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post #3971 of 4143
Quote:
Rx1 HW lock status:
Look at the 2 high bytes of Rx1, they should read as FXXX:
F800.... - no locked units. Anything but F800.... results in presence of disabled cores.

I have no F800 in my report, so I feel presence of disabled cores. But
Quote:
4. Non-F800 Rx1 may indicate real ASIC screening information. Please post here your dumps with non-F800 chips.

And there are my dumps (1 is from old card and 2 is from new).

Hawaii.zip 85k .zip file
post #3972 of 4143
hi,
from the first post comes out that it's not possible,
but i would like to be sure, so i ask,
is it possilble to unlock this card (Gigabyte R9 290 OC Windforce OC)?

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post #3973 of 4143
Hello,

Can you post or tell what bios did you use?
post #3974 of 4143
Quote:
Originally Posted by agarabaghi View Post

This is what my XFX R9 290 looked like:



and i was unable to unlock it...

What bios did you use?
post #3975 of 4143
Quote:
Originally Posted by DDSZ View Post

Get latest bios from Gigabyte's website and unlock it using atomtool script from CUINFO thread. That worked fine for my GV-R929OC-GD4, using F5 bios.
Also, you can remove sticker to get 100% unlocked card biggrin.gif

No luck, the PC refuses to boot on the modded bios now, regardless of what I do.
I did benchmarks using this bios in the past, and without making any bios changes since then, the damn thing won't even boot now. Is it possible that the bios chip died or that the bios got corrupted somehow?
I don't have a second GPu at my disposal so I can't overwrite the bios if i can't get it to boot.
post #3976 of 4143
Quote:
Originally Posted by madalin3 View Post

No luck, the PC refuses to boot on the modded bios now, regardless of what I do.
I did benchmarks using this bios in the past, and without making any bios changes since then, the damn thing won't even boot now. Is it possible that the bios chip died or that the bios got corrupted somehow?
I don't have a second GPu at my disposal so I can't overwrite the bios if i can't get it to boot.

Your card have 2 bios.
Move the bios switch, boot, move the switch again(back to old position) with the card ON, flash your bios.
Don't flash the other bios without position 1 bios working.

If it worked before, you must try another bios.
Edited by RatusNatus - 1/4/16 at 8:38am
post #3977 of 4143
toix | HIS R9-290 OC | Unlocked

Card: HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2 OC
Model ID: H290QMC4GD

290X Bios: https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/159116/his-r9290x-4096-140320.html

locked:



unlocked:


Edited by toix - 1/5/16 at 1:24pm
post #3978 of 4143
Guys, i just bought 2nd hand Sapphire 290 Tri-x, the CUinfo shows the following:

Bad Address


Adapters detected: 1
Card #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 174B:E285
DevID [67B1] Rev [00] (0), memory config: 0x500046A9 Hynix
Hawaii-class chip with 11 compute units per Shader Engine
SE1 hw/sw: F8010005 / 00000000 [..........x]
SE2 hw/sw: F8010005 / 00000000 [..........x]
SE3 hw/sw: F8010005 / 00000000 [..........x]
SE4 hw/sw: F8010005 / 00000000 [..........x]
40 of 44 CUs are active. HW locks: 4 (R/O) / SW locks: 0 (R/W).
Sorry, all 4 disabled CUs can't be unlocked by BIOS replacement.


I guess i will stick with it being just 290?
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AMD FX-8320 ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer Sapphire Nitro+ RX480 Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
XFX RX470 Singlefan Mushkin Redline 996996 2x4GB 2133Mhz Maxtor 6Y080L0 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Western Digital 160GB 7200RPM 8MB 
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ThermalTake Frio Silent 14 Windows 10 Enterprise Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa OphCrack 
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ASUS VS228HR Logitech K120 Corsair VS650 ThermalTake View 27 
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post #3980 of 4143
Hello Guys! I bought an R9-290 3 days ago. After installing it today, I found it already hacked and my PC reads it as an R9-290X. Is this a good thing or not? My problem is, I can't overclock it. Everytime I change the core clock or RAM speed, I always get a black screen and my PC is never able to recover from it. I just unplug the whole PC to restart. Any help or advice will do. Thanks!
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