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Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 174B:E285
Memory config: 0x500036A9 Hynix
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8010005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8010005 RD2: 00000000

SAPPHIRE TRI-X R9 290 4GB GDDR5 OC

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post #2962 of 4142
Hey all, thought I'd share my success story smile.gif

I recently purchased an R9 290 (Saphire) used off Ebay at a great price to upgrade from my aging GTX570. I found this thread and discovered mine was unlocked. I Followed the great instructions on the first page and whala... I have a 290x thumb.gif

Pretty sweet for under $300 bones!

Thanks to the OP and thread contributors.

Cheers


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Hey all, thought I'd share my success story smile.gif

I recently purchased an R9 290 (Saphire) used off Ebay at a great price to upgrade from my aging GTX570. I found this thread and discovered mine was unlocked. I Followed the great instructions on the first page and whala... I have a 290x thumb.gif

Pretty sweet for under $300 bones!

Thanks to the OP and thread contributors.

Cheers Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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Edit: So it turns out what I had was not a 290 but a golden engineering sample 290x. See thread here

Hi, guys.

Posting what seems to be an exception.

I got a 2nd hand 290 (ATI brand, reference). On the get go it already had 2816 shaders, but with 800Mhz clock speed:



Also, when I ran Hawaii Info, it gave me this:

RA1: F8000000 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8000000 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8000000 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8000000 RD2: 00000000

So it did not pass unlockable conditions. However, I did try and unlock it still, using the ASUS ROM from the unlock guide in the 1st post and was successful:



So I am not sure if this is an isolated case or a new category of unlockable cards.
Edited by starjammer - 5/5/14 at 5:01am
post #2965 of 4142
you can post more details I'm going to buy a r9 His 290
I would like to know if I will be able to unlock
post #2966 of 4142
you can post more details I'm going to buy a r9 His 290
I would like to know if I will be able to unlock
post #2967 of 4142
Anyone running multiple 290s in crossfire been able to overclock at all after unlocking them? Mine don't seem to overclock for crap. Is this an issue with them being unlocked chips or because of crossfire? I'm water cooled so temps aren't an issue.
post #2968 of 4142
Hi,

Completely new to forum. Ive successfully done my Sapphire R9 290 BF4 Edition using the instructions provided.

Really should have taken before and after pics...

Many thanks.
post #2969 of 4142
Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1043:0470
Memory config: 0x500013A9 Elpida
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8400005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: FC000005 RD2: 00000000


Not sure if this is unlocked. ASUS DirectCUII r9 290
post #2970 of 4142
Hmmm

As it turns out, theres a serious shortcoming with the PT1T BIOS

Once flashed, the clocks never recede even using the alternate stock BIOS on the board.

I'm thinking PowerPlay was disabled via some low level IC affected by the PT1T BIOS which transcends the high level BIOS later.

Either way, this is problematic if someone wants to revert completely to stock settings.
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