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post #801 of 1176
sorry if i don't reply very fast to your messages, i am watching an episode of Law and Order on TV sniper.gif
post #802 of 1176
RE: PowerColor PCS+ R9 290
I have read that there were batches going out with problems performing, and would like to know if this is still the case?
post #803 of 1176
my two 290x pcs+ had problems of black screens when on windows7 desktop.

i have read that many people had problems with customized cards (powercolor, sapphire triX, etc)
MSI seems to have less problems with its cards.

as for me i am waiting a refund and go for a reference card
post #804 of 1176
I guess you bought them recently? If so, doesn't seem like it has been fixed yet mad.gif
I might end up OC'ing my 7950 and try finding an aftermarket cooler or try red modding.
post #805 of 1176
I purchased a PowerColor PCS+ R9 290 from Newegg and it didn't black screen but the rear most fan was stuck at 100% no matter what I did so I sent it back for an exchange. The new card ran great for a week then started black screening just after I sent in the bar code for a rebate offer so I couldn't send it back to Newegg again mad.gif . I called Newegg and they gave me PowerColors PH# 626-330-4700 since I have to go through them now. I spoke to Raymond in Tech Support who emailed me a new BIOS to flash. So far so good. I have been playing BioShock2 that I had constant black screens with but I just played for a quite while without that happening. Also my Valley Benchmark increased.

post #806 of 1176
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Originally Posted by glappe View Post

I purchased a PowerColor PCS+ R9 290 from Newegg and it didn't black screen but the rear most fan was stuck at 100% no matter what I did so I sent it back for an exchange. The new card ran great for a week then started black screening just after I sent in the bar code for a rebate offer so I couldn't send it back to Newegg again mad.gif . I called Newegg and they gave me PowerColors PH# 626-330-4700 since I have to go through them now. I spoke to Raymond in Tech Support who emailed me a new BIOS to flash. So far so good. I have been playing BioShock2 that I had constant black screens with but I just played for a quite while without that happening. Also my Valley Benchmark increased.


Hello glappe

What is name of the bios that comes from raymond I don't understand why he don't release bios fix to public download
post #807 of 1176
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Hello glappe

What is name of the bios that comes from raymond I don't understand why he don't release bios fix to public download


I don't know why. unless somehow it is customized for the problem each card shows? He required me to send a picture of the back of the card showing all of the 3 identification numbers. Then he sent the updated BIOS to me. The files that he sent are F3502LAA.ROM, atiflash.exe, and update.bat . I will be testing the card over the next few days to see if it is stable now (crossing fingers).
post #808 of 1176
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Originally Posted by glappe View Post

I don't know why. unless somehow it is customized for the problem each card shows? He required me to send a picture of the back of the card showing all of the 3 identification numbers. Then he sent the updated BIOS to me. The files that he sent are F3502LAA.ROM, atiflash.exe, and update.bat . I will be testing the card over the next few days to see if it is stable now (crossing fingers).

he was sent to me F3401LAA older than you have. What is your card's memory vendor, mine was hynix maybe he update the bios since over time I have
post #809 of 1176
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Originally Posted by yaclo View Post

he was sent to me F3401LAA older than you have. What is your card's memory vendor, mine was hynix maybe he update the bios since over time I have

I have Hynix memory. I have just played Bioshock 2 ever since my last posting with NO crashes or lockups, 2 hours so that's good!

post #810 of 1176
Great, seems like we got a new bios to test:D
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