynix
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8200005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: FC000005 RD2: 00000000


MSI R9 290 Gaming, locked, right?
post #2933 of 4143
Quote:
Originally Posted by marcus556 View Post

Been a while since i have visited this page but i have some questions as some new bios have been added since the last time i was here. i have a XFX r9 290 that is not unlockable but i was looking at this bios and wanting to flash my card with this one since i have upgraded my gpu with the accelero IV cooler.


http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/152554/gigabyte-r9290-4096-131231.html

Is it safe to say that this will work just fine with no problems?

Also will this benefit my fan? Is there a different configuration for the windforce fan vs. the reference fan in the bios?

The fan config is as far as I know different. Also the reference cooler is not made for those core clocks, so the card is definitely going to throttle itself back because of the heat. Try overclocking your card to see if you can run stable on those clockspeeds.
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Originally Posted by AsTuRkInG View Post

Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1462:3081
Memory config: 0x500036A9 Hynix
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8200005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: FC000005 RD2: 00000000


MSI R9 290 Gaming, locked, right?

Yep, locked. But you are lucky with the Hynix memory wink.gif
post #2934 of 4143
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Originally Posted by beonfilms View Post

The fan config is as far as I know different. Also the reference cooler is not made for those core clocks, so the card is definitely going to throttle itself back because of the heat. Try overclocking your card to see if you can run stable on those clockspeeds.
Yep, locked. But you are lucky with the Hynix memory wink.gif

better for OC?
post #2935 of 4143
Great time to buy a 290. So grateful to the miners. At first they bought my 7950 back in January for $315. Now grabbed 2 Powercolor 290 on eBay from 2 different sellers. For $310 and $305 biggrin.gif
Both unlocked just fine. Got lucky.
Both elpida

Before flashing:
RA1: F8000005 RA2: F8010000
RB1: F8000005 RB2: F8010000
RC1: F8000005 RC2: F8010000
RD1: F8000005 RD2: F8010000

After (thought the numbers would remain unchanged):
Code:
RA1: F8000005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8000005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8000005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8000005 RD2: 00000000
On the other hand a 290x can be found for as low as $350. Not really worth the risk.
Now in process of customizing the heatsinks using a dremel rolleyes.gif
post #2936 of 4143
I have bought two Gigabyte 290 oc windforce they are in crossfire. One of them i have fleshed to 290x whit the Gigabyte BIOS for 290x oc. By the other one it wasn't possible. mad.gif
post #2937 of 4143
Just flashed the PT1T ROM to the Sapphire Tri X 290. Doesn't unlock but allows full clockspeeds at all times which is real good since powerplay was messing up my older games.
post #2938 of 4143
So is there anywhere in the UK still distributing these cards? I know it's a long shot but I'm stuck with an unlockable one at the moment and it's really annoying.
post #2939 of 4143
is there any chance that 801 cards will be unlock ?
post #2940 of 4143
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is there any chance that 801 cards will be unlock ?

No.
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